Online gambling in PA is off to a strong start in the new year.
In January 2020, revenue from PA online casinos increased by a staggering 31.4% over December.
Gross revenue from online slots, table games and poker reached just shy of $14 million last month, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).
Online revenue continues to expand
That continues a run of double-digit increases online.
Gross online revenue in December was over $10.6 million, which was an increase of more than 10% over November’s revenue figures.
PlaySugarHouse (Rivers Casino Philadelphia) continues to dominate the online space in PA, bringing in nearly $3.55 million from online slots and table games.
In December, Rivers’ internet games revenue was more than $2.97 million.
A complete breakdown for the month by operator can be found in this table:
|Casino||Total revenue||Slots revenue||Table games revenue|
|SugarHouse (Rivers Casino Philadelphia)||$3,549,970||$2,420,204||$1,129,765|
|Hollywood Casino (Penn National Race Course)||$2,405,023||$2,143,292||$261,731|
|FanDuel Casino (Valley Forge)||$2,081,252||$375,442||$1,705,810|
|PokerStars Casino (Mount Airy Casino)||$1,322,829||$589,879||$732,950|
|Unibet (Mohegan Sun Pocono)||$786,447||$505,867||$280,580|
|BetAmerica Casino (Presque Isle Downs)||$9,898||$3,139||$6,759|
Online slots lead the way, table games get a boost
Online slot revenues continued to dominate, accounting for more than $7.19 million in revenue in January. It was a significant increase, too, as December internet slot revenue was just over $5.57 million.
While still trailing slots, online table games had a strong January, with revenue of more than $4.6 million.
That’s a healthy increase from December, when the revenue take for internet table games was just $2.58 million. Nearly all of that growth can be attributed to FanDuel Casino, which launched in PA on Jan. 24.
In its limited eight days of operations in January, it took in an impressive $1.7 million in revenue in online table games alone.
Poker remains a one-trick pony in PA
PokerStars PA, with land-based partner Mt. Airy Casino Resort, earned more than $2.15 million in online poker revenue. It is the only operator with internet poker in PA for now.
But that January figure is down from the month before, when it took in nearly $2.5 million. That number was helped along by the PACOOP series that ran in December.
Hollywood and newcomer FanDuel Casino on the rise
Following SugarHouse, Hollywood Casino at Penn National was second in online slots and table games for January.
It tabbed more than $2.4 million, with more than $2.14 million from slots and only $261,000 from table games. Both were increases from December.
The Valley Forge-partnered FanDuel Casino only operated its online casino for the last week of January but did exceptionally well considering the short time period.
Its overall gross revenue was more than $2 million, with more than $1.7 million from table games and $375,000 from slots.
PokerStars still trails in online slots, tables
Mount Airy/PokerStars was second only to SugarHouse (Rivers Philly) in January gross revenue, with more than $3.48 million, though that result is due to its poker monopoly. Nearly two-thirds of its online casino revenue was from poker last month.
In terms of slots and table games, PokerStars Casino ranks fifth, ahead of Unibet and the recently launched BetAmerica Casino.
The overall gross revenue figure for PokerStars is down from December, when it was was more than $4 million.
PokerStars table games revenue was over $730,000, better than slots, which tallied $590,000 — a sharp drop from the $750,000 the casino took in during the previous month.
And the rest of the field
Parx Casino had total internet revenues of slightly more than $1.6 million in January, primarily from slots, which brought in $1.15 million. That’s roughly on par with its December figures.
Mohegan Sun Pocono, which operates as Unibet Casino, had gross revenue of $786,000. Slots accounted for nearly two-thirds of that figure. Unibet’s January revenue was nearly double what it posted in the previous month, when table games actually posted a small loss.
BetAmerica, the online casino through Presque Isle Downs, operated for just two days in January and collected $9,900 in revenue.
Tax collected from online casinos was just under $5 million in the first month of 2020.