PA Online Casinos Top $50 Million in Revenue For Third Month Straight in July

It’s been a red hot summer for PA online casinos, which posted their second highest ever revenue of $54.4 million in July, with the market still growing.

Online casinos in Pennsylvania generated gross revenue of $54.4 million during July.

That’s 8.6% higher when compared to June. Revenue then was $50.1 million. June and July were both down just slightly from PA iGaming’s peak revenue of $55.8 million in May.

Offering a longer perspective on the astounding online growth, a year ago when there were just three online wagering options available in PA, the monthly revenue was just $812,000. And the highest revenue pre-pandemic closures came in at $19.5 million (in February).

Total gambling revenue $283 million despite ongoing virus recovery

In the larger context, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board  (PGCB) figures show total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated during July was just under $283.1 million.

That’s a 0.6% increase over revenue generated a year ago, when it was $281.5 million.

July was the first time since March all 12 casinos operated for most of the month since state-mandated Covid-19 restrictions were put in place mid-March.

VGTs are back in the black, online poker continues a slide

With truckstop VGTs back in action in July and additional locations operating, those machines generated nearly $2.1 million in revenue.

The one down number was online poker at just under $3.0 million this July versus $3.2 million in June. In May, poker revenue was $4.6 million, just down from its peak of nearly $5.3 million in April. The sole site in the state remains PokerStars PA, with others expected to join soon.

Wind Creek, Live! is a new online player with more to come

Wind Creek Bethlehem went live with an online casino on July 24 and generated just over $34,000 in revenue from online slots and table games for the month. Wind Creek’s Betfred-branded online sportsbook is expected to follow soon, possibly before the start of NFL. They’re also building a retail Betfred sportsbook.

A Live! online casino (PlayLive!) launched on Aug. 14, and will appear on next month’s revenue report. Sports betting should follow soon. And there are still more online betting sites on the way to PA.

Penn National under the Barstool Sports brand, plans to launch retail and online sports betting in Q3.

Additionally, BetMGM / ROAR Digital is in the process of getting approval to launch an online casino, online sportsbook, and online poker via partypoker, all expected before the end of 2020.

And finally, the  WSOP.com online poker site is also heading to PA, though the exact timeline is unclear. That would leave just Golden Nugget to launch online slots and table games, but that could happen sooner than expected as well.

July online casino breakdown by PA operator

A complete breakdown of July revenue, including slots and tables games by operator (online gaming license holder), can be found here:

Casino OperatorTotal RevenueSlots RevenueTable Games Revenue
Rivers Philly* (SugarHouse & BetRivers)$15,459,938$13,923,955$1,535,983
Penn National* (Hollywood & DraftKings)$10,752,504$8,321,3482,431,156
Valley Forge (FanDuel)$8,405,186$4,402,474$4,002,712
Parx Casino$7,428,752$6,303,743$1,125,009
Mt. Airy (PokerStars & FOXBet)$5,269,087$3,175,326$2,093,762
Mohegan Sun Pocono (Unibet)$2,856,028$2,165,866$690,163
Harrah's Philly (Caesars)$831,865$805,815$26,050
Presque Isle Downs (BetAmerica)$327,875$321,815$6,061
Wind Creek Bethlehem
(launched July 24)
$34,414$25,409$9,005
Totals:$54.4 million$39.4 million$11.9 million

Top iGaming sites in PA

Rivers Philly, which runs sister sites SugarHouse and BetRivers, had tops online revenue in July with $15.5 million. The majority came from slots.

Penn National, with Hollywood and DraftKings casinos, posted revenue of $10.8 million.

And Valley Forge‘s FanDuel accounted for $8.4 million.

Sports betting revenue

The statewide sports wagering revenue was over $8.1 million, with nearly $6.9 million from online sports betting and nearly $1.3 million from the still-recovering retail sportsbooks. That was up 22% over June revenue, with total sports handle up a whopping 85% month-over-month. In July, total handle was $164.8 million compared to June’s $89.0 million.

The top two PA sports betting operators remain FanDuel (Valley Forge) and DraftKings (The Meadows). FanDuel took $69.7 million in bets in July, compared to DraftKings’ $39.6 million.

However, DraftKings was tops in total revenue at $1.9 million, with $1.8 million coming from online. FanDuel came in second with total revenue of nearly $1.4 million. They lost nearly $56,000 settling retails accounts, but made up for it with more than $1.4 million in online revenue.

FanDuel Looks To Strengthen Dominance In PA With Online Casino Launch

FanDuel Casino went live in Pennsylvania on Jan. 24, adding online slots and table games to its already dominant sportsbook offerings.

Get ready, because FanDuel PA is making some new waves in the Pennsylvania online casino market.

FanDuel is the sixth online casino to enter the market in PA.

This is a historic moment for FanDuel Casino, because PA is the first state to be home to the FanDuel brand name. FanDuel does operate in New Jersey, but under the Betfair Casino brand.

Launched in partnership with Valley Forge Casino and Boyd Gaming, the online casino is directly integrated into the FanDuel sportsbook app.

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FanDuel debuts table and slot games

FanDuel also holds the record for debuting the smallest array of games during launch in the Keystone State. The official Jan. 24 launch included only five table games and 12 slot games. Those games are listed below.

Table games:

  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • European Roulette
  • Blackjack Classic Touch
  • French Roulette 

Slot games:

  • Starburst
  • Asgardian Stones
  • Divine Fortune
  • Gonzo’s Quest Touch
  • Blood Suckers
  • Dead or Alive
  • Butterfly Staxx
  • Cleopatra
  • Crowns of Egypt
  • Triple Diamond
  • Da Vinci Diamonds
  • Double Diamonds

We aren’t sure if the number of games has anything to do with Apple’s restrictions on online gambling, but it certainly could be a factor.

How to sign up at FanDuel’s new online casino

FanDuel Sportsbook and FanDuel’s iGaming platform are available on both iOS and Android. However, the online casino is not available on desktop computers for now.

Most importantly, you must be physically located in Pennsylvania to place wagers.

Even if you have a previous account set up in New Jersey, you will be required to set up a new account in Pennsylvania to wager.

Required information for account creation:

  • Full name 
  • Date of birth 
  • Address
  • Social Security number 
  • Ability to answer security questions

Play risk-free at FanDuel for up to $200

New players are able to take advantage of a first-time, risk-free promotion of $200. This means that FanDuel will match a player’s net losses of up to $200 in casino credit during the first 24 hours of play.

Here’s how to take advantage of this special offer:

  • Create an account or log in to your PA FanDuel account.
  • Previous players who registered on Betfair Casino or via FanDuel casino lobby in NJ are not eligible for this promotion.
  • The bonus period begins immediately after the first real-money casino bet and will only run for 24 hours.
  • No less than $5 will be awarded, and the max is $200. This means that if your losses are less than $5, you will not receive site credit.
  • A bonus issued as site credit is automatically applied within 72 hours after the official 24 hours of wagering have run their course.
  • The amount equal to site credit must be wagered before winnings can be withdrawn.
  • The bonus expires seven days after receipt.

How to deposit and withdraw

FanDuel makes it easy with various methods of depositing funds:

  • Credit and debit card
  • FanDuel prepaid card
  • ACH/e-check
  • PayPal
  • Online bank transfer
  • Wire transfer
  • Cash deposit (PayNearMe)
  • Check

In addition, there are several methods of withdrawing your funds (some, like a physical check, will take longer than others):

  • ACH/e-check
  • Check
  • FanDuel prepaid card
  • PayPal

FanDuel continues to dominate

FanDuel Sportsbook is PA’s largest online sportsbetting platform. The majority of the state’s sports betting wagers placed online, and FanDuel accounted for over half of those wagers in December.

Truly, FanDuel dominates the PA market, and we predict it will continue this trend with the addition of its online casino.