PA iGaming reached new record highs in March 2021, flirting with $100 million in monthly revenue for the first time ever, according to numbers released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Thursday.
Altogether, PA online casinos (online slots and table games) and online poker brought in $97.7 million, besting last month’s revenue of $77.8 million by a whopping 25.6%.
Last month, newly-launched Michigan got the nod for second in online casino revenue, behind New Jersey, but MI and PA were neck and neck.
While it’s not likely that Pennsylvania will surpass NJ in online casino revenue just yet, these numbers may help the Keystone State regain its second-place spot...at least for this month.
Breaking down PA online casino revenue in March 2021
After a strong and steady Dec.-Feb., the only months with revenue above $70 million, March brought all-time highs for slots and table games at Pennsylvania’s now 13 online casinos.
Online slots in March:
- Total wagers: $1.8 billion
- Revenue: $66.4 million
- State tax: $22.6 million
- County/local tax: $13.3 million
Online table games in March:
- Total wagers: $1.5 billion
- Revenue: $28.9 million
- State tax: $4.0 million
- County/local tax: $577K
Slot revenue saw a massive 31.3% revenue jump over the previous month, while online tables had a healthy 16.9% increase.
PokerStars PA, still the only online poker operator in the state, took a slight dip from February’s $2.5 million to $2.4 million in March revenue.
PA online casino leaders in March 2021
With relatively recent additions of BetMGM Casino and Borgata Online Casino, the PA iGaming market is zooming toward maturity. In PA, each land-based iGaming license holder can partner with up to three “skins” or online casino brands. As a result, it’s no surprise that Penn National remains a leader in online casino revenue. Penn now has Hollywood Casino, DraftKings Casino, and BetMGM Casino contributing to its online revenue. Those three sites combined for $33.6 million in revenue in March, a 20% increase over Feb.
Rivers Philadelphia is not far behind with its sister brands, BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse. Those two sites brought in $27.1 million in March revenue, representing a huge 50% increase over the previous month. Most of that growth came from slots, which brought in $22.6 million ($15.1 million in February).
The third place operator is Valley Forge Casino. With just one online gaming brand, FanDuel, VF took in $16.4 million in revenue. There is a large drop-off between FanDuel and the next highest revenue earner, Parx.
PA iGaming operator revenue in March 2021
|Casino Operator||Total Revenue||Slots Revenue||Table Games Revenue|
|Penn National (DraftKings, Hollywood, BetMGM)||$33.6 million||$22.2 million||$11.4 million|
|Rivers Philly (SugarHouse & BetRivers)||$27.1 million||$22.6 million||$4.4 million|
|Valley Forge (FanDuel)||$16.4 million||$7.1 million||$9.3 million|
|Parx Casino||$6.1 million||$5.3 million||$801,000|
|Mount Airy (PokerStars & Fox Bet)||$4.8 million||$2.9 million||$1.9 million|
|Mohegan Sun Pocono (Unibet)||$3.4 million||$2.9 million||$489,000|
|Harrah's Philly (Caesars)||$1.6 million||$1.3 million||$298,000|
|Wind Creek Casino||$1.4 million||$1.4 million||-$2,000|
|Presque Isle Downs (TwinSpires)||$499,000||$168,000||$330,000|
|Live! Casino Philadelphia (PlayLive!)||$426,000||$396,000||$30,000|
|Totals:||$95.3 million||$66.4 million||$28.9 million|
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