A solid start in 2023 for the PA gaming industry

by Pride
Published 23/02/2023

A report published by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has revealed that total combined revenue from gambling activities in the state increased by over 18% year-on-year. 

Key takeaways:

  • Total gaming revenue in January 2023 was over $464 million
  • Iganming gross revenue came in at over $133 million, representing a 22.91% increase 
  • Highest igaming gross revenue collected by Hollywood Casino at Penn National 

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has published January revenue figures. The report shows that gaming activity continued with last year’s momentum, drawing over $464 million in gross gaming revenue. This is 18.15% higher than the $393 million posted at the same time last year. 

The best igaming operator 

The Hollywood Casino at Penn National generated the highest gross revenue in January 2023. The operator posted a 33.70% jump from January 2022, ending the first month of 2023 at $55 million.

Even though the industry as a whole expanded rapidly during 2023, it is clear that some sites are not fairing as well.  Mount Airy Casino Resort, which had gross revenue of $5.8 million in January 2022, could only manage $4.8 million this year. Presque Isle Downs Casino had the most dramatic decline though, losing over 86% of its gross revenue year-on-year.

The best online casino games 

There are no surprises here. Online slot machines generated the highest revenue in January 2023. The table below shows a breakdown of each game and how much it generated.

OperatorSlots Table Games Poker 
Hollywood Casino at Penn National$36,098,247$18,604,464$384,357
Valley Forge Casino Resort$16,060,180$13,619,884
Rivers Casino Philadelphia$24,171,865$4,244,360$98,536
Mount Airy Casino Resort$1,850,553$1,193,433$1,819,546
Parx Casino$3,378,179$578,303
Harrah’s Philadelphia$2,451,243$744,576$594,558
Live! Philadelphia$2,725,432$336,891
Mohegan Pennsylvania$1,771,345$464,015
Wind Creek Bethlehem$1,534,853$201,545
Presque Isle Downs and Casino$159,647$33,351

2023 holds a lot of promise for the PA gaming industry. It would be interesting to see how it unfolds. Make sure to visit our site regularly for the best up-to-date news and reports on the PA casino gaming industry.