Since legalizing online casinos one year ago, iGaming has continued to thrive in Pennsylvania. August 2020 saw new revenue records being broken by online casinos, with $55.9 million generated in the state over the month.
It doesn't seem like anything can slow down the iGaming market in Pennsylvania.
PA online casinos set a new record in August, bringing in an impressive $55.9 million in revenue for the month. This is about $1.5 million more than revenue from July and the most money the state has seen generated from online casinos.
Online slots contributed almost $40 million to the grand total, while table games brought in just about $13.6 million. The remainder, about $2.7 million, was generated by online poker.
The new record comes one year after the first online casino launched in PA. Back in August 2019, online casinos had only made a few million in revenue.
There are a few operators that generated the majority of revenue for Pennsylvania in August.
We've created a chart to compare the total amount of revenue brought in by each online casino for August:
|Online Casino||Operator||Online Slots||Table Games||Total|
|BetRivers & PlaySugarHouse||Rivers Philadelphia||$15.2 million||$1.9 million||$17.1 million|
|FanDuel||Valley Forge Casino||$4.4 million||$4.3 million||$8.7 million|
|Parx||Parx Casino||$6.1 million||$1.4 million||$7.5 million|
|PokerStars||Mount Airy Casino||$2.4 million||$1.7 million||$6.9 million|
|DraftKings||Penn National||$3.4 million||$3.2 million||$6.6 million|
|Hollywood||Penn National||$4.7 million||$579,000||$5.2 million|
|Unibet||Mohegan Sun Pocono||$2.6 million||$409,000||$3 million|
|Wind Creek||Wind Creek Casino||$239,000||Lost $25,000||$214,000|
|BetAmerica||Presque Isle Downs||Lost $50,000||$83,000||$33,000|
|PlayLive! Casino||Live! Casino Philadelphia||$24,000||$600||$25,000|
BetAmerica took the hardest hit after losing $50,000 on online slots, with Wind Creek generating over $180,000 more in revenue.
Mount Airy, currently the only platform to offer online poker in the state, also had a rough month with PokerStars. The revenues brought in from online poker, slots, and table games all declined since the previous month.
PlayLive! is the newest online casino to join Pennsylvania, and only started operating in the middle of August.
The overall gaming revenue for the state in August was $310.7 million.
This is a combination of revenue generated from online casinos, online sports betting, fantasy contests, and retail gaming.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board provided the following chart breaking down revenue generated by each category:
|Type of Gaming||Revenue for August 2020|
|Retail Casino Tables||$65,119,689|
|Online Casino Tables||$13,582,723|
|Video Gaming Terminals||$2,247,898|
This is an increase of $17,283,641 million from August of 2019, as revenue generated came to $293,434,087.