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PA Casino Revenue Up 7.28% In October, Sports Betting Breaks Record

Written By J.R. Duren | Updated:
Exterior Sign At Hollywood Casino York In Pennsylvania

October was more a treat than a trick for Pennsylvania’s casino revenue.

The state’s video gambling terminals, fantasy contests, and 18 casinos amassed $483 million in revenue in October, according to data from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). Revenue was up around $32.8 million, good for a 7.28% increase.

Sports betting and online casinos had excellent months, too, posting gains of 18.85% and 24.34%, respectively.

Hollywood Casinos drove Pennsylvania’s gambling growth in October

Hollywood Casino’s four Pennsylvania casinos combined for around $20 million in monthly gains, or around 40% of the roughly $33 million in total revenue gains in October:

  • The Meadows
  • Morgantown
  • Penn National Race Course
  • York

This past month’s revenue numbers got a big assist from the state’s three new casinos, too:

  • Golden Nugget (online)
  • Parx Shippensburg
  • Bally’s Pennsylvania

The trio combined for more than $6.3 million in revenue, according to the October 2023 gaming revenue report by the PGCB.

CasinoOctober 2023 Total RevenueOctober 2022 Total Revenue% Change
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course$77,185,062$68,705,29812.34%
Valley Forge Casino Resort$64,413,503$56,484,30714.04%
Parx Casino$53,651,092$54,945,664-2.36%
Rivers Casino Philadelphia$47,617,867$48,997,956-2.82%
Wind Creek Bethlehem$43,941,736$43,833,8510.25%
Hollywood Casino at the Meadows$34,196,075$23,193,4447.44%
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh$31,038,053$31,674,244-2.01%
Live! Casino Philadelphia$25,479,665$23,002,71710.77%
Mount Airy Casino Resort$18,835,736$20,965,933-10.16%
Mohegan Pennsylvania$19,586,275$19,819,713-1.18%
Harrah's Philadelphia$18,690,585$17,102,1979.29%
Live! Casino Pittsburgh$9,269,222$8,978,4373.24%
Presque Isle Downs and Casino$8,276,370$9,837,136-15.87%
Hollywood Casino York$7,855,635$8,028,574-2.15%
Hollywood Casino Morgantown$7,438,665$6,526,23213.98%
Video Gaming Terminals$3,406,170$3,547,774-3.99%
Golden Nugget$2,983,555N/AN/A
Parx Shippensburg$2,632,970N/AN/A
Fantasy Contests$2,652,804$2,771,894-4.30%
Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin$2,045,103$1,823,59412.15%
Bally's Pennsylvania$1,810,051N/AN/A

Sports betting breaks handle record with $829M

October has turned out to be a fantastic month for Pennsylvania’s sports betting market. In October 2022, PA sportsbooks tallied a record $797.1 million in handle (total amount bet).

That record fell again this past month, as Keystone State sportsbooks took $829 million in bets to beat the previous record by more than $30 million.

Month-on-month, the handle was up 14% over September and 4% compared to October 2022. The boost in betting may have to do with the Philadelphia Phillies run in the MLB postseason, PlayPennsylvania noted.

CasinoTotal HandleTotal RevenueMonth-on-Month Revenue Change
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course$32,270,928$1,685,8371.72%
Valley Forge Casino Resort$328,423,200$18,174,155-17.82%
Parx Casino$22,066,334$1,414,68667.64%
Rivers Casino Philadelphia$20,682,296$1,251,972-11.49%
Wind Creek Bethlehem$2,413,788$56,679-43.42%
Hollywood Casino at the Meadows$258,270,691$18,938,547142.26%
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh$33,514,954$2,274,802-2.01%
Live! Casino Philadelphia$10,242,771$976,0380.43%
Mount Airy Casino Resort$726,700$85,501-71.81%
Mohegan Pennsylvania$7,652,357$541,155122.04%
Harrah's Philadelphia$39,639,095-$336,841N/A
Live! Casino Pittsburgh$2,164,477$381,673N/A
Presque Isle Downs and Casino$1,546,778$188,291-62.12%
South Philly Race & Sportsbook$1,900,784$226,5030.16%
Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley$1,473,102$205,49324.13%
Hollywood Casino York$12,370,496$132,233-49.98%
Hollywood Casino Morgantown$53,577,187$1,938,71239.29%
Parx Shippensburg$66,661$14,618N/A

PA online casinos follow up a strong September

Pennsylvania, one of six states offering casino-style online gaming, finished October with $186.9 million in revenue. That was just $500,000 short of beating PA’s September revenue record of $187.3 million.

Online slots accounted for nearly 76% of revenue, while table games took a roughly 23% share and poker took the remaining 1%.

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J.R. Duren has covered the gambling beats for more than a dozen states for Catena Media since 2015. His past reporting experience includes two years at the Villages Daily Sun, and he is a first-place winner at the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest.

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