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
- Penn National Race Course
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.
|Casino||October 2023 Total Revenue||October 2022 Total Revenue||% Change|
|Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course||$77,185,062||$68,705,298||12.34%|
|Valley Forge Casino Resort||$64,413,503||$56,484,307||14.04%|
|Rivers Casino Philadelphia||$47,617,867||$48,997,956||-2.82%|
|Wind Creek Bethlehem||$43,941,736||$43,833,851||0.25%|
|Hollywood Casino at the Meadows||$34,196,075||$23,193,44||47.44%|
|Rivers Casino Pittsburgh||$31,038,053||$31,674,244||-2.01%|
|Live! Casino Philadelphia||$25,479,665||$23,002,717||10.77%|
|Mount Airy Casino Resort||$18,835,736||$20,965,933||-10.16%|
|Live! Casino Pittsburgh||$9,269,222||$8,978,437||3.24%|
|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||$6,526,232||13.98%|
|Video Gaming Terminals||$3,406,170||$3,547,774||-3.99%|
|Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin||$2,045,103||$1,823,594||12.15%|
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.
|Casino||Total Handle||Total Revenue||Month-on-Month Revenue Change|
|Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course||$32,270,928||$1,685,837||1.72%|
|Valley Forge Casino Resort||$328,423,200||$18,174,155||-17.82%|
|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||$18,938,547||142.26%|
|Rivers Casino Pittsburgh||$33,514,954||$2,274,802||-2.01%|
|Live! Casino Philadelphia||$10,242,771||$976,038||0.43%|
|Mount Airy Casino Resort||$726,700||$85,501||-71.81%|
|Live! Casino Pittsburgh||$2,164,477||$381,673||N/A|
|Presque Isle Downs and Casino||$1,546,778||$188,291||-62.12%|
|South Philly Race & Sportsbook||$1,900,784||$226,503||0.16%|
|Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley||$1,473,102||$205,493||24.13%|
|Hollywood Casino York||$12,370,496||$132,233||-49.98%|
|Hollywood Casino Morgantown||$53,577,187||$1,938,712||39.29%|
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%.