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Pennsylvania Online Casinos Record Third-Highest Monthly Revenue Total

Pennsylvania’s taxable revenue for online gambling hit $170.4 million in May, only the third time a state has passed the $170 million mark.

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Pennsylvania’s revenue for online gambling hit $170.4 million in May, just the third time in US iGaming history a state has passed the $170 million mark.

Year-on-year, online casino revenue was up 24.6% in the Keystone State, according to data from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

Slots and table games drive gambling revenue boost in May

The PGCB reports three types of online casino revenue each month: slots, table games and poker.

The state’s online slots generate the most revenue, followed by table games and poker. In May, slots revenue surged past $130 million, while table games crept toward $38 million. Total taxable revenue for the month was $170.4 million:

iGaming TypeMay 2023May 2022% Change
Slots$130,010,641$101,658,38827.89%
Table Games$37,878,178$32,282,75117.33%
Poker$2,502,131$2,811,666-11.01%
Total Taxable Revenue$170,390,947$136,752,80624.60%

Year-on-year, online gambling revenue jumped nearly $34 million. Slots revenue accounted for $28.4 million of that increase. Pennsylvania iGaming has been on a hot streak since late last year, breaking US online gambling revenue records in four of the past eight months:

  • October 2022: $151.7 million (a record)
  • November 2022: $155.9 million (a record)
  • December 2022: $166.9 million (a record)
  • January 2023: $160.3 million
  • February 2023: $162.3 million
  • March 2023: $181.5 million (a record)
  • April 2023: $167.2 million
  • May 2023: $170.4 million

Additionally, May marks the sixth straight month Pennsylvania online casino revenue has topped $160 million. None of the other five states that offer online casinos have matched that streak.

In fact, only one other state, Michigan, has passed the $170 million threshold.

Hollywood Penn National continues to lead Pennsylvania’s casino market

A casino-by-casino breakdown of May’s numbers reveals that the perennial frontrunner, Hollywood Penn National, maintained its top position. The property’s online casino nearly doubled the taxable revenue of the next casino:

CasinoTotal Taxable RevenueSlots Taxable RevenueTable Games Taxable Revenue Total Poker Taxable Revenue
Hollywood Penn National$71,415,282$53,287,543$17,765,628$362,111
Rivers Philadelphia$35,873,610$31,836,901$3,919,426$117,284
Valley Forge$34,705,869$23,045,237$11,660,633$0
Mount Airy$6,633,745$4,118,795$974,070$1,540,881
Harrah's Philadelphia$6,178,865$4,479,039$1,217,970$481,855
Parx$5,772,697$4,911,587$861,110$0
Live Philadelphia$4,381,131$3,788,262$592,869$0
Mohegan Sun Pocono$2,936,788$2,403,147$533,641$0
Wind Creek$2,492,960$2,140,130$352,830$0

Year-on-year, Hollywood Penn National saw an increase of around $16 million in taxable revenue. Valley Forge had the biggest year-on-year gains. The casino brought in $34.7 million in taxable revenue last month, up more than 50% over May 2022.

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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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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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