Gambling revenue in Pennsylvania increased by 7.9% year-on-year in September following a 77.7% jump in sports betting revenue.
Retail slots remained by far the main source of revenue for operators in Pennsylvania during September, though revenue from this area of the market fell 0.2% to $198.5m. Retail table games revenue was also down 2.9% to $81.6m.
However, these declines were more than offset by growth in almost all other sections of the state’s market, including sports betting where revenue rocketed from $28.3m in 2021 to $50.2m this year.
Of this total, $43.0m came from online wagering, with the remaining $7.3m generated at retail sportsbooks. Sports betting handle was also up 11.5% year-on-year to $645.2m.
Valley Forge Casino Resort and FanDuel moved into first place in the sports betting market in September, posting $22.7m in revenue from $213.0m in bets. Hollywood Casino at the Meadows and Barstool were second with $11.3m in revenue from a $207.5m handle, then Hollywood Casino at Penn National, a DraftKings partner, with $3.1m in revenue from $41.1m in wagers.
Elsewhere, internet casino-type games revenue reached $112.7m, up 15.2% from $97.8m last year. In this area, online slots revenue increased 13.6% to $77.9m and igaming table games revenue 22.2% to $32.2m, though internet poker revenue sipped 9.1% to $2.7m.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National claimed top spot in the igaming market with $48.6m in revenue, ahead of Rivers Casino Philadelphia on $26.2m, then Valley Forge Casino Resort with $19.6m.
Meanwhile, revenue from video gaming terminals also increased by 2.7% to $3.5m, though the state experienced further declines in fantasy sports contests, with revenue falling 41.3% to $1.9m for the month.