Pa. table games revenue hits all-time high in July

Pa. table games revenue hits all-time high in July

In the relatively short history of casino gaming in Pennsylvania, slot machines have brought in most of the revenue.

In the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's report for July, that was still the case as slots accounted for $222.8 million in total revenue. According to the report, it was the fourth-highest month ever in the state.

However, table games hit a record high for the month, raking in $86.9 million for the 14 casinos that offer them. That compares to $52.5 million in July 2020, a 65.5% increase, though COVID-19 restrictions were still in place.

Overall, combined revenue was $423.6 million, the highest monthly total to date. It was a 51% increase when compared to July 2019 figures.

The two casinos in the state owned by Wyomissing-based Penn National Gaming both had good months.

The Hollywood Casino at Penn National in Dauphin County had the second-best overall revenue for the month at $53.6 million, while The Meadows Casino in Washington County brought in $20.6 million. 

Internet gaming was the biggest draw for the Hollywood Casino, which accounted for $32.1 million in revenue, while slots brought in $16.7 million and table games $2.8 million. I-Gaming improved by 198.6% over the year to $32.1 million as consumers who were shut out of casinos during the pandemic discovered digital alternatives. Sports wagering was at $1.8 million.

The Meadows, on the other hand, received the majority of its revenue from slots, which accounted for $14.5 million of its total.

The Hollywood Casino Morgantown, which is scheduled to open its brick-and-mortar operation later this year, had revenue of $570,794 from its digital sportsbook partnership with Bet MGM. Penn National's Hollywood Casino York opened on Aug. 12.

Among regional casinos:

  • Parx Casino, Bensalem, Bucks County, had overall revenue of $64 million as slots revenue was $38.5 million and table games were at $20 million. I-Gaming was at $4.2 million.
  • Rivers Casino Philadelphia had revenue of $50.2 million. I-Gaming brought in most of the revenue at $25.8 million, while slots were at $13 million and table games at $10.5 million.
  • Valley Forge Casino, King of Prussia, Montgomery County, had revenue of $35.3 million. Much of that came from its I-Gaming platform with revenue of $14.2 million. By comparison, slots brought in $9 million. Sports wagering was a bright spot at $9.6 million.
  • Wind Creek, Bethlehem, had revenue of $44 million. It did well with slots, which accounted for $25.8 million, and table games which brought in $16.6 million.
  • Live! Casino Philadelphia raked in $23 million, with $12 million from slots and $9.8 million from table games.
  • Harrah's Philadelphia, Chester, had revenue of $18.3 million. The bulk of that figure came from slots, which brought in $13.4 million.

Video game terminals had revenue of $3.7 million. Marquee by Penn, which is owned by Penn National, had revenue of $2.5 million.

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