Pennsylvania gaming revenue in April up 14% over 2021

Pennsylvania gaming revenue in April up 14% over 2021

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said the combined total revenue generated from all forms of gaming — along with fantasy contests during April 2022 was $461,624,617. That is an increase of 14% compared to revenue generated in April 2021.

That figure was $1,115,481 short of the results for March 2022 — which was an all-time monthly high for gaming in the Commonwealth.

Total tax revenue generated through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests for the month was $187.6 million, the Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday.

Wyomissing-based Penn National Gaming Inc. had the most profitable facility in the state during April. The Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County saw total revenue of $65.6 million, an increase of 22.5% over April 2021. That figure is about $8.2 million more than Valley Forge Casino Resort, Upper Merion, in Montgomery County which had $57.4 million in revenue in April.

Hollywood Casino saw most of its revenue generated from internet gaming, accounting for $45.2 million. Slot machines accounted for $14.7 million and table games were $2.6 million.

Hollywood Casino York, which opened in August 2021, had revenue of $8.1 million in April, with $5.9 million generated from slots.

The Hollywood Casino in Morgantown, which opened in December 2021, had total revenue in April of $5.1 million, with $4.2 million generated from slots.

Two casinos showed decreases from a year ago. Parx Casino, Bethlehem had revenue for the month of $57.1 million, down 9.34% from a year ago. Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono had revenue for the month of $20.1 million, down 15.35% from April 2021.

Among other regional casinos:

Rivers Casino Philadelphia had total revenue of $49.1 million, with internet gaming generating $28.9 million, $10.7 million from slots and $8.9 million from table games.

Valley Forge Casino in Upper Merion had total revenue of $57.3 million with slots generating $9.7 million, $3.3 million from table games and $21.5 million from internet gaming.

Wind Creek Bethlehem had total revenue of $49.5 million, with $25 million generated by slots, $22.8 million from table games and $1.4 million from internet gaming.

Live! Casino Philadelphia reported $25.6 million in total revenue, with 11.9 million generated by slots, $10.2 million from table games and $3.6 million from internet gaming.

Harrah’s Philadelphia, Chester reported $20.1 million in total revenue, with $12 million from slots, $4.7 million from table games and $3.2 million from internet gaming.

Video Gaming Terminal revenue was $3.8 million, 2.6% lower than April 2021, with $2.3 million going to Penn National-owned Marquee by Penn.

Sources of gaming revenue regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board include slot machines, table games, internet gaming, sports wagering, fantasy contests and VGTs.

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