Online growth drives Pennsylvania gaming revenue up 45.6% year-on-year
| By Nosa Omoigui
Pennsylvania recorded gaming revenue figures of $415.7m for September, representing a 45.6% increase on the same period last year.
Parx Casino was the best performing casino, generating $57.2m. Penn National’s Hollywood Casino was next with $55.9m, followed by Rivers Casino Philadelphia with $47.9m. Philadelphia’s Live! Casino recorded revenue of $19.6m, after having only opened earlier this year.
Retail slots were the largest contributor to the overall revenue total with $198.9m – up from $157.4m in 2020. Parx Casino’s slots were the most lucrative $33.5m, followed by Wind Creek in Bethlehem with $23.3m.
Retail table games generated $84.1m, while online slots raised $68.6m. The increase in retail revenue can be partly attributed to venues returning to full capacity in the wake of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.