January Casino Numbers Down from December in PA

January Casino Numbers Down from December in PA
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

It was a rocky start to the new Year on the casino gaming front as official January figures were released by The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) late Tuesday.

Pennsylvania online casinos are legal, which is the case in only a few states.

Total gaming revenue posted at $477,151,563, a solid 10.7% decrease from December ($534,215,808). Retail table games revenue fared even worse, coming in at $72,658,060, down 12.4% from a month ago ($82,928,134).

Both retail and online slots decreased. On the interactive side, slots handle totaled $3.188 billion, down a modest 3% from December ($3.286 billion). Interactive slots gross revenue came in at $110,029,173, down 5.9% from December ($116,877,635). On the retail side, slots handle was at $2.378 billion. That was down 13.8% from December ($2.760 billion). Retail slots gross terminal revenue also fell by 13.6%, from $207,776,416 in December to $179,507,293 in January.

January’s online tables handle posted at $2.628 billion, down 3.5% from December ($2.722 billion). Online tables gross revenue totaled $36,874,638, a 19.5% fall from December ($45,829,060).

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Closer Look at Retail Casinos

Among the state’s top five casinos, one posted on the positive side: No. 1 Valley Forge Casino Resort came in at $91,852,139 total revenue, up a solid 35.2% from January 2023 ($67,878,145).

The others:

2. Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course $61,703,348 (-14.10%)

3. Parx Casino $51,196,313 (-7.69%)

4. Rivers Casino Philadelphia $48,587,815 (-0.32%)

5. Wind Creek Bethlehem $42,482,622 (-5.79%).

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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