October Figures Set Records in Pa. Sports Betting, iGaming

October Figures Set Records in Pa. Sports Betting, iGaming
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

State records in both Pennsylvania sports betting and iGaming were recorded as official October monthly figures were released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) late Thursday.

PA sportsbooks posted a total sports betting handle (retail, mobile) of more than $797.12 million, a substantial 23.5% increase from September ($645.24 million), and established a new state record, breaking the mark of more than $793.72 million set in January.

Looks like that Phillies run to the World Series made for brisk Pennsylvania MLB betting.

It was also a modest 2.7% tick upward from Oct. 2021 ($776.27 million).

The handle from PA sports betting apps for the month was more than $732.35 million, up 22.7% from September’s $596.71 million and a slight 2.6% increase from Oct. 2021 ($714.09 million).

Mobile sports wagering was 91.9% of the market.

Gross sports betting revenue (taxable) for the month was more than $40.51 million, down 19.3% from September ($50.22 million) and a whopping increase of more than 72.2% from Oct. 2021 ($23.53 million).

State tax revenue generated in October from sports wagering was more than $13.77 million, a $3.3 million decrease from September ($17.07 million).

Make sure to use PennStakes.com to follow state revenue reports as well as for PA sportsbook promos.

Two State Records for iGaming


Chalk up two state records for PA online casinos.

Interactive slots handle for the month was $2.428 billion, up 5.8% from September ($2.294 billion). The interactive slots gross revenue was more than $86.31 million, up a solid 10.8% from September ($77.89 million). That established a new state record, eclipsing the old mark of $79.19 million set in March.

Interactive banking tables handle for the month recorded at more than $2.198 billion, up a significant 10.3% from September ($1.992 billion).

Gross revenue from interactive banking tables was $35.7 million, a 10.9% jump from September ($32.17 million) and a new state record. It broke the old mark of $35.68 million from March.

Table games gross revenue for the month was more than $79.84 million, a slight 2.2% decrease from September ($81.62 million).

PA retail slots ($2.588 billion) inched 0.4% higher than Sept. ($2.578 billion). Retail slots gross terminal revenue also slightly raised more than 0.3% at $199.04 million from September ($198.52 million). There are also free PA slots available.

Pennsylvania is among the handful of states with real money online casinos, along with neighboring Delaware, New Jersey and West Virginia, as well as Michigan and Connecticut.

There are also Pennsylvania casino apps available for you to play on the go.



Pennsylvania Sports Betting, October vs. September

 
Total HandleMobile Handle Gross Revenue
October $797.125M $732.359M $40.514M
September $645.243M $596.715M $50.217M
Change Up 23.5% Up 22.7% Down 19.3%

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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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