Overall Gross Revenue a Record in November Pennsylvania Sports Betting Numbers

Overall Gross Revenue a Record in November Pennsylvania Sports Betting Numbers
By Lou Monaco

Pennsylvania sports betting and iGaming figures for November are out and the overall gross revenue was record-breaking.

The figures were released Monday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

Here are three takeaways from November’s gambling in Pennsylvania report:

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Revenue a Record

Despite a slight tick down in total and online sports betting handles, the November gross sports betting revenue was off the charts.

More than $63.66 million dollars came into the Keystone State, a whopping increase of 170.6% from October’s $23.53 million and up 70.5% from a year ago, shattering the old mark of $37.35 million.


Mobile Betting Still Strong

Though November’s online sports betting handle ($704.07 million) was down more than $10 million (1.4%) from October’s $714.09 million, it was up a solid 57.4% from a year ago ($447.41 million), proving yet again that Pennsylvanians will bet anywhere at any time.

Mobile betting was 92.4% of the market.

Pennsylvania Sports Betting, November vs. October

Total HandleMobile Handle Gross Revenue
November$761.575M $704.075M $63.669M
October$776.278M$714.094M$23.533M
Change Down 1.9% Down 1.4% Up 170.6%

Gaming Decreases Across Board

Pennsylvania’s other sectors of gaming, including table games, interactive slots, retail slots and interactive banking tables, all had solid decreases from a month ago.

For example, table games gross revenue for the month was down 6.9% ($82.9 million) from October’s $89.07 million.

The largest decrease was in the month’s interactive banking tables handle. The number posted ($1.89 billion) was down 10.4% from October’s $2.166 billion.

Pennsylvania Gaming Factors To Consider

Also potentially causing some changes in the numbers this month:

The betting this month was not as vibrant as October, where there were five weeks. In addition, the World Series wrapped up in October and the NBA and NHL seasons both begun. And, of course, there were five weeks of wagering on college football and NFL slates in October.

Also, with Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday shopping season last month, more bettors tended to keep their money close to their wallets, purses or bank accounts rather than taking it out.

For those bettors, their rainy day was the month of November.

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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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