PA Online Casinos Mostly Down in February But One Number Breaks Record

PA Online Casinos Mostly Down in February But One Number Breaks Record
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

On a day when a pot of gold is part of St. Patrick’s Day symbolism, the Keystone State announced its official February numbers for casino retail and online gaming on Friday.

February’s PA online casino interactive slots handle, or amount wagered, was more than $2.652 billion, a slight increase of 1.3% from January ($2.618 billion).

And interactive slots gross revenue established a new state record of $92,830,999, up 2.9% from January ($90.2 million). The top three figures in that category have all happened in the past three months. That record broke the old mark of more than $91.58 million, from the December PA casino revenue report.

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One of Six Legal iGaming States

Pennsylvania mobile gaming make the state one of six jurisdictions where online casino apps are legal and regulated. The others are New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan and West Virginia.

Total gaming revenue in the state totaled more than $456.838 million last month, down 1.6% from January's total of more than $464.488 million, , the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported.

Interactive banking tables handle generated more than $2.473 billion, a solid 4.4% decrease from January's $2.586 billion. Interactive banking tables gross revenue recorded nearly $36.14 million, a significant 9.7% downward from January's $40.02 million. The state had a record-setting December of more than $40.36 million.

The six states with iGaming have all made poker, including PA online poker sites, legal as well, along with Nevada.

Pennsylvania Retail Casino Numbers

Retail slots for the month generated more than $2.584 billion in handle, a decrease of 1.4% from $2.622 billion in the January Pennsylvania casino revenue report. Retail slots gross terminal revenue saw a mild 0.3% increase to over $202.82 million from January's total of more than $202.24 million.

Table games numbers also took a bit of a dip, with gross revenue down 11.2%, from January’s $83.91 million to $74.505 million last month.

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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 ( 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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