Pennsylvania Online Gaming Rises In September, Sets 2 Records

Pennsylvania Online Gaming Rises In September, Sets 2 Records
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The ninth calendar month of the year produced mixed results for Pennsylvania’s retail and online casino operators, but there were records set in two categories including PA online slots. There were increases overall in total gaming revenue but slight decreases in brick-and-mortar revenue.

Overall, total revenue for September, from mobile and retail gaming combined including sports betting, came in at $476,278,004, which was up 4.2% from August’s sum of $457,153,095 and a 6.2% rise from September 2022 ($448,475,624). That was according to a report released on Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Of that total, the Keystone State’s retail casinos chipped in table games revenue worth $75,227,736 (down 9.0% from August’s total of $82,676,497). The gross terminal revenue in September from slots at brick-and-mortar casinos fell 1.6%, from August’s total of $203,192,328 to $199,917,301 last month. The handle, or amount wagered, at retail slots fell 0.7%, from $2.630 billion the previous month to $2.611 billion in September. It’s worth noting that there are 540 fewer physical slot machines operating in the state than there were in September 2022.

Records For Pennsylvania Online Gaming

The iGaming gross revenue for interactive slots wound up at $114,746,882 in September, up 9.0% from the August Pennsylvania casino revenue report ($105,270,893) and setting a new statewide record in the process. In fact, the previous mark set in August stood for only a month. That was derived from slots iGaming handle of $2.951 billion, up 6.5% from August ($2.772 billion).

The state’s online operators took in $42,361,221 in iGaming table games gross revenue during the month, which rose 13.7% from August ($37,269,167) and was also a new state record. That total exceeded the standard of $40,471,434 set in March 2023.

For operators of Pennsylvania online casinos, the interactive slots handle ($2.951 billion) was up 6.5% from August ($2.772 billion). The interactive banking (iGaming) tables handle increased 30.3% in a month-over-month comparison, from $2.195 billion in August to $2.859 billion.

The market for online gaming, such as slots, table games and more, continues to expand in the Keystone State. This week, Bragg Gaming announced an agreement with the Swedish company Internet Vikings to continue their deal for offering Pennsylvania online gaming.

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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