July was a good month on the retail side for the Keystone State as official iGaming figures were released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).
Total gaming revenue posted more than $467 million, up a solid 6% from June ($440.49 million), and an increase of 8.85% from July 2022 ($429.07 million).
More people headed to venues across the state during the summer as retail table games gross revenue recorded more than $83.41 million, up 9.4% from June ($76.2 million).
July’s retail Pennsylvania slots handle generated more than $2.782 billion, up 6.8% from June ($2.605 billion), and retail slots gross terminal revenue came in at more than $214.66 million, up 6.5% from June ($201.55 million).
The number of slot machines in operation was 25,291 compared to 25,684 in July 2022.
On the PA online casino side, all categories suffered decreases.
Interactive slots handle was $2.628 billion, down 3.5% from June ($2.723 billion), and interactive slots gross revenue came in at $94.85 million, down 3.4% from June ($98.21 million).
July’s interactive banking (iGaming) tables handle registered $2.091 billion, down 6.9% from June ($2.245 billion). Interactive banking (iGaming) tables gross revenue was $32.08 million, down 7.8% from June ($34.8 million).
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Sports Betting Handle/Revenue Decrease Again
Total Pennsylvania sports betting handle posted $338.45 million, a 9.3% decrease from June ($373.17 million). July's online sports betting handle generated more than $316.08 million, down 9.5% from June ($349.35 million).
Mobile betting handle was 93.4% of the market.
July gross sports betting revenue (taxable) bounced back with a little more than $32 million, a huge 39.2% increase from June ($23.06 million).
State tax revenue generated from sports wagering during July was over $10.91 million.
The top five casinos for sports betting (handle) for the month: Valley Forge Casino Resort ($127.63 million), Hollywood Casino at the Meadows ($88.92M), Hollywood Casino Morgantown ($24.56M), Parx Casino ($16.13M) and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Casino ($14.45M).