Retail Fares Better Than Mobile in July Gambling Report

Retail Fares Better Than Mobile in July Gambling Report
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

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).



Pennsylvania Sports Betting, July vs. June

 
Total HandleMobile Handle Gross Revenue
July $338.450M $316.089M $32.090M
June $373.171M $349.359M $23.060M
Change Down 9.3% Down 9.5% Up 39.2%

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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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