Some Bright Spots, but Mostly a Down Month for PA Casinos, iGaming

Some Bright Spots, but Mostly a Down Month for PA Casinos, iGaming
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The penultimate month of the year produced mostly dreary results for Pennsylvania casinos, retail and online, with month-over-month declines in most categories.

The Keystone State’s total gaming revenue dropped 8% from October, going from $483,006,194 during the 10th month of the year to $444,473,505 in November. The Pennsylvania total for November also represented a 1.7% drop year-over-year, from the $452,357,922 figure reported in 2022.

As far as Pennsylvania iGaming was concerned, the state took in $3.024 billion in interactive slots handle, which was up 0.4% month-over-month (from $3.012 billion in October), but the state’s interactive banking tables handle ($2.536 billion) was down 5.2% (from $2.676 billion in October).

Pennsylvania operators also took in $109,307,636 in interactive slots gross revenue, which was down 0.5% from October’s total of $109,835,907.

The interactive banking tables gross revenue ($46,429,205), however, was up 8.9% from a month ago ($42,637,039). That total also represented a new state record for Pennsylvania iGaming operators, a true silver lining.

The PGCB did have huge news on the Pennsylvania sports betting front as the handle for November of of $934,130,152 shattered the previous record, set last month, by 12.7%.

Pennsylvania Retail Casinos See Similar Declines

For Pennsylvania casinos, the story was much the same as their iGaming brethren in November, with a 4.4% month-over-month decline from October in retail table games gross revenue. Retail slots handle was $2.489 billion, which was down 2% from October’s total of $2.540 billion.

Finally, Pennsylvania retail casinos took in $189,728,426 in retail slots gross terminal revenue, which represented a 1.4% month-over-month drop from October’s total of $192,519,568.  

All in all, Pennsylvania retail and iGaming numbers from November weren’t quite as rosy as the record-breaking figures that the state’s sports betting operators took in, but combined represented a step forward for the Keystone State’s gaming scene at large.

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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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