Takeaways From Pennsylvania’s July Sports Betting Report

Takeaways From Pennsylvania’s July Sports Betting Report

The summer months have not been kind to the Pennsylvania sports betting industry.

In July Pennsylvania sports betting declined, marking the third consecutive month of a decrease in handle. However, that’s expected as most states have endured the same decreases during a month with a thin sports calendar.

Here are three PA gambling takeaways from the June sports betting and PA online casinos report:

Pennsylvania Sports Betting, July vs. June

Total HandleMobile Handle Gross Revenue
July$304.416M $275.450M $19.856M
Change Down 27.6% Down 27.4% Down 42.0%

Philadelphia Phillies, then what?

The Phillies have been surprising contenders in the National League East Division race and remain so, only 2½ games out behind the Atlanta Braves for the top spot as of Wednesday afternoon.

We shall see if this attracts bettors over August and September, whether on mobile or at on-site sportsbooks.

But that the highlight sports-wise around the Keystone State.


The numbers for online gaming in PA were stellar in July.

Table games gross revenue for July came in at $86.92 million, up 12% from June’s $77.58 million and breaking the monthly record of $82.527M set in March 2019.

Interactive slots handle saw an uptick to $1.745 billion, up a nice 5.5% from June’s $1.654 billion and its gross revenue also was positive, posting $63.22 million, up 4.6% from June’s $60.45 million.

Retail slots handle saw a nice rebound of $2.761 billion, up 18.5% from June’s $2.330 billion. Retail slots gross terminal revenue saw a significant jump as well, coming in at $222.874 million, up 21.8% from June’s $182.971 million.

Football Around The Corner

The NFL's Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers are underway with preseason games, and with college football around the corner as well, all of these numbers should increase in over the next few months as we head into 2022.



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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