August showed good indicators for Pennsylvania

Strong gaming figures for casinos in Pennsylvania in August.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board revealed positive August figures compared to August 2018. Casino numbers (+6.33 percent in revenue) were helped by the increase in generated revenue from Internet gaming, retail and Internet sports wagering, while fantasy contests complemented what’s coming in from table games and slots.

August’s gross revenue from slot machines at the twelve Pennsylvania casinos was US$206.26 million, a 2.25 percent increase in revenue compared to August 2018. Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in August of this year was US$106.17 million and the average number of slot machines operating on a daily basis was 24,451 during August 2019, a little more than a 4 percent drop versus the last year. Table games revenue for August was US$76.18 million (+4 percent vs. August 2018), with tax revenue from table games play of US$12.26 million in an average of 1,272 tables in daily operation statewide.

Online casino gross revenue totaled US$3.43 million during August, with tax revenue amounting to US$1.51 million. Sports wagering taxable revenue from both retail and online outlets was US$6.12 million, with a total handle of US$109.04 million. Tax revenue generated was US$2.2 million. Finally, fantasy contest revenue in August was US$1.39 million, a huge increase of 47.2 percent over last August. Tax revenue collected from the play of fantasy contests in August of this year was US$208,295.