PA Online Casinos Break Record with $187.3 Mill. in Sept. Revenue

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Caleb Tallman
Pennsylvania Casino News


  • Pennsylvania online casinos reach a record-breaking $187.3 million in September revenue.
  • Consistent growth driven by online casinos, skill games, and strong operator performances.
  • The industry is poised to exceed $2 billion in 2023, shaping the future of US online casinos.

In the ever-expanding world of online gambling, Pennsylvania continues to stand out as a shining star. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) recently released data showing that online casino operators in the state generated a staggering $187.3 million in revenue during the month of September.

This impressive figure marks a new record for the United States and further solidifies Pennsylvania's position as a leader in the online casino market.

Setting New Records

This latest achievement isn't the first time Pennsylvania has set records in the online casino industry. In fact, it's the fifth instance where the state has outperformed its previous best. The journey to these remarkable figures has been a steady upward climb, with the Pennsylvania online casino industry showing consistent growth over the past year.

  • October 2022: $151.7 million
  • November 2022: $155.9 million
  • December 2022: $166.9 million
  • January 2023: $160.3 million
  • February 2023: $162.3 million
  • March 2023: $181.5 million
  • April 2023: $167.2 million
  • May 2023: $170.4 million
  • June 2023: $164.3 million
  • July 2023: $157.1 million
  • August 2023: $171.9 million
  • September 2023: $187.3 million (a new US record)

As the numbers reveal, Pennsylvania has consistently produced over $170 million in online casino revenue in three of the last five months. This data is a testament to the state's ability to maintain its position as the United States' most prosperous online casino market.

Key Factors Contributing to Growth

Several factors have contributed to the impressive growth of Pennsylvania's online casino industry:

Growth of Online Casinos

One of the most significant factors has been the rise of online casinos. Online gambling has become increasingly popular in Pennsylvania, with a growing number of players choosing to enjoy their favorite casino games online. The convenience and accessibility of online platforms have led to a surge in demand for these services.

Increased Skill Games

The proliferation of skill games has also played a role in reducing the number of slot machines in land-based casinos. Many players have shifted their focus to skill games, which offer a different kind of gaming experience. The popularity of these games has led to a reduction in the need for traditional slot machines in brick-and-mortar casinos.

Competitive Pressures

Pennsylvania's competitive landscape in the casino industry has undoubtedly contributed to the growth. The state boasts 17 casinos, with five of them located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. There is also a strong presence of casinos in the Pittsburgh metro area, leading to intense competition within the state.

Positive Growth Outlook

The consistent upward trajectory of Pennsylvania's online casino industry is a strong indicator of future success. With online casinos consistently exceeding the $160 million mark in revenue for nine of the last ten months, the industry appears to be on track to exceed $2 billion in revenue for 2023.

This projection would surpass the previous year's total revenue of approximately $1.7 billion, demonstrating the industry's strong momentum and potential for further growth.

Operator Performance

The strong performance of individual operators within the Pennsylvania online casino market is another significant factor contributing to the industry's growth. For instance, Golden Nugget PA has achieved an impressive revenue of $6.4 million, making it the fifth-highest earner among Pennsylvania licenses.

Notably, these numbers come in the operator's second full month after launching. Golden Nugget outperformed Bally Casino PA, which generated just $2.2 million in September revenue. Both operators entered the Pennsylvania market a month apart as Qualified Gaming Entity (QGE) applicants.

Another standout performance came from the Harrah's Philadelphia license, which operates Caesars Casino PA and Tropicana PA. These two apps recorded revenue of $7.5 million, marking a notable increase of approximately one million dollars from the previous month. Harrah's Philadelphia's ongoing efforts to expand its offerings are evidently paying off.

Revenue Breakdown

In September 2023, Pennsylvania's online casinos achieved revenue across various categories:

  • Online Slots Revenue: $142,578,465
  • Table Games Revenue: $42,351,221
  • Online Poker Revenue: $2,382,088

This diversification in revenue sources illustrates the resilience of Pennsylvania's online casinos as they continue to attract players across different gaming categories.

Pennsylvania's online casino market has not only broken records but has also set a strong pace for future growth. With a consistent upward trajectory in revenue, the industry is well on its way to surpassing $2 billion in earnings for 2023.

The competitive landscape, operator performances, and evolving player preferences are all contributing to the market's prosperity. As online casinos in Pennsylvania show no signs of slowing down, it's possible that the state will continue to break records and set new standards for the US online casino industry in the months and years to come.

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