Pennsylvania has made a modest start to online casino gambling, as the Rush Street Gaming owned SugarHouse Casino surged out in front of the Keystone State’s latest new offering.
Generating a total igaming revenue of $812,306, this is in stark contrast to New Jersey, who alongside Nevada and Delaware are the only states where the activity is legal.
The Garden State, which legalised online poker and casino games six years ago, generated $39.3m for the month of July, a 51.8 per cent increase year-on-year from $25.8m
Of the amount grossed since the first three entities launched on July 15, slots and table games brought $517,712 and $294,594 respectively, with SugarHouse’s figures breaking down as $261,869 and $160,927.
Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment’s Parx Casino is second in line with total internet games revenue of $260,124, of which slots contributed $139,903 and table games $120,221, with Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course the last of the trifecta with $129,386, as slots and table games added $115,940 and $13,446.
Total gaming revenue for Pennsylvania grew 1.13 per cent for the period to reach $281.4m (2018: $278.3), with Parx Casino leading the way with $52.2m, a 5.07 per cent increase from $50m, ahead of Wind Creek Bethlehem’s $45.3m (2018: $46.9m) and SugarHouse’s $32.6m (2018: $30m).
July’s gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos was $199.6m, a two per cent decrease when compared to the $203.6m generated a year earlier, with Parx again leading the way as it remained consistent with $34.7m.
Rivers Casino came in second place, but still some way behind with $25.3m, a 3.9 percent increase from $24.4m, with Wind Creek rounding off the top three despite dropping 5.1 per cent to $24.4m (2018: $25.7m).
Table games across the state grew 4.2 per cent to $76.9m (2018: $73.8m), with Wind Creed leading the way with $20.8m, 1.1 per cent down from $21.1m, ahead of Parx with $16.3m (2018: £15.3m) and SugarHouse’s $11.1m (2018: $10m).
July’s sports wagering total handle from both retail and online outlets was $59.3m which generated $2.8m in revenue, and saw SugarHouse become the only property to reach seven figures from the latter as it contributed $1.07m.
Parx was second in the revenue tally generating $656,974, ahead of the Boyd Gaming owned Valley Forge Casino Resort with $301,876.