Pennsylvania casinos saw a 46% year-on-year increase in revenue in September
By Bob Garcia
Last month was a good month for Pennsylvania’s gambling market
September saw Pennsylvania casinos get an exponential increase in revenue after more than $415.6 million was reported, representing a 46% increase compared to revenue generated during the same period last year. By that time in 2020, there were still many restrictions that made it impossible for casinos to operate properly, as COVID-19 was still booming. Operations were reduced, which caused revenues to report lower than usual numbers as well.
According to data shared by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, in September 2020, casinos were able to generate $285.5 million. However, that figure was boosted by about $130 million more over the past month. Still, it should be noted that as positive as September’s numbers look, it wasn’t exactly the best month of the year, as revenues were nearly $7.9 million less than those generated in July, when casinos earned $423.6 million in revenues, the highest monthly revenue total to date.
Parx Casino in Bucks County was the top performer of the 16 licensed casinos in the Keystone State in September, posting about $57.1 million. Overall, the casinos collectively totaled $198.8 million from retail slot machines, while another $84 million came from retail table games. In addition, the online format also did its part, as according to the report, $68.5 million was generated from online slot machines, $26.3 million came from online table games, and $2.9 million from online poker.
Many casinos nationwide have been starting to rebound quite dramatically in revenue. As more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, and more vaccination processes go their way, gamblers feel able to go to casinos to gamble their money and have a much safer time.