Gaming Control Board Reports Gaming Revenue For May
HARRISBURG, PA (June 17, 2022) — The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today that the combined total revenue generated from all forms of gaming along with fantasy contests during May 2022 was $447,794,294 an increase of 8.38% compared to revenue generated in May 2021.
Sources of gaming revenue regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board include slot machines, table games, internet gaming, sports wagering, fantasy contests and video gaming terminals (VGTs). The Board has posted separate reports for these types of gaming on its website, https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/.
Total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming and fantasy contests was $181,638,712 during May 2022.
May Revenue by Game Type
Retail Slot Machine Revenue
May’s gross revenue from slot machines was $205,666,269, a 2.12% increase in revenue when compared to the $201,390,367 generated in May 2021.
The number of slot machines in operation in May 2022 was 26,004 compared to 22,496 at the casinos in May 2021.
Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in May 2022 was $104,828,309*.
Retail Table Games Revenue
Table games revenue for May 2022 was $88,577,662, an increase of 14.69% from May 2021 when revenue was $77,229,031.
Total tax revenue from table games play during May 2022 was $14,246,754*.
Internet Casino-Type Gaming (iGaming) Revenue
Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $113,305,939 during May 2022 compared to $101,251,771 in May 2021 an increase of 11.91%.
Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during May 2022 was $47,818,040*.
Sports Wagering Revenue
May 2022 total sports wagering handle was $493,350,519 or 10.25% above the May 2021 total of $447,465,027. At the same time, the taxable revenue figure for May 2022 was $35,009,849 compared to $27,746,484 in May 2021 an increase of 26.18%.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of gambling involving 16 land-based casinos, online casino games, retail and online sports wagering, and Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at qualified truck stops, along with the regulation of online fantasy sports contests.
The land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania consists of six racetracks (Category 1) casinos, five stand-alone (Category 2) casinos, two resort (Category 3) casinos and three mini-casinos (Category 4). Casino expansion will continue over the next couple of years with the anticipated openings of up to two additional Category 4 casinos. A significant job generator in the Commonwealth, casinos and the other types of Board-regulated gaming is expected to generate over $2 billion in tax revenue during the 2021/2022 State Fiscal Year.
Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.
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