PA Gaming Control Board Reports Revenue Increase of 9% In July
HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) reported today that the combined total revenue generated from all forms of gaming, along with fantasy contests, during July 2023 was $467,043,707, an increase of 8.85% compared to revenue generated in July 2022.
Sources of gaming revenue regulated by the PGCB include slot machines, table games, internet gaming, sports wagering, fantasy contests and video gaming terminals (VGTs). The PGCB has posted separate reports for these types of gaming on its website, https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/.
July Revenue by Game Type
The PGCB is also providing a synopsis of revenue year-over-year by types of games:
|Type of Gaming Revenue||July 2023||July 2022||% Change|
|Retail Slots Revenue||$214,668,942||$213,902,072||0.36%|
|iGaming Slot Revenue||$94,854,351||$71,909,442||31.91%|
|Retail Tables Revenue||$83,415,677||$86,683,278||-3.77%|
|iGaming Tables Revenue||$35,365,772||$23,896,183||48.00%|
|Sports Wagering Revenue||$32,089,785||$25,444,500||26.12%|
|Video Gaming Terminals Revenue||$3,353,420||$3,614,578||-7.23%|
|iGaming Poker Revenue||$2,639,873||$2,765,124||-4.53%|
|Fantasy Contests Revenue||$655,886||$858,569||-23.61%|
|Total Gaming Revenue||$467,043,707||$429,073,746||8.85%|
Slot Machine Revenue
July’s revenue from slot machines was $214,668,942, 0.36% increase in revenue when compared to the $213,902,072 generated in July 2022.
The number of slot machines in operation in July 2023 was 25,291 compared to 25,684 at the casinos in July 2022.
Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in July 2023 was $108,615,940*.
Retail Table Games Revenue
Retail Table games revenue for July 2023 was down year over year with revenue of $83,415,677, a decrease of -4% from July 2022 when revenue was $86,683,278.
Total tax revenue from table games play during July 2023 was $13,605,377*.
Internet Casino-Type Gaming (iGaming) Revenue
Casino games offered online generated gross revenue of $132,859,997 during July 2023 compared to $98,570,749 in July 2022, an increase of 35%.
Tax revenue generated from internet gaming play during July 2023 was $57,297,185*.
Sports Wagering Revenue
July 2023, total sports wagering handle was $338,450,263 or 0.58% above the July 2022 total of $336,507,932. At the same time, the taxable revenue figure for July 2023 was $32,089,785, or 26% higher when compared to July 2022, when taxable revenue was $25,444,500.
Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during July 2023 was $11,552,323*.
Video Gaming Terminals
Total adjusted revenue for July 2023 for video gaming terminals (VGTs) was $3,353,420, or 7.23% lower than July 2022 when revenue was $3,614,578. By the close of July 2023, VGT Terminal Operators were operating the maximum permitted five machines at 69 qualified truck stop establishments, compared to five machines at 66 establishments at this time last year.
Tax revenue collected from the play of VGTs in July 2023 was $873,611*.
Fantasy Contests revenue was $655,886 in July 2023, a decrease of -24%over July 2022, when revenue was $858,569.
Tax revenue collected from the play of Fantasy Contests in July 2023 was $98,383*.
*All tax revenue figures reflect amount generated prior to any adjustments by the PA Department of Revenue
About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of gambling involving 17 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 racetrack (Category 1) casinos, five stand-alone (Category 2) casinos, two resort (Category 3) casinos and four mini-casinos (Category 4). A significant job generator in the Commonwealth, casinos and the other types of Board-regulated gaming generated over $2.3 billion in tax revenue in Fiscal Year 2022/23.
Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on X by choosing @PAGamingControl.
SOURCE: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.Tags: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Revenue July 2023