Pennsylvania gaming revenue reached historic levels during the 2021 calendar year, bringing in over $4.7 billion in revenue, the highest single year amount in the history of the Keystone State.
Three out of the top five casinos that brought in the most revenue were in the Philadelphia area, with Parx Casino in Bensalem leading the way at $687.5 million. Penn National’s Hollywood Casino in Grantville was second on the list, totaling $648.3 in revenue, followed by two more local casinos finishing in third and fourth place. Rivers Casino on Delaware Avenue totaled $543.3 million and Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia brought in $471.6 million in 2021. Rounding out the top five was Wind Creek in Bethlehem, totaling $462.7 million in revenue.
2021 Pennsylvania Gaming Revenue by Casino
|Parx Casino||$687.5 million|
|Hollywood Casino (Grantville)||$648.3 million|
|Rivers Casino Philadelphia||$543.3 million|
|Valley Forge Casino||$471.6 million|
|Wind Creek Bethlehem||$462.7 million|
|Rivers Casino Pittsburgh||$355.5 million|
|Mount Airy Casino Resort||$267.6 million|
|Hollywood Casino at The Meadows||$251.7 million|
|Mohegan Sun Pocono||$241.1 million|
|Live! Casino Philadelphia||$225.3 million|
|Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino||$211 million|
|Presque Isle Downs and Casino||$126.6 million|
|Live! Casino Pittsburgh||$101.5 million|
|Hollywood Casino York||$33.2 million|
|Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin||$23.7 million|
|Hollywood Casino Morgantown||$10.5 million|
(List of 14 Casinos in Pennsylvania)
2021 Sports Wagering Revenue
Sports wagering increased to $340.1 million, an astounding 80% compared, to the $189.7 million generated in 2020. When combining sports wagering from retail sportsbook locations and online sportsbooks, revenue totaled $6.55 billion, an 83% increase over 2020’s handle of $3.58 billion.
|Sports Wagering Revenue by Operator||2021 Sports Wagering Revenue||2020 Sports Wagering Revenue||% Change|
|Valley Forge Casino Resort||$150,877,559||$69,073,549||118.43%|
|Hollywood Casino at The Meadows||$68,311,263||$30,298,130||125.46%|
|Hollywood Casino at Penn National||$22,032,588||$19,056,141||15.62%|
|Rivers Casino Pittsburgh||$20,080,292||$14,949,676||34.32%|
|Rivers Casino Philadelphia||$18,132,759||$17,559,215||3.27%|
|Mount Airy Casino Resort||$10,194,202||$10,594,285||-3.78%|
|Hollywood Casino Morgantown||$7,652,249||$33,148||+1,000%|
|Live! Casino Philadelphia||$5,268,087||n/a||n/a|
|Mohegan Sun Pocono||$3,942,734||$1,972,846||99.85%|
|Presque Isle Downs and Casino||$3,932,777||$2,258,515||74.13%|
|South Philly Race & Sportsbook||$3,370,270||$1,911,489||76.32%|
|Harrah’s Casino Philadelphia||$1,863,375||$1,796,556||3.72%|
|Live! Casino Pittsburgh||$1,607,829||$76,950||+1,000%|
|Mohegan Sun Lehigh Valley||$1,382,119||$327,724||321.73%|
|Hollywood Casino York||$1,037,992||n/a||n/a|
|Wind Creek Bethlehem||-$455,736||$57,332||-894.91%|
|Oaks Race & Sportsbook1||n/a||$106,397||n/a|
Fantasy Contests Revenue
Fantasy Contest revenue increased nearly 40%, totaling $29.3 million in 2021 compared to the $21.1 million generated in 2020.
|Fantasy Contests Operator||2021 Revenue||2020 Revenue||% Change|
|Fantasy Football Players Championship||$259,980||$274,806||-5.40%|
|Fantasy Sports Gaming||$13,982||n/a||n/a|
|Yahoo Fantasy Sports||-$78,750||$151,533||-151.97%|
|Fulltime Fantasy Sports||$0||$7,673||n/a|
|No House Advantage||-$533||n/a||n/a|
2021 revenue in iGaming increased 96.7% finishing the year at $1.1 billion, a massive increase from the $565.7 million generated revenue in 2020.
|Casino Operator||2021 Revenue||2020 Revenue||% Change|
|Hollywood Casino at Penn National||$418,872,942||$122,539,727||241.83%|
|Rivers Casino Philadelphia||$299,329,177||$162,582,261||84.11%|
|Valley Forge Casino Resort||$190,531,186||$95,271,346||99.99%|
|Mount Airy Casino Resort||$71,834,484||$83,726,414||-14.20%|
|Mohegan Sun Pocono||$26,834,235||$25,428,143||5.53%|
|Wind Creek Bethlehem||$12,581,751||$2,354,776||434.31%|
|Presque Isle Downs and Casino||$10,506,797||$3,009,784||249.09%|
All reports are from the Pennsylvania Gambling Control Board. Breakdowns of revenue by types of gambling and by operator is available on the Board’s website. (www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov)
About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of gambling at 15 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 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 $1.8 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.