Chris Imperiale

Managing Editor

Chris Imperiale is the Managing Editor of PlayPennsylvania and covers legal sports betting and casino gambling in Pennsylvania and the Northeast US. He has a journalism degree from Rutgers University and was formerly on staff at Bleacher Report.

Along with a great team of journalists, he helps produce consistent gaming content covering the entire Keystone State, keeping bettors up to date with all of the important news around the area.

Must Read Pennsylvania Gambling Articles by Chris Imperiale

Online Casinos: PGCB Reopens Online Casino Applications for Operators Outside PA (Updated Jan. 4)

Online Casinos: Pennsylvania Online Casinos And Sportsbooks Now Require Multi-Factor Authentication

Casinos: PA Casinos Dealing With Record Numbers of Unattended Children Left In Cars

Must Read Pennsylvania Sports Betting Articles by Chris Imperiale

Sports Industry News: Pennsylvania Sports Betting To Plateau Near $8 Billion Annual Handle In 2023

Sports Industry News: Fanatics Sets Sights On BetParx Sportsbook Acquisition For Pennsylvania Entry

Sports Industry News: Penn Entertainment Set To Acquire Remainder Of Barstool Sports In February

Statements on PA Gambling Industry

On PA casino revenue breaking records in March 2022:

“Most of the reasoning for this we say is the slowing down of sports betting at this time, with the lack of football and college football, with no NFL, more people are turning to online casino betting and it’s clearly continuing to sky rocket here.”

Found in: Fox 56

On PA casinos adjusting to boost revenue:

“In addition to retail sportsbooks, a number of the new bars, restaurants and concert venues that casinos have invested in lately are also clearly geared toward bringing in a new, younger clientele. When you hear about new bars with lawn games, fire pits and a Topgolf Swing Suites (Mohegan PA), you can bet they’re trying to reach a younger audience.”

Found in: The Center Square

On PA casino revenue in December 2022:

“The PA online casino market continues to dominate the national betting landscape, as it just set another all-market US iGaming record with nearly $167 million in gross revenue in December. This now marks the third consecutive month that PA casinos have set a new national record, taking the lifetime tax revenue above $1.1 billion, more than any other state. This new all-time high for PA online casinos also propelled the state to its best overall gaming revenue for a single month with $475 million, an increase of nearly 17% year-over-year.”

On PA sports betting revenue in December 2022:

“Even though the year-over-year growth within the PA sports betting market is leveling off, figures were strong again in the month of December. PA sportsbooks accepted $754.8 million in total handle, thanks to a lot of attention on the Eagles and the NFL. This ended up about 5.3% shy of October’s record showing, but still marks a slight uptick in wagers compared to December 2021.”

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