Pennsylvania Sportsbooks Experience Full Summer Slide In June

Written By Corey Sharp on July 19, 2023 - Last Updated on July 26, 2023
Pennsylvania sports betting hit a sluggish month in June with just over $373 million in total bets.

Pennsylvania online sportsbooks are feeling the effects of a scarce sports calendar. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) reported sports operators took in $373.2 million in total bets in June.

Total bets dropped 24.7% month over month and recorded a 5.2% decrease year over year. PA sportsbooks generated $23.1 million in gross revenue.

PlayPennyslvania Managing Editor, Chris Imperiale, said:

“Pennsylvania sports betting figures dropped once again in June because of the extremely slow period for the sports calendar. The state’s overall handle just topped $373 million for the month, which is down about 25% from May and 5% from June 2022. It’s possible excitement around Team USA and the Women’s World Cup could provide a boost, but don’t expect betting figures to fully recover until college football and the NFL are back.”

June 2023 numbers for Pennsylvania sports betting

Figures from the PGCB:

  • Handle: $373.2 million (24.7% MoM decrease; 5.2% YoY decrease)
  • Revenue: $33.9 million (41% MoM decrease; 48% YoY increase) / Adjusted Gross Revenue (taxable): $23.1 million
  • Hold: 9.1% (down from 11.6% from last month)
  • Percent of bets placed online: 92.9%
  • Promotional credits: $10.1 million
  • June sports betting taxes: $8.3 million
  • State and local entities: $461,201.52
  • Top sports betting app by handle: FanDuel Sportsbook PA with $139.6 million
  • Top sports betting app by revenue: FanDuel Sportsbook with $16.7 million

Quick analysis from June PA sports betting figures

  • The three summer months are expected to feature the lowest handle figures for PA sportsbooks. With MLB betting as the only major sport in season, not many dollars are placed on PA sportsbooks as a whole.
  • PA sports betting generated $7.2 billion in handle for the Fiscal Year 2022/2023, beating last year’s total of $7.1 billion. Sports betting has appeared to hit its peak in the Keystone State and has since flattened out. Fanatics Sportsbook is the next to launch, with bet365 Sportsbook soon to follow. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of impact the two brands have in the mature state.
  • Pennsylvania is slightly trailing last year’s handle through six months. In 2022, PA sportsbooks recorded $3,565,425,896 at this time. Through six months of 2023, that number has dipped to $3,536,274,461, a difference of around $29 million.

PA sports betting handle & revenue by operator June 2023

LicenseeOnline BrandHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
Valley ForgeFanDuel$139,594,665$16,687,98212.0%$4,106,436
Hollywood MeadowsDraftKings$100,800,833$7,896,4477.8%$2,172,017
Hollywood MorgantownBetMGM$30,111,857$2,565,4648.5%$376,852
Harrah's PhiladelphiaCaesars$21,172,873$1,313,4856.2%$325,656
Rivers PittsburghBetRivers$18,436,588$1,768,7339.6%$395,947
Hollywood Penn NationalBarstool$17,208,210$1,196,8887.0%$255,329
Rivers PhiladelphiaPlaySugarHouse$11,403,767$499,3854.4%$150,250
Hollywood YorkPointsBet$5,595,537$378,2676.8%$66,958
Mohegan PennsylvaniaUnibet$3,942,499$137,7793.5%$8,610
Live PhiladelphiaBetway$3,862,096$116,2693.0%$41,856
Mount AiryFox Bet$3,652,414$250,3726.9%$85,762
Wind CreekWind Creek$1,199,906-$51,346-4.3%-$18,928
South Philadelphia Race & Sportsbook$975,656$48,2284.9%$17,363
Mohegan Lehigh Valley$964,378$19,16619.9%$6,899
Live Pittsburgh$916,365$51,4815.6%$18,534
Presque Isle Downs$299,771$21,7387.3%$7,826
Parx Malvern$196,688$49,81225.3%$17,932
Parx Shippensburg$25,915$1,9947.7%$718
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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayPennsylvania bringing you comprehensive coverage of sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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