2 Smaller PA Online Casino Operators See October Revenue Surge

Written By Corey Sharp on November 20, 2023
Image showing casino cards and chips near online casino operator logos for a story about several Pennsylvania online casinos having great performances in October.

Every time the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) reports online casino revenue, there’s always anticipation. Online casinos broke a US revenue record in September, generating $187.3 million, and then almost topped that in October. The state recorded an impressive $186.9 million last month.

The big operators, of course, are carrying a lot of the load for PA online casinos. Those gaming providers often get plenty of recognition. However, there are several smaller platforms in the Keystone State that have made jumps in recent months and have contributed to Pennsylvania being the top online casino market in the country.

Smaller PA online casinos contributing to record revenue months

These three big names are the most talked-about operators not only in Pennsylvania, but nationally, as well. And rightfully so, because those apps bring in the most online casino revenue.

Despite Barstool’s online casino dropping off, leaving the gaming industry amid ESPN Bet’s launch, and the state decreasing to 19 online operators, every one of them is instrumental in Pennsylvania’s success.

The PGCB breaks down revenue by license and not by operator. However, we can still tell which operators have seen improvement.

The Harrah’s Philadelphia license, made up of Caesars Casino PA and Tropicana Casino PA, generated $8.3 million in October revenue. It’s the single best month the license has ever produced, which has seen a gradual increase in recent months:

  • July: $6.4 million
  • August: $6.4 million
  • September: $7.5 million
  • October: $8.3 million

PokerStars Casino PA, the only platform partnered with Mount Airy Casino, has also seen a spike in revenue. After posting $4.7 million in September earnings, the operator improved to $5.3 million in October. PokerStars partnered with the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this month, which is certain to get some online casino spillover.

These three operators, spanning two licenses, have been crucial in Pennsylvania’s recent success.


Newest Pennsylvania online casinos chipping in, leaving room for more

Pennsylvania would not be breaking records without the help of the newest platforms that have launched this year. Those are:

Tropicana first launched in April, followed by Bally’s in June and Golden Nugget in August. Each of these three operators has been consistent in the revenue figures they produce.

Bally’s has posted at least $2.2 million in revenue in the last three months, while Golden Nugget registered $6.4 million in September revenue, despite taking a hit last month, producing $5.3 million.

Golden Nugget has been the most impressive of the three, most likely because of its brand awareness and being under the umbrella of DraftKings.

However, the three operators have proven that others are welcome and can be profitable within the state. Operators such as Fanatics and bet365 are likely to launch at some point in early 2024, which could enhance the online casino industry even further.

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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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