PA Online Casinos Break US Record With $187.3 Million In September Revenue

Written By Corey Sharp on October 19, 2023 - Last Updated on January 18, 2024
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With the heart of fall approaching, gaming is starting to ramp back up. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) reported online casino operators produced $187.3 million in September revenue, a new US record.

PA online casinos shattered the record they set back in March, with a total of $181.5 million in revenue. After a down July where the state failed to exceed $170 million in earnings, players have shown why Pennsylvania is the largest online casino market in the country.

PlayPennsylvania Managing Editor Chris Imperiale said:

“Pennsylvania online casinos put together an incredible showing in September, setting a new all-time, all-market US iGaming record by generating over $187.3 million in gross revenue. This beat out the previous mark set in March 2023 of $181.5 million. The notable month’s earnings saw about a 9% boost from the previous month, and over a 34% increase year over year. Online casinos in PA have now topped at least $160 million in revenue in nine of the last ten months. With three months remaining in the calendar year, PA online casinos are on pace to exceed $2 billion in 2023 revenue, topping last year’s total around $1.7 billion. Pennsylvania’s market doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon and could be in the running for another record in October.”

Breakdown of PA online casino September 2023 revenues

Chart showing distribution of PA online casino revenue in September 2023

  • Online slots revenue: $142,578,465
  • Table games revenue: $42,351,221
  • Online poker revenue: $2,382,088

Full September revenue breakdown by PA casino licensee below.

PA online casinos continue their dominance

This is the fifth time Pennsylvania online casinos have broken a US iGaming record. The Keystone State has recorded at least $170 million in revenue in three of the last five months.

October 2022$151.7 million*
November 2022$155.9 million*
December 2022$166.9 million*
January 2023$160.3 million
February 2023$162.3 million
March 2023$181.5 million*
April 2023$167.2 million
May 2023$170.4 million
June 2023$164.3 million
July 2023$157.1 million
August 2023$171.9 million
September 2023*$187.3 million

*indicates US online casino record

Quick analysis from September PA online casino figures

  • Pennsylvania online casinos surpassed $1.5 billion in revenue in 2023, and are well on pace to cross $2 billion by the end of the year. The Keystone State is averaging $169.2 million in monthly earnings, which puts itself on a path to register $2.03 billion this year.
  • Golden Nugget PA recorded $6.4 million in revenue, the fifth-most among PA licenses. Those are strong figures in the operator’s second full month post-launch. Golden Nugget easily passed Bally Casino PA, which only posted $2.2 million in September revenue. Both operators entered the PA market a month apart as QGE applicants.
  • The Harrah’s Philadelphia license, operating Caesars Casino PA and Tropicana PA, registered its best-ever month. The pair of apps generated $7.5 million in revenue, about a million more than last month. After Tropicana launched in April, Harrah’s Philadelphia is finally reaping the benefits.


PA online casino revenue by operator in September 2023

LicenseeTotal RevenueSlotsTablesPokerPromosTaxes
Hollywood Penn National$75,019,016$54,645,512$20,038,903$334,601$10,165,985$27,277,492
Valley Forge$42,354,753$29,108,420$13,246,333$0$6,922,692$14,099,706
Rivers Philadelphia$34,610,140$30,631,826$3,861,473$116,841$5,366,230$14,279,620
Harrah's Philadelphia$7,478,929$5,410,524$1,606,145$462,260$260,754$3,109,497
Golden Nugget$6,361,549$6,232,807$128,742$0$1,452,429$2,267,376
Mount Airy$4,698,019$2,499,593$729,727$1,468,699$934,687$1,188,696
Live! Philadelphia$3,678,635$3,232,250$446,385$0$824,315$1,371,707
Wind Creek$2,395,708$2,226,135$169,573$0$550,575$931,934
Mohegan Pennsylvania$2,069,529$1,649,159$420,370$0$228,173$834,592
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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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