Pennsylvania Sports Betting Revenue

Updated on November 26, 2019

In November of 2018, Pennsylvania’s sports betting industry took its first regulated bet at The Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino.

As of October 2019, there are now 11 operational sportsbooks in the state.

Each month, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) releases numbers related to sports betting at each of the locations.

Understanding the components of PA sports betting revenue

Included in those numbers are revenue for each of the books. However, that money should not be confused with what each sportbook’s handle is. A casino’s sports betting handle is the total number of dollars in wagers the sportsbook accepted. Some of those are winners and some of those are losers.

That is why revenue is a much smaller number than handle. In Nevada, the average handle of a sportsbook is just 5.5 percent. The handle in other states like New Jersey and Mississippi have been a little higher so far, but since the numbers are from football season, it stands to reason handle will level out once a full year is in the books.

One thing that is unique about Pennsylvania sports betting revenue reporting from the PA Gaming Control Board (PGCB) accounts for how many promotional dollars a sportsbook spends in calculating gross revenue. So, especially in the instance of online sites, the revenue numbers look smaller than you may expect.

Of that revenue, the state takes 34 percent in taxes. Additionally, there is a two percent tax that goes to the local governments where the sportsbooks are located.

Big picture PA sports betting revenue numbers

848726100
Dollars of sports wagers

Total sports betting handle in PA history

61075497
Dollars of sports betting revenue

Total sports betting revenue in PA history

21494255

Total sports betting taxes to date for PA

Month-by-month PA sports betting revenue breakdowns

September 2019

Casino or Off-Track Betting FacilityTotal HandleTotal RevenueOnline HandleOnline RevenueRetail HandleRetail Revenue
Valley Forge Casino$88,546,350
$5,113,222
$85,128,312
$4,736,979
$3,418,038
$376,243
SugarHouse Casino$37,718,490
$2,900,092
$31,189,213
$1,842,228
$6,529,276
$1,057,865
Parx Casino$21,095,923
$2,396,453
$13,819,859
$1,323,248
$7,276,064
$1,073,205
Rivers Casino$30,807,702
$2,093,319
$23,487,556
$1,935,509
$7,320,146
$957,791
Mount Airy$4,901,840
$277,194
$4,529,421
$231,536
$372,418
$45,658
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course$3,286,460$590,006
00$3,286,460$590,006
South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook$2,316,720
$490,153
00$2,316,720
$490,153
Harrah’s Philadelphia$2,189,454
$347,873
00$2,189,454
$347,873
Presque Isle Downs$2,184,693
$2,184,693
00$2,184,693
$2,184,693
Oaks Race and Sportsbook$1,162,267
$146,041
00$1,162,267
$146,041
Mohegan Sun Pocono$294,723
$74,970
$294,723
$74,970
Statewide Total$194,504,622
$14,924,872
$158,154,361

$9,269,519

$36,350,260$5,655,352

August 2019

Casino or Off-Track Betting FacilityTotal HandleTotal RevenueOnline HandleOnline RevenueRetail HandleRetail Revenue
Valley Forge Casino Resort$37,822,688$2,217,754$35,279,681$2,042,424$2,543,007$175,330
SugarHouse Casino$30,390,890$1,232,058$25,023,833$415,290$5,367,057$816,768
Parx Casino$10,988,663$1,223,926$6,028,173$500,982$4,960,490$722,945
Rivers Casino$21,762,952$212,515$16,877,630($418,497)$4,885,322$631,012
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course$2,055,786$309,17100$2,055,786$309,171
South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook$1,997,420$337,68000$1,997,420$337,680
Harrah’s Philadelphia$1,879,243$251,29600$1,879,243$251,296
Presque Isle Downs$1,197,553$282,38400$1,197,553$282,384
Oaks Race and Sportsbook$942,856$48,23000$942,856$48,230
Statewide Total$109,038,051$6,115,016$83,209,317$2,540,199$25,828,734$3,574,817

July 2019

Casino or Off-Track Betting FacilityRetail HandleLand-Based
Revenue
Online HandleOnline RevenueTotal HandleTotal Revenue
SugarHouse Casino$4,288,325$530,421$22,162,651$540,766$26,450,976$1,071,187
Parx Casino$3,550,511$414,730$3,648,995$242,244$7,199,507$656,974
Rivers Casino$4,416,292$384,576$9,927,161($250,941)$14,343,453$133,634
Valley Forge Casino Resort$1,788,266$168,146$3,259,840$133,730$5,048,106$301,876
South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook$1,864,245$150,07400$1,864,245$150,074
Harrah’s Philadelphia$1,700,923$186,57400$1,700,923$186,574
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course$1,772,466$196,18800$1,772,466$196,188
Oaks Race and Sportsbook$789,502$110,16200$789,502$110,162
Presque Isle Downs$162,781$45,46900$162,781$45,469
Statewide Total$20,333,311$2,186,339$38,998,648$665,798$59,331,959$2,852,137

June 2019

Casino or Off-Track Betting FacilityRetail HandleLand-Based
Revenue
Online HandleOnline RevenueTotal HandleTotal Revenue
SugarHouse Casino$5,160,836$467,016$18,170,689$465,096$23,331,525$932,112
Parx Casino$5,175,829$367,206$307,011$18,432$5,482,841$385,638
Rivers Casino$6,203,733$247,309$848,520-$114,395$7,052,253$132,913
South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook$2,462,294$161,00100$2,462,294$161,001
Valley Forge Casino Resort$2,291,020$149,62100$2,291,020$149,621
Harrah’s Philadelphia$2,251,714$135,42100$2,251,714$135,421
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course$2,410,357$83,52000$2,410,357$83,520
Oaks Race and Sportsbook$1,052,241$76,59400$1,052,241$76,594
Statewide Total$27,008,024$1,687,686$19,326,220$369,133$46,334,244$2,056,819

May 2019

PropertyHandleGross RevenueTax
Rivers Sportsbook$7,924,510$641,029$230,771
SugarHouse Sportsbook$7,934,839$711,846$256,264
Parx Sportsbook$6,809,662$639,922$230,371
Hollywood Sportsbook$3,816,054$210,637$75,830
FanDuel at Valley Forge$2,739,475$240,766$86,675
Harrah's Philadelphia$2,589,147$138,094$49,714
South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook$2,745,803$168,815$60,773
The Oaks Race and Sportsbook$1,385,725$110,744$39,868
Total$35,934,215$2,861,853$1,030,267

April 2019

PropertyHandleGross RevenueTax
Rivers Sportsbook$8,159,827$871,753$313,831
SugarHouse Sportsbook$7,920,797$781,163$281,219
Parx Sportsbook$6,850,305$907,298$326,627
Hollywood Sportsbook$3,923,499$361,249$130,050
FanDuel at Valley Forge$3,050,424$379,731$136,703
Harrah's Philadelphia$2,718,595$282,740$101,786
South Philadelphia Turf Club$2,603,808$441,692$159,009
Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook$1,542,891$195,856$70,508
Total$36,769,145$4,221,482$1,519,734

March 2019

PropertyHandleGross RevenueTax
Rivers Sportsbook$11,901,967$1,344,398$483,983
SugarHouse Sportsbook$9,223,827$1,237,301$445,428
Parx Sportsbook$7,965,932$984,339$354,362
Hollywood Sportsbook$5,337,483$521,864$187,871
Harrah's Philadelphia$3,794,014$326,752$117,631
South Philadelphia Turf Club$3,550,264$534,253$192,331
FanDuel at Valley Forge$2,047,998$449,597$161,855
Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook$706,089$120,836$43,501
Total$44,527,574$5,519,340$1,986,962

February 2019

PropertyHandleGross RevenueTaxYTD Revenue
SugarHouse Sportsbook$7,091,933.11$522,308.00$188,030.88$1,266,998.00
Rivers Sportsbook$8,147,558.96$627,520.99$225,907.56$2,546,993.99
Parx Sportsbook$6,965,511.90$369,995.89$133,198.52$1,540,343.89
Hollywood Sportsbook$3,742,819.85$13,914.20$5,009.11$1,106,756.80
South Philadelphia Turf Club$2,601,650.62$275,876.90$99,315.69$367,711.90
Harrah's Philadelphia$2,951,267.50$137,200.52$49,392.19$240,769.52
Total$31,500,741.94$1,946,816.50$700,853.95$7,069,574.10

January 2019

CasinoHandleRevenueTaxYTD total revenue
SugarHouse Sportsbook$10,795,121$103,523$37,268$744,690
Rivers Sportsbook$9,543,112$853,316$307,194$1,919,473
Parx Sportsbook$5,382,620$1,170,348$421,325$1,170,348
Hollywood Sportsbook$4,817,151$284,624$102,465$808,219
South Philadelphia Turf Club$858,130$91,835$33,061$91,835
Harrah's Philadelphia$615,704$103,569$37,285$103,569
Total$32,011,839$2,607,205$938,597$4,838,133

December 2018

CasinoHandleRevenueTaxYTD total revenue
Rivers Casino$5,581,553$1,066,157$383,816$1,066,157
SugarHouse Casino$5,539,806$641,167$230,820$641,167
Hollywood Casino$5,051,730$299,222$107,720$1,449,386
Total$16,173,090$2,006,546$722,356$3,156,710

November 2018

CasinoHandleRevenueTaxYTD total revenue
Hollywood Casino$1,414,586.55 $508,996.60$183,238.77$508,996.60
Total$1,414,586.55 $508,996.60$183,238.77$508,996.60
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