HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania smashed its report for playing income, state regulators stated Monday, reporting almost $3.9 billion within the final fiscal 12 months as each class of wagering confirmed progress in one of many nation’s largest on line casino and playing states.
The rebound comes after pandemic-related shutdowns helped knock on line casino income down considerably.
The almost $3.9 billion from 14 working casinos, fantasy sports activities operators and truck stops for the fiscal 12 months ending June 30 beat the earlier excessive, two years in the past, by about 17% and final 12 months’s take by greater than 40%, in response to figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Management Board.
Income in casinos from slot machines, at slightly below $1.9 billion, and from desk video games, at $721 million, stays decrease than report highs in earlier years.
However different, newer classes leaped to new report highs.
On-line on line casino playing grew to just about $900 million in simply its second 12 months, whereas sports activities betting grew to $309 million in simply its third 12 months. Pennsylvania legalized each as a part of an aggressive playing enlargement in 2017.
Playing income additionally benefited from the opening of two new casinos, Reside! On line casino Philadelphia and Reside! On line casino Pittsburgh.
Pennsylvania dropped behind New Jersey in conventional on line casino playing income in 2020, eight years after it handed New Jersey to turn out to be the nation’s No. 2 playing income state behind Nevada, in response to figures compiled by the American Gaming Affiliation.