- Pennsylvania’s iGaming revenue hits $100 million in July as poker continues to bring up the rear
- Slots and table games led the way, with Hollywood Penn National and Rivers Philadelphia accounting for 67% of the total revenue
- PokerStars PA drew the biggest share of poker action, although WSOP PA has now wrapped its first bracelet series distributing some $1.5 million in total prize pools
Pennsylvania has finally published the latest online gambling numbers, and results in July are encouraging, with state operators pulling over $100 million in revenue. Growth has been a part of the very fabric of the Keystone State, and July has been no exception by the look of it.
Slots and table games led the way once again, but poker continued to elicit interest with players who played at some of the biggest casinos in the state without leaving the comfort of their homes.
Pennsylvania’s casinos posted a total of $104,539,316, with Hollywood Penn National and Rivers Philadelphia leading the way with $36.8 million and $30.9 million, respectively. Put together, and these two casinos accounted for $67.7 million of the total market, a noteworthy achievement.
Valley Forged came up third with $15.2 million in revenue or twice as little as Rivers Philadelphia. The other six casinos, including Mohegan Sun Pocono, Harrah’s Philadelphia, Wind Creek, Parx, and Presque Isle, generated a total of $14 million together, bringing up the rear.
So How Much Did Poker Make in July?
Poker is once again not the star of the show, and that is understandable. Traditionally, poker is a “niche” market for most operators, and even big names in the industry have deferred their plans to go ahead with a poker launch.
For example, Pennsylvania was mostly dominated by PokerStars, which, until recently, was the only available operator. Penn National saw just $290,583 coming in from poker in July, but things did look up for Mount Airy, which has been prescient enough to sign up PokerStars as its main poker platform.
Online poker revenues for Mount Airy hit $1.9 million over the month, and the overall amount pulled between Penn National, Mount Airy, and other available platforms amounted to $2.6 million; still, just a drop in the ocean compared to the total online gaming revenue.
Other properties to have contributed with online poker revenue include Harrah’s Philadelphia with $241,691 and Rivers Philadelphia with $84,611. Meanwhile, the month of August has marked the end of the first WSOP PA online bracelet series.
The total prize pool in the Keystone State reached a respectable $1.5 million since the platform arrived in July 2021 as one of a few competitors to the dominant PokerStars PA.