Pennsylvania

Revenue from online poker in Pennsylvania slipped 2.4% month-to-month to $2.9 million in October, according to data from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

However, PA online poker revenue was up 17.8% year-to-year. October was also the third-highest month for the vertical in 2021.

PokerStars PA, on the Mount Airy Casino Resort license, remained the state’s top online poker room with about $1.9 million in revenue and 65% of the market, but both figures were down from $2.0 million and 67% in September.

WSOP PA maintained its second-place spot for a third consecutive month. It had $587k in revenue, down from $603k the month prior, but the market share remained unchanged at about 20.5%.

However, the two smaller poker operators, BetMGM Poker PA and Borgata Poker PA, sharing the same player pool, both grew their revenue and market share in October.

Operating under the Hollywood Casino license, BetMGM reported $303k of revenue and held 10.5% of the market in October, up from $271k and 9.5% in September. Meanwhile, Borgata, which is partnered with Rivers-Philadelphia, had $108k in revenue and about 4% of the market, up from $93k and about 3% the month prior.

PA online casino revenue eclipsed the $100 million mark by landing directly on it in October. Revenue from the vertical was up 5.4% month-to-month and 74.5% year-to-year.

Hollywood’s online casino operators—BetMGM, DraftKings and Barstool—led the vertical in October with $40.3 million in revenue and 40.5% of the market. Revenue was up month-to-month ($38.4 million) but market share was unchanged.

Rivers and its operator partners—Borgata and Rush Street Interactive (RSI), which owns the BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse brands—grossed $26.2 million and held 26% of the market in October. Revenue and market share at Rivers were both down slightly month-to-month, from $26.6 million and 28%.

Valley Forge Casino and its online casino partners, FanDuel Casino and Stardust Online Casino, had $18.8 million in revenue and about 19% of the market in October, up from $15.8 million and 16.5% in September.

PCGB data show the seven smaller online casino operators generated a combined $14.8 million in revenue, or 14.8% of the market. Both figures closely resembled September, when they combined for $14.1 million and had a 14.9% stake.

Despite an extra weekend in October, online sportsbook revenue dropped 8.2% month-to-month, and 9.5% year-to-year, to settle at $37.5 million. But October was still the fifth-highest month of 2021 in terms of revenue, and it was nearly tied with March and June.

The newly rebranded Hollywood Casino at The Meadows surged into second place with $9.6 million in revenue and 25.5% of the market, up from $5.1 million and 12.5% in September. Meadows is partnered with Barstool for retail sports betting and DraftKings for online sportsbook.

Valley Forge Casino and its partner, FanDuel Sportsbook PA, led the field with $19.3 million in online revenue from sports betting and 51.5% of the market in October. But those figures were down slightly from $21.2 million and 52% one month earlier.

Hollywood Casino Morgantown and its partner, BetMGM Sportsbook PA, rounded out the top sportsbooks with $4.3 million in revenue and 11.5% of the market. By comparison, it had $5.6 million in revenue and 13.5% of the market in September.