Combined revenue for August from gaming in Pennsylvania increased 7.4% over last year to $457,153,095, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday.
Gaming revenue regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) includes slot machines, table games, internet gaming, sports wagering, fantasy contests and video gaming terminals (VGTs).
Slot machine revenue in August was $203,192,328, an increase of 0.95% over the $201,277,627 generated in August 2022. This despite the number of slot machines in operation in August 2023 being 25,206, a lower total than the 25,592 at the casinos at this time last year. Tax revenue from the play of slots machines in August was $102,847,638.
Revenue from retail table games revenue for August reached $82,676,497, an increase of 5.38% over the August 2022 total of $78,453,939. Total tax revenue from table games play during August 2023 was $13,513,405.
Internet casino-type Gaming (iGaming) generated revenue of $144,980,774 in August 2023, an increase of 35.27% over the $107,180,341 one year ago. Internet gaming play tax revenue during August 2023 was $63,190,517.
The sports wagering handle for August was $393,007,298, or 8.25% above the August 2022 total of $363,046,972. Tax revenue generated from sports wagering during August 2023 was $7,929,470.
VGT adjusted revenue for August 2023 was $3,484,985, 5.40% lower than the revenue of $3,683,907 at this time last year. By the end of August, VGT Terminal Operators were operating the maximum permitted five machines at 69 truck stop establishments, compared to five machines at 66 establishments at this time last year. Tax revenue collected from VGTs in August 2023 was $1,812,192.
Fantasy Contests revenue for August was $792,206, a decrease of 5.81% from last year at this time, when revenue was $841,087. Tax revenue collected from Fantasy Contests in August 2023 was $118,831.