Pennsylvania has experienced notable progress since its online gambling industry launched in July. Online slots have been soaring in popularity, with the game selection at Hollywood Casino amassing the most traffic and revenue in September.
SugarHouse is still holding the lead in overall revenue brought in the two-and-a-half months of legal online gambling in Pennsylvania. However, things are bound to change once the imminent online poker segment gets its introduction, boosting the industry even more.
- Pennsylvania online casinos generated the most revenue since the industry opening.
- Hollywood Casino online slots brought in $1.6 million in September revenue.
- SugarHouse still in the lead after the launch of legal online gambling.
Record-Breaking Hollywood Casino Online Slots Revenue
The Hollywood Casino, one of three legal online casino operators in Pennsylvania, managed to rake in the most revenue for their online slot games. As the latest records from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board indicate, it brought in a total of $1,631,130 in September.
The remaining two casinos – Parx and SugarHouse – only reached $1.6 million combined. They contributed with 24% and 26% of the total slot revenue – $3.2 million.
The Winning Factor
Hollywood’s figures mark the most revenue collected by a single operator since the iGaming market opened. This is just as significant as last month’s revenue – $2.5 million, showing the industry’s regular progress per month. Many find the reasons for it in the increased casino game selection, although their iPhone casino app release has a stake in all that, being the only iOS-compatible casino app in the state so far.
Table Games Holding Steady
Stagnant profits from the table game vertical across all three Pennsylvania online casinos have been recorded in both August and September. The total amounts to $900k, with Parx Casino taking the greater part of it.
- Parx brought in about $506k, the equivalent of 56% of the market for the last month.
- Hollywood and SugarHouse brought in much lower revenues – $166k and $229k, respectively.
A Drop in Pennsylvania’s Top Casino’s Numbers
SugarHouse seems to be going through a dry spell, with only $228,611 gross table game revenue in September, as opposed to August – $285,841. Slot revenue is going down as well, from a high $1.3 million in August to $840,072 in September. However, it all seems to be for the right reasons, as up to five players landed the progressive jackpot at the Divine Fortune online slot game.
Online Casino September Revenue
When online gambling launched in Pennsylvania, SugarHouse got off to an excellent start. Thanks to that, it is still holding onto the lead position of the chart for overall interactive gambling revenue per state. The following table shows how the three casino sites performed in September.
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What’s to Come for Pennsylvania Online Poker?
With slot numbers shooting up in September, the third iGaming vertical legalized across the Pennsylvania online gambling market seems all but forgotten. However, the situation is a bit more complex than it seems, with further holdups in the PokerStars launch expected closer into the year’s end.
Ever since it fell behind on its initial launch date in July, online poker action has been kept out of enthusiasts’ reach. With other online gaming verticals also regulated for the market – sports betting, online lottery, and daily fantasy – there is reason to believe that it should come full circle soon enough.