According to newly released PGCB (Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board data, Pennsylvania set a new monthly gaming revenue record in October. The nearly $426 million was covered by Ryan Mulligan for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The revenue total is a 33 percent increase compared with last October, PGCB reports.
It also exceeded the Keystone State’s previous July record of $423.6 million by more than 2 million. The record-breaking revenue generated $172.3 million in taxes for the Commonwealth.
Parx Casino in Bensalem had the highest revenue in October at $57.4 million. Next was Hollywood Casino at Penn National with $57.1 million, followed by Rivers Casino Philadelphia with $46.3 million.
Wind Creek Bethlehem with $46.2 million and Valley Forge Casino Resort with $42.9 million rounded out the top five.
Only two casinos in Pennsylvania saw their revenue decrease, including Mount Airy Casino and Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, PGCB says.
In October, local casinos saw a significant boost from in-person slots and table games, which compensated for the 36 percent year-over-year drop in revenue from sports betting. The revenue from table games also increased year over year by 40 percent.
Read more about Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s monthly results in the Philadelphia Business Journal.