Pennsylvania Reports First Online Gambling Revenue

Three Pennsylvania casinos took in $812,306 in revenue from online gamblers playing slot machines and table games in the inaugural month of iGaming.

SugarHouse Casino, Parx Casino and Holywood Casino at Penn National Race Course reported modest revenue hauls from their new online offerings, launched in the middle of July, based on the Pennsylvania Gaming Manage Board. The state collected $326,700 in taxes on the $812,306 in income.

Online casino games amounted to less than 0.3 percent of the total month-to-month revenue for the state’s casino business, which reported $281.five million in total gaming income in July, up 1.1 percent more than the previous year.

But as more casinos launch internet gaming offerings — allowing gamblers to wager “real money” on slot machines, roulette and blackjack from anyplace within the state with web access — business analysts expect more business will move online.

SugarHouse reported $422,796 in on-line gaming income; Parx Casino reported $26,124; and Hollywood Casino reported $129,386.

In New Jersey, exactly where on-line gaming launched 5 years ago, operators reported $39.3 million in internet gaming income in July, about 11.8 % from the state’s total month-to-month gaming income of $334.four million.

Nevada and Delaware would be the only other states exactly where on-line casino gambling is legal.

Internet gaming was authorized below the sweeping 2017 expansion of Pennsylvania’s gaming law. Casino operators could purchase separate licenses for on-line slots, casino games, or poker. Most operators paid $10 million license charges to get all 3 web gaming licenses. Two out-of-state operators also bought licenses that went unclaimed by Pennsylvania casinos.

None from the Pennsylvania operators have yet to be authorized to launch online peer-to-peer poker.

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