According to figures released this week by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the US state enjoyed a new monthly record for revenue generated by igaming.
In addition to that, sports betting in December 2020 was the highest yet, surpassing the amount wagered in October of last year. Retail operations at casinos and VGT venues were shut down on December 12 through the entire month.
Total revenue from all forms of gaming and fantasy contests in the month was $168.7m, down 42.19 per cent on December of 2019. But igaming receipts were $46.2m compared with $5.5m - a 730.2 per cent uplift. Sports betting drop was $34m compared with $11.3m, up nearly 200 per cent and igaming tables revenue stood at $22.6m compared with $2.5m.
For the full year all forms of gambling in the state showed a 22.2 per cent drop, mainly through casino closure days totalling 1,473 or one-third of the number of days the 13 casinos in the state would have been operating in a normal year.