Sports betting revenue in Pennsylvania declined 35.1% year-on-year in August, though the US state was still able to report an overall increase in gambling revenue.
Retail slots remain the primary source of gambling revenue in the state by some distance, drawing $203.2m. This is 1.0% higher than last year. Retail table games also jumped 5.4% to $82.7m.
Online casino gambling generated $145.0m in total revenue, a rise of 35.3%. Internet slots revenue hiked 39.0% to $105.3m and igaming tables revenue jumped 29.8% to $37.3m but online poker revenue slipped 10.9% to $2.4m.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National is still the operator to beat in igaming, bringing in some $60.3m in revenue. Valley Forge Casino Resort placed second on $32.4m, then Rivers Casino Philadelphia with $28.1m.
Sports betting struggles in Pennsylvania
In contrast to growth within the igaming sector, the sports betting market struggled during August.
Revenue was 35.1% lower year-on-year at $22.0m, with $19.3m coming from online and $2.7m retail wagering. This was despite handle increasing 8.3% to $393.0m during the month of August.
Hollywood Casino at the Meadows and Barstool moved into top spot with $7.4m worth of sports betting revenue. Former market leaders Valley Forge and FanDuel were second on $5.5m, then Hollywood Casino Morgantown and Barstool with $1.8m.
Looking at other gambling in Pennsylvania, video gaming terminal revenue declined 5.4% during August to $3.5m. Fantasy sports revenue also slipped 5.8% to $792,206.