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Pennsylvania Gaming Dashboard – May 2020

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Pennsylvania’s igaming market surged last month, almost doubling month-on-month as land-based casinos remained closed.

iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are delighted to present the Pennsylvania iGaming Dashboard, providing a monthly breakdown of the latest figures from the Keystone State’s regulated gambling market.

The data will be updated monthly following the official release of figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. 

The vertical saw GGR rise to $43.1m in April, up from $24.9m in March. This was the highest monthly total since the market launched in July last year.

Slots not only accounted for the bulk of the activity, but also saw the biggest percentage rise as GGR climbed to $27.3m, up from $13.0m in March.

As has been the case in other areas, poker also performed well, with revenue up 71% to $5.3m. This was despite being offered by just one operator, The Stars Group, via its partnership with Mount Airy.

The rise in table games was less pronounced, with revenue of $10.5m, up from $8.8m in March.

Rivers Casino extended its market lead last month, taking its share on a GGR basis to 31.8%, up from 27.2% in March.

Second-placed Mount Airy was roughly flat at 24.3%, while Valley Forge lost even more ground – its market share fell to 18.4% in April, having already fallen sharply from 31.1% in February to 22.5% in March.

Sports betting was almost non-existent during the month, with GGR of just $2.9m online and zero in retail. This represented a 53% fall on March’s online total and an 83.8% drop from the market’s highest monthly total since opening of $17.9m in January.

However, the limited bets that did take place allowed the two DFS giants to slightly increase their market shares at the expense of less established online names.

After rebounding from its dramatic market share fall in February – when a bad month saw the previously unrivalled market leader’s share fall to just 1.4% on a GGR basis – Valley Forge/FanDuel pulled further ahead to 43.9% in April, up from 39.5% in March.

Meadows, which is partnered with DraftKings, increased its share to 24.5%, up from 21.3% the previous month.

Ficom Leisure also provides monthly figures on New Jersey in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard, Indiana in the Indiana iGaming Dashboard, and Iowa in the Iowa Gaming Dashboard

It also provides quarterly figures, available via, on the Spanish online market in the Spain iGaming Dashboard, on the Italian market in the Italy iGaming Dashboard, and on the Portuguese market in the Portugal iGaming Dashboard.

A European corporate advisory firm, Ficom Leisure is a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector.