Pa. casino revenue dips in May, but sports betting up at Live! Pittsburgh Casino

Revenue at Pennsylvania casinos continued a gradual decline in May, a trend seen across the state since the record-breaking month of March.

In all, more than $ 447.7 million in revenue was generated in May, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That’s a $ 13.8 million decrease from April, when revenue reached $ 461.6 million. It’s also significantly less than March, when revenue totaled $ 462.7 million, the highest monthly sum to date.

Despite that decrease, May’s numbers were 8% higher than the same period last year, when revenue totaled $ 413.1 million.

Legal gambling and fantasy contests last month generated $ 181.6 million in tax revenue for Pennsylvania.

Of the state’s 16 licensed casinos, Hollywood Casino at Penn National in Dauphin County saw the highest revenue in May, bringing in more than $ 62.8 million.

Locally, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh saw revenue reach $ 31.5 million. Of that, slot machines brought in $ 22.1 million, with more than $ 7.5 million generated from table games.

Sports betting at the North Shore casino brought in $ 1.7 million, which was $ 1.1 million more than April, when it generated $ 585,024. In all, the casino saw $ 23.8 million wagered through retail and online sportsbooks.

At Hollywood Casino at the Meadows in Washington County, revenue totaled $ 23.5 million.

The facility brought in $ 13.5 million from slot machines and $ 2.9 million from table games. It saw $ 7 million from sports betting. That’s more than double the $ 3.4 million generated in April. In all, $ 111.5 million was wagered at the facility in May, officials said.

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in Fayette County generated more than $ 2 million, $ 1.9 million of which came from slot machines and $ 137,376 from table games.

Live! Casino Pittsburgh at Westmoreland Mall saw revenue of $ 9.5 million. Of that, $ 8.1 million came from slot machines, $ 1.3 million from table games and $ 101,751 from retail sports wagering. That’s a $ 14,146 increase from April, when sports betting generated $ 87,605.

The Hempfield facility saw $ 992,163 generated on sports bets in May.

In casinos across the state in May, retail slot machine revenue totaled $ 205.6 million, and retail table games generated $ 88.5 million. In addition, $ 78.2 million was generated from online slot machines, $ 32.2 million from online table games and $ 2.8 million from online poker.

Video gaming terminals generated $ 3.6 million, and fantasy contests brought in $ 1.5 million, data show.

Retail and online sports wagering brought in $ 35 million.

Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, or via Twitter.

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