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bread casino revenue jumps to $448 million in September

October 20—Pennsylvania casinos saw an increase in revenues last month, state regulators said, a jump from the gradual decrease felt across the industry since the record-breaking month of March.

In all, casinos generated $448.4 million in September, according to a report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That’s one of the highest revenue totals recorded since March, when a record $462.7 million was generated, and April, when the industry saw $461.6 million.

Since those record-breaking totals, revenues have largely been on the decline.

September’s total, however, is a $23 million increase from the $425.3 million generated in August and $32.8 million more than what was recorded during the same period last year.

Total tax revenue generated last month through all forms of gambling and fantasy contests totaled $182.1 million.

Of the state’s 16 licensed casinos, Hollywood Casino at Penn National in Dauphin County saw the highest total revenue in September, bringing in more than $65.9 million.

Locally, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh saw revenue reach $32.2 million. Of that, slot machines brought in $22.3 million, with more than $7.4 million generated from table games.

Sports betting at the North Shore casino brought in $2.4 million, which is $963,910 more than August, when it generated $1.4 million.

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In all, the casino saw $30.4 million wagered through retail and online sportsbooks.

At Hollywood Casino at the Meadows in Washington County, revenue totaled $27.5 million.

The facility brought in $13.7 million from slot machines and $2.4 million from table games. It saw $11.2 million from sports betting, which is $2.1 million more than the $9.1 million recorded in August. In all, $207.5 million was wagered through sports bets in September, officials said.

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Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in Fayette County generated more than $1.8 million, $1.7 million of which came from slot machines and $175,174 from table games.

Live! Casino Pittsburgh at Westmoreland Mall saw revenue reach $9.3 million. Of that, $8.1 million came from slot machines, $1 million from table games and $216,956 from retail sports wagering. That’s a roughly $57,500 increase from August, when sports betting generated $159,454.

The Hempfield facility saw $1.3 million generated on sports bets in September.

In casinos across the state in July, retail slot machine revenue totaled $198.5 million, and retail table games generated $81.6 million. In addition, $77.8 million was generated from online slot machines, $32.1 million from online table games and $2.6 million from online poker.

Video gaming terminals generated $3.4 million, and fantasy contests brought in $1.8 million, data show.

Retail and online sports wagering generated $50.2 million in revenues and saw $645.2 million wagered across the state as the NFL season kicked off.

“Pennsylvania sportsbooks are enjoying the expected annual boost that comes with the start of the NFL, but a 78% month-over-month jump handle to $645.2 million for September is more than most could have anticipated,” said Chris Imperiale, an analyst for Play Pennsylvania, an independent website covering legal and regulated gambling in the state.

“The 11.5% year-over-year increase for sports betting handles shows that the maturing Pennsylvania market has yet to see its peak in year four of online NFL betting and is a sign of higher betting volume to come.”

Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan by email at mtomasic@triblive.com or via Twitter.

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