The eastern American state of Pennsylvania reportedly saw its aggregated gross gaming revenues for October rise by 12.8% year-on-year to approximately $320.21 million despite the considerable impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a report from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper citing official figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the twelve land-based casinos in ‘The Keystone State’ saw their October aggregated gross gaming revenues from traditional slot and table games decline by about 16.1 % year-on-year to slightly over $218.06 million. This purportedly came after the venues were allowed to re-open from mid-June following an almost three-month shutdown instituted to help stop the spread of the potentially-lethal coronavirus ailment.
However, the newspaper reported that Pennsylvania’s collection of online casinos quickly filled this gap and saw their combined October gross gaming revenues skyrocket by some 1,109% year-on-year to roughly $59.76 million. There was purportedly also a 146% boost in receipts from remote and land-based sportsbetting for the 31-day period to around $36.77 million although fantasy sports conversely endured an associated 2% decline to just in excess of $3.19 million.
The newspaper reported that the state’s Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin facilities saw their individual October gross gaming revenues from land-based slot and table games tumble by 23.8% and 32.4% respectively although the former posted a 38% boost in receipts from sportsbetting to roughly $2.46 million. Elsewhere and The Meadows Racetrack and Casino purportedly chalked up an impressive 3,732% boost in takings from sports wagering to $3.4 million to offset a wider 15.5% decline and push its finishing monthly tally up by a comparative 23.8% to beyond $21 million.