Pennsylvania sees betting and online casino soar

17 September 2019

Pennsylvania saw more than $100m (€90.8m/£80.5m) spent on both interactive gaming and sports betting during the first full month of operations.

A total of $111.8m was spent on interactive gaming in August, with $62.0m going on interactive slots and $49.7m on table games, according to figures from the Pennsyvlania Gaming Control Board.

The total wagered with the three operational online casinos was more than double the $49.2m in July, when online gaming was only available for the final 16 days of the month. Operators collected gross revenue of $3.43m in August.

Sports betting also passed $100m during the course of its first full month thanks to huge growth in online. More than three quarters of the $109.0m betting handle - $83.2m - was generated by the four online sports books. Total sports betting revenue, including retail, was at $9.9m.

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