US Online Casino and Poker States Report Mixed Revenue Numbers for June

Legal online casino platforms saw continued traction from US players in June. New Jersey monthly revenue nearly matched the record-setting numbers reported from the Garden State in May, as the state’s retail casinos stayed closed for the entire month.

Online casino platforms in Pennsylvania and Delaware continued to enjoy success as well, even with land-based casinos reopening in those states in June.

New Jersey Online Casino Revenue June 2020*

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJune 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Golden Nugget Atlantic CityGolden Nugget, Betfair, SugarHouse, BetAmerica$29,149,825

+0.3%

$150,135,384
+90.9%
Borgata Hotel CasinoBorgata, BetMGM, PartyCasino, Pala Casino$15,982,826
+2.2%

$75,252,095
+155.0%
Resorts Digital GamingResorts, Mohegan Sun, FOX Bet, DraftKings Casino$15,963,179
+0.3%
$81,496,183
+103.8%
Caesars InteractiveCaesars, Harrah’s, 888 Casino$7,401,273
-3.2%

$34,147,048
+46.0%
Tropicana Casino & ResortTropicana, Virgin Casino$6,048,560
-9.7%

$32,089,672
+45.6%
Hard Rock Atlantic CityHard Rock, Unibet, Bet365$5,784,154
+6.8%

$24,289,245
+133.2%
Ocean Casino ResortOcean Online Casino, Parx Casino$1,046,253
+0.2%

$4,839,443
+82.4%
Totals$81,376,070
-0.1%$402,249,070
+94.7%

*Revenue figures do not include online poker

More Big Numbers For New Jersey Online Casinos

June revenue figures for New Jersey’s online casinos came up just short of the all-time record set last month. Combined earnings across all online casinos ended at $81,376,070 for June, nearly identical to the May 2020 revenue figures of $81,423,413. The Division of Gaming Enforcement figures for June can be read here.

All retail casinos in New Jersey remained shut down for the entire month of June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. June marked the third full of closure for Atlantic City’s land-based casinos.

Coinciding with those shutdowns, April, May, and June 2020 marked the three biggest revenue-earning months in the history of New Jersey online casinos. Most Atlantic City retail casinos reopened in limited capacities at the beginning of July, which could affect next month’s online casino revenue figures.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City continues it’s reign as the top online casino operator. Golden Nugget NJ and Betfair Casino, both under the Golden Nugget Atlantic City license, operate as two of the top three revenue-earning online casino skins in the state.

New Jersey Online Poker Revenue June 2020

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJune 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Caesars InteractiveWSOP, 888$1,389,203

-20.4%
$8,169,296


+77.0%
Resorts Digital GamingPokerStars NJ$1,233,371
-10.7%
$7,373,370

+103.1%
Borgata Hotel CasinoBorgata, partypoker NJ, BetMGM, Pala Poker$914,503
-29.4%
$4,917,440
+90.0%
Totals$3,537,077
-21.7%
$20,460,106
+88.9%

Online poker revenues in New Jersey slowed down in June. Combined earnings came in at $3,537,077 for the month, down 21.7% from May.

After a record-setting April, revenues declined for the second consecutive month for New Jersey’s trio of online poker operators. Still, 2020 continues to march on as a big year for New Jersey’s online poker market overall, with revenues up 88.9% year-over-year versus 2019.

Each of the three online poker operators continue to earn relatively even shares of the overall market, with Caesars Interactive taking the top spot for June.

Pennsylvania Online Casino Revenue June 2020*

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJune 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
Rivers Casino PhiladelphiaSugarHouse, BetRivers$14,989,970
-14.8%
$61,343,718
Valley Forge Casino ResortFanDuel Casino$7,786,440
-3.0%
$37,474,323
Parx CasinoParx Casino$6,189,184
-10.0%
$23,902,130
Penn National Hollywood CasinoHollywood Casino$5,390,357
+1.9%

$22,610,110
Mount Airy Casino ResortFOX Bet$4,502,929
-28.4%

$21,537,460
Penn National DraftKings CasinoDraftKings Casino$4,168,031
+12.5%

$7,901,954
Mohegan Sun PoconoUnibet$2,529,311
+5.3%
$9,077,229
Harrah’s PhiladelphiaCaesars$760,553
-18.3%
$1,923,332
Presque Isle Down and CasinoBetAmerica$497,558
+263.2%
$1,351,982
Totals$46,814,333
-8.6%
$187,122,238

*Revenue figures do not include online poker

Pennsylvania Players Continue To Go Online

June 2020 saw Pennsylvania’s online casinos post the second-highest overall monthly revenue in the industry’s history. Revenue for June posted at $46,814,333.

That number is down 8.6% from May’s record-setting figure of over $51 million, but still stands as the second-biggest month ever for Pennsylvania’s online casinos, by far.

Land-based casinos in the Keystone State began reopening in June. Even with the return of retail gambling, however, the state’s online casinos continued to flourish.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia still sits atop the mountain among online casino operators in Pennsylvania. Rivers Casino’s two skins, SugarHouse and BetRivers, are scheduled to merge into a single BetRivers-branded platform later this year.

Penn National Gaming’s pair of brands (Hollywood Casino and DraftKings Casino) brought in more than $9.6 million combined in June. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) reports revenue for the two skins as different licenses.

The full June rundown from the PGCB can be found here.

Pennsylvania Online Poker Revenue June 2020

Retail OperatorOnline SkinJune 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
Mount Airy Casino ResortPokerStars PA$3,240,917
-29.5%
$20,211,281

PokerStarsPA, the lone online poker operator in Pennsylvania, realized declining revenues for the second straight month. The numbers have tapered off since a record-setting month in April, but PokerStars PA still stood as the top-earning legal online poker platform in the US with $3,240,917 in June 2020 revenue.

While Pennsylvania retail casinos reopened in June and July, live poker room continued to remain shuttered. PokerStars PA should still function as the go-to outlet for Pennsylvania poker players in the months to come.

Delaware Online Casino Revenue June 2020

Online OperatorOnline SkinsJune 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
888 CasinoDelaware Park, Dover Downs, Harrington$906,864
-12.9%
$41,83,459
+149%

Delaware Online Poker Revenue June 2020

Online OperatorOnline SkinsJune 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
888 CasinoDelaware Park, Dover Downs, Harrington$57,742
-38.6%
$355,586
+150.7%

Delaware’s retail casino reopened June 1, and the state’s online casino and poker revenue figures dipped after big months in April and May.

Online casino revenue still logged the second-biggest numbers in the history of the industry in Delaware, however, ending up at $906,864 for the month. May, June, and April 2020 stand as the top three revenue-earning months of all time for Delaware’s single online casino platform, operated by 888.

Online poker, also offered on the 888 platform, saw revenues decline by 38.6% from May. June figures reported by the Delaware Lottery can be found here.

About the Author

Geoff Fisk

Geoff Fisk is a San Diego-based writer, specializing in the poker and gambling industries. He’s written for numerous platforms and has traveled the globe as a live poker tournament reporter. Geoff’s interests include the legal online poker industry in the U.S. and abroad.