More Big Numbers For US Online Casinos In February

US legal online casinos boomed in 2020, and so far 2021 appears on pace to shatter last year’s record-setting numbers.

The industry welcomed a new big player with the launch of Michigan’s online casinos in January. February marked the first complete month of operations for Michigan’s mobile casino apps.

The revenue numbers are in, and Michigan’s online casinos put up February revenue numbers that might exceed even the highest of expectations. Markets are thriving in states that elected to legalize online casinos.

New Jersey Online Casino Revenue February 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsFebruary 2021 RevenueMonth-To-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Golden Nugget Atlantic CityGolden Nugget, Betfair, SugarHouse, TwinSpires$27,907,842
-10.5%
$59,095,678
+44.2%
Borgata Hotel CasinoBorgata, BetMGM, PartyCasino, Pala Casino$25,717,183
-7.4%
$53,500,175
+189.0%
Resorts Digital GamingResorts, Mohegan Sun, PokerStars Casino, DraftKings Casino$19,741,735
-10.2%
$41,737,143
+71.2%
Caesars InteractiveCaesars, Harrah’s, 888 Casino, WynnBET, WSOP.com$8,557,787+33.5%$14,969,966+325.3%
Tropicana Casino & ResortTropicana, Virgin Casino, William Hill $6,510,468-7.5%
$13,552,383
+65.2%
Hard Rock Atlantic CityHard Rock, Unibet, Bet365$4,528,983
-19.6%$10,164,995+92.2%
Ocean Casino ResortOcean Online Casino, Parx Casino$846,488-12.8%$1,817,167+89.6%
Totals$93,810,486-7.1%
$194,837,507
+91.3%

Fast Start To 2021 Continues For New Jersey Online Casinos

New Jersey’s mobile casino apps hit an all-time high in January, clearing the $100 million revenue mark for the first time. February saw total revenue dip 7.1% month-to-month, although January included three extra days compared to February.

The Borgata interactive gaming license (Borgata, BetMGM, PartyCasino, Pala Casino) keeps chipping away at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City license (Golden Nugget, Betfair, SugarHouse, TwinSpires) for the No. 1 spot in the battle for state market share. 

With two months in the books, New Jersey online casinos are on pace to go over the $1 billion revenue mark by the end of 2021. The end of February figures puts New Jersey 91.3% ahead of the year-to-date marks set in 2020.

You can view the monthly revenue reports from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement here.

Pennsylvania Online Casino Revenue February 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsFebruary 2021 RevenueMonth-To-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Penn National Hollywood CasinoDraftKings Casino,
Hollywood Casino, BetMGM
$27,969,368
+1.4%
$55,560,384
+1077.0%
Rivers Casino PhiladelphiaSugarHouse, BetRivers$17,993,446
-14.3%$38,984,244+369.4%
Valley Forge Casino ResortFanDuel Casino$15,539,798+5.4%$30,287,392N/A
Mount Airy Casino ResortPokerStars Casino$7,238,603+100.3%$10,852,119+61.9%
Parx CasinoParx Casino$3,955,843-25.5%$9,266,068+131.8%
Mohegan Sun PoconoUnibet$2,146,331
-23.0%$4,934,527+226.9%
Harrah’s PhiladelphiaCaesars$1,374,329
-3.5%$2,798,502N/A
Wind Creek BethlehemWind Creek Casino$655,616
+18.7%$1,207,981N/A
Presque Isle Down and CasinoTwinSpires$518,285+184.3%$700,583N/A
Live! Casino PhiladelphiaPlayLive! Casino$396,839-18.6%
$884,189N/A
Totals$77,788,458
-3.3%
$155,475,989+364.8%

February Marks Another Big For Pennsylvania Mobile Casinos

The shorter month didn’t stop Pennsylvania’s online casinos from posting another run of success. February mobile casino revenue ended up just under $77.8 million.

Powered by a trio of platforms (DraftKings Casino, Hollywood Casino, BetMGM), the Penn National Hollywood Casino license tops the revenue rankings in February. Rivers Philadelphia’s pair of products (BetRivers, SugarHouse) makes the Rush Street Interactive-owned mobile casino line a major player in Pennsylvania as well.

Despite the loss of three days compared to January, Penn National and Valley Forge Casino (FanDuel Casino) actually posted gains month-to-month. The Pennsylvania online casino market continues to thrive, as seen by the February revenue figures posted by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Michigan Online Casino Revenue February 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsFebruary 2021 RevenueYTD Revenue
MGM Grand DetroitBetMGM$26,912,268$37,988,248
MotorCity Casino HotelFanDuel Casino
$14,917,481
$20,887,843
Bay Mills Indian CommunityDraftKings Casino
$13,722,043$19,952,396
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa IndiansPokerStars Casino$5,150,935$6,928,454
Greektown Casino HotelBarstool Casino$4,705,501$4,705,501
Little River Band of Ottawa IndiansBetRivers$3,905,410
$5,122,883
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa IndiansWynnBET$2,289,613
$2,939,337
Keweenaw Bay Indian CommunityGolden Nugget $1,964,634
$2,405,302
Hannahville Indian CommunityTwinSpires $1,066,635
$1,121,213
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa IndiansWilliam Hill Casino$360,484
$482,498
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi IndiansFour Winds Casino$193,012$193,012
Totals$75,188,016
$102,726,688

Michigan Mobile Casino Market Booms In First Full Month

A new major player officially arrived in the US legal online casino market with the January 2021 iGaming launch in Michigan. The first full month of operations for Michigan’s online casinos saw the state’s 11 platforms combine for $75,188,016 in adjusted revenue.

That figure outs Michigan just behind Pennsylvania as the No. 2 mobile casino market in the US. That status is even more impressive considering Michigan just went live with online casinos on January 22, 2021.

BetMGM leads the Michigan market for now, with DraftKings Casino and FanDuel Casino both looking like major factors in the state’s legal online casino market. Michigan’s mobile casino platforms earned $13.86 million in monthly tax revenue for the state in February.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board’s revenue reports can be viewed here.

West Virginia Online Casino Revenue February 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsFebruary 2021 Revenue*Month-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue**
The GreenbrierBetMGM$1,801,989
+14.0%
$3,382,185
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town RacesDraftKings Casino$1,646,372-8.8%
$3,452,463
Totals$3,448,361+1.8
$6,834,648

*total revenue figures for weeks ending in February 2021

**total revenue figures for weeks ending in 2021

BetMGM, DraftKings Battle For West Virginia Market Share

West Virginia’s online casino industry sees an almost dead-even battle for market supremacy in the early months of 2021. The Mountain State’s pair of online casinos, BetMGM and DraftKings, have pulled almost identical revenue numbers through the first two months of the year.

The state’s online casinos posted a 1.8% month-to-month revenue gain, despite losing three days against January. February and January 2021 easily stand as the two biggest revenue-earning months in the history of West Virginia’s mobile casino market.

You can view the West Virginia Lottery’s revenue breakdown here.

Delaware Online Casino Revenue February 2021

Online OperatorOnline SkinsFebruary 2021 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
888 CasinoDelaware Park, Dover Downs, Harrington$751,291
+1.73%
$1,489,816
+109.0%

Solid February Numbers For 888 Casino In Delaware

The nation’s longest-running mobile casino market continues to enjoy a renaissance of sorts. Delaware’s integrated 888 Casino platform has posted just under $1.5 million in revenue so far in 2021, good for a 109% gain year-over-year versus 2020.

Online casino revenue reports from the Delaware Lottery show $751,291 in February revenue, marking a slight 1.7% gain over January.

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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.