US Online Casinos Showed No Signs Of Slowing Down In November

The upward growth trend for online casino revenue slowed down in New Jersey and Pennsylvania this month, but iGaming is still booming in the two biggest US markets for mobile gambling.

New Jersey’s online casinos posted the second-best month in the history of the state’s industry, while Pennsylvania extended its streak of record-breaking revenues for a fifth straight month.

Online casino revenue in New Jersey is beginning to approach land-based casino revenues, as a landmark year for legal online casino gaming continues in 2020.

New Jersey Online Casino Revenue November 2020*

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsNovember 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Golden Nugget Atlantic CityGolden Nugget, Betfair, SugarHouse, BetAmerica$26,029,377-7.5%$289,426,795+81.2%
Borgata Hotel CasinoBorgata, BetMGM, PartyCasino, Pala Casino$22,723,648+6.4%$172,309,274+169.7%
Resorts Digital GamingResorts, Mohegan Sun, PokerStars Casino, DraftKings Casino$20,234,928-2.7%$175,563,697+114.7%
Caesars InteractiveCaesars, Harrah’s, 888 Casino, Wynn$7,114,307-2.3%
$70,681,518+65.5%
Hard Rock Atlantic CityHard Rock, Unibet, Bet365$6,270,818+14.8%
$53,843,682+165.0%
Tropicana Casino & ResortTropicana, Virgin Casino, William Hill $6,109,772-15.7%
$64,093,142+57.4%
Ocean Casino ResortOcean Online Casino, Parx Casino$947,732+39.8%
$9,187,121+83.1%
Totals$89,430,582-1.7%$835,105,229+101.6%

*Revenue figures do not include online poker.

Another Strong Month For New Jersey’s Mobile Casinos

The four-month streak of New Jersey online casinos breaking monthly revenue records came to an end in November. Online casino gaming is still booming in the Garden State, however.

New Jersey’s online casinos set an all-time high in July, posting $82.64 million in revenue. August, September, and October each set new monthly benchmarks as mobile gaming revenue surged for New Jersey operators.

November revenues dropped 1.7% from October, bringing in over $89.4 million. That marks the second-highest revenue-earning month in the history of the state’s online casino industry.

New Jersey’s land-based casinos, by comparison, brought in $146.5 million in November from slots and table games. The Golden Nugget Atlantic City license still reigns supreme in New Jersey, but Borgata and Resorts Digital Gaming continue to creep up on Golden Nugget’s market share.

With one month remaining in 2020, online casinos have earned more than $835 million this year. Could a $1 billion year happen for New Jersey’s mobile casinos in 2021?

The November figures from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement can be viewed here.

New Jersey Online Poker Revenue November 2020

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsNovember 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Caesars InteractiveWSOP, 888$958,481
+0.7%
$15,224,332
+86.6%
Resorts Digital GamingPokerStars NJ$736,590-12.6%$11,837,525+85.2%
Borgata Hotel CasinoBorgata, partypoker NJ, BetMGM, Pala Poker$701,546-3.1%
$8,720,420
+87.6%
Totals$2,396,617-4.8%$33,377,660+86.4%

New Jersey’s three regulated online poker operators held steady in November, with just under $2.4 million in combined revenue earned. November marked the third straight month in which New Jersey’s poker sites took in right around that number, with September ($2.55 million) and October (just under $2.52 million) showing similar figures.

December could be a big month for online poker in New Jersey, with the World Poker Tour running a Main Tour event on the partypoker US Network, which includes three of the skins under the Borgata license.

Pennsylvania Online Casino Revenue November 2020*

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsNovember 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
Rivers Casino PhiladelphiaSugarHouse, BetRivers$16,572,721-0.2%
$143,237,659
Penn National DraftKings CasinoDraftKings Casino$11,633,912+5.3%
$52,671,791
Valley Forge Casino ResortFanDuel Casino$10,384,395+3.6%$84,107,245
Parx CasinoParx Casino$5,916,326-0.2%$56,850,100
Penn National Hollywood CasinoHollywood Casino$4,062,730-9.7%$46,385,117
Mount Airy Casino ResortPokerStars Casino$3,928,850-12.8%$43,594,482
Mohegan Sun PoconoUnibet$2,449,717-5.6%$22,351,079
Harrah’s PhiladelphiaCaesars$1,523,626+96.8%$6,561,995
Wind Creek BethlehemWind Creek Casino$357,547-40.0%$1,763,788
Live! Casino PhiladelphiaPlayLive! Casino$294,093+5.6%$701,861
Presque Isle Down and CasinoBetAmerica$242,355-50.0%$2,846,184
Totals$57,366,272+0.05%$461,071,301

*Revenue figures do not include online poker.

Pennsylvania Mobile Casinos Extend Peak Performance

Like New Jersey, Pennsylvania enjoyed a four-month streak of successive record-setting months in online casino revenues from July through October. November revenue figures posted by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board saw that run continue, with mobile casinos showing a slight gain of 0.05% from October.

The top three operators in the state all posted similar numbers for the second consecutive month. Rivers Philadelphia, Penn National’s DraftKings Casino license, and Valley Forge Casino (FanDuel Casino‘s land-based partner) take the top three market share spots in the booming Pennsylvania market.

Total revenue for Pennsylvania’s online casinos went over the $461 million mark in November. By year’s end, the Keystone State’s mobile casino market will likely top the half-billion mark in annual revenue.

Pennsylvania Online Poker Revenue November 2020

Retail OperatorOnline SkinNovember 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
Mount Airy Casino ResortPokerStars PA$2,409,235
-0.5%
$33,134,763

Consistent Earnings From PokerStars PA

Pennsylvania’s one operating legal poker site, PokerStars PA, hovered around the $2.4 million revenue mark for the third consecutive month. Pennsylvania poker players will soon have more online options to choose from, as both 888 and partypoker are expected to enter the state sometime in 2021.

PokerStars PA debuted in November 2019, with this month marking the one-year period for PokerStars in the Pennsylvania market. The Pennsylvania platform has earned more than $33 million in revenue for 2020.

West Virginia Online Casino Revenue November 2020

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsNovember 2020 Revenue*Month-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue**
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town RacesDraftKings Casino$1,143,082-14.6%$4,077,301
The GreenbrierBetMGM$913,964
+12.7%
$2,222,007
Totals$2,057,046+61.7%$6,299,308

*total revenue figures for weeks ending in November 2020

**total revenue figures for weeks ending in 2020

Slight Drop For WV Online Casinos In November

West Virginia’s pair of online casinos combined for more than $2 million in monthly revenue for the second straight month. November’s figure of $2,057,046 dipped slightly, however, down 4.3% from October’s all-time high.

Both BetMGM and DraftKings Casino debuted in West Virginia in August 2020, and the state’s mobile casino market is still in its infancy as 2020 comes to a close. The weekly revenue figures from the West Virginia Lottery can be viewed here.

Delaware Online Casino Revenue November 2020

Online OperatorOnline SkinsNovember 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
888 CasinoDelaware Park, Dover Downs, Harrington$531,598
-11.5%$7,145,619

+138.1%

Delaware Online Poker Revenue November 2020

Online OperatorOnline SkinsNovember 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
888 PokerDelaware Park, Dover Downs, Harrington$36,472
-15.7%
$603,926

+130.2%

Has Delaware Online Gaming Revenue Peaked For 2020?

Both online casino and poker revenues declined for the third consecutive month in Delaware. The state’s 888-powered online casino platform dipped 11.5% from October to November and is down almost 50% from its peak 2020 month in May ($1.13 million).

Online poker dropped 15.7% in November when compared to October. Online gaming revenue is still up big versus 2019, however, as both mobile casino and poker revenue is up more than 130% against year-to-date figures from November 2019.

The Delaware Lottery’s revenue reports can be viewed 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.