New Jersey, Pennsylvania Set New Online Casino Revenue Records

Online casino markets in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania continue to show no sign of decline any time soon. Both states hit monthly revenue records for the third consecutive month, and combined revenue for 2020 went over the $1 billion milestone for the two biggest mobile casino markets in the US.

DraftKings Casino appears poised to contend for the top spot in Pennsylvania, while two new online casino brands have joined the fray in the Keystone State in the past two months.

Resorts Digital Gaming realized the biggest monthly gain among New Jersey operators, as it continues to go back and forth with Borgata for the No. 2 spot behind Golden Nugget Atlantic City in New Jersey.

New Jersey Online Casino Revenue September 2020*

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsSeptember 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Golden Nugget Atlantic CityGolden Nugget, Betfair, SugarHouse, BetAmerica$26,005,184




-5.9%




$235,270,897



+89.5%



Borgata Hotel CasinoBorgata, BetMGM, PartyCasino, Pala Casino$19,498,498
+2.5%
$128,230,476
+163.4%


Resorts Digital GamingResorts, Mohegan Sun, PokerStars Casino, DraftKings Casino$19,243,943



+13.8%



$134,542,578




+118.7%



Caesars InteractiveCaesars, Harrah’s, 888 Casino, Wynn$7,341,572



-7.7%




$56,286,043




+60.1%



Tropicana Casino & ResortTropicana, Virgin Casino, William Hill $5,997,717


-7.2%




$50,737,712




+52.9%



Hard Rock Atlantic CityHard Rock, Unibet, Bet365$6,210,901



+3.5%




$42,111,904



+157.8%



Ocean Casino ResortOcean Online Casino, Parx Casino$781,666



+7.6%




$7,561,297



+92.6%



Totals$85,079,481+0.4%$654,740,907+102.7%

*Revenue figures do not include online poker.

Another Month, Another Record For NJ Online Casinos

New Jersey’s online casinos broke revenue records for the third consecutive month, as September, August, and July 2020 now stand as the top three monthly revenue months in the history of the New Jersey market.

Online casinos (not including poker) brought in $85,079,481 for September, for a small 0.4% gain over August revenue. Resorts Digital Gaming moved as the biggest gainer in month-over-month earnings, with a 13.8% increase over August. Those gains put Resorts Digital just behind Borgata for the No. 2 spot in revenue by operator.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City still reigns as the top operator in the Garden State, with 36% of 2020 market share through September. Golden Nugget is up 89.5% in year-over-year revenue, with the New Jersey market as a whole ahead 102.7% versus this time last year.

The September revenue figures from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement can be seen here.

New Jersey Online Poker Revenue September 2020

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsSeptember 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Caesars InteractiveWSOP, 888$1,005,032


-23.5%




$13,314,200





+94.3%



Resorts Digital GamingPokerStars NJ$767,272


--21.0%



$10,258,628



+91.7%




Borgata Hotel CasinoBorgata, partypoker NJ, BetMGM, Pala Poker$750,126

-11.3%

$6,513,146


+88.8%



Totals$2,554,216-15.8%$30,867,886+92.1%

New Jersey’s regulated online poker sites continue to experience revenue declines, aside from a July spike in traffic thanks to the WSOP Online Bracelet Events series on the Caesars Interactive network.

September revenue finished at $2,554,216, down 15.8% from August. New Jersey’s online poker sites set a monthly revenue record for the state in April, but the market hasn’t been able to get back to that level apart from July’s WSOP attraction.

Atlantic City casinos have the green light to finally reopen live poker rooms next week, which could have a further diminishing effect on the online poker industry in New Jersey.

Pennsylvania Online Casino Revenue September 2020*

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsSeptember 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
Rivers Casino PhiladelphiaSugarHouse, BetRivers$16,115,147


-6.0%



$110,060,637


Penn National DraftKings CasinoDraftKings Casino$10,192,042



+55.3%



$29,994,137



Valley Forge Casino ResortFanDuel Casino$9,106,006



+4.5%



$63,696,079



Parx CasinoParx Casino$6,222,218



-16.5%



$45,003,981



Penn National Hollywood CasinoHollywood Casino$4,223,573




+2.3%





$37,825,295



Mount Airy Casino ResortPokerStars Casino$4,128,725


-21.6%



$35,158,845


Mohegan Sun PoconoUnibet$2,379,077




-20.5%



$17,305,501



Harrah’s PhiladelphiaCaesars$784,462



+8.3%



$4,264,139



Wind Creek BethlehemWind Creek Casino$562,245


+163.2%



$810,307




Presque Isle Down and CasinoBetAmerica$405,903



+1125.7%


$2,118,877



Live! Casino PhiladelphiaPlayLive! Casino$104,214
+315.3%
$129,305
Totals$54,665,891+2.7%$346,367,103

*Revenue figures do not include online poker.

More Records Set As PA Online Casinos Hit All-Time Monthly High

Much like the bordering state of New Jersey, Pennsylvania’s online casino industry hit an all-time new monthly high for the third consecutive month. The Keystone State saw its mobile casinos bring in $54,665,891 in revenue, up 2.7% from a previous record-high set in August.

The Penn National Gaming DraftKings Casino license surged to the No. 2 spot in the September revenue race, according to the monthly figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

The Pennsylvania market continues to host a hyper-competitive online casino market, as Rivers Casino (Play SugarHouse, BetRivers), Penn National Gaming (DraftKings Casino and Hollywood Casino as separate licenses), and Valley Forge Casino (FanDuel Casino) all vie for a share of the nation’s second-largest mobile casino market.

Wind Creek Bethlehem and Live! Casino Philadelphia have both debuted online casino products in the last two months as the PA online casino industry continues to expand.

Pennsylvania Online Poker Revenue September 2020*

Retail OperatorOnline SkinSeptember 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
Mount Airy Casino ResortPokerStars PA$2,376,045-12.9%$28,303,023

The state-regulated online poker market in Pennsylvania is about to get another player, with 888poker approved for launch by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. PokerStars PA is still the only game in town for Pennsylvania players right now, however, and the platform saw revenues decline for a fourth straight month after record-setting numbers in April and May.

PokerStars PA pulled in $2,376,045 in September, down 12.9% versus August. The PACOOP online tournament series hit the PokerStars PA network in the latter half of September, but online poker is still experiencing a decline in popularity in Pennsylvania.

Delaware Online Casino Revenue September 2020

Online OperatorOnline SkinsSeptember 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
888 CasinoDelaware Park, Dover Downs, Harrington$840,146
+4.6%$6,013,584

+148.0%

Delaware Online Poker Revenue September 2020

Online OperatorOnline SkinsSeptember 2020 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
888 PokerDelaware Park, Dover Downs, Harrington$51,404-5.8%$524,178+142.2%

Online casinos gained 4.6% in September, while online poker dipped a but with a 5.8% decline in month-over-month revenue versus August. While those numbers remain steady, 2020 has overall represented a huge surge in both online poker and casino gaming in Delaware.

Both mobile casinos and poker run on an integrated platform operated by 888. Online casino gaming is up 148% over 2019, while online poker has gained 142.2% year-over-year. The September figures from the Delaware Lottery can be found here.

West Virginia Online Casino Revenue Septemeber 2020

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsSeptember 2020 Revenue*Month-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue**
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town RacesDraftKings Casino$896,959

+28.4%

$1,940,861

The GreenbrierBetMGM$432,469

+568.0%

$497,213

Totals$1,329,429+74.2%$2,438,074

*total revenue figures for weeks ending in September 2020

**total revenue figures for weeks ending in 2020

The newest US online casino market got up and running in July 2020 with the debut of DraftKings Casino. Licensed to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, DraftKings Casino notched a 28.4% month-to-month revenue increase in its second full month in business.

West Virginia’s second online casino to launch, BetMGM, went live in late August. In September, the first full month of operations, BetMGM brought in $432,469 under the Greenbrier license.

The revenue figures reported by the West Virginia Lottery, which post weekly, can be found here.

About the Author

Geoff Fisk

Geoff Fisk is a San Diego-based freelance 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 is an avid sports fan, but poker is his passion.