US Online Casino Revenue Roundup – July 2021

The nation’s leading iGaming markets have shown the viability of online casino legalization throughout 2021. Even as land-based casinos have gone back to full operations, mobile casino gaming continues to generate staggering revenue numbers this year.

New Jersey set an all-time iGaming record for the US in July, while Pennsylvania and Michigan both continued on a steady and successful revenue pace.

Only five states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, and Delaware) currently offer legal online casino gaming. Expect that list to grow in the upcoming years, however, as more states look to grab a piece of the legal iGaming pie.

New Jersey Online Casino Revenue July 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJuly 2021 RevenueMonth-To-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Borgata Hotel CasinoBorgata, BetMGM, PartyCasino, Pala Casino$36,464,340
+6.2%
$228,237,746
+138.0%
Golden Nugget Atlantic CityGolden Nugget, Stardust Casino, SugarHouse, TwinSpires$33,504,559+21.4%
$215,675,971
+18.7%
Resorts Digital GamingResorts, Mohegan Sun, PokerStars Casino, DraftKings Casino$23,295,171
+3.4%
$150,480,600
+40.7%
Caesars InteractiveCaesars, Harrah’s, 888 Casino, WynnBET, WSOP.com$10,194,267+8.9%
$63,319,096+21.5%
Tropicana Casino & ResortTropicana, Virgin Casino, Caesars $6,988,798+12.2%
$47,696,556
+24.6%
Hard Rock Atlantic CityHard Rock, Unibet, Bet365$6,645,764+15.1%$39,566,513+32.3%
Ocean Casino ResortOcean Online Casino, Parx Casino$1,545,678
+25.9%$8,233,652+36.0%
Premier EntertainmentPointsBet Casino$46,518N/A$46,518N/A
Totals$118,638,577+10.8%$753,210,134+47.5%

New Jersey iGaming revenue hit an all-time monthly record in July. Online casinos in the Garden State pulled $118,638,577 in monthly revenue, topping the previous high set in March 2021 ($113,669,187).

Mobile casino apps surged in popularity during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it appears that trend is here to stay. The Borgata and Golden Nugget licenses continue to battle for the No. 1 market share spot, with Borgata taking that crown for the fifth consecutive month in July. PointsBet Casino debuted in New Jersey in July, under the license of Premier Entertainment.

New Jersey iGaming revenue cleared the $750 million mark for 2021 at the end of July. That figure marks a 47.5% gain year-over-year against 2020.

Online casinos produced $17,843,949 in state taxes in July, bringing that total up to just under $113 million for the year. The monthly statistical reports from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement can be viewed here.

Pennsylvania Online Casino Revenue July 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJuly 2021 RevenueMonth-To-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Penn National Hollywood CasinoDraftKings Casino,
Hollywood Casino, BetMGM
$32,112,943
-7.9%$231,278,534+461.0%
Rivers Casino PhiladelphiaSugarHouse, BetRivers$25,805,335+10.6%$168,853,367+119.9%
Valley Forge Casino ResortFanDuel Casino, Stardust Casino$14,201,254-5.0%
$106,942,536+136.3%
Mount Airy Casino ResortPokerStars Casino$5,237,546-10.5%$45,174,864-9.7%
Parx CasinoParx Casino$4,221,293+18.3%$31,677,297+1.1%
Mohegan Sun PoconoUnibet$2,464,656
+16.1%$17,176,999+70.1%
Wind Creek BethlehemWind Creek Casino$1,407,407+12.4%$7,085,183+20488.1%
Harrah’s PhiladelphiaCaesars$1,379,163
-19.8%$10,867,956+294.5%
Presque Isle Down and CasinoTwinSpires$1,097,659+124.0%$4,229,222+151.8%
Live! Casino PhiladelphiaPlayLive! Casino$754,351+0.7%$4,129,865N/A
Totals$88,681,607-0.3%$627,415,823+142.1%

The iGaming boom continued in Pennsylvania in July. Online casinos in the Keystone State generated $88,681,607 in operator revenue in July, bringing the 2021 total to $627,415,823.

June and July saw nearly identical iGaming revenue figures for Pennsylvania, with July marking just an 0.3% month-to-month dropoff against June. The numbers from the past two months are down from the all-time high reached in May, which saw iGaming revenue come in at $101.2 million.

Pennsylvania’s 34% tax rate on iGaming revenue has yielded more than $260 million in state taxes collected in 2021. That figure puts Pennsylvania far ahead of any other state in terms of online casino tax revenue.

The Penn National Gaming and Rivers Casino licenses were the biggest winners in terms of July operator revenue, a trend that’s persisted throughout 2021. You can take a look at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s monthly press release here.

Michigan Online Casino Revenue July 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsJuly 2021 RevenueMonth-to-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
MGM Grand DetroitBetMGM$30,454,435+87.8%$188,355,164
Bay Mills Indian CommunityDraftKings Casino$13,680,424
-1.8%$90,539,320
MotorCity Casino HotelFanDuel Casino
$12,936,263-3.1%$92,994,095
Little River Band of Ottawa IndiansBetRivers$6,100,689+13.2%$34,644,796
Keweenaw Bay Indian CommunityGolden Nugget$4,752,704+21.7%
$21,102,067
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa IndiansWynnBET$4,505,275+28.6%$22,278,044
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa IndiansPokerStars Casino$2,773,583-6.3%$25,596,804
Greektown Casino HotelBarstool Casino$2,388,204-6.7%$19,200,444
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi IndiansFour Winds Casino$1,920,212+2.1%$8,849,772
Hannahville Indian CommunityTwinSpires $1,127,107
-11.6%
$8,443,520
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Pottawatomi IndiansFireKeepers Casino$908,178+8378.0%$918,890
Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi IndiansPlayGunLake.com$750,088+42.4%$1,894,656
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa IndiansPointsBet Casino$513,450-0.3%
$1,640,620
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa IndiansCaesars Casino$296,557+71.8%$2,213,813
Totals$83,107,169+25.6%$518,672,004

July marked the sixth full month of iGaming operations in Michigan. Both casino operators and state lawmakers alike have to consider online casino legalization as a massive success for the nation’s newest iGaming market.

Online casinos drew $83,107,169 in operator revenue in July, resulting in $17,050,649 in tax collection for the state. The July figures put the 2021 totals at $518,672,004 in operator revenue, and $102,255,001 in tax revenue.

BetMGM stands as the decisive market share champion in Michigan. The MGM Grand Detroit’s official iGaming platform brought in $30,454,435 in adjusted gross receipts in July.

July revenues brought BetMGM’s 2021 total to $188,355,164. FanDuel Casino ($just under $93 million in 2021 revenue) and DraftKings Casino ($90,539,320) are also among Michigan’s most popular iGaming platforms through six full months.

Michigan’s online casinos are on pace to clear $889 million in operator revenue and $175 million in state tax revenue by the end of the year. The monthly statistical summaries from the Michigan Gaming Control Board can be seen here.

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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.