US Online Casinos Shatter Revenue Records In March

March 2021 turned out as a record-setting month for US legal online casinos. Both New Jersey and Pennsylvania set new highs for monthly revenue, with both states breaking their respective previous records by wide margins.

Michigan’s online casino boom continues, as the nation’s newest online casino market flourishes in its opening months. New Jersey and Pennsylvania are both on pace to top $1 billion in 2021 revenue, and Michigan stands a chance of hitting that mark as well.

New Jersey Online Casino Revenue March 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsMarch 2021 RevenueMonth-To-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Borgata Hotel CasinoBorgata, BetMGM, PartyCasino, Pala Casino$36,177,540+40.7%$90,604,003+193.4%
Golden Nugget Atlantic CityGolden Nugget, Betfair, SugarHouse, TwinSpires$31,755,606+13.8%$90,851,284+41.3%
Resorts Digital GamingResorts, Mohegan Sun, PokerStars Casino, DraftKings Casino$21,435,369+8.6%$64,015,629+69.0%
Caesars InteractiveCaesars, Harrah’s, 888 Casino, WynnBET, WSOP.com$9,754,983+14.0%
$25,699,835
+66.7%
Tropicana Casino & ResortTropicana, Virgin Casino, William Hill $7,253,912
+11.4%$20,806,295+55.7%
Hard Rock Atlantic CityHard Rock, Unibet, Bet365$6,027,839
+33.1%
$16,192,834
+88.1%
Ocean Casino ResortOcean Online Casino, Parx Casino$1,263,938
+49.3%
$3,081,105
+90.3%
Totals$113,669,187
+21.2%
$311,250,985+80.9%

New Jersey’s mobile casinos set a new US record for monthly revenue in March. Combined revenue for the state’s online casino platforms came in at $113,669,187 for the month.

The March revenue figures mark a 21.2% increase over February. New Jersey set the previous US record for monthly online casino revenue in January, posting $103.77 million in earnings. March’s new milestone tops the January figure by nearly $10 million.

The Borgata license (Borgata, BetMGM, PartyCasino, Pala Casino) overtook the Golden Nugget Atlantic City license (Golden Nugget, Betfair, SugarHouse, TwinSpires) for the No. 1 spot in March market share. The state’s top two operators have pulled a combined $181.4 million in revenue through the first three months of 2021.

New Jersey online casinos are setting a pace that projects to $1.2 billion in annual revenue by the end of the year. The monthly revenue reports from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement can be viewed here.

Pennsylvania Online Casino Revenue March 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsMarch 2021 RevenueMonth-To-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
Penn National Hollywood CasinoDraftKings Casino,
Hollywood Casino, BetMGM
$33,592,637

+20.1%

$89,153,021

+1114.8%

Rivers Casino PhiladelphiaSugarHouse, BetRivers$27,067,171+50.4%
$66,051,415
+338.5%
Valley Forge Casino ResortFanDuel Casino$16,379,722
+5.4%$46,667,114
+256.1%
Mount Airy Casino ResortPokerStars Casino$7,202,113
-0.5%
$20,779,832
+64.0%
Parx CasinoParx Casino$6,115,391
+54.6%
$15,381,459
+128.7%
Mohegan Sun PoconoUnibet$3,400,270+58.4%$8,334,797
+260.4%
Harrah’s PhiladelphiaCaesars$1,615,771+17.6%
$4,414,273
N/A
Wind Creek BethlehemWind Creek Casino$1,392,428+112.4%
$2,600,409
N/A
Presque Isle Down and CasinoTwinSpires$498,092
-3.9%
$1,198,675
N/A
Live! Casino PhiladelphiaPlayLive! Casino$426,148
+7.4%$1,310,337
N/A
Totals$97,689,743+25.6%$255,891,332
+343.4%

Like neighboring New Jersey, Pennsylvania’s online casinos surged to a new all-time benchmark for the state in March. Mobile casino apps in the Keystone State produced $97,689,743 in monthly revenue.

Eight of the state’s ten online casino licenses realized month-to-month revenue gains in March. Penn National Hollywood Casino (DraftKings Casino, Hollywood Casino, BetMGM), the only license operating three online skins, holds the top spot in Pennsylvania market share so far in 2021.

Several Pennsylvania operators enjoyed massive revenue gains from February to March. Pennsylvania’s online casinos are on pace to eclipse the $1 billion annual revenue mark by the end of the year, and year-over-year combined revenue is up 343% compared to 2020.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s monthly revenue reports can be seen here.

Michigan Online Casino Revenue March 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsMarch 2021 RevenueMonth-to-Month ChangeYTD Revenue
MGM Grand DetroitBetMGM$30,792,815
+14.4%$68,781,063
MotorCity Casino HotelFanDuel Casino
$17,031,507
+14.2%$37,919,349
Bay Mills Indian CommunityDraftKings Casino
$14,901,711
+8.6%$34,854,107
Little River Band of Ottawa IndiansBetRivers$6,059,759+55.2%$11,182,643
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa IndiansPokerStars Casino$5,198,140
+0.9%
$12,126,594
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa IndiansWynnBET$3,985,669+74.1%$6,925,007
Greektown Casino HotelBarstool Casino$3,472,495
-26.2%
$4,705,501
Keweenaw Bay Indian CommunityGolden Nugget $3,076,170+56.6%$5,481,472
Hannahville Indian CommunityTwinSpires $1,965,261+84.2%$3,086,474
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi IndiansFour Winds Casino$1,644,962+752.3%
$1,837,974
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa IndiansWilliam Hill Casino$583,418+61.8%$1,065,916
Totals$88,711,907+18.0%$191,438,596

The success of Michigan’s online casino launch is exceeding even the most optimistic expectations. Mobile casino apps produced $88,711,907 in March revenue.

The Great Lakes State is nearly matching the revenue production of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, quite an accomplishment considering that online casinos just launched in Michigan on January 22, 2021. BetMGM rules the Michigan online casino landscape, going over the $30 million mark in monthly revenue for March.

FanDuel Casino and DraftKings Casino are looking up at BetMGM so far in the battle for Michigan market share. Michigan is unfolding as one of the most competitive online casino markets in the US, and so far the launch of mobile casinos is a win for both the state and casino operators.

The March revenue figures from the Michigan Gaming Control Board can be viewed here.

West Virginia Online Casino Revenue March 2021

Retail OperatorOnline SkinsMarch 2021 Revenue*Month-Over-Month ChangeYTD Revenue**
The GreenbrierBetMGM$2,225,671+23.5%$5,607,856
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town RacesDraftKings Casino$1,721,397
+4.6%$5,173,860
Totals$3,947,068
+14.5%$10,781,716

West Virginia’s online casinos set a new monthly revenue high for the third straight month in March. The state’s pair of online casino skins (BetMGM, DraftKings Casinos) drew $3,947,068 in March revenue.

Online casinos are on pace to end the year as a $40 million annual revenue industry. The state’s pair of choices for online casino gaming hold relatively equal market share in the Mountain State.

The monthly revenue reports from the West Virginia Lottery can be viewed here.

Delaware Online Casino Revenue March 2021

Online OperatorOnline SkinsMarch 2021 RevenueMonth-Over-Month ChangeYTD RevenueYear-Over-Year Change
888 CasinoDelaware Park, Dover Downs, Harrington$897,781

+19.5%

$2,387,598

+94.5%

Delaware online casino skins produced just under $900,000 in March revenue, the highest monthly figure for the state since June 2020. The state’s three mobile casino platforms all link to the same 888-powered network.

The 888 Casino Delaware network is up 94.5% year-over-year versus 2020 revenue. The monthly reports from the Delaware Lottery can be viewed 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.