Pa. casinos set record $5 billion in revenue; Wind Creek leads pack for table games

Written by on July 19, 2022

Pa. casinos set record $5 billion in revenue; Wind Creek leads pack for table games

By WLVR Staff
July 19, 2022

Pennsylvania has set a new annual record for gambling revenue, rising above $5 billion for the first time amid surging betting on online casino games and a post-pandemic return to the casinos’ slot machines and table games.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Tuesday that casinos and other operators won more than $5 billion from gamblers in the 12 months through June 30. That was about 30% higher than the $3.9 billion recorded in the previous fiscal year, and slightly above the previous calendar year high of $4.7 billion reported in January.

Pennsylvania has been neck-and-neck with New Jersey for No. 2 in gambling revenue behind Nevada.

Wind Creek Bethlehem took in $530.4 million in operating revenue in 2021-22 — more than the last full year prior to the pandemic in 2018-19, which began under prior ownership by Las Vegas Sands.

Wind Creek brought in more than $278.5 million in slots revenue for the year — up 25.5 percent over the prior fiscal year. And it topped all other brick-and-mortar casinos in table game revenues, with $235.8 million — a 77 percent increase.

The Bethlehem casino also brought in $14.5 million in iGaming and almost $1.5 million in sports wagering, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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