Pennsylvania online gaming tests kicked off

Two casinos got to test Pennsylvania’s online gaming last Monday and a third will soon follow this week, the PGCB confirmed.

US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) confirmed two venues kicked off Pennsylvania online gaming tests last Monday. The regulator announced a further casino will join in later this week as the segment is soon to go live.

The casinos involved are Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino and Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment’s Parx Casino. Tomorrow, a third test will begin for Rush Street Interactive’s from July 17.

The tests allowed customers to register for accounts and deposit funds to gamble.

Revenue reports

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has released the monthly report for total gross revenue and tax revenue generated from slot machines at Pennsylvania casinos in June 2019.

The report from the PGCB indicates that combined gross revenue from slot machines at the local 12 casinos in June of the current year was US$2.37 billion. This figure was 1.1% higher than the gross revenue figure of US$2.35 billion registered in June 2018.

According to the report, Parx Casino totalled US$416 million in slot machine revenue in June 2019, which is a 4.03% increase when compared to the US$400 million registered in 2018. Wind Creek Bethlehem, formerly called Sands Casino, was the second-highest revenue scorer with US$295 million, but it was a 2.09% decrease from 2018. Rivers Casino completes the top 3 with US$291 million and a 6.15% increase, the second-highest in the state.

Tax revenue in June of this year was US$1.2 billion, the PGCB reported.

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