Pennsylvania had its best stretch yet in terms of handle (total amount of money wagered) and revenue generated in the month of March.
Buoyed by March Madness, traditionally one of most wagered-on events on the sports calendar in the United States, the statewide total handle was a record $44.52 million with a record $5.51 million in revenue.
March eclipsed the February numbers easily ($31.5 million handle), and also toppled the numbers from January ($32 million handle). The January totals were lifted by the NFL playoffs, in which the in-state Philadelphia Eagles played two games.
Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh continued to lead the way in the state in March as it has been boosted by not having any competition out west. The retail sports betting scene in Philadelphia is much more jumbled, with six locations within a 45-minute drive of the city.
Here is the breakdown for the month of March by handle and revenue.
Rivers Casino $11.9 million
SugarHouse Casino $9.2 million
Parx Casino $7.9 million
Hollywood Casino at Penn National $5.3 million
Harrah’s Philadelphia $3.7 million
South Philadelphia Turf Club $3.5 million
Valley Forge Casino Resort $2.04 million
Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook $706K
Rivers Casino $1.3 million
SugarHouse Casino $1.2 million
Parx Casino $984K
Hollywood Casino at Penn National $521K
South Philadelphia Turf Club $534K
Valley Forge Casino Resort $449K
Harrah’s Philadelphia $326K
Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook $120K