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PA Gaming Control Board: Internet gaming sees significant growth in April

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With land-based gaming options unavailable during the entire month of April, Pennsylvania operators saw a substantial increase in activity through online options for casino type games. April revenue for online casino-type games, which include slot machines, table games and poker jumped 73% over the previous month of March.

The biggest increase was within the slot machine segment in which revenue more than doubled going from $12,969,655 in March to $27,324,955 in April. Other available games during the Coronavirus shutdown include online sports wagering and fantasy contests.

Closures of all Pennsylvania casinos and video gaming terminals in mid-March continued through all of April due to mandated restrictions to protect citizens from the Covid-19 virus. Overall gaming revenue was down 84% in April of this year compared to April 2019. Tax revenue from all forms of gaming in April 2020 was $18,334,503.
 
The Board has posted separate reports for these types of gaming on its website, https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/.

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