Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks reported nearly $2.9 million in gross revenue last month, according to data from the state’s gaming commission.
In addition, Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino became the first in the state of Pennsylvania to offer online sports betting last month, handling more than $573,000 in bets during a three-day test.
This led to $38,753 in revenue to the casino and $13,951 in state and local taxes.
Overall, Pennsylvania’s eight sportsbooks processed $35.9 million in bets for the month of May alone. State and local coffers received just over $1 million in tax revenue.
Furthermore, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced on Wednesday that the fantasy sports providers generated $1.8 million in revenue last month. This marks a 35.4% increase from May 2018.
FanDuel and DraftKings – the two largest players in the market, both reported large increases.
FanDuel’s $960,155 in revenue was up 42.7% from the same period last year, while the $813,346 reported by DraftKings represented an 28.7% increase.
Pennsylvania players spent a total of $16.4 million on fantasy sports contests in May.