The United States Igaming Revenue Report — August 2021 Deke Castleman, CDC Gaming Reports · September 20, 2021 at 2:14 pm An overview of igaming revenue in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, and Delaware, the five states where online gambling is legal in the U.S. National Total igaming revenue for August 2021 in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, and Michigan added up to $304.5, a minuscule decrease of .02% from July’s $305 million. 1. New Jersey New Jersey posted another strong internet gambling win for August of $113.2 million, though not unexpectedly, it was down 4.6% from July’s record win of $118.6 million. The Garden State’s online casino revenue topped nine figures for the seventh time in August and the sixth month in a row. It was a significant 22.5% jump from August 2020’s igaming revenue of $87.8 million. Borgata continues to lead the pack, logging $37.3 million in online revenue for August, up 2.4% from July’s $36.4 million. Golden Nugget Online Gaming’s $29.8 million was a decline of 11.1% from July’s $33.5 million and widened the gap between New Jersey’s number-one and number-two online-revenue producers. Third-place Resorts Digital earned $21.6 million, an 8.3% drop from July’s $23.3 million. New Jersey collected $17 million in online-gambling taxes in August, a 4.5% decrease over July’s $17.8 million. 2. Michigan Michigan’s online casinos produced $97.2 million in revenue in August, a 5.3% increase over July’s $92.3 million and setting a new revenue record with a 2.2% increase over the previous high in March of $95.1 million. It was also the fifth of seven months in which Michigan eclipsed $90 million in igaming revenue. Since opening online in January, igaming has generated $672.6 million in revenue in Michigan. BetMGM remains the board leader, earning $39.7 million in August, a major 14.9% increase over July’s $33.8 million. FanDuel (Motor City) and DraftKings (Bay Mills) flip-flopped in the second- and third-place rankings yet again, with $14.2 million and $12.6 million, respectively. The 14 internet casinos paid $17.9 million in state taxes in August, an increase of 4.5% over July’s $17.1 million and the second highest total since January’s. The three Detroit casinos paid the city $4.9 million, a 12.3% jump over July’s $4.3 million, while tribal governments received just under $2 million in tax payments, down 4.2% from July’s $2.1 million. 3. Pennsylvania Pennsylvania’s online gaming revenue in August, $88.7 million, was up a smidge (.01%) over July’s $88.6 million. It reversed two straight months of declining igaming revenue in the Keystone State. Total revenue from online slots increased by 4.7%, from $63.2 million in July to $66.3 million last month. Online poker’s $3.2 million was also an increase, up a significant 19% from July’s $2.6 million. Internet table-game revenue, however, plunged to $19.2 million from July’s $22.8 million, a drop of 15.8%, leaving the chin hair of an increase overall. Penn National Gaming’s $30.5 million continues to lead the pack, though it was a decline of 5% from July’s $32.1 million, itself an 8% decrease from June’s $34.9 million. Second-place Rivers Casino Pennsylvania’s $27.1 million showed a nearly 5% gain over July’s $25.8 million. Tax revenue generated from August igaming in Pennsylvania was $39.4 million, a increase of 3% over July’s $38.2 million. 4. West Virginia The Mountain State’s igaming revenue for August retreated from its record high of $4.7 million in July, dropping 4.3% to $4.5 million. Igaming in West Virginia has earned at least $1 million in nine consecutive weeks (the state reports results weekly); the last time it didn’t was for the week ending June 26. 5. Delaware Delaware’s internet casinos rebounded big time in August, with a win of $912,180, a jump of 13% over July’s $793,017 and the first rise in revenue in four months. Online video lottery (slot) games once again accounted for the lion’s share of income at $762,502, up 17% over July’s $632,716, while table games generated $150,677, an increase of 16% month over month. Online poker eased off its July gain, falling 3% to $32,332 from $33,309 the month before.