The United States Igaming Revenue Report — December 2020 Deke Castleman, CDC Gaming Reports · January 20, 2021 at 3:59 pm An overview of igaming revenue in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and West Virginia, the four states where online gambling is legal in the U.S. Pennsylvania Due to a statewide closure of casinos on December 12 that continued through the end of the month, online-gambling revenues soared in Pennsylvania during December. Igaming set a new record of $71.6 million, easily surpassing the previous record of $59.8 million established the month before; it even eclipsed brick-and-mortar revenues for the truncated month of $59.2 million. It was also an astonishing 730% leap from December 2019, the fourth full month of igaming in Pennsylvania, with table games up even more (777%). Total revenue from internet slots was $46.2 million for the month, up 15% from November’s $39.4 million. Online table game revenue was $22.6 million, up 20% over November’s $18 million. Online poker was up 12% at $2.7 million, compared to $2.4 million in November. Rivers Casino Philadelphia again ranked first in terms of igaming revenue at $19.3 million for the month. Penn National’s Hollywood Casino was second at $13.7 million. Tax revenue generated from December igaming was just under $30 million. New Jersey Like its next-door neighbor to the west, New Jersey surged in December and approached the milestone nine-figure mark, falling just short at $99.5 million in revenue; that set a record for the month, up 6% over the previous record of $93.5 million set in October 2020. The Golden Nugget remains New Jersey’s number-one online casino, nearing the $1 million-per-day mark at $29.4 million for December, up 13.1% over November. Borgata, however, is still right on its heels at $27.1 million, up nearly 15% over November. Online poker raked $3 million, an impressive 20% increase over November’s $2.4 million. For the month, New Jersey collected $15 million in online-gaming taxes, up 8% from November’s $13.8 million. Delaware Delaware’s igaming revenues for December added up to $698,477, another impressive rise of 23% over November’s $568,000. Online video lottery (slot) games once again accounted for the lion’s share of income at $505,000, while table games generated slightly more than $157,300, a significant increase from November’s nearly $68,000. Poker accounted for $36,000 in rake and fees, down 1.3% month over month. West Virginia Like Pennsylvania and New Jersey, December igaming revenues set a new record in the Mountain State, with a $3.2 million (estimated) win. That was a whopping increase of more than 62% over November’s $2 million win. The win contributed upwards of $480,000 in taxes to the state, up from $260,000 the month before. Michigan Online gambling operations begin in Michigan at noon this Friday, January 22. Income and tax numbers for the partial month of January in the fifth state to allow igaming will be included in next month’s Igaming Revenue Report. National Total igaming revenue for December 2020 in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and West Virginia added up to just under $175 million, a 12% increase over November’s $154.2 million.