The state of Pennsylvania currently has 12 casinos in operation. Of these 12 venues, 10 offer traditional poker gaming. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board recently released the figures (pdf) of the poker rooms operating in the state, with a total of $59.1 million earned in 2017. This is a nice increase from 2016, with around $500,000 more earned for the year when comparing revenues.
According to the board, there were 230 non-banking tables in operation, within the 10 poker rooms, with Parx Casino and Racing Poker Room having the most at 45. When compared to neighboring states, Pennsylvania did quite well with their poker earnings. New Jersey saw just over $54 million brought in while Maryland earned $44.5 million in 2017. Pennsylvania continues to dominate the gaming industry in a major way and should only continue to be a driving force in the US.
Poker rooms on offer in the state include the Mount Airy Casino Poker Parlor, the Parx Casino and Racing Poker Room, the Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs Poker Room and more. The state is also home to an official WSOP poker room, found at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino, with its 28 tables.
Back in October, the state legalized several expansions within their gaming industry with the passage of a new gaming package. Included in this package is online poker and casino gaming. This move will most certainly see the poker market of the state grow even further.
Overall, the casino industry of the state was able to generate $3.23 billion in earnings for 2017. Breaking down the totals, just over $890 million was brought in via table games and $2.3 billion from slots. Table games were up by around 4.4% from 2016.