An overview of igaming revenue in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, Delaware, and Connecticut, the six states where online gambling is legal in the U.S.
Total igaming revenue for December 2022 in New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, West Virginia, and Delaware added up to $459.9 million, an increase of 16.7%, spread across all states, over December 2021’s $383.2 million.
Revenue earned from online-casino gambling in New Jersey in December totaled $151.5 million, reflecting growth of 13.7% compared to $133.2 million year over year. For the full calendar year, the igaming total was $1.66 billion, an increase of 21.6% compared to $1.37 billion for all of 2021.
Borgata/BetMGM led the pack once again with a $43.7 million win, an 18% increase over last year’s $37.1 million, while Resorts Digital continued to close the second-place gap, earning $40.4 million, a significant 22.7% jump year over year. Third-place Golden Nugget Online Gaming earned $37.8 million, compared to the $36 million of December 2021 (4.9%).
New Jersey collected $22.8 million in online-gambling taxes in December, compared to $20 million year over year, a 12.3% increase.
Michigan’s online casinos generated $137.8 million December, a 25.3% jump year over year.
Michigan’s 14 online casino operators paid $30.4 million in taxes, up 20.7% over taxes paid in December 2021. Of that total, the three Detroit casinos paid $7.6 million and the $3.2 million was collected by tribal government.
Pennsylvania’s online gaming revenue in December was $134.6 million, compared to $102.1 million in December 2021, an increase of 31.8%. December’s total set a new record for igaming revenue, beating the $128.6 million record set in November by 4.5%.
Total revenue from online slots, $91.6 million, represented a 30.7% jump from $63.5 million year over year, while online table games earned $40.4 million, up 31.5% compared to December 2021’s $30.3 million. Online poker’s $2.6 million was a drop of nearly 16% from last year’s $3.1 million.
Hollywood at Penn National Gaming continues to hold its perch at the top of the list with a gross of $60.1 million, a 32.6% leap over last year’s $40.5 million, while Rivers Casino Pennsylvania was a distant second with $28.5 million, an increase of 8.4% year over year.
Pennsylvania collected $56.3 million in taxes in December, also a new record and a 24.5% increase compared to last year’s $42.5 million.
After a little more than a year in operation, Connecticut’s igaming handle broke through the billion-dollar mark for the first time last month, logging at $1.003 billion. The revenue from online-gambling came in at $22.7 million, an increase of 28.2% over December 2021, Connecticut’s second full month of legal igaming. DraftKings (Foxwoods) and FanDuel (Mohegan Sun) paid their 18% to the state in taxes, adding up to $4.1 million, a commensurate 29.3% rise over last year’s $2.9 million.
The Mountain State’s igaming revenue for December came in at a record-high $12.1 million, a significant 28% more than last year’s $8.7 million. It’s never an apples-to-apples comparison, though, since West Virginia reports weekly; last month’s four-week period began on the 3rd and ended on the last day of the year; December 2021 revenues were based on 31 days, rather than 28 this year.
Delaware’s December igaming revenue of $1.2 million was an 8.3% increase over December 2021’s $1.1 million; December 2021 was the first time Delaware had broken into seven figures.
Online video lottery (slot) games once again accounted for the lion’s share of income at $890,894, 7.6% higher than December 2021’s $823,386, while table games generated $243,899, a year-over-year increase of 9.3%. Online poker revenue bucked the incoming tide and dropped from $43,069 to $40,007 (-7.1%).