The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has released the figures for November when it comes to gaming in the state, revealing $4.8 million earned by the ten operating poker rooms. This amount is slightly less than the totals from November of last year but an uptick from October’s earnings.
Online Poker Rooms Earn $4.76 million
October saw the online poker rooms of the state earn $4.76 million, so the November earnings were just a little bit higher than the month previous. With 230 poker tables in operation for November, the total earned was 1.4% less than November 2016. While poker revenues were down year-over-year, total table game revenues were actually up. The revenue numbers showed a yearly increase of 2.8%, with table games raking in $72.3 million in total during November.
Next year should be a totally different story for the state when it comes to overall gaming as there are many changes set to take place. In October, a gaming package was signed into law that will allow for online poker and casino gaming, as many as ten satellite casinos, video gaming terminals at truck stops and more. As each element is put into play, the state should see a nice return as the various markets become established.
Pennsylvania Expects To Generate $100’s millions
When it comes to online gambling, the state is expecting to generate hundreds of millions of dollars once licensing has been approved and sites are launched. Overall poker earnings for the state should improve as players will be able to log in from anywhere they like within the state. When it comes to land-based poker earnings, the gaming venues have to rely on tourists and regulars to bring in business.
2018 is certainly setting up to be a good year for Pennsylvania and it will be interesting to keep track of the progress and see how the state fares in the coming year.