Harrah’s in Chester Sees Major Jump in Sports Betting Revenue

Harrah's Philadelphia in Chester sports wagering.
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Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester saw a massive percent increase in sports betting revenue this January compared to January 2022, writes Max Bennett for patch.com.

Data from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shows a 289.69 percent increase in sports betting revenue from January to January.

This January, Harrah’s pulled in $364,125 in sports betting revenue compared to $93,441 in January 2022.

Harrah’s introduced sports betting first in the region with its opening of The Book, a sports betting parlor, in January 2019.

Despite the huge jump in sports betting, overall revenue for the Chester casino only saw a 1.15 percent increase in revenue from January 2022 to January 2023.

Harrah’s Philadelphia saw $17,592,129 in revenue this January, compared to $17,391,752 in January 2022.

It saw revenue drop for slot machines and table games but saw increased revenue from internet casino-type gaming and from sports betting.

Statewide, gaming revenue was up 18 percent over last year, the report shows.

Sources of gaming revenue regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board include slot machines, table games, internet gaming, sports wagering, fantasy contests, and VGTs.

Harrah’s Philadelphia features 100,000 square feet of gaming area, including 45 sportsbook screens, 1,700 slots along with table games, according to caesars.com.   

Read more about Harrah’s gaming revenue at patch.com.

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