Atlantic City Brick-and-Mortar Casino Revenue Down Slightly, Online Gaming Soars
While the amount of money won from gamblers at traditional brick-and-mortar casinos was down slightly in November, Atlantic City's casinos had a positive month compared to last November thanks to strong internet gambling numbers.
Figured released Monday for the month of November show Atlantic City's casinos took in $191.1 million last month, which was down 1.4% compared to a year ago. However, internet gaming brought-in $13.2 million compared to $8.7 million last November, a 51.3% increase. When those two numbers are combined, Atlantic City's casinos saw a 0.9% increase last month compared to November, 2014.
Atlantic City's healthy casinos seemed to do better compared to those that are struggling. Tropicana was up almost 10 1/2 percent, Resorts up 4.4 percent, Golden Nugget up 3.8 percent, and Borgata was up 3.4 percent.
On the other side of the coin, Trump Taj Mahal was down almost 13 percent, Bally's was down almost 12 percent, Caesars was down 5 percent. Those three properties are all dealing with bankruptcy issues.
For the year so far, Atlantic City's casinos have won $2.371 billion, which is down 7.1 percent compared to the first eleven months of last year.
Click here to read the full November report from the Division of Gaming Enforcement.