The eight surviving land based casinos in Atlantic City saw their overall gaming revenue increase by approximately 11 percent in September 2015, compared to the same period a year ago. Yesterday the Division of Gaming Enforcement in the state published the revenue numbers which show that the eight Atlantic City casinos collected $230.1 million from casino players in September this year, a rise of 10.8 percent over September last year.
Even when the closed Revel and Trump Plaza, which were operating in September 2014, are included in the comparison, the entire casino industry in Atlantic City still saw a revenue increase by almost 10 percent. One of the reasons for the increased revenue is that this year the entire Labor Day weekend fell in September. The casinos also had an excellent month of table games.
The biggest September increase of 31.8 percent to $15.2 million was posted by Resorts. The Golden Nugget posted a rise of 20.9 percent to $19.6 million, while Caesars’s revenue was up 19.1 percent to $31 million. The Tropicana marked an increase of 15.3 percent to $27 million, while Borgata was up 13.5 percent to $66.3 million. Harrah’s recorded a rise of 1.1 percent to $31.6 million. Only The Trump Taj Mahal and Bally’s were down. The former casino was down 4.6 percent to $16.6 million while the latter posted a revenue decrease of 4.2 percent to $18.8 million.
Online gambling won $12 million in September 2015, a rise of 17.3 percent over September last year.
Matt Levinson, chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, said: “The operating casinos took in approximately 11 percent more than the same month last year, marking a rise of more than $22 million. In addition, slots and table game revenues including online gambling revenue was up.” The eight casinos for the first 9 months of 2015 took in a total of $1.96 billion, a rise of 4.1 percent over the same time last year.