In New Jersey, official figures from the Division Of Gaming Enforcement show that overall land-based casino win for August dropped by 6.7% year-on-year to $229.78 million while the figure for the eastern state’s online offerings rose by 31.6% to hit $16.07 million.
For the 31-day month, the eight casinos in Atlantic City posted $167.02 million in slot machine win, which represented a 5.3% decline year-on-year, while they took in 10.3% less in table games win at $62.76 million.
The biggest monthly loser was the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort as its overall casino win decreased by 27.2% year-on-year to $13.76 million while Caesars Atlantic City experienced an 11% decline to $27.9 million despite a 12.7% boost to $3.11 million from its Caesars Interactive New Jersey business.
For its part, Bally’s Atlantic City reported August casino win of $20.9 million, which was 10.5% less than it took in during the same period in 2015, with the Borgata Hotel Casino And Spa seeing its figure slump by 7.8% to $65.56 million.
Also hurt was Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City as its August casino win plunged by 5.5% year-on-year to $33.58 million while a diminutive 0.4% shrinkage was experienced by Resorts Casino Hotel to $17.5 million.
The Tropicana Casino And Resort Atlantic City was one of the month’s winners as its casino win for August hit $30.14 million, which represented a 6.3% boost year-on-year, followed by the Golden Nugget Atlantic City as its $20.41 million was 1.1% higher.
For the year to the end of August, the Division Of Gaming Enforcement explained that overall land-based casino win had improved by 0.2% year-on-year to $1.63 billion while online win was up by 32.6% to $128.3 million. The body moreover declared that gaming taxes for the month, which are calculated as 8% of taxable casino gross revenues and 15% of online gross gaming revenues, totaled $19.2 million.
“In addition, the casino industry incurred $3.3 million in obligations to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, which reflects 1.25% of casino gross revenues and 2.5% of Internet gaming gross revenues,” read a statement from the Division Of Gaming Enforcement.