Gaming regulators in the state of New Jersey have released the figures for September, which revealed that casinos in the Garden State saw a decrease in revenue earnings when comparing the month this year to last year. For 2016, the casinos earned $210.4 million which is slightly less than the $218.1 million earned for the same time frame in 2015.
The difference is actually a 3.5% decrease when looking at year-on-year totals for the eight casinos that were open last month. When considering online gaming earnings for the state, September saw casinos bringing in just over $16 million which is a nice increase of 35% when compared to September 2012 when $12 million was earned.
Online casinos in the state were able to earn just over $144 million from January to September. When looking at 2015 overall totals, the state earned $149 million for the entire year. This means the state is well on their way to blasting past last year’s overall online gaming totals. However, totals will be affected by the closure of the Trump Taj Mahal, which took place earlier this month, bringing the total number of casinos in Atlantic City down to seven.
Taking in to consideration online gaming and land-based totals, the state earned $226.6 million for September. This is slightly less than the 2015 totals for the month which were $230.1 million. Regulators noted that while the 2016 September calendar was favorable with an additional weekend day, the Labor Day weekend was impacted in a negative manner by a storm when a state of emergency was declared in the Atlantic City area.