Revenue in the gambling hub was up for the ninth consecutive month in February.
US.- According to the latest information released on Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), total gaming revenue for February 2019 was US$223.3 million in Atlantic City.
The increase in casino revenue represents a 21% increase when compared to the same period a year before, and the ninth consecutive month of highs in the gambling hub from New Jersey. Ever since the opening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Ocean Resort Casino in June 2018, casino revenue in the city has increased by double-digits every month.
Casino win was up US$26 million in February when compared to February 2018, which represents a 15.7% rise, while table games accounted US$57 million and showed an increase of 24.4%. Moreover, slot machine win rose 12.4% to US$139.6 million and online gambling showed the biggest percentage increase (44%) to US$31.7 million.
Sports betting figures indicate that gross revenue was US$12.7 million in February, while year-to-date results totaled US$31.5 million. “It’s clear the new gaming options and other amenities are continuing to grow the Atlantic City market,” said Casino Control Commission Chairman James Plousis, according to Press of Atlantic City.