Revenue at Atlantic City’s casinos was down more than 13 percent in January compared with the same month a year ago.
It was an inauspicious start to what could be a seventh straight year of falling casino revenues in a market that used to be the nation’s second-largest but has since lost that title to Pennsylvania.
The city’s 12 casinos won $205.6 million from gamblers last month. Table games revenue fell by $5.1 million, to $67.1 million. Slot machine revenue fell by $26.2 million, to $138.5 million.
The slots numbers were affected by an $8.1 million decrease in promotional gambling credits that were wagered, which are a component of slot machine revenue totals.
Atlantic City’s casino revenue has fallen from a high of $5.2 billion in 2006 to just over $3 billion last year.
Contact us at Publisher@GamingToday.com.
Baltimore celebrated the opening of the city’s first casino as crowds lined the block, eager to try their luck. Horseshoe Baltimore is the last of five casinos to open in Maryland after lawmakers legalized gambling in the state.
NFL Previews | This is the 18th of 32 pro football preseason previews leading up to the NFL football season opener Thursday, September 4. Today: Houston Texans. Next up: Dallas Cowboys.
NFL Previews | This is the 17th of 32 pro football preseason previews leading up to the NFL football season opener Thursday, September 4. Today: Pittsburgh Steelers. Next up: Houston Texans.
FREE PREVIEW: On the Mark | This the first week for college football, but we’ll just test the waters in an abbreviated schedule, and free college football betting picks.
Feist Facts | It’s time to kick off a new football season. College football begins this Thursday. Last week we previewed 21-40 in this year’s best teams. Now my 20 down to No. 1.
- Don't put much stock in NFL preseason
- GamingToday Play Free Video Poker
- Main event at UFC 177 is Dillashaw vs. Barao
- Logano set for back-to-back wins in Atlanta
- GamingToday Casino Games and Poker
- Top 20 NCAA teams this college football season
- GamingToday’s Beat the Big Dog football contest
- Follow GamingToday on Twitter
- Like GamingToday on Facebook