Atlantic City casinos post 8.5% decrease in revenue

Feb 9, 2010 11:24 PM

Staff & Wire Reports |

Atlantic City's casinos have posted another decline in business.

The city's 11 casinos won $294.2 million in January, a decrease of 8.5 percent from January a year ago.

Slot machine revenue declined by 7.6 percent, while table game revenues decreased by 10.1 percent.

Only two casinos posted increases in their January win. Showboat was up 4.4 percent, while Harrah's Marina showed a 2.8 percent increase.

The Atlantic City Hilton and Trump Taj Mahal showed the biggest declines. Atlantic City Hilton had a 26.4 percent decrease; Trump Taj Mahal's win was down by 23.7 percent.

The best January ever for Atlantic City's casinos was in 2006, when they won more than $406 million.

Casino win is the net amount of money won by casinos. It is not profit.

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