Internet activity climbs in Atlantic City

Feb 13, 2016 8:43 AM

Atlantic City’s eight casinos collectively won $1 75.5 million during January,  5.6  percent less than the same period a year ago, but Internet gaming action resulted in a January increase to $14 .6 million compared to last year’s $11.6 million win.

The Internet activity was not enough to avoid another dip as the total gaming win for the month was $190.1 million compared last January’s $197.  6 million.

Atlantic City casinos are able to offer a wide variety of casino games in Internet versions whereas only poker is allowed in Nevada. The lengthier menu of gaming options has obviously made a difference because while the poker win decreased slightly to $2.2 million from last year’s $2.3 million, the win produced by other authorized games increased to $12. 5 million compared to $9.3 million.

The five entities offering Internet activity include Borgata, Caesars Interactive, Golden Nugget, Resorts and Tropicana.

Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: [email protected].