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Best month for New Jersey's internet gambling lifts casinos

Apr 13, 2017 10:40 AM

Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show Atlantic City casinos won $221.8 million in March. That’s an increase of 9.3 percent compared with March 2016.

New Jersey’s online gambling sector had its best month ever as it recorded an increase of more than 40 percent compared to a year ago. Excluding the closed Trump Taj Mahal, the seven surviving casinos saw an increase of nearly 17 percent last month.

The results were aided by an increase of 40.2 percent in online gambling revenue, which increased to $21.7 million in March, compared with $15.5 million a year ago. Internet gambling began in New Jersey in November 2013 as a way to help the state’s struggling casinos.