ATLANTIC CITY — Casino gaming revenue was up for
the ninth consecutive month in February, according to state gaming regulators.
Total gaming revenue for the month was $232.3
million, an increase of 21 percent compared to February 2018, based on data
released Wednesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement.
Casino revenue in the resort has increased by
double digits every month since the opening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino in June. The continued growth of online
casino gaming and the addition of a new revenue source from sports betting have
also contributed to the industry’s winning streak.
Casino win — revenue generated from slot and table
games — was up more than $26 million last month compared to the same time in
2018, an increase of 15.7 percent. Table games accounted for $57 million in
revenue, which is up 24.4 percent. Slot machine win increased by 12.4 percent
with reported revenue last month of $139.6 million.
Sports betting, which was introduced to Atlantic
City casinos in June, reported revenue of $3.875 million for the month. The
figure also includes sports betting revenue generated by online and mobile
partners. The state’s two racetracks that offer sports betting — Monmouth Park
and Meadowlands — reported revenue of $8.86 million. February was the first
time legal bets on the Super Bowl were permitted in New Jersey.
Online and mobile sports betting continued to
account for the majority of wagers in the Garden State. Of the $320.4 million
wagered in February, 80.8 percent was done online or through a mobile
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