by Lisa Grimaldi | January 13, 2010

Casino revenues in Atlantic City fell 13.2 percent in 2009 from 2008 figures. In a statement released Monday, New Jersey Casino Control Commission chair Linda M. Kassekert said, "The weak national economy, growing competition across our borders and the partial ban on smoking in casinos combined to depress gaming revenues." She added that recent legislation to allow table games in Pennsylvania and Delaware will increase the level of competition in the near future but expressed confidence that Atlantic City’s casinos will rebound when the economy starts to grow and consumer confidence returns.