Atlantic City's Gaming Revenue Still Climbing

The city's nine casinos brought in more than $388 million last month.


The Borgata earned nearly $80 million in revenue from gaming last month.

Gaming revenue for Atlantic City's nine casinos grew to $338.8 million in August, a 13 percent increase year-over-year, per a report from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. This marks the 15th consecutive month that this total has increased, according to The Press of Atlantic City.

The monthly revenue report shows that eight of the nine casinos reported revenue increases, including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Ocean Casino Resort -- both of which opened in 2018. Only Harrah's Resort dipped slightly with a total revenue loss of $299,251 (0.9 percent).

The Borgata brought in the most revenue at just under $80 million in total earnings for August. Hard Rock saw $40 million in gambling revenue. The Golden Nugget and Tropicana followed, both earning nearly $36 million last month. 

"The summer of 2019 was the one of the best summers in recent years for Atlantic City," said Steve Callender, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey and senior VP of Eastern region operations for the Tropicana's parent company, Eldorado Resorts Inc. "Casinos saw strong employment, visitation and gaming revenue. Two great back-to-back summer seasons continue to demonstrate that the casino industry's ongoing investment in Atlantic City's transformation into a first-class resort and business conference destination has staying power."

Casino wins for the nine resorts accounted for $286 million in total revenue, a 6 percent increase from August 2018. Online gaming and sports betting also contributed to the city's high-performing numbers. 

Online gaming revenue reached over $41 million in August, up 65 percent from last year. Sports betting, which was legalized in New Jersey in June 2018, brought in $11 million in revenue for Atlantic City.