Year after 2 new casinos, Atlantic City revenue up nearly 8%

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A year after two new casinos opened in Atlantic City, the seaside resort’s gambling and sports betting revenue is up nearly 8%, and its top casino had its best month ever.

Figures released Wednesday by state regulators show the casinos took in $323 million, an increase of 7.8% from July 2018.

That’s when the city’s two newest casinos, Hard Rock and Ocean, were in their first full month of operation.

Internet gambling brought in more than $39 million, an increase of nearly 52% from last year.

The Borgata had its best month ever, taking in nearly $88 million.

So far this year, the casinos have taken in $1.84 billion, an increase of more than 18 percent from the same period last year.

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