Video: Atlantic City Casino Revenue Decreases; Internet Gambling Increases
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – August saw a dip in revenue at the casinos in Atlantic City. The resort's eight casinos saw their revenue decrease by 4.9 percent in August, compared with a year ago, and things would have been much worse without a healthy boost from internet gambling. Figures released by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the casinos won $245.8 million in August. That's down from $258.5 million in August of 2015. Only two casinos, the Golden Nugget and Tropicana, posted revenue gains in August. Internet gambling remains the bright spot, with revenue up 31.6 percent. The biggest decline came at the Trump Taj Mahal, where unionized workers are on strike. The Taj announced last month it will close in October.