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Atlantic City Revenues Slide 13% in September

The New Jersey Division of Gambling Enforcement has announced Atlantic City's September revenue numbers, noting a sharp 13% decline due to the city's newly closed casino.

The sharp decline in revenues is due in large part to the closure of the Showboat, Trump Plaza, and Revel casinos. On the positive side though, casinos that are still in operation saw their revenues jump 9.1% when compared to the same period last year.

For the months the city's casinos brought in $209.4 million, down from $240.2 million in September 2013. Slot machines were down 16.6%, bringing in $147.8 million while table games were down 18.5% bringing in $51.2 million.

Internet casinos performed poorly, bringing in $10.25 million, down 2.8% from the same period last year.

The best performing casino in terms of online play was Borgata, which brought in $3.4 million. Caesars was second with $2.6 million, and Tropicana was third with a $2 million haul. Golden Nugget brought in $1.1 million for the month, rounding out the casinos that remain open in terms of online play.

Even though it closed its doors, the Trump Plaza brought in $767,870 from online gambling and Trump Taj Mahal (which is in danger of closing) raked in $228,717 in online revenues.