Atlantic City gaming win increases

Atlantic City gaming win increasesThe gaming win at the eight casinos in Atlantic City surged 8.1 percent higher during April to  $215 million, according to figures released Thursday by the Division of Gaming Enforcement.

The total included $199 million won during the same month a year ago. The gaming win for the first four months of the year was $812.8 million, 4.4 percent higher than the first four months of 2015.

All categories of gaming activity were higher. The slot machine win increased 4.9 percent to $6.7 million, table game win was 10 percent better at $ 5.1 million and the win from an assortment of Internet games including poker was up 33.8 percent to $4.3 million.

Atlantic City casinos are allowed to offer Internet versions of a number of games. Only poker is available on the Internet in Nevada.

The Borgate easily held on to its position as the bigger winner among bricks and mortar casinos. It won a bit less than $ 56 million during April, a   4.5 percent improvement. Harrah’s was in second position, winning  $29.1 million, a 1.1 percent decrease compared to April a year ago.

Only Trump Taj Mahal with a  4 percent decrease in win during April and Harrah’s won less than they did last year and the Taj was in a bankruptcy proceeding for most of the last year before being turned over to Carl Icahn.

Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: .

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