ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AP) — In June, Atlantic City’s casinos set a new monthly record for gross gambling revenue. It took in more than $345 million from gamblers as pandemic fears faded and gamblers returned with their wallets.
This was nearly four times the amount won by the nine casinos in June when they were closed. Year-to-year comparisons will resume next month, with most casinos reopening on or around July 2, 2020.
When sports betting money from three racetracks is factored in, the total for June rises to nearly $393 million.
The chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, James Plousis, stated that casino revenue growth has exceeded 20% in the last three months compared to the same period in 2019.
“I’ve seen that visitation to Atlantic City is increasing. Tourists are happy to be returning, and the summer season is off to a good start,” he said.