Even as a contagious new variant of the coronavirus spreads, gamblers continue to return to Atlantic City’s casinos this summer. However, it was internet gambling that set a new monthly record in July.
According to New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, the nine casinos won a total of $118.6 million online in July. It was the best month ever for a state that was an early adopter of internet gambling. Also, in March of this year, the previous high was 113.7 million.
July’s figure was up nearly 36% from July 2020. This was when casinos were just starting to reopen after a three-and-a-half-month shutdown due to the virus.
“This could indicate that patrons have not lost their appetite for internet gaming products even as they return to the in-person gaming experience,” said Jane Bokunewicz, director of Stockton University’s Lloyd Levenson Institute.