Online casino gambling in the state of New Jersey has taken a turn for the better with record revenues having been reported for the month of January 2016, however online poker takes a tumble with a year on year drop.
Total revenue from online casinos in the Garden State stood at $14.6 million with represents a year on year increase of a substantial 25.5% when placed against the same month last year and it was the Borgata casino that led the upward surge with a very impressive $4.57 million in revenues, a 20.7% increase over last year. Other casinos also performed well with Caesar’s Interactive chipping in with $3.23 million, the Tropicana with $2.9 million, the Golden Nugget casino with $2.5 million and Resorts Digital added $1.4 million, creating that impressive overall number.
New Jersey online poker hasn’t performed quite as well as expected and the numbers for January 2016 see that there was in fact a 6.4% fall in year on year numbers with $2.3 million in revenue being collected and the overall numbers see that in those 12 months poker revenues actually fell by 18.1% from $29.1 million in 2014 to a lowly $23.82 in 2015.
While online gambling in New Jersey is overall seeing positive results, the same cannot be said for land based casino gambling and Atlantic City casinos continue to struggle with a 5.6% decrease in revenues for the year on year numbers. Table games in AC casinos suffered badly with a large 13.1% drop, while slots dropped just the 2.1% making very different reading compared to the impressive online casino numbers.
It’s clear that poker continues to be problematic for the state, with players simply not taking to the virtual felt, or is it simply a case of too many playing options for what is a rather small potential player pool.