In the US, casinos in Atlantic City attracted more visitors and produced more revenue in January, compared to last year.
Traditional casino revenues rose to $185.9m compared to $175.5m in January 2016, while online revenues climbed from $14.6m in January 2016 to $8.8m in 2017. Total gaming taxes to the state treasury for the month were $16.5m.
“A year ago I said winter storm Jonas, which paralysed much of the eastern seaboard, was one reason why casino revenues fell in January,” Casino Control Commission chairman Matthew Levinson said in a statement. “The same storm that effectively wiped out a full weekend last year is one of the big reasons why revenues for the current casinos jumped by 15.2 per cent last month.
“Even though there were fewer weekend days this year and most of the New Year holiday weekend fell in December, revenues still increased at slots, tables and from internet operations. Every single one of the current operators won more this January than in the same month last year and Borgata had its best January ever.”