Atlantic City casino revenues down 1.2 percent

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casino revenue declined by 1.2 percent in August compared with a year ago as another gambling hall shut down at the end of the month.

The 11 casinos operating during August won $294.4 million from gamblers, down from $298 million a year ago.

The Showboat closed on Aug. 31 but had been slowly ramping down its operations during the month.

Internet gambling brought in $10.5 million in August, up $500,000 from a month earlier.

So far, three of the 12 casinos with which Atlantic City began the year have closed.

In addition to Showboat, the Atlantic Club closed in January; Revel shut down Sept. 2, and Trump Plaza is closing Tuesday. Its owner is also threatening to close the Trump Taj Mahal in November.