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Atlantic City Casinos Break April Record

11 May 2004

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "The city's 12 casinos won $394 million from gamblers last month, making it the industry's best April on record.

"According to a report released Monday by the state's Casino Control Commission the industry collected $53.4 million more than in April 2003, a 15.7 percent increase.

"Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa was responsible for the bulk of that gain, with $52.7 million in revenue.

"The 11 other casinos posted a combined revenue increase of .05 percent compared to last April, before the opening of the $1.1 billion Borgata.

"…Subtracting Borgata's $34.3 million in slot wins, the casinos still saw a combined 2.1 percent increase. However, without the Borgata boost, table winnings fell 5.6 percent in a month-to-month comparison.

"…Showboat took in the least at the tables - $3.2 million - while Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino's $6.5 million in table win marked the biggest percentage drop, a 16.7 percent slide…"

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