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Atlantic City results released

11 July 2007

NEW YORK -- As reported by Reuters: "Gamblers lost $419.8 million at Atlantic City in June, a 1.9 percent decrease from the same month a year ago, the New Jersey Casino Control Commission said on Tuesday.

"The casinos in America's second-largest gambling market won $303 million at slot machines and $116.8 at table games, the regulator said. Slot revenue was down 4.9 percent, while table revenue was up 6.9 percent. The closing of the Sands last November is partly responsible for the lower revenue, but the Atlantic City's 12 casinos are also challenged by new competition from gaming venues in nearby Pennsylvania and a partial smoking ban.

"Excluding the Sands figures, Atlantic City casino revenue increased 1.5 percent in June, the regulator said..."

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