The June 2017 casino revenue reports show that total casino winnings in Atlantic City were virtually flat in June 2017 versus a year ago. In June, the seven operating casinos pulled in winnings of $197,488,784. This is a -0.003% decrease from June 2016 when AC casinos pulled in $197,493,766.
While the flat casino winnings may be disappointing, most casinos saw significant year-over-year increases as a result of the closing of the Taj Mahal. The June 2016 winnings include winnings at the Taj, and most casinos benefited by that casinos closing.
The Tropicana produced the largest total winnings growth rate at 20.4%, followed by the Golden Nugget with a 14.7% year-over-year growth rate. The only casino to post a negative growth rate in June was Caesars. Caesars total winning dropped 1.9% from a year ago.
The table below outlines the year-over-year growth rates of total winnings of the seven current AC casinos.
As you can see, it has been a pretty good year so far for the remaining Atlantic City casinos. All of the casinos have been benefiting from the closing of the Taj and other casinos. The notable winner is the Trop which has seen double digit growth rates in its casino winnings. While the individual casinos are posting gains pretty consistently every month, the casino winnings for the entire AC casino market has been a mixed bag. As you can see in the table above, since January, the total AC winnings growth rate has been positive 3 months (January, March and May), negative 2 months (February and April) and flat one month (June).
While the Tropicana can boast that it had the largest winnings growth rate, the Borgata still remains the most profitable Atlantic City casino based on total casino winnings. In June 2017 the Borgata won $59,835,792 in its casino. The next closest casino was Harrah’s which won $31,647,463. Here is the full list of casino total winnings for June 2017:
Golden Nugget: $18,017,766
ALL CASINOS: $197,488,784
With the peak summer season upon use, it will be interesting to see if Atlantic City casinos can ramp up their casino winnings and build momentum before new pressures arise from the pending opening of the Hard Rock and possible reopening of the Revel.