An Overview of Atlantic City Casinos

Atlantic City currently has nine casinos. They range from the very small Golden Nugget to giant resorts like Borgata and the newly opened Hard Rock.

We’ve compiled some interesting statistics about each of the AC casinos. From the number of table games and slots to the size of the casino floors, read on to learn more about your favorite Atlantic City casino.

Number of Slot Machines

Slot machines make up the majority of any casino’s floor. The banks of slot machines can seem like they go on forever.

Borgata has the most slots with 2,825. Tropicana and Harrah’s follow Borgata with 2,452 and 2,101 machines, respectively.

Resorts has the least number of slot machines. It’s 1,416 machines is about half that of Borgata. Golden Nugget has a handful more slots than Resorts, with 1,460.

In total there are 17,916 slot machines in Atlantic City. Here is a look at the number of slot machines at each Atlantic City casino:

Number of Table Games

Borgata also has the most number of table games (183) such as blackjack, craps, roulette and various specialty poker games like 3 card poker and flop poker. One of the newcomers on the Boardwalk, Hard Rock which opened in the redeveloped Taj Mahal building earlier this spring, has the second most table games in Atlantic City with 152. The three Caesars Entertainment properties, Harrah’s, Caesars and Bally’s, are next on the list with 133, 131, and 122 table games, respectively.

Resorts and Golden Nugget have the least number of table games in Atlantic City. Resorts has 68 and Golden Nugget has 81.

In total ,there are currently 1084 table games in Atlantic City. Here’s an overview of the number of table games at each Atlantic City casino:

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Number of Poker Tables

Six of the nine Atlantic City casinos have poker rooms. The biggest, as of October 2018, is Borgata which has 89 poker tables. Surprisingly, Bally’s has the second most poker tables in the city with 42, followed closely by Harrah’s 37 tables. Resorts, Hard Rock and Caesars do not have poker rooms.

In total, there are currently 203 poker tables in Atlantic City. Here’s the a snapshot of the number of poker tables at each Atlantic City casino:

Size of Casino Floor

Atlantic City casinos vary in size. Some are enormous with their banks of slots and table game pits going on forever. Others are smaller and more intimate.

The largest Atlantic City casino, Harrah’s, is almost twice the size of Golden Nugget, which is the smallest casino. Harrah’s has 156,284 square feet of gaming space. Golden Nugget has 78,464 square feet. Resorts is also small, with 82,877 square feet. Borgata is about 20,000 square feet smaller than Harrah’s, at about 136K square feet and Resorts is about 4K square feet bigger than Golden Nugget.

In total there are currently 1,076,417 square feet of casino floor space in Atlantic City. Here’s an overview of how each casino stacks up:

Hotel Rooms

The marina rules in terms of hotel rooms in Atlantic City. Borgata operates the largest hotel with 2,767 rooms and suites. Harrah’s has the second most hotel rooms in the city with 2,587. Golden Nugget add 717 rooms to the AC marina, although this is the smallest hotel in Atlantic City.

Tropicana has the most hotel rooms on the Boardwalk with 2,366. The newly renovated hotel at Hard Rock is number two on the Boardwalk with 1,971 rooms.

In total there are currently 15,100 hotel rooms in Atlantic City. Here’s a breakdown by hotel:

For more interesting Atlantic City stats, read our recent articles about the casinos’ table game wins, slot wins, and total casino wins. We also have an interesting article about the battle between the new casinos in town – Hard Rock vs Ocean Resort, and why Caesars Entertainment has an Atlantic City problem.

Hard Rock Atlantic City to Soon Offer In Casino and Online Sports Betting

If you walk around the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City looking for the sports book, you won’t find it because it does not exist. But that will change very soon!

It was announced yesterday that Hard Rock has partnered with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) to provide Hard Rock customers with sports wagering. The sports book is expected to open during the first quarter of 2019.

The deal, announced in a press release, will offer an “omni-channel” sports betting experience for Hard Rock patrons. Not only will GiG technology power the on-site casino’s sports book, but it will also drive sports wagering on Hard 

Rock’s iPhone and Android apps as well as Like all other Atlantic City online casinos, the apps and website will only accept wagers from gamblers physically located in the state of New Jersey.

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In a statement about the soon to open sport book, Hard Rock’s senior Vice President of online gaming, Kresimir Spajic, said

“The forthcoming launch of the Hard Rock Sportsbook in New Jersey will mark another step towards becoming a significant player in the national and international sports betting and online gaming industry.”

In the months since the Supreme Court ruled against a decades-old ban on most sports gambling in the United States and the swift passage of a New Jersey law allowing it, sports books have been opening at a rapid pace in Atlantic City. Seven of AC’s nine casinos currently operate sports books. Only Caesars and Hard Rock are currently without a sports book in their casinos.

The sports books in Atlantic City vary in terms of customer experience. They range from pretty horrible (Harrah’s) to almost Vegas-like (Ocean Resort) to having a great viewing experience (Golden Nugget). To get a feel of what the AC sports books offer, check out David Weinberg’ article in the Press of Atlantic City where he wrote a great piece about his experience at various AC sports books back in October.

Sports books have added a new excitement factor in Atlantic City casinos and the arrival of the book at Hard Rock will help round out the offerings at this great casino.

Harrah’s and Borgata are the Two Best Atlantic City Casinos for Slot Players

Every month the casinos in Atlantic City are required to submit various revenue statistics to the state of New Jersey. One of those stats is the percentage of slot play that the casino wins. We dug into the slot win data provided by the casinos to determine which AC casinos, on average, have the best slots for gamblers.

The data we used for this study is simply the 100.0% – the slot win percentage for the casinos. For example, if a casino recorded a 9.0% slot win for the month then the slot win for the gamblers was 100.0% – 9.0%, or 91.0%.

We looked at the slot wins for the last twelve months of available data, or November 2017 through October 2018. While the spread between the highest payout rate and the lowest may not at first seem huge, when you consider the tens of millions of dollars that are bet in the slot machines each month the payout to gamblers really adds up.

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Here’s a look at the slot machine payout rates for each Atlantic City casino over the past year:

To help clarify which AC casino has the best slots for gamblers we then ranked each casino based on the slot payout for each of the last twelve months. The casino with a rank of one had the highest slot payout to customers during the month. As you will see below, the outcome is amazing. Either Harrah’s and Borgata had the best (lowest) payout rate rank EVERY month over the last year. Harrah’s had the best payout for 7 months and Borgata for 6 months (Harrah’s and Borgata were tied in June 2018).

Note that Hard Rock and Ocean Resort only have rankings since they opened their doors in June.

Taking things one step further, we then averaged the ranks over the last twelve months for each AC casino. Harrah’s and Borgata obviously had the best (lowest) average twelve month ranks.

Besides Harrah’s and Borgata having the best payout rate ranks in Atlantic City, a few other interesting things jump out after looking at this data. The two other Caesars Entertainment casinos in town, besides Harrah’s, came in third and fourth. Caesars and Bally’s, while never claiming the number one or two spot on slot payout rate ranks, were significantly better than most other casinos in town.

Another interesting observation is that the two newcomers in town were dead last in terms of slot payouts to gamblers. Hard Rock’s average slot payout rank since it opened in May was 7.2, placing it just ahead of Ocean Resort which had the worst slot payout rank in Atlantic City.

So, does this mean that if you play slots at Borgata or Harrah’s that you will win? Of course not! The payout varies from machine to machine, and even from denomination to denomination. Unfortunately, we do not have more granular data to analyze, but this study does point to the casinos that are offering the best overall slot payouts in town.

Harrah’s Atlantic City is Remodeling the Harbor Hotel Tower and Rebranding it the Coastal Tower

Caesars Entertainment (CZR) continues to reinvest in its Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City. After a remodel of the Pool, completion of its new convention center, drawing Gordon Ramsey Steak to replace its aging steakhouse and revamping its coffee shop, Harrah’s is in the midst of a total remodel of its Harbor Tower.

The Harbor Tower was one of the first hotel towers at Harrah’s and was in bad need of a remodel. All hotel rooms in the tower will be remodeled. Harrah’s brought in MPM Studios to help with the design.

After the remodel is complete, the hotel tower will be rebranded the Coastal Tower. The newly redesigned tower will boast 507 hotel rooms with approximately 450 square feet of living space each and a focus on technology. Rooms will be equipped with both WiFi as well as hard-wired internet, something that business travelers crave, as well as 55-inch TVs.

This is a much needed upgrade. The old Harbor Tower was definitely showing its age.

With new competition in the Atlantic City market, the legacy casinos definitely need to make changes to keep up with the hip Hard Rock and the modern Ocean Resort. Based on revenue statistics released earlier this month, these two newcomers in AC, especially Hard Rock, are eating in to the legacy casinos’ market share.

The remodel of the Harbor Tower follows the 2017 revamp of Harrah’s Bayview tower. In that project, Harrah’s redecorated 444 hotel rooms.

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Caesars Entertainment has been spending heavily on renovating its hotel rooms, especially in Las Vegas. Here’s an overview of the hotel room remodel projects that Caesars completed since 2015:

In addition to these completed hotel remodel projects and the ongoing remodel of the Harbor Tower at Harrah’s Atlantic City, CZR is planning several additional hotel room renovations:

  • Paris Las Vegas – remodel of 1,596 rooms starting in 2018
  • Harrah’s Las Vegas – remodel of 918 rooms in the Mardi Gras Tower, beginning in 2019
  • Flamingo Las Vegas – remodel of an addition 1.075 hotel rooms, with no determined start date yet
  • Caesars Palace Las Vegas – remodel of 453 hotel rooms in the Forum Tower, with no determined start date yet

With all of this capital expenditure on hotel rooms, CZR is making a serious investment to remain a leader in the gaming market. This is needed since the competition, both in destination areas such as Las Vegas as well as local markets, is only getting stronger.

How Much Did Each Gaming Table in Atlantic City Win During October?

The Short Take:

  • Borgata had the highest monthly win per gaming table in October, coming in at over $86,000 per table
  • After only being in business for a few months, Hard Rock had the second highest win per gaming table in October, winning over $53,000 per table
  • Many casinos saw steep decreases in their win per gaming table in October including Harrah’s, Caesars, Bally’s and Golden Nugget

As we discussed in an earlier article, the Atlantic City casinos’ wins from table games increased 16% in October on a year-over-year basis.  Overall, the nine casinos won $56.3 million at their gaming tables during the month.

Another way to look at the table games wins is to look at how much each casino won per gaming table during the month.  To do this we take two numbers that are reported to the state of New Jersey by each casino: the total table games wins for the month and the number of tables in each casino.

Here’s a look at that data:

When we divide the total table games wins by the number of gaming tables at each casino, we see that Borgata (MGM) has, by far, the highest win per gaming table during October.  In fact, its $86,700 of wins per table was over $30,000 more than its next closest competitor.  That competitor happens to be one of the new casinos in town – the Hard Rock.  After just a few months in operation, Hard Rock generated over $53,000 in wins per gaming table during October.

The chart below shows the win per table in October 2018 on the left side versus the win per table a year earlier, October 2017, on the right side:


As you can see, many casinos saw their win per gaming table tumble from 2017 to 2018.  This is most likely due to the two new casino openings. Three notable casinos to take a look at are Harrah’s, Bally’s and Caesars.  All three of these casinos are owned by Caesars Entertainment (CZR) and all three saw dramatic declines in their monthly wins per table.  Golden Nugget also saw significant year-over-year decreases.

On the bright side, several casinos did see year-over-year increases in wins per gaming table. Borgata had both the highest win on an absolute basis, but it also increased that win by more than $11,000 per table from October 2017 to October 2018.

Tropicana (ERI) saw significant increases in its wins per table, rising $17,000 per table YoY.  It should be noted that the October 2017 table game wins for the Trop are probably skewed by a run of bad luck since they are significantly lower than usual.  One other casino that saw YoY increase in wins per table was Resorts which is at the lower end of the spectrum and saw its wins per table increase by almost $3,000 per table.

We are really starting to see the effects that the two new casinos are having on some of the legacy casinos.  Some, like Borgata and Tropicana, are holding their own while others like Harrah’s and Caesars are suffering.  All of the casinos will need to be creative to win back and keep their customers from the shiny new casinos on the Boardwalk.

Battle of the Atlantic City Newcomers: Hard Rock vs Ocean Resort

The Short Take:

  • After over five months in operation, Hard Rock is becoming an Atlantic City casino leader while Ocean Resort lags
  • Hard Rock won $23.2 million in its casino in October, compared to $13.1 million for Ocean Resort
  • Wins from slot machines totaled $15.1 million at Hard Rock versus $8.2 million at Ocean Resort
  • Wins from table games at Hard Rock in October totaled $8.1 million while Ocean Resort had only $4.7 million in table game wins

Since Hard Rock and Ocean Resort have been open on the Atlantic City Boardwalk for about five months now, we decided to take a look at some key casino stats to see how these two newcomers are doing.  We’ll use the October 2018 data that was just released last week for this comparison.

Total Casino Win

The overall casino win is a good indicator of the level of business in a casino.  It is the total amount that the casino won for the month from all of the table games and slots in the casino.  By this measure, Hard Rock is, by far, doing better than Ocean Resort.  The Hard Rock’s total casino win for October was $23.2 million, compared to $13.1 million for Ocean Resort.

Hard Rock, after less than six months in operation, controlled 11.6% of the total casino wins city-wide.  In fact, only Borgata (25.3%), Tropicana (12.5%) and Harrah’s (11.9%) took larger portions of the casino wins during October.  Ocean Resort, on the other hand, had a 6.5% casino win market share. This placed the Ocean Resort dead last in Atlantic City, just behind the much smaller Resorts.

Slot Win

Casinos typically get the majority of their total wins from slot machines, and Hard Rock and Ocean Resort are no different.  During the month, Hard Rock won $15.1 million from slots, almost twice that of Ocean Resort’s $8.2 million.

The Hard Rock’s October slot win equates to 10.6% of the total slot wins in Atlantic City.  Once again, Hard Rock is fourth in slot wins in the city behind Borgata (23.7%), Tropicana (14.0%) and Harrah’s (12.9%).  Ocean Resort’s 5.8% slot market share places it last among the AC casinos, about 1% lower than Bally’s.

Table Games Win

Hard Rock dominated Ocean Resort at the gaming tables.  Hard Rock’s $8.1 million in table games wins converts to a 14.4% city-wide market share.  Only two other casinos in town had a higher table games win market share: Borgata (28.2%) and Caesars (10.8%).

Ocean Resort can finally claim a casino category that it was not last in Atlantic City.  It’s $4.7 million in table games wins gave it a 8.4% market share in October.  This beat out two casinos which had lower market share, but which are also much smaller casinos: Golden Nugget (6.5%) and Resorts (5.1%).

Here’s a look at the casino win statistics for Hard Rock and Ocean Resort for October:


Additional Statistics

We’ve gathered some additional statistics about the Hard Rock and Ocean Resort casinos that you may find interesting.  All data is as of October month-end:

Casino Square Footage:

Hard Rock: 119.901 square feet

Ocean Resort: 131,083 square feet

Number of Slot Machines

Hard Rock: 2,065

Ocean Resort: 1,937

Win Per Slot Machine for Month:

Hard Rock: $7,333

Ocean Resort: $4,243

Number of Table Games

Hard Rock: 152

Ocean Resort: 107

Win Per Table Game for Month:

Hard Rock: $53,300

Ocean Resort: $44,026

Number of Poker Tables:

Hard Rock: 0

Ocean Resort: 8

Win (Rake) Per Poker Table for Month:

Hard Rock: n/a

Ocean Resort: $19,381

Caesars Entertainment Has an Atlantic City Problem

The Short Take:

  • Caesars Entertainment’s three Atlantic City casinos have seen their casino wins decline month after month
  • In October 2018, the year-over-year decline in total casino revenues totaled more than $14.5 million
  • All three casinos – Harrah’s, Caesars and Bally’s – saw year-over-year declines in total casino wins, slot wins and table games wins in October

Caesars Entertainment (CZR) has a problem.  Specifically, an Atlantic City problem.  Casino wins at all three of its AC casinos have been in a serious downtrend, and the arrival of Hard Rock and Ocean Resort is compounding the damage.

In each of the past five months, or about as long as the two new Boardwalk casinos have been in operation, the three Caesars Entertainment properties in Atlantic City have had year-over-year declines in their total casino wins, with the exception of Caesars in August which showed a 0.83% YoY growth.  This is very troubling since the competition is just going to get fiercer as Hard Rock grabs market share and the other casinos in town pull out all of the stops to keep their customers.

The October casino data is a great example of what is happening to the CZR casinos in Atlantic City.  All three casinos had negative YoY growth for total casino wins, slot wins and table game wins.

Total Casino Wins

The “best” CZR casino in AC in terms of year-over-year total casino wins in October was Bally’s which saw its total wins decline 14.66%.  The $14.4 million in total wins in October was $2.4 million less than October 2017.

Caesars and Harrah’s had even more drastic decreases in total casino wins.  Caesars’ $20.2 million in wins in October was 21.45% less than a year earlier when the wins totaled $25.7 million.  Harrah’s total wins slid even more, falling 21.65% to $23.8 million from $30.4 million a year earlier.  This was a year-over-year decline of $6.6 million.

Here’s a look at the total casino wins for each of the three Caesars casinos in Atlantic City for October 2018 and October 2017:


Slot Wins

The three casinos did not fare any better with wins from their slot machines.  Harrah’s was the worst performing of the three in terms of the annual decline in slot wins.  Harrah’s $18.3 million in wins in October was $4 million less than a year earlier.  This was a YoY decline of 17.76%

Caesars saw a similar decline in slot wins.  Its 15.02% YoY decrease put its October slot wins at $14.1 million.  This is $2.5 million less than the $16.6 million Caesars won at its machines in October 2017.

Bally’s had a somewhat smaller YoY decline in slot wins.  Its total slot machine wins of $9.5 million was 9.1% less than a year earlier.

Here’s an overview of the three CZR casinos’ slot wins for October 2018 versus October 2017:


Table Games Wins

If the decline in slot wins at the CZR Atlantic City casinos were bad, the table games wins were horrendous!  Leading the pack was Caesars which saw its table games wins in October plummet 33.19% versus the same month last year.  That is a decline of $3 million, falling from $9.1 million last October to $6.1 million in October 2018.

Harrah’s table games wins declined just slightly less, falling 32.18% YoY.  This October’s $5.3 million in table games wins was $2.5 million less than last year’s $7.8 million.  Bally’s, meanwhile, saw its table games wins come in at $4.6 million, representing a 23.98% drop from a year earlier.

Here are the October 2018 table games wins versus the 2017 wins for the three CZR casinos:


In total, the three Caesars Entertainment casinos in Atlantic City saw an October year-over-year decrease of total casino wins totaling more than $14.5 million.  Will management be able to turn this ship around or will all of the new competition in Atlantic City cause the hemorrhaging to continue?  We’ll be keeping an eye on this for you, so check back with Ante Research soon!

Borgata is the Leader in Wins Per Slot Machine in Atlantic City, but Hard Rock is Making Waves

The Short Take:

  • Borgata had the highest monthly win per slot machine in Atlantic City, with $11,965 won from every machine on average in October
  • All legacy casinos saw a YoY decline in their slot win per machine in October
  • After just a few month of operations, Hard Rock is gaining serious slot market share in Atlantic City. In October it controlled over 10% of the slot wins in the city, with over $7,300 won per machine

In earlier articles we touched on the fact that the Atlantic City gaming market saw an 8% overall increase in casino wins in October 2018 versus October 2017 .  Further, the casinos’ wins just from slot machines jumped 5.3% YoY in October to over $142.5 million.

As you walk into a casino the first thing you see is row after row of slot machines.  So we wondered, if AC casinos made over $142 million in slot wins in October, how much did they win per machine?  We’ve put together those numbers for you and the results on a casino by casino basis may be surprising.

First, an explanation on how we came up with the per slot machine win per casino.  Atlantic City casinos are required to submit a monthly report to the state of New Jersey.  Two figures they must report are the total slot wins for the month and the number of slot machines in the casino.  To calculate the win per slot machine we just divide the total slot wins by the number of slot machines.  Here is the raw data used in the calculation for October 2018:

The table below shows the win per slot machine for October 2018 on the left.  For comparison, we provide the same information from a year ago, October 2017.


The clear winner is Borgata, with almost $12,000 in monthly wins per slot machine.  On the downside, Borgata’s October 2018 win per machine decreased by over $1,200 per machine compared to October 2017.  In fact, every casino that was open in October 2017 saw a year-over-year decrease in the monthly wins per slot machine.

The most likely reason for this slot win decline for the legacy Atlantic City casinos?  The recent openings of Hard Rock and Ocean Resort. Hard Rock won over $15 million from its slot machines, or over $7,300 per machine.  After just a few months of opening the doors, Hard Rock controls over 10% of the Atlantic City slot market!

The other newcomer on the Boardwalk, Ocean Resort, is not as large of a threat for the legacy casinos, but it is still another competitor to deal with.  In October, Ocean Resort won $8.2 million from its slots, or 5.8% of the AC market.  By the way, Ocean Resort had the lowest slot win per machine for the month, coming in at just over $4,200 per machine.

When standing in the middle of a casino you can feel like you’re surrounded by slot machines with hundreds or thousands surrounding you.  It’s truly amazing the amount of profit each and every machine makes for the casino!

Atlantic City Casinos Win 16% More YoY at Table Games in October but Many Legacy Casinos Take a Hit

The Short Take:

  • City-wide table game wins at the nine Atlantic City casinos increased 16% in October with $56.3 million in table wins
  • Of the legacy casinos, only Borgata and Tropicana saw year-over-year table games wins increase
  • The new casinos, Hard Rock and Ocean Resort, won a combined $12.8 million from table games
  • All three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment saw dramatic decreases in table games wins

In October, Atlantic City casinos saw their total casino win increase by 8.0% and their total win at slot machines increase by 5.3%.  So how did the casinos do at their table games?

It turns out pretty well! Total table games wins at the nine Atlantic City casinos came in at over $56.3 million for the month of October. This is a 16.0% year-over-year (YoY) increase compared to October 2017.

In terms of total table games wins, Borgata was the big winner, as usual.  During the month Borgata won $15.9 million from its tables. This is a YoY increase of 12.6%. Borgata’s win at the tables was nearly twice that of its next closest competitor – the newly opened Hard Rock. That’s right, just several months after opening, the Hard Rock is rising to the top of the Atlantic City casino pecking order.

Here’s a look at the October 2018 table games wins compared to the October 2017 wins:


While Borgata had the highest wins from table games, the Tropicana was the casino with the largest year-over-year growth.  The Trop’s $5.1 million in wins placed it fifth in terms of total table wins, but it represents a 57.4% increase from October 2017.  You should take this huge growth rate with a grain of salt though.  The Trop’s very low table games win in October 2017 was a rare anomaly, probably due to bad luck with a whale or two.

While table games wins in the Atlantic City market increased year-over-year by 16.0%, Tropicana and Borgata were the only two casinos that had positive YoY growth.  As we mentioned, Hard Rock skyrocketed to the number two winner with $8.1 million in table games wins, and the other new casino in town, Ocean Resort, pulled in $4.7 million from its tables in October. All of the other casinos in town suffered as a result.

All three properties owned by Caesars Entertainment (CZR) saw significant decreases in their table games wins.  The least bad CZR property in terms of YoY declines was Bally’s which saw an annual decline of 24%. Harrah’s win dropped an amazing 32.2% while Caesar’s fell 33.2%. These are not good numbers at all, but they are also in line with what we saw on the annual slot wins for these CZR casinos.

CZR properties were not the only casinos in town that suffered.  Resort’s table games wins fell 4.2% year-over-year.  Even worse, Golden Nugget saw a huge annual decline of 30.2%.

Here’s a look at the October 2018 year-over-year changes in table games wins for the legacy Atlantic City casinos:


While it is encouraging that the overall Atlantic City gambling market is expanding in terms of casino wins, resorts and jobs, the steep declines at some of the legacy casinos we’ve seen after the openings of Hard Rock and Ocean Resort are alarming.  Are gamblers just checking out the new kids in town and then will go back to their old casino of choice, or are the two new casinos, especially Hard Rock, stealing these customers for good?  Time will tell and we here at Ante Research will bring you updates every month!

Internet Gambling in New Jersey Up 30%; Golden Nugget Leads the Way

The Short Take:

  • Total internet wins for the seven Atlantic City casinos that offer internet gambling in New Jersey totaled $26.75 million during October, a 30.1% year-over-year increase
  • The leader in internet gambling in New Jersey is the Golden Nugget.  Its $9.7 million in wins during the month was a 57.6% annual growth rate
  • Two relative newcomers to internet gambling in New Jersey are Hard Rock, which had $1.0 million in wins, and Ocean Resort with $600 thousand in wins

In October, the seven Atlantic City casinos that offer internet gambling within the state of New Jersey won over $26.75 million.  This was up 30.1% over the total wins in October 2017.

Leading the way was the Golden Nugget.  During the month, the Nugget won $9.7 million from its internet gambling websites (see the end of this article for a list of the websites that the AC casinos operate). This was a huge 57.6% year-over-year increase over the same month last year.


Borgata had the second highest internet gaming win in New Jersey, but it was well less than half of the Golden Nugget’s.  During October Borgata won $4.4 million.  Borgata’s win grew a less substantial, but still very respectable, 4.4%.

The three remaining casinos that have been in operation for at least a year won in the upper $3 million range.  Caesars’ $3.9 million in internet wins was a very healthy 18.0% YoY gain.  Tropicana’s 7.0% annual gain translates into $3.7 million in internet wins in October.  Finally, Resorts secured $3.5 million in wins through its gaming websites, a YoY growth rate just positive, at 0.3%.


Hard Rock and Ocean Resort were not open in October 2017, so we do not have year-over-year growth numbers, but we do have October’s wins for each.  These casinos’ websites brought in the two lowest wins during the month, but they were still decent showings for newcomers.  Hard Rock won $1.0 million and Ocean Resort won $600 thousand during the month.  Without a doubt, these figures will increase in the coming months as their gambling websites gain traction.

Internet gambling in New Jersey is growing stronger!  The Atlantic City casinos that offer online gambling to people in New Jersey are reaping the benefits.

Here is a list of the websites that each of the seven AC casinos operated as of the end of October 2018:





Golden Nugget


Hard Rock


Ocean Resort