NJ explains 10.8 per cent gaming leap

NJ explains 10.8 per cent gaming leap

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Totally Gaming
Table gaming revenue was up more than 25 per cent

Gaming revenue in New Jersey was up 10.8 per cent year-on-year in September, with table games among the fastest-growing sectors.

The New Jersey Department of Gambling Enforcement’s (NJDGE) monthly report showed gaming win of $230.1m (€202.5m) during the month, compared to $207.7m in 2014, with table gaming take up 26.2 per cent to $64.7m thanks to “more favourable table game hold percentage”.

Casino win grew 9.5 per cent to $218.1m, while slot machine win was up 3.7 per cent to $153.4m.

Online gaming win showed double-digit growth with takings of $12.0m, which was 17.3 per cent higher than the figure recorded for September 2014.

“The industry benefitted from having all of Labour Day weekend in September 2015, whereas Friday through Sunday of Labour Day weekend 2014 was in August,” an NDGE spokesperson said.

Total gaming win for the first nine months of 2015 was $1.96bn, which was a rise of 4.1 per cent on the previous year. While casino, table and slots were all down year-on-year, online gaming was up 15.8 per cent to $108.7m.

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