Golden Nugget shines in record July for New Jersey gambling

In July 2019, the regulated gambling market in the state of New Jersey set a new revenue record. Golden Nugget Atlantic City shone brightest of all, breaking the casino’s all-time record for best monthly revenue result.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement’s (NJDGE) latest revenue figures show that licensed online gambling operators in the state took in revenue of $39.3 million in the month of July. That is just over 50% higher than July of last year as well as $200,000 more than New Jersey’s record that was set in March of this year.

The vertical for New Jersey online casinos increased 55.6% from the previous year to a July total of $37.1 million. However, online poker only grew in the state by 2.1% to $1.87 million from the previous year. Up to date totals have online gambling increasing 55.2% to $256.8 million, with casinos increasing to nearly $244 million and online poker dropping 2.1% to a total of $12.7 million.

The Golden Nugget nailed a new record high in July of nearly $14.9 million, which is about $700,000 more than the previous monthly record set in March. Flutter Entertainment’s Betfair Casino, the Rush Street Interactive PlaySugarHouse, and Churchill Downs Inc’s BetAmerica are all under the umbrella of the Golden Nugget Casino websites.

Resorts Digital Gaming, which operates the brand, came in second place with a revenue of $6.87 million. Online poker chimed in with $626,000 of that total.

Third place went to Borgata’s family of websites with a total of $6.36 million, of which almost $445,000 came from poker. The chief contributors to that total were playMGM and New Jersey Party Poker.

The top spot for July poker revenue went to Caesars Interactive Entertainment New Jersey with nearly $816,000 from an overall gambling total of $5.08 million. Caesars is the only gambling operator in New Jersey that shares poker revenue with Nevada and Delaware.

Among the rest of the casino-only websites in New Jersey, the Tropicana pulled in $3.8 million in July. Hard Rock Atlantic City netted $1.9 million for the month, down $500,000 from June. Bringing up the back of the pack was Ocean Casino Resort with a July revenue of $328,000, well below the casino’s record of $732,000 set in November last year.


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