New Jersey’s regulated online gambling market enjoyed a healthy year-on-year bump in September and crowned a new revenue king.
Figures released Thursday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the state’s licensed online gambling operators earned $16.2m in September, 35% higher than the same month last year. However, the total is only around $100k more than the sites earned in August.
September’s online casino revenue was up 38.6% year-on-year to $14.2m, while poker rose nearly 14% to $2m. The casino number is up about $300k from August while poker declined by about $150k. For the year-to-date, total online revenue is up 33% to $144.5m, with casino rising 37.2% to $124.5m while poker has gained 11% to just under $20m.
After an impressive run as New Jersey’s unquestioned revenue leader, the Borgata-affiliated sites slipped to number two in September thanks to the Golden Nugget’s casino-only site posting a hefty $3.66m, up only marginally from August’s $3.47m and down from its all-time high of $37m in July but enough to make the Nugget truly golden in September.
The Borgata sites reported combined revenue of $3.39m, down from $3.73m in August. The Borgata’s casino sites earned $2.75m while poker added $631k. Caesars Interactive Entertainment New Jersey wasn’t far behind the Borgata at $3.24m, about $150k more than August, with $2.6m from casino and $641k from poker.
The Tropicana’s casino-only site ranked fourth with just over $3m, about $150k more than August’s total. Resorts Digital Gaming, which has partnered with Amaya Gaming’s PokerStars brand, reported revenue of $2.91m, basically unchanged from August. Resorts’ poker number was again the market leader at $744k, while casino added $2.17m.