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Golden Nugget is New Jersey’s top online gambling earner in September

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New Jersey’s regulated online gambling market enjoyed a healthy year-on-year bump in September and crowned a new revenue king.

Golden Nugget is New Jersey's top online gambling earner in SeptemberFigures 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.

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