New Jersey Ends 2016 With Record Online Gambling Revenues For December
New Jersey’s positive online gambling trend continues as shown by figures released by the Division of Gaming Enforcement on Thursday. The year 2016 ended with a bang as online operators generated a record breaking $18.4 million in December which is a 31% increase year-on year and more than $1m more than the previous state record set in last July.
Casino revenues made up the bulk of the numbers to just under $16.3m which is a 35% increase from the same period last year. Poker was up by nearly 6% to reach nearly $2.1m. Overall revenues for 2016 were up by 32% to $196.7m with casino making up $170.2m and poker increasing 11.3% to $26.5m.
The best performing casino was the Golden Nugget that reported $4.7m in revenues for December which is $1.9 million more than earned in December 2015. December was a record high for the Golden Nugget whose previous records was $4.1m set last October. Second place in revenues was the Borgata with $3.71m which was 6.5% less than December 2015. Caesars Interactive New Jersey also had a good December with a 18% rise to $3.66m. Fourth place as Resorts Digital who operate the PokerStars brand with $3.14 for December which is a big increase from December 2015 that saw $1.3m in revenues.