Atlantic City casino revenue up 1.7 percent in October

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Money won from internet gamblers helped Atlantic City’s casinos post a 1.7 percent increase in revenue in October.

Without the $20.5 million that online gambling brought in, the city’s seven casinos would have seen their revenue decline by 0.3 percent last month.

The casinos took in $206.3 million in October, up from $203 million in October 2016.

The Borgata was the only casino to post a monthly decline, down 7.4 percent.

Internet gambling was up more than 23 percent from last October, and remains the biggest bright spot in an Atlantic City market that’s emerging from a dim four-year period in which five casinos closed.

So far this year, the casinos have won $2.2 billion, up more than 2 percent from what they earned in the same period last year.