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New Jersey Poker Market Falls 9.5 Percent In April

Revenue Down Both Online And Live

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April marked the final month that New Jersey’s online poker players couldn’t compete against players located elsewhere, and the change couldn’t come at a better time.

Earlier this month, the Garden State’s WSOP-branded online poker platform gained access to online poker players in Nevada and Delaware, a move designed to boost traffic in all three markets. While Nevada’s poker market has been growing lately, the same can’t be said about Atlantic City.

According to filings from New Jersey casino regulators, the state’s poker market (live and online) was $4,332,287 in April, down 9.5 percent compared to the $4,788,814 from April 2017.

New Jersey internet poker revenue of $1,761,404 in April was down 10.5 percent compared to April 2017’s $1,968,377. Last month’s live poker revenue of $2,570,883 was down 8.8 percent compared to $2,820,437 last year.

New Jersey’s casinos had a rough time overall last month, so it wasn’t only poker that is struggling. Total gaming win of $809.3 million was down 4.1 percent year-over-year.

Here’s a look at the brick-and-mortar poker rooms by revenue.

April 2018

Borgata: $1,776,613
Harrah’s: $269,213
Bally’s: $223,370
Tropicana: $200,791
Golden Nugget: $100,896

April 2017

Borgata: $1,828,839
Harrah’s: $358,428
Bally’s: $315,983
Tropicana: $237,195
Golden Nugget: $79,992

Here’s a look at online poker operator by revenue:

April 2018

Resorts: $797,302
Borgata: $514,676
Caesars: $449,426

April 2017

Resorts: $793,638
Borgata: $597,571
Caesars: $577,168