New Jersey’s on-line gambling operators started 2020 off around the correct foot by utterly demolishing the state’s prior online income total.
Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) show the state’s licensed online gambling operators generated income of nearly $55.1m in January, a 64% rise over exactly the same month last year and nearly $5m higher than the prior monthly best set in December 2018.
Usually, on-line poker was little assist in setting this new record, as its monthly income tally dipped 2.7% to $1.83m, even though that’s $100k much better than December’s total. The on-line casino segment was in its usual fine form, shooting up much more than two-thirds to $53.25m.
Also as usual, the Golden Nugget’s market-leading online casino led all comers with an astounding $21.2m in January, around $9m higher than January 2019 and smashing final November’s prior Nugget-best of $18.9m. Among the on-line sites sharing within this bounty were Flutter Entertainment’s BetfairCasino, Rush Street Interactive’s PlaySugarhouse and Churchill Downs Inc’s BetAmerica.
Runner-up Resorts Digital Gaming reported a strong $11.9m in January revenue, even though that was slightly beneath its December record of $19.5m. The on-line poker operations of the Stars Group’s PokerStars brand, which piggybacks on Resorts’ online license, contributed $635k to January’s total.
Third location went towards the Borgata family members of websites, which set a new record in January with just under $10.4m, beating its previous record of $9.23m in December. Poker contributed nearly $479k to the total.
The Tropicana’s casino-only websites ranked fourth with $4.36m, narrowly edging out Caesars Interactive Entertainment’s $4.23m. CIE managed to hang on to its online poker crown with more than $718k in January.
The Hard Rock Atlantic City, whose on-line operations include both Bet365 and Unibet, had a strong if unspectacular January with $2.46m, while the Ocean Casino Resort brought up the rear as usual with $531k, even though that was five occasions the sum the Ocean collected in December.