Good start to 2017 for Atlantic City casinos, revenue up almost 8 percent

Atlantic City’s casinos are off to a good start in 2017, with their January gambling revenue up 7.7 percent from a year ago.

Figures released Tuesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the seven casinos won $204.6 million from gamblers in January.

They were helped once again by a nice boost from internet gambling, which brought in $18.8 million for the month. That’s an increase of 28.6 percent from a year ago.

All seven casinos posted revenue increases, led by Caesars, which was up more than 41 percent, to $28.2 million. Bally’s posted the smallest gain, at 0.6 percent. The figures are encouraging for the struggling seaside gambling resort.

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