Atlantic City casinos see monthly decline

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Atlantic City's casinos saw their first monthly revenue drop of the year in April, with the amount of money won from gamblers declining by 1.6 percent.

But that figure includes the now-shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino, which closed in October.

When the Taj Mahal is excluded, the seven surviving casinos saw a revenue increase of nearly 6 percent in April compared to a year ago.

Figures released Friday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the casinos won $211.6 million in April.

Internet gambling was up 22.6 percent for the month.

Only Harrah's and Bally's experienced revenue declines in April.

The Golden Nugget was up more than 17 percent compared to a year ago, at $23.4 million.