Pennsylvania Slots Hurting Atlantic City

Published: January 11, 2010 09:39 am EST

The recent success of Pennsylvania’s slots played an obvious role in sharp drops in New Jersey gaming

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All 11 Atlantic City casinos reported losses in November, 2009 -- the last month for which results are available -- as casino win dropped 13.4%, slot revenue fell 9.5%, and table games were down 21%.

A spokeswoman for the New Jersey Gaming Association acknowledged the impact, saying, “Now that casinos are open in Pennsylvania, residents who might have made the drive to Atlantic City now don’t have to hop in their cars and drive for more than an hour.”

(With files from Harness Tracks of America)

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