Atlantic City by Ron Miguel
The early returns are in (literally) for New Jersey's online gambling industry.
According to a report issued today by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement just under $8.4 million in revenue has been earned in the first few weeks of legalized online gambling in New Jersey.
Including the five-day, soft-play test launch at the end of November the six officially sanctioned online sites in the state have taken in exactly $8,368,837 and paid $1,255,723 in Internet Gross Revenue taxes at 15%.
Per casino the breakdown for the year is:
- Borgata (PartyPoker) $3,750,174
- Caesars Interactive NJ (WSOP.com) $2,380,178
- Golden Nugget $179,120
- Tropicana $748,589
- Trump Plaza $427,739
- Trump Taj Mahal $883,037
Online poker accounted for $3.2 million or 38% of overall revenue.
Previous reports have indicated over 150,000 online accounts have already been created at New Jersey online casinos.