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Atlantic City, New Jersey
1981
Casino Data
This page has information from the 1981 New Jersey Casino Control Commission Annual Report.

9 casinos: Atlantis, Bally's Park Place, Caesars, Claridge, Golden Nugget, Harrah's Marina, Resorts Int'l, Sands, Tropicana

Total Casino Win

Slot Win

Table Win

Slot Machine Breakdown

Table Game Breakdown

Visitation Statistics

Casino openings/significant events
Total Casino Win
Casino
Revenue** (in $)
% of Total*
Slot %
Table %
Bally's PP
188,834
17.17%
47.75%
52.25%
Caesars
194,094
17.65%
34.12%
65.88%
Claridge
33,004
3.00%
46.69%
53.31%
Golden Nugget
157,538
14.32%
41.80%
58.20%
Harrah's Marina
142,532
12.96%
51.26%
48.74%
Playboy
93,889
8.62%
37.81%
62.19%
Resorts
186,528
16.96%
45.32%
54.68%
Sands
92,181
8.38%
38.24%
61.76%
Tropicana
11,181
1.02%
38.03%
61.97%
Total
1,099,781
100%
42.76%
57.24%

*Percentage of total is the casino's share of the total market; figures may not total due to rounding.

**Figures in thousands; add 000 for actual value

Before adjustment for uncollected patron checks, taxes
Slot Machine Win
Casino
Revenue** (in $)
Slot Revenue (in $)
% of Total*
Bally's PP
188,834
90,177
47.75%
Caesars
194,094
66,217
34.12%
Claridge
33,004
15,408
46.69%
Golden Nugget
157,538
65,857
41.80%
Harrah's Marina
142,532
73,068
51.26%
Playboy
93,889
35,501
37.81%
Resorts
186,528
84,528
45.32%
Sands
92,181
35,248
38.24%
Tropicana
11,181
4,252
38.03%
Total
1,099,781
470,256
42.76%

*Percentage of total is the casino's share of the total slot market; figures may not total due to rounding.

*Figures in thousands; add 000 for actual value

Before adjustment for uncollected patron checks, taxes
Table Game Win
Casino
Revenue** (in $)
Table Revenue (in $)
% of Total*
Bally's PP
188,834
98,657
52.25%
Caesars
194,094
127,877
65.88%
Claridge
33,004
17,596
53.31%
Golden Nugget
157,538
91,681
58.20%
Harrah's Marina
142,532
69,464
48.74%
Playboy
93,889
58,388
62.19%
Resorts
186,528
102,000
54.68%
Sands
92,181
56,933
61.76%
Tropicana
11,181
6,929
61.97%
Total
1,099,781
629,525
57.24%

*Percentage of total is the casino's share of the total market; figures may not total due to rounding.

**Figures in thousands; add 000 for actual value

Before adjustment for uncollected patron checks, taxes
Slot Machine Breakdown
This table has information on the numbers of slot machines in Atlantic City casinos.
Casino
Nickel
Quarter
$1
Other*
Total Slot Machines
Bally's PP
123
1,136
143
198
1,600
Caesars
100
758
182
318
1,358
Claridge
65
589
76
120
850
Golden Nugget
62
828
177
139
1,206
Harrah's Marina
59
643
208
220
1,130
Playboy
68
840
109
186
1,203
Resorts
93
1,160
316
180
1,749
Sands
68
623
44
145
880
Tropicana
70
903
120
296
1,389
Total
708
7,480
1,375
1,802
11,365
*Other slots include: 50 cent, $5, $25, and $100
Table Game Breakdown
This table has information on the numbers of table games in Atlantic City casinos.
Casino
Casino Sq. Ft.
BJ
Craps
Roulette
Bacc.
Big 6
Total Table Games
Bally's PP
60,000
88
22
12
3
4
129
Caesars
48,045
65
22
12
3
4
106
Claridge
28,982
48
13
8
2
2
73
Golden Nugget
40,662
62
14
12
2
4
94
Harrah's Marina
44,090
80
18
12
2
4
116
Playboy
51,823
81
18
16
3
3
121
Resorts
60,000
84
20
10
3
6
123
Sands
32,236
48
14
8
2
2
74
Tropicana
46,305
76
18
16
2
4
116
Total
412,143
632
159
106
22
33
952
Visitation Statistics
Mode
Number of visitors*
Automobile
11,475
Charter Bus
6,770
Franchise Bus
658
Air
181
Total
19,084
*By thousands; add 000 for true value
Casino openings, extraordinary events
Elsinore's Playboy opened April 14, 1981.

Claridge opened July 23,1981.

Tropicana opened November 26, 1981.

Atlantic City, New Jersey Gaming Statistics

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All data compiled from Annual Report. Trenton: New Jersey: New Jersey Casino Control Commission, 1979-2009.

This project was sponsored by a grant from the UNLV Libraries Advisory Board.


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