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Atlantic City, New Jersey
1985
Casino Data
This page has information from the 1985 New Jersey Casino Control Commission Annual Report.

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

Total Casino Win

Slot Win

Table Win

Slot Machine Breakdown

Table Game Breakdown

Visitation Statistics

Employee Information

Casino openings/significant events
Total Casino Win
Casino
Revenue** (in $)
% of Total*
Slot %
Table %
Atlantis
138,498
6.48%
52.03%
47.97%
Bally's PP
224,266
10.49%
55.89%
44.11%
Caesars
247,091
11.55%
44.99%
55.01%
Claridge
119,664
5.60%
55.00%
45.00%
Golden Nugget
240,507
11.25%
46.97%
53.03%
Harrah's Marina
215,481
10.08%
59.60%
40.40%
Resorts
243,303
11.38%
50.06%
49.94%
Sands
179,012
8.37%
47.82%
52.18%
Tropicana
211,059
9.87%
49.68%
50.32%
Trump Castle
116,351
5.44%
51.98%
48.02%
Trump Plaza
203,419
9.51%
48.78%
51.22%
Total
2,138,651
100%
50.86%
49.14%

*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*
Atlantis
138,498
72,060
52.03%
Bally's PP
224,266
125,338
55.89%
Caesars
247,091
111,163
44.99%
Claridge
119,664
65,818
55.00%
Golden Nugget
240,507
112,955
46.97%
Harrah's Marina
215,481
128,422
59.60%
Resorts
243,303
121,801
50.06%
Sands
179,012
85,606
47.82%
Tropicana
211,059
104,859
49.68%
Trump Castle
116,351
60,485
51.98%
Trump Plaza
203,419
99,235
48.78%
Total
2,138,651
1,087,742
50.86%

*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*
Atlantis
138,498
66,438
47.97%
Bally's PP
224,266
98,928
44.11%
Caesars
247,091
135,928
55.01%
Claridge
119,664
53,846
45.00%
Golden Nugget
240,507
127,552
53.03%
Harrah's Marina
215,481
87,059
40.40%
Resorts
243,303
121,502
49.94%
Sands
179,012
93,406
52.18%
Tropicana
211,059
106,200
50.32%
Trump Castle
116,351
55,866
48.02%
Trump Plaza
203,419
104,184
51.22%
Total
2,138,651
1,050,909
49.14%

*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
Atlantis
66
835
110
309
1,320
Bally's PP
130
1,004
200
262
1,596
Caesars
86
906
162
444
1,598
Claridge
51
586
144
203
984
Golden Nugget
62
655
179
304
1,200
Harrah's Marina
107
832
271
372
1,582
Resorts
88
979
224
369
1,660
Sands
75
763
147
465
1,450
Tropicana
73
784
231
364
1,452
Trump Castle
97
1,040
228
319
1,684
Trump Plaza
83
942
184
448
1,657
Total
918
9,326
2,080
3,859
16,183
*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
Atlantis
50,516
61
16
9
3
3
92
Bally's PP
59,439
76
22
12
3
4
117
Caesars
59,296
72
24
11
3
4
114
Claridge
33,752
48
12
6
2
2
70
Golden Nugget
40,814
57
20
10
2
4
93
Harrah's Marina
43,251
60
22
12
3
3
100
Resorts
59,857
81
22
11
3
4
121
Sands
49,688
62
18
12
2
2
96
Tropicana
50,850
76
26
11
3
3
119
Trump Castle
60,000
74
24
12
3
4
117
Trump Plaza
60,000
84
24
11
3
4
126
Total
567,463
751
230
117
30
37
1,165
Visitation Statistics
Number of visitors by mode of travel
Mode
Number of visitors*
Automobile
15,702
Charter Bus
12,589
Franchise Bus
758
Air
277
Total
29,326

*By thousands; add 000 for true value

Occupancy and Room Rates

Casino
# of Rooms*
Parking Spaces
Atlantis
500
1,736
Bally's PP
510
982
Caesars
641
1,310
Claridge
504
636
Golden Nugget
519
1,613
Harrah's Marina
750
2,599
Resorts
686
2,340
Sands
500
765
Tropicana
515
2,506
Trump Castle
605
2,866
Trump Plaza
612
1,051
Total
6,342
18,404
*Numbers reflect guest rooms at the end of year.
Employee Statistics
The chart below has the number of casino resort employees for the industry, broken down by casino.
Casino
# of Employees
Atlantis
2,862
Bally's PP
3,861
Caesars
3,629
Claridge
2,195
Golden Nugget
2,861
Harrah's Marina
3,827
Resorts
3,912
Sands
2,762
Tropicana
3,495
Trump Castle
3,801
Trump Plaza
3,799
Total
37,004

 

Casino openings, extraordinary events
Trump Castle opened on June 19, 1985; it had been built as the Atlantic City Hilton, but Trump bought the property and renamed it after Hilton was denied a gaming license.

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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