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Atlantic City, New Jersey
1987
Casino Data
This page has information from the 1987 New Jersey Casino Control Commission Annual Report.

12 casinos: Atlantis, Bally's Grand, Bally's Park Place, Caesars, Claridge, Harrah's Marina, Resorts Int'l, Sands, Showboat, TropWorld, 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
73,516
2.95%
62.37%
37.63%
Bally's Grand
242,367
9.71%
49.60%
50.40%
Bally's PP
249,361
9.99%
57.14%
42.86%
Caesars
288,254
11.55%
46.33%
53.67%
Claridge
124,148
4.97%
55.37%
44.63%
Harrah's Marina
246,489
9.88%
57.40%
42.60%
Resorts
239,136
9.58%
53.41%
46.59%
Sands
191,066
7.66%
50.48%
49.52%
Showboat
146,442
5.87%
58.74%
41.26%
TropWorld
211,041
8.46%
54.82%
45.18%
Trump Castle
239,432
9.59%
50.62%
49.38%
Trump Plaza
244,422
9.79%
51.84%
48.16%
Total
2,495,674
100%
53.14%
46.86%

*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
73,516
45,850
62.37%
Bally's Grand
242,367
120,204
49.60%
Bally's PP
249,361
142,491
57.14%
Caesars
288,254
133,560
46.33%
Claridge
124,148
68,740
55.37%
Harrah's Marina
246,489
141,478
57.40%
Resorts
239,136
127,712
53.41%
Sands
191,066
96,448
50.48%
Showboat
146,442
86,020
58.74%
TropWorld
211,041
115,698
54.82%
Trump Castle
239,432
121,193
50.62%
Trump Plaza
244,422
126,697
51.84%
Total
2,495,674
1,326,091
53.14%

*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
73,516
27,666
37.63%
Bally's Grand
242,367
122,163
50.40%
Bally's PP
249,361
106,870
42.86%
Caesars
288,254
154,694
53.67%
Claridge
124,148
55,408
44.63%
Harrah's Marina
246,489
105,011
42.60%
Resorts
239,136
111,424
46.59%
Sands
191,066
94,618
49.52%
Showboat
146,442
60,422
41.26%
TropWorld
211,041
95,343
45.18%
Trump Castle
239,432
118,239
49.38%
Trump Plaza
244,422
117,725
48.16%
Total
2,495,674
1,169,583
46.86%

*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
172
701
169
349
1,391
Bally's Grand
128
881
148
512
1,669
Bally's PP
62
560
193
406
1,221
Caesars
108
774
159
524
1,565
Claridge
92
695
108
350
1,245
Harrah's Marina
125
794
290
502
1,711
Resorts
84
925
217
448
1,674
Sands
75
667
168
506
1,416
Showboat
124
880
136
488
1,628
TropWorld
88
747
243
672
1,750
Trump Castle
98
902
220
447
1,667
Trump Plaza
96
915
157
511
1,679
Total
1,252
9,441
2,208
5,715
18,616
*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
50,601
77
14
12
4
2
109
Bally's Grand
43,162
74
18
12
2
4
110
Bally's PP
59,996
57
20
10
2
4
93
Caesars
59,504
70
24
11
5
4
114
Claridge
43,054
57
14
8
3
1
83
Harrah's Marina
59,718
84
24
12
2
2
124
Resorts
59,857
78
22
10
3
4
117
Sands
49,236
63
18
12
3
3
99
Showboat
59,388
74
22
12
2
4
114
TropWorld
60,000
82
20
11
2
2
117
Trump Castle
60,000
74
24
12
3
4
117
Trump Plaza
60,000
74
24
12
2
3
115
Total
664,516
864
244
134
33
37
1,312
Visitation Statistics
Number of visitors by mode of travel
Mode
Number of visitors*
Automobile
17,218
Charter Bus
13,495
Franchise Bus
754
Air
378
Total
31,845

*By thousands; add 000 for true value

Occupancy and Room Rates

Casino
# of Rooms*
Parking Spaces
Atlantis
500
846
Bally's Grand
506
987
Bally's PP
518
1,767
Caesars
644
1,064
Claridge
504
1,615
Harrah's Marina
760
2,963
Resorts
689
2,581
Sands
500
2,595
Showboat
516
2,534
TropWorld
507
2,720
Trump Castle
606
2,866
Trump Plaza
585
2,940
Total
6,835
25,478
*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
1,788
Bally's Grand
3,540
Bally's PP
3,491
Caesars
3,505
Claridge
2,408
Harrah's Marina
3,623
Resorts
3,635
Sands
2,846
Showboat
3,656
TropWorld
3,228
Trump Castle
3,470
Trump Plaza
4,161
Total
39,351

 

Casino openings, extraordinary events
Golden Nugget is renamed Bally's Grand after its acquisition by Bally..

Tropicana is renamed TropWorld.

Showboat opened April 2, 1987.

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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