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Atlantic City Casino Statistics
Background

The voters of New Jersey passed a referendum to legalize casino gaming in Atlantic City in 1976. In 1978, the first casino opened. Since then, casino gaming has become a major business in "America's favorite playground," with annual gaming revenues of approximately $5 billion.

Atlantic City is the 2nd largest American casino destination after Las Vegas, and today has 11 casinos. Casinos are licensed by the Casino Control Commission and investigated and policed by the Division of Gaming Enforcement.

The information on these pages has been extracted from the Casino Control Commission's annual reports. Whenever the CCC reports have been in conflict or have had mathematically incompatible numbers, we have done our best to provide the best possible statistics.

Casino Revenue | Casino Win | Number of Slot and Table Games | Rooms, Parking Spaces, and Number of Employees | Visitation Stats | Annual Data

 

Reports

Monthly Summaries
Monthly and Year to Date Revenue Results

Atlantic City Casinos: Comparative Financial Performance
January to June 2012

Combined Facility Report: Atlantic City Casinos, 2012
Data on games, devices, revenue, and square footage

Combined Facility Report: Atlantic City Casinos, 2011
Data on games, devices, revenue, and square footage

Atlantic City Gaming Revenue
Statistics for Casino, Slot, and Table Win, 1978-2013

Atlantic City Historical Slot Machine Data
Number of machines, win, hold percentage, and win per slot, from 1978 to 2013

Baccarat: A Longitudinal Micro-Study
78 months of field results from one Atlantic City casino, 2004-2010

 

 

External documents

Casino Control Act

NJ Casino Control Commission Regulations

CCC Financial/Stastical data: index

January 2011 Legislative overhaul (S12)

Report of the Governor’s Advisory Commission On New Jersey Gaming, Sports and Entertainment: An Economic Recovery Plan For The State of New Jersey (07/10)

Casino Revenue

This section contains data for the total casino revenue between 1978 and the present. The categories include gaming revenue, room revenue, food and beverage revenue, and other. All figures are in thousands--add "000" to get total dollar amounts.

 

Year
Casinos
Gaming
Rooms
F & B
Other
Total
1978
1
134,073
1979
3
325,480
1980
6
642,673
1981
9
1,099,781
1982
9
1,493,163
1983
9
1,770,943
1984
10
1,951,768
1985
11
2,138,651
1986
11
2,281,204
1987
12
2,495,674
1988
12
2,734,773
1989
12
2,807,017
1990
12
2,951,581
1991
12
2,991,559
1992
12
3,215,970
1993
12
3,301,360
1994
12
3,422,534
1995
12
3,747,578
1996
12
3,813,653
1997
12
3,906,140
1998
12
4,032,998
1999
12
4,164,198
2000
12
4,207,902
311,262
514,450
125,584
5,159,198
2001
12
4,204,749
310,354
521,654
124,998
5,161,754
2002
12
4,320,798
319,892
539,020
128,179
5,307,888
2003
12
4,424,994
364,471
577,556
137,530
5,504,551
2004
12
4,738,277
433,172
626,239
160,181
5,957,869
2005
12
4,962,371
473,901
643,574
184,171
6,264,017
2006
12
5,166,566
495,774
672,140
194,447
6,528,927
2007
11
4,888,599
505,369
653,742
208,328
6,256,038
2008
11
4,499,516
497,810
635,614
208,198
5,839,136
2009
11
3,943,171
496,949
579,403
181,557
5,169,278
2010
11
3,537,744
509,852
574,663
178,006
4,800,265
2011
11
3,300,038
508,179
553,133
167,649
4,528,999
2012 12 3,051,436        
2013 12 2,862,069        

 

Casino Win

This section contains annual comparative data for the total casino win between 1978 and present. The table documents total casino win, slot machine win, table game win, and the slot and table percentages relative to the total casino win. All figures are in thousands--add "000" to get total dollar amounts.

Year
Casinos
Casino Win
Slot Win
Slot %
Table Win
Table %
1978
1
134,073
58,582
43.69%
75,491
56.31%
1979
3
325,480
137,345
42.20%
188,135
57.80%
1980
6
642,673
267,827
41.67%
374,846
58.33%
1981
9
1,099,781
470,256
42.76%
629,525
57.24%
1982
9
1,493,163
693,989
46.48%
799,174
53.52%
1983
9
1,770,943
877,935
49.57%
893,008
50.43%
1984
10
1,951,768
980,099
50.22%
971,669
49.78%
1985
11
2,138,651
1,087,742
50.86%
1,050,909
49.14%
1986
11
2,281,204
1,185,361
51.96%
1,095,843
48.04%
1987
12
2,495,674
1,326,091
53.14%
1,169,583
46.86%
1988
12
2,734,773
1,493,577
54.61%
1,241,196
45.39%
1989
12
2,807,017
1,577,216
56.19%
1,229,801
43.81%
1990
12
2,951,581
1,724,323
58.42%
1,227,258
41.58%
1991
12
2,991,559
1,851,068
61.88%
1,140,491
38.12%
1992
12
3,215,970
2,113,802
65.73%
1,102,168
34.27%
1993
12
3,301,360
2,214,631
67.08%
1,086,729
32.92%
1994
12
3,422,534
2,297,146
67.12%
1,125,388
32.88%
1995
12
3,747,578
2,572,721
68.65%
1,174,857
31.35%
1996
12
3,813,653
2,626,022
68.86%
1,187,631
31.14%
1997
12
3,906,139
2,720,146
69.64%
1,185,992
30.36%
1998
12
4,032,997
2,825,158
70.05%
1,207,839
29.95%
1999
12
4,164,197
2,955,885
70.98%
1,208,312
29.02%
2000
12
4,300,332
3,087,584
71.80%
1,212,748
28.20%
2001
12
4,303,078
3,141,272
73.00%
1,161,805
27.00%
2002
12
4,381,406
3,261,516
74.44%
1,119,890
25.56%
2003
12
4,488,334
3,327,277
74.13%
1,161,057
25.87%
2004
12
4,806,698,
3,556,412
73.99%
1,250,285
26.01%
2005
12
5,018,276
3,673,959
73.21%
1,344,317
26.79%
2006
12
5,217,613
3,803,615
72.90%
1,413,998
27.10%
2007
11
4,920,786
3,464,470
70.40%
1,456,316
29.60%
2008
11
4,544,961
3,132,501
68.92%
1,412,460
31.08%
2009
11
3,943,171
2,721,774
69.02%
1,221,397
30.97%
2010 11 3,565,047 2,477,350 69.48% 1,087,696 30.51%
2011 11 3,317,720 2,342,936 70.62% 974,783 29.38%
2012 12 3,051,436 2,183,960 71.57% 810,776 26.57%
2013 12 2,862,069 2,063,826 72.11% 798,243 27.89%

 

Number of Slot and Table Games
This section contains annual comparative data for the total number of slot and table games between 1978 and 2012.

Currently, we do not have data on the numbers of slot machines and table games for 1978-9.

Year
Casinos
Slots
Tables
1978
1
UNKN
UNKN
1979
3
UNKN
UNKN
1980
6
7,481
649
1981
9
11,365
952
1982
9
12,061
941
1983
9
11,890
871
1984
10
14,341
1,039
1985
11
16,183
1,165
1986
11
16,525
1,198
1987
12
18,616
1,312
1988
12
19,534
1,323
1989
12
18,202
1,196
1990
12
21,186
1,355
1991
12
21,654
1,276
1992
12
22,774
1,144
1993
12
24,561
1,288
1994
12
27,041
1,310
1995
12
29,057
1,301
1996
12
32,786
1,439
1997
12
35,057
1,473
1998
12
36,008
1,373
1999
12
34,718
1,321
2000
12
36,278
1,306
2001
12
37,483
1,247
2002
12
38,117
1,177
2003
12
42,378
1,386
2004
12
41,605
1,443
2005
12
41,231
1,606
2006
12
35,848
1,658
2007
11
35,615
1,615
2008
11
34,123
1,624
2009
11
30,782
1,602
2010 11 28,113 1,573
2011 11 27,048 1,579
2012 12 26,881 1,629
2013 12 25,987 1,279

 

Rooms, Parking Spaces, and Number of Employees

This section contains annual comparative data for hotel rooms, parking spaces, and the number of employees between 1978 and the present.

Year
Casinos
Rooms
Parking Spaces
# of Employees
1978
1
-
-
-
1979
3
-
-
-
1980
6
-
-
-
1981
9
-
-
-
1982
9
-
-
-
1983
9
4,779
14,371
30,197
1984
10
5,503
15,977
33,681
1985
11
6,342
19,409
37,004
1986
11
6,351
18,404
37,262
1987
12
6,835
25,478
39,351
1988
12
7,314
26,823
42,134
1989
12
7,584
25,768
41,627
1990
12
9,337
31,788
45,241
1991
12
9,419
30,269
43,910
1992
12
8,961
30,273
44,240
1993
12
8,946
30,824
44,111
1994
12
9,227
29,104
44,894
1995
12
9,398
29,597
47,286
1996
12
10,533
31,025
48,956
1997
12
11,891
34,000
49,123
1998
12
11,880
34,018
48,492
1999
12
11,361
33,521
47,366
2000
12
11,361
32,308
47,426
2001
12
11,431
34,291
45,592
2002
12
11,711
34,604
44,820
2003
12
14,253
40,570
46,159
2004
12
15,134
42,342
45,501
2005
12
15,122
42,342
44,452
2006
12
15,134
42,342
42,545
2007
11
14,575
41,823
40,788
2008
11
17,060
43,063
38,585
2009
11
17,106
42,924
36,377
2010 11 17,103 42,887 34,145
2011 11 16,880 42,887 33,093
2012 12      
2013 12      

 

Visitation Statistics

 

Year
Automobile
Casino Bus
NJ Transit Bus
Air
Rail
Total
1978
6,445
200
353
10
-
7,008
1979
7,909
1,000
536
20
-
9,465
1980
9,891
3,298
613
20
-
13,822
1981
11,475
6,770
658
181
-
19,084
1982
13,086
9,051
595
223
-
22,955
1983
14,347
11,036
643
335
-
26,361
1984
15,448
12,041
720
257
-
28,466
1985
15,702
12,589
758
277
-
29,326
1986
16,360
12,453
748
371
-
29,932
1987
17,218
13,495
754
378
-
31,845
1988
17,769
14,184
745
440
-
33,138
1989
18,257
12,447
685
523
90
32,002
1990
19,310
11,201
528
544
230
31,813
1991
19,281
10,286
494
483
244
30,788
1992
19,734
9,768
512
496
195
30,705
1993
20,303
8,728
513
462
219
30,225
1994
21,803
8,352
518
433
215
31,321
1995
23,162
9,079
517
386
128
33,272
1996
23,023
10,011
515
395
98
34,042
1997
23,368
9,640
512
426
124
34,070
1998
23,293
9,903
530
447
127
34,300
1999
23,247
9,342
539
396
128
33,652
2000
23,177
9,015
536
323
133
33,184
2001
23,501
7,986
519
277
140
32,423
2002
24,676
7,586
514
268
143
33,188
2003
24,553
6,764
504
261
142
32,224
2004
25,732
6,573
516
261
148
33,230
2005
27,889
6104
519
261
151
34,924
2006
27,545
6,041
526
260
162
34,534
2007
26,928
5,408
501
260
203
33,300
2008
25,903
4,910
505
259
245
31,813
2009
25,185
4,282
475
240
189
30,381
2010 24,678 3,709 455 292 194 29,328
2011 24,293 3,223 449 282 205 28,452
2012 23,807 2,491 461 274 194 27,227
2013            

*Railroad introduced in 1989

Annual Data
       
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