NJ Online Casinos Close Out Record-Setting Year With $180 Million, New Monthly Best

Written By David Danzis on January 16, 2024
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Online gambling in New Jersey closed out its best year ever by setting a new monthly revenue record in December, according to state gambling regulators.

All told, online casinos in New Jersey generated more than $180.3 million in revenue last month, besting the previous all-time high of $171.6 million set in November. Online casino revenue increased more than 19% in December 2023 compared to the same month a year earlier, according to data released Tuesday by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement.

Internet gambling in NJ generated over $1.9 billion in revenue in 2023, an increase of nearly 16% from 2022’s record-setting returns.

New Jersey online casinos celebrated a 10-year anniversary in November. Since its inception, online gambling in NJ has reported more than $7.4 billion in revenue and a shade under $1.1 billion in taxes for the state.

Online gambling in NJ (excluding sports betting) now accounts for more than 36.7% of the total gaming revenue reported by Atlantic City casino licensees and digital-only licensees. Atlantic City casinos account for 49.3% of the statewide total gaming revenue in 2023, the lowest such percentage since the inception of internet gambling or legal sports betting.

The state collected more than $27 million in taxes from online gambling in December and over $288.5 million for the entire year. Atlantic City’s nine casinos collectively paid $178.2 million in taxes on in-person gambling revenues in 2023.

Best of NJ online casinos December 2023

State gaming regulators lump groups of online gambling operators together under AC casino licenses or approved online entities for reporting purposes. As such, determining revenue from specific websites or mobile apps is not possible.

Resorts Digital reported more than $46.1 million last month, a year-over-year increase of 14.2%. Resorts Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Poker Stars and DraftKings Casino NJ all operate under Resorts Digital’s license.

BetMGM Casino NJ, Party Casino & Party Poker, Pala Casino, Wheel of Fortune Casino (among others) all report under Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Last month, the online operators generated just over $40.6 million. Compared to December 2022, the grouping’s revenue declined by 7.2%.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City and its online partners regained the title of NJ’s top-performing internet casino brands. Along with BetRivers, BetWay Casino NJ and FanDuel Casino NJ, Golden Nugget reported $52.8 million in December.

LicenseeTotal RevenueSlots & TablesPokerTaxes
Golden Nugget Atlantic City$52,832,473$52,832,473---$8,010,353
Resorts Digital$46,115,541$45,318,753$796,788$6,906,082
Tropicana Atlantic City$11,136,895$11,136,895---$1,670,534
Hard Rock Atlantic City$9,076,749$9,076,749---$1,361,513
Bally's Atlantic City$7,868,324$7,868,324---$1,180,248
Caesars Interactive$6,759,258$6,076,451$682,807$1,015,446
Harrah's Atlantic City$151,058$151,058---$22,659

Rounding out NJ internet gambling monthly revenue returns

Bally’s AC posted a sizeable Y-o-Y percentage increase last month, boosting revenue by 50.8% by going from $5.2 million to $7.9 million.

The third-biggest percentage jump was claimed by Ocean Casino Resort and its online skins, which generated $5.8 million for a Y-o-Y increase of 65%. Hard Rock AC and its online partners reported a 70.2% Y-o-Y increase with $9 million in revenue.

Tropicana AC’s digital footprint nearly doubled from last year to December 2023. Trop and its online skins generated $11.1 million in revenue, representing an 88% Y-o-Y leap.

Caesars Interactive ($6.8 million, -29.3%) lost ground to last year. Harrah’s AC is responsible for Jackpocket revenue, which in December was roughly $151,000.

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David Danzis is the lead writer for PlayNJ. He is a New Jersey native and honors graduate of Rutgers University. As a newspaper reporter for the New Jersey Herald and Press of Atlantic City, David earned statewide awards for his coverage of politics, government, education, sports, and business. Today, he is PlayNJ’s Atlantic City “insider” and gaming industry expert on casinos, sports betting, and online gambling. David lives in Atlantic County, NJ with his wife and two children.

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