As state reopens, NJ casinos win record-breaking $345M in June

July 19, 2021 NJBIZ

By Daniel Munoz

New Jersey’s nine casinos won a record-breaking $345 million in June, the first month that COVID-19 restrictions were mostly lifted for in more than a year, according to state gaming regulators on July 19. According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, casino winnings last month were more than four times what they were in June of last year – $91 million – when Atlantic City’s gambling palaces had to shutter their brick and mortar sites amid the pandemic, which pummeled casino revenue and devastated the surrounding hotel, entertainment, leisure, restaurant and retail sectors that make up the local economy.