NJ August casino wins grew 31% from last year amid COVID reopenings

New data on how New Jersey’s casinos fared in August show they won 31% more last month than in August 2020 amid COVID-19 restrictions, and 17.4% more than they did prior to the pandemic in August 2019. That’s according to figures released Sept. 16 by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, which regulates the state’s nine casinos, three racetracks and sports-betting industry.