- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Revenue for Atlantic City’s casino industry declined in November by 3.5 percent compared to a year ago in the first full month after the Trump Taj Mahal casino closed.

The seven casinos remaining in the city saw their combined revenue increase by 3 percent to nearly $197.3 million, according to data released Wednesday. The Taj Mahal closed on Oct. 10.

Gambling revenue for the year is up by 1 percent to $2.39 million through November.

Internet gambling continued rising in New Jersey, bringing in $17.2 million in November, up nearly 30 percent from a year ago.

Both the Golden Nugget and Tropicana casinos saw their revenue increase by about 11 percent in November compared to a year ago. Caesars saw its revenue drop by 12.4 percent to $21.3 million.

The Trump Taj Mahal closed after months of a bitter union strike that hurt its already shaky business. Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union went on strike July 1 against the casino, which was built by President-elect Donald Trump but was shut down by his friend and fellow billionaire Carl Icahn.

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This story has been corrected to remove an incorrect reference to Harrah’s seeing its revenue drop. Harrah’s revenue increased by 2.4 percent.


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