This is a surprising headline at first glance – “Resorts World At Aqueduct Tops In Slot Machine Revenue”, but on second though this really shouldn’t be much of a surprise.
The new Resorts World Casino New York City generated gross gaming revenues of $57.5 million in May, more than any other casino in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Pennsylvania or Connecticut. At $55.4 million, Mohegan Sun in Connecticut had the second-highest revenues in May.
New York City is the largest city in America. Resorts World is a way for people in and around the city to cut hours of travel out of their way to have a little racino/casino fun. And they did. In droves. Ironically,this isn’t hurting the Connecticut casinos too badly as Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods were numbers two and three in slot revenues.
Resorts World’s haul eclipsed the powerhouse Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, which took in $55.4 million.
Foxwoods casino in Connecticut ranked third with $50.4 million in revenue from the one-armed bandits.
Atlantic City is the location that seems to be hurting most as their overall revenue dropped again, even with the Grand Opening of Revel.
There’s been a push for a Manhattan casino and table gaming to become legal in New York. When these things happen gambling on the east coast will change forever.