Casino gaming revenues and game winnings were a bit of a mixed bag for the month of June.
The Division of Gaming Enforcement reported Tuesday that total casino winnings fell 0.6 percent to $274.7 million last month, along with table game winnings dropping off by 3.7 percent to $73.1 million. Slot machine winnings rose slightly by 0.6 percent, totaling $201.6 million.
Casinos paid $18.6 million in taxes on their gross revenues in June, the agency reported.
Total casino winnings for the first six months of the year — $1.5 billion – are down 6.5 percent from the same period in 2011. Slot machine wins are down 4.4 percent and table winnings are down 11.4 percent for the six month period.
In June, the agency reported revenues in the Garden State’s gaming capital fell 9.5 percent in May to $263 million.
The new and much-hyped Revel casino and resort that opened on Memorial Day posted slightly improved gains.
In May, it took in $13.9 million, with $7.9 million from slot machines and $6 million from table games. However, in June, it took in $14.9 million, with $9.9 million from slot machines and more than $5 million from table games.