Online casino games and poker generated a U.S. record $113.7 million in March revenue, up 75.4% from $64.8 million in March 2020. March’s revenue topped the previous record of $103.8 million set in January. The result for the state was $17.1 million in taxes.
Borgata’s record $36.2 million in March revenue marked the first time in years the Golden Nugget, which generated $31.8 million in March, was not the market leader.
“Borgata’s increasing focus on and success in the online market shows how the pandemic changed the dynamic for online casinos,” Ramsey, analyst for PlayNJ.com, said. “Even when we get past this pandemic, I don’t think gamblers will log into online casinos any less. Instead, this year-long surge points to a long-lasting market shift.”