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March 26, 2017

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Internet gambling nudges February into black for Atlantic City

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This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J., beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Once again, internet gambling has made the difference between an up month and a down one for Atlantic City casinos.

Figures released Monday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the seven casinos won $205.3 million from gamblers in February. That's an increase of 0.3 percent.

But without the extra money won from online gamblers, the casinos would have posted a decrease of nearly 2 percent for the month.

Resorts Digital (up 131 percent, compared with a year ago) and the Golden Nugget (up 66 percent) had particularly good months online.

For the first two months of the year, Atlantic City's casino revenue is up nearly 4 percent from the same period last year.