April was the cruelest month ever in Atlantic City as casinos saw their revenue fall by nearly 69% during a coronavirus-mandated shutdown.
The casinos were closed for the entire month, and there were virtually no sports to bet on.
If it hadn’t been for a surge in online gambling, the numbers would have been even worse.
The casinos won $82.6 million in April. That’s a drop of nearly 69% from the $265 million earned in April 2019.
The decrease easily eclipsed the previous record set just a month ago.
Previously, the biggest such drop was after casinos closed for nine days after Superstorm Sandy.