Atlantic City casinos see 5% July revenue drop

(AP) - Atlantic City casino revenues droppedagain in July as competition heated up from the introduction oftable games in Pennsylvania and a weekend air conditioning

ATLANTIC CITY - (AP) - Atlantic City casino revenues droppedagain in July as competition heated up from the introduction oftable games in Pennsylvania and a weekend air conditioning failurehurt results at two properties.

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission reported Tuesday thatrevenue for the 11 casinos in the nation's second-largest gamblingmarket fell 5 percent in July, to $363.9 million.

The casinos won $252.9 million at the slot machines and another$111 million at table games. Slots revenue fell 5.2 percent fromJuly 2009; table game revenues decreased by 4.5 percent.

Trump Plaza posted a 17.1 percent revenue decrease. It wasforced to close for two days when a power plant failure left itwithout air conditioning. Caesars was also affected. Its revenuesfell 10.3 percent.

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