Atlantic City casino revenue fell 4.4 pct in October, but surviving casinos saw revenue gain

Atlantic City's casino revenue fell by 4.4 percent in October compared with a year ago.

The casinos took in $207 million, compared to $216 million in October 2013.

But when casinos that have recently shut down are excluded, the surviving casinos saw their revenue increase by more than 19 percent compared to last October.

Four of the city's 12 casinos have shut down so far this year — The Atlantic Club, the Showboat, Revel and Trump Plaza. And the owners of the Trump Taj Mahal said Thursday they will close it on Dec. 12 unless the casino workers' union stops trying to overturn a court order that ended their health insurance and pensions.

Internet gambling brought in nearly $9.5 million in October, down from $10.2 million in September.