ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - For only the second time this year, revenues are up at Atlantic City's 11 casinos.
Figures released this afternoon by the state Casino Control Commission show that the gambling halls took in 1.6 percent more this May than they did in May 2007.
A 1.5 percent drop in slot revenue was more than offset by a 9.5 percent increase in revenue from table games.
All told, the casinos won $415.3 million in May.
It was a rare bit of welcome news for a resort that continues to struggle with competition from slots parlors in Pennsylvania and New York, higher gas prices that may be deterring some would-be gamblers, and the struggling economy.