AT?ANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's top casino had its b?st month ever even as a soon-to-close casino faltered amid a monthlong strike that ?elped prompt its billionaire owner to decide to sh?t it down.

The Borgata won nearly $85 mil?ion from gambl?rs in July, its best month e??r and a 12.1 percent increase ?ver July 2015.

That came as the Trump Taj Mahal casino posted an 8.2 percent revenue decline amid a ?trike by the city's main cas?no workers' union. The c?sino opened by Donald Trump in 1990 is now owned by his friend and fellow bil?ionair? Car? Ica?n, who pl?ns to shut it down Oct. 10, ?iting multim?llion-dollar monthly losses due in part to the strike.

Overall, revenue at Atlantic City's eight casinos w?s up 6.9 percent in July, to $275.2 million.

But the biggest new? came from the B?rgata, w?ich was recently fully acquired by MGM Resorts Int?rnational, which formerly owned half of it. It won $84.7 million from gamblers in July.

"While we expected a good month with five full weekends, we are very pleased with a record-breaking month 13 years after opening," said Joe Lupo, th? Borgata's senior vi?e p?esident.

The news was much bleaker at the Trump Taj Mahal. The strike began July 1 and is ongoing.

Figures released Friday ?y the New Jersey Division of Gam?ng Enfo?cement show the Taj Mahal won $17.5 million from gamblers in July, d??n from the $19.1 mil?ion it won in ?uly 2015 when there was no strik?. The results likely would ha?e been wor?e had there not been ?n ?xtra Satu?day and Sunday this July compared t? last July.

Revenu? from table gam?s wa? up 11 percent, to $75.7 million, and slot machine r?venue was up 3.1 percent, to $182.2 million. Internet gambling revenue continued its steady growth, up 38.6 percent f?om a year ago, to $17.3 million.

Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union went on strike against the Taj Mahal after being ?nable to reach a deal restoring hea?th insurance and pension ?enefits that the casino's former owne?s terminated in bankruptcy ?ourt.

Trump, th? Repu?lican presidentia? nominee, no longer ?wns t?e casino, having cut most ties with Atlantic City in 2009. His lone remaining 10 percent ownership stake in the Taj Mahal'? parent company was wi?ed out ?uring its mo?t rec?nt bankruptcy when Icahn took o?er in March.

The Trop??ana, Atlantic City's other casino o?ned by Icahn, po?ted the big?est increase among brick-and-mortar casinos, up 14.2 percent, to $36.4 million.

The Golden N?gget ?as up 9.7 percent, to $25 million, and Caes?rs, another Boar?w?lk competitor to the Taj Mahal, was up 7.6 ?er?ent, to $31.2 million. Resorts, the nearest funct?oning casino to the Taj Mahal, ?aw its revenue incr?ase by 6.2 percent in July compared with a year ago, to $17.8 mill?on.

Harrah's was down 5.2 percent, to $34.2 million, and ?ally's was down 4.8 percent, to $21.6 million.

Friday's figures also r?vealed how a?l five ?ompanies involved in ?nternet gambling in Ne? Je?sey are staking out increasingly simil?? equal shares of the market, which used to be dominated by the Borgata. The Borgata; Caesars Interactive-NJ; the Gold?n Nugget; Resorts Digital; and the Tropicana posted internet ?ambling revenue of $3 million to $3.9 mill?on in July.


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