ATLANTIC CITY -- Boosted by market leader Yonkers Raceway, New York state's eight racetrack casinos took in $84.2 million in video gaming revenue in September, an 8.9 percent increase over the same month last year.
Yonkers, which controls about 52 percent of the New York market, saw revenue jump 15.2 percent for the month, according to a research report by Wells Fargo Securities LLC.
Yonkers has been siphoning away New Yorkers and northern New Jersey customers from the Atlantic City casinos. The city's 11 casino hotels suffered a 5.8 percent revenue decline in September and are down 14.2 percent industrywide for the first nine months this year.
For the third quarter, the New York properties were up 5.1 percent, for total video gaming revenue of $269.4 million. Yonkers' revenue climbed 9 percent for the quarter, Wells Fargo reported.