Profits drop 21% at Atlantic City casinos
The resort city's 11 casinos on Monday posted gross operating profits of $739.5 million in 2009 compared with $940.9 million in 2008.
Gross operating profit rose only at the Borgata, to $204.4 million, up 1.6 percent.
Gross operating profit is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and other charges. It is a widely accepted measure of profitability in the gambling industry.