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8/23/2017

article Gambling Strong in Atlantic City, But Tourism Stagnates In First Half of 2017
(Atlantic City) -- The seven remaining Atlantic City casinos are taking in far more money on their gambling floors in 2017 than they did a year ago, but the overall...

8/22/2017

article Atlantic City casino revenues face minor hiccup in July
(Atlantic City) -- While 2017 has been a bounce-back year for Atlantic City casinos overall, July proved to be one of those months that straddled the fence. Revenues for...
article Atlantic City's remaining casinos saw profits rise in second quarter
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s casino industry is riding a winning streak. For the third consecutive quarter, the city’s seven remaining casinos reported...
article Profits continue to rise for Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos have seen their gross operating profit increase by nearly 20 percent in the first six months of this year. Figures...

8/18/2017

article Law Firm Leading Atlantic City Takeover Bills State $2.8 Million, But It’s Value Received for Taxpayers
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City takeover has been led by former US Senator Jeffrey Chiesa’s law firm since Governor Chris Christie (R) appointed him to the...

8/15/2017

article Atlantic City casino profits take summer dip in July without Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- While Atlantic City casinos won considerably more from online gamblers in July compared to last year, their overall gambling profits in the seaside...
article Atlantic City Gambling Revenue Report Shows Mixed Results in July
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City has entered the dog days of summer, and that’s leading to mixed results at the casino resorts. The New Jersey Division of Gaming...
article Casino revenue drops in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) informed on Monday that the casino industry experienced a gaming revenue fall of 2.7 percent in...
article Providence Atlantic City at Tropicana to close after Labor Day
(Atlantic City) -- Providence Atlantic City, a night club at The Quarter at Tropicana Atlantic City, will close after Labor Day. Bob Pereira, founder of Metronome...

8/14/2017

article Atlantic City casino revenue drops by 2.7 percent
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s casino industry saw gaming revenues decrease by 2.7 percent in July compared to a year ago, according to state gaming figures...
article Atlantic City summer projects put on hold
(Atlantic City) -- While the summer of 2018 is expected to transform the city with the opening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and Stockton University...

8/11/2017

article Atlantic City headed in right direction, AGA president says
(Atlantic City) -- The resort is heading in the right directions, as companies line up to invest millions of dollars in the city, said Geoff Freeman, president and chief...
article Atlantic City casinos embrace video-game tournaments
(Atlantic City) -- Casinos are slowly embracing competitive video game tournaments as a way to help their bottom lines, but the money is coming from renting hotel rooms...

8/10/2017

article AGA optimistic about Atlantic City’s future
(Atlantic City) -- Geoff Freeman, president and chief executive officer of the American Gaming Association (AGA) said that companies are interested in investing million...

8/9/2017

article New Projects Could Bring Desired Atlantic City Gaming Industry’s Improvement
(New Jersey) -- Lately, the situation in Atlantic City has been pretty heated, with the New Jersey’s gambling resort facing some financial difficulties. Still, a...

8/7/2017

article Atlantic City land-based casinos boosted by new tax deal
(Atlantic City) -- All outstanding tax appeals filed by Atlantic City’s casinos have been settled, according to local reports, removing a financial drain from the...

8/5/2017

article Gaming leader sees future for Atlantic City, sports betting
(Atlantic City) -- It was back to school this week as Nick and I traveled to Stockton University to talk the president of the American Gaming Association about the...

8/3/2017

article Atlantic City Casinos Settle Tax Disputes With New Jersey, State Saves Millions
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) says long-disputed tax agreements have finally been reached with Atlantic City resort casinos Bally’s,...

8/2/2017

article State settles millions in Atlantic City casino tax appeals
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s state-appointed overseer has settled resorts remaining multi million dollar casino tax appeals, including several with billionaire...

8/1/2017

article What Atlantic City casinos are supposed to do when they spot problem gamblers
(Atlantic City) -- The American Gaming Association has unveiled a new code of conduct on responsible gambling. The code focuses on training gaming entity owners and...

7/31/2017

article Ballance leaves behind legacy at Borgata
(Atlantic City) -- Well before Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa was the highest revenue-generating property in the city, it was only a concept in the dining room of Tom...

7/24/2017

article How Atlantic City went from a bustling tourist hub to a ghost town
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City was once New Jersey's largest tourist attraction. As the first city to provide gambling outside of Nevada, it provided those on the...
article Bankruptcy issues curtail capital improvements at Caesars and Bally's
(Atlantic City) -- The lack of capital improvements at Caesars Atlantic City and Bally's Atlantic City, a result of bankruptcy issues at parent company Caesars...

7/20/2017

article MGM exec Glover named president of Atlantic City's Borgata
(Atlantic City) -- An MGM Resorts International executive will become the next president of Atlantic City's Borgata casino. The Las Vegas-based firm on Thursday...

7/16/2017

article Christie should abandon this tribal warfare | Editorial
(New Jersey) -- South Jersey's most prominent Native American tribe has won a victory that keeps its legal quest for full state recognition moving ahead, while the...

7/13/2017

article $220 million offer made for Atlantic City Revel, firm claims
(Atlantic City) -- A New York City-based private equity firm has tendered a $220 million offer to purchase the former Revel, according to Alex Fredericks, director of...

7/12/2017

article Atlantic City casino revenue remains flat
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s casino industry saw revenues stay flat in June compared to a year ago, according to state gaming figures released Wednesday...

7/10/2017

article Caesars Completes $200 Million Plan With $30 Million In Upgrades At Harrah’s Casino In NJ
(Atlantic City) -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced last week it has now completed $200 million in enhancements at its three Atlantic City resorts over the...

7/7/2017

article Casinos will now remain open during New Jersey state government shutdowns
(New Jersey) -- Earlier this week, Casinopedia reported on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s action of signing a $37.4 billion agreement that would restore...

6/27/2017

article Where In Atlantic City Will MGM And Caesars Position Their Collaborative New Development?
(Atlantic City) -- In another potential milestone for Atlantic City’s recent revival, MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced plans for...

6/26/2017

article TEN Casino Becoming An Increasingly Expensive Abandoned Building
(Atlantic City) -- Another week, another conflict for TEN Casino owner Glenn Straub. This time, it could cost Straub over $62,000. That is the amount of money due on a...

6/23/2017

article Atlantic City toasts 4.3% revenue rise as Borgata Casino brings in $71M
(Atlantic City) -- Casinos in Atlantic City have received a boost in revenue, showing huge signs of recovery after experiencing a difficult period. The month of May saw...

6/20/2017

article Atlantic City Fan Xpo closing until further notice
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City Fan Xpo at the Showboat Atlantic City is postponing operations until further notice, according to a statement on their Facebook page...

6/18/2017

article Will the potential increase in slots in Pennsylvania affect AC?
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s gaming industry could be under another threat from Pennsylvania, this time in the form of slots at bars and the introduction of...

6/16/2017

article Atlantic City Gaming Revenue Climbs 4.3 Percent, Casinos Heat Up to Begin Summer
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City gaming revenue was up over four percent in May 2017 compared to the same month a year ago. With numerous events planned over the next 90...
article Our view: State should focus on cutting risk for problem gamblers
(Atlantic City) -- It sounds like a little thing. Maybe even a little silly. A proposal in the New Jersey Legislature would allow betting at racetracks on horse races...

6/15/2017

article Atlantic City casino revenue up 4.3 percent in May
(Atlantic City) -- Summertime’s nearly here, and the living is getting easier for Atlantic City’s casino operators with the busiest and most profitable time...
article Atlantic City casinos post gains in May boosted by online revenue
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey's internet gambling market provided another boost to casino revenues in May as the industry posted overall gambling winnings higher...
article NJ Online Gambling Flies High Again With Third Consecutive $20 Million Month
(New Jersey) -- Record or near-record performances by several operators vaulted the New Jersey online gambling industry to its second-highest revenue tally ever.

6/14/2017

article Atlantic City casinos enjoy “great start to the summer”
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos reported year-on-year gaming revenue rising in May, even without the help of their surging online gambling operations. Figures...
article Atlantic City casino revenue up 4.3 percent in May
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos saw gambling revenue increase 4.3 percent in May compared to a year ago, to more than $229 million. And if the now-...
article Casino revenue increases by 2.5 percent
(Atlantic City) -- The resort's May casino revenues increase by 2.5 percent, according to state gaming figures released Wednesday. Casino industry revenue totaled $...
article State Casino Control Commission approves Caesars board members
(Atlantic City) -- The state Casino Control Commission approved the appointment of five members to the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment Cooperation, as part...

6/13/2017

article Aliens invade Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Aliens have invaded Atlantic City, and they’re taking your money in the casinos. Space Invaders, the popular arcade game that debuted in 1978,...
article BLOG: The Dark Days Are Gone: Atlantic City Is Officially Rebounding
(Atlantic City) -- About one year ago, the New Jersey casino industry looked like a haggard hold-’em player, nerves frayed and his many losses plainly evident on...

6/6/2017

article Atlantic City casino industry pumps $2.3 billion into N.J. small businesses
(Atlantic City) -- Four decades ago, casino gaming was billed as an economic engine that would redevelop the resort. While casino gaming failed to create small...
article Gov. Christie promises Atlantic City casinos more relief from rules and regulations
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is promising additional relief from the current rules and regulations Atlantic City’s casinos are subject to.

6/5/2017

article Atlantic City to introduce new casino regulations
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie announced that new regulations regarding casinos in Atlantic city will be introduced in the state within 30...
article Could Atlantic City's H-Tract be home to a joint Caesars/MGM project?
(Atlantic City) -- Two decades ago, the H-Tract, the marina parcel of land where Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa sits, was expected to be home to at least three, possibly...
article MGM and Caesars announce Atlantic City casino plans
(Atlantic City) -- MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment have revealed their intention to join forces on an Atlantic City casino project. Press of Atlantic...
article MGM and Caesars to team up in AC
(Atlantic City) -- The traditional New Jersey gaming hub, Atlantic City, may offer soon the newest casino proposal. According to local press, the city would host a...

6/4/2017

article Atlantic City casino industry pumps $2.3 billion into N.J. small businesses
(Atlantic City) -- Four decades ago, casino gaming was billed as an economic engine that would redevelop the resort. While casino gaming failed to create small...
article Will Atlantic City's two biggest casino operators build something together?
(Atlantic City) -- On Thursday Christie, flanked by executives from MGM and Caesars, promised an exciting partnership between the two largest casino property owners in...

6/2/2017

article How Caesars reacted to Gov. Christie's plan to relax some casino regulations
(Atlantic City) -- Gov. Chris Christie is promising Atlantic City's casinos some more relief from rules and regulations governing the gambling halls. The...

6/1/2017

article Casino Competitors In Atlantic City Could Be Partners On New Project
(New Jersey) -- It appears two of Atlantic City’s largest gaming competitors may get together on a new project. The announcement came after heads of Caesars and...

5/31/2017

article Jobs Looking Up in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- While still on the downside of job growth, employment in Atlantic City and its casino industry is beginning to rebound. The “lost decade”...

5/30/2017

article Tax legislation is questioned in AC
(Atlantic City) -- A gaming tax legislation, which would reduce the financial obligations casino operators face in Atlantic City, could be blocked by a lawsuit...

5/29/2017

article Lawsuit seeks to block Atlantic City casino PILOT law
(Atlantic City) -- Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez will hear arguments in July over whether a state law that lets casinos make fixed payments in lieu of property taxes...
article Our view: Self-exclusion list sometimes delivers pain for problem gamblers’ gain
(Atlantic City) -- To people who don’t have a gambling problem, having to forfeit a big win because of that problem must seem like an additional, ironic misfortune...

5/24/2017

article Atlantic City casino profits spike 30.4% in Q1
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos reported a surge in operating profit in the first quarter of 2017, adding weight to theories that the market has ‘right-...
article Atlantic City sells $69 million in bonds to cover Borgata settlement
(Atlantic City) -- The city sold $69.8 million in bonds to cover a tax settlement with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, state officials announced Wednesday.
article Carl Icahn acquires Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Two months after selling Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Carl Icahn has again decided to invest in the resort. IEP Morris LLC, a subsidiary of Icahn...

5/23/2017

article Atlantic City profits up 30% in Q1 2017
(Atlantic City) -- Gross operating profits in the US east coast gambling hub Atlantic City increased year-on-year by 30.4% for the first quarter of 2017, according to...
article Caesars, Tropicana lead pack in growth as industry revenues rise
(Atlantic City) -- Caesars Atlantic City and Tropicana Atlantic City have seen the most revenue growth among the city’s seven operating casinos as the industry...
article First quarter casino earnings show 30 percent gain for Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- After years of struggle, it seems the casinos of Atlantic City are finally on an upward trend. One official associated with the gaming industry has...

5/22/2017

article OP/ED: Good time for Atlantic County to outsource/privatize more
(Atlantic City) -- Yesterday we welcomed the state’s outsourcing of trash and recycling collection in Atlantic City, after City Council repeatedly refused to take...

5/20/2017

article MGM Resorts to Launch Its First Real Money Online Casino and Poker Site
(Atlantic City) -- Internet gambling has been a boon for Atlantic City's casinos, and few have benefited more than MGM Resorts' (NYSE:MGM) Borgata Hotel Casino...
article Not Trump this time, but son-in-law Jared Kushner who is stymieing Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Most people would associate Atlantic City with Donald Trump, but it's the president-elect's powerful son-in-law, Jared Kushner, whose real...

5/19/2017

article Internet gaming grows while people coming to the city falls
(Atlantic City) -- Since its introduction in 2013, internet gaming has generated more than $500 million in revenue, helping prop up a struggling casino gaming market.

5/18/2017

article Self-banned gambler must forfeit $15K in online winnings
(Atlantic City) -- A gambler who voluntarily put their name on a state gambling ban list must forfeit more than $15,500 in online winnings. The gambler, identified only...

5/17/2017

article Self-excluded gambler has to forfeit $15,527 in Internet winnings
(Atlantic City) -- The state Division of Gaming Enforcement ordered a gambler on a self-exclusion list to give up $15,527 in Internet winnings. The winnings are...

5/15/2017

article First month of decline for Atlantic City in 2017
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s streak of good luck has come to an end with its first monthly revenue decline of 2017 in April. According to state gaming...

5/14/2017

article Atlantic City Is a Tourism Disaster Waiting to Happen for the State’s Next Governor
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s seaside gambling resort will require some tough decisions from the state’s next governor, including whether to end a state...
article Casinos of Atlantic City see first monthly decline of the year
(Atlantic City) -- For the first few months of 2017, casinos of Atlantic City were able to see a nice increase in revenues each month when compared to the same time...

5/12/2017

article Atlantic City Casinos Post Loss in Monthly Revenue
(Atlantic City) -- For the first time this year, Atlantic City's casinos posted a loss in monthly revenue, but it's not all bad news. The amount of money the...
article Casino revenues fall by 3.6 percent
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s casino industry saw revenues drop by more than 3.6 percent during April compared with a year ago, according to state gaming figures...

5/11/2017

article Tourism industry is expected to grow in 2017 and 2018
(Atlantic City) -- Positive economic factors, including declining unemployment and rising wages, could lead to a better tourism season this year and set the table for a...

5/9/2017

article New Jersey's casino tax rate lower than surrounding states
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s casino industry paid $237 million in taxes last year, a fraction of what the industry pays in other states. Casinos in the city pay...

5/8/2017

article Our view: With less funding, CRDA cuts staff … but still getting the job done
(Atlantic City) -- When the state takeover and rescue of Atlantic City was put together, large chunks of money were needed just to stabilize city finances and keep it...

5/6/2017

article OP/ED: Atlantic City is breathing once again
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City is coming back. Really. As Record Staff Writer John Brennan reports, the former Trump Taj Mahal will reopen as a Hard Rock casino after...

5/4/2017

article New Basketball Gambling Game Comes To Tropicana Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Video game gambling machines have been making their way into Atlantic City casinos, slowly but surely. The newest VGM — based on basketball...

5/1/2017

article Tensions run high at an automated table
(Atlantic City) -- A couple of months ago, I shared a few stories from readers about player vs. player tension at the tables. That brought several responses, with the...
article Water Park Deal With Atlantic Club Falls Through
(Atlantic City) -- In what seems like a week-by-week roller coaster of progress and setbacks, TJM Properties announced last week buyers who planned to turn Atlantic Club...

4/29/2017

article No Deal: Plan To Turn AC’s Atlantic Club Into Water Park All Washed Up
(Atlantic City) -- According to the Associated Press, a deal to turn the shuttered resort into a hotel and water park — sans gambling — is no longer happening: Florida-...

4/28/2017

article Plan to Turn Shuttered Atlantic City Casino Into Water Park Falls Through
(Atlantic City) -- For the second time in as many years, a deal to convert a shuttered Atlantic City casino into a water park has dried up. Florida-based TJM Properties...

4/27/2017

article NJ potential governors support casinos
(New Jersey) -- As New Jersey is close to its elections, candidates are discussing several points that are relevant to the city’s revenue. Both Jack Ciattarelli...

4/25/2017

article Carl Icahn's 10 casino tax appeals could cost Atlantic City millions
(Atlantic City) -- The cash-strapped city could owe another casino owner millions of dollars in property tax appeals, this time to billionaire investor Carl Icahn. Icahn...
article Three new games hit two Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Look for three new first-of-their-kind games, two exclusive to Tropicana Atlantic City, the next time you’re in A.C. Tropicana has Nothin...

4/24/2017

article Touring the Abandoned Atlantic City Sites That Inspired the Monopoly Board
(Atlantic City) -- Boardwalk. St. Charles Place. Atlantic Avenue. If you grew up playing Monopoly, you’ll be familiar with these place names. While they may sound...

4/21/2017

article Inside Gaming: Straub Wants to Open TEN in June, CT Casino Debate Continues
(Atlantic City) -- It's all about casinos in this week's installment of Inside Gaming. Starting in Atlantic City, the purchaser of the old Revel Casino —...

4/20/2017

article Christie: State takeover helps Atlantic City turn the corner
(Atlantic City) -- Gov. Chris Christie is taking a victory lap in Atlantic City, saying his hard-fought takeover of the struggling gambling resort is starting to pay off...

4/19/2017

article The Reinvention Of Atlantic City Is In Full Swing As NJ Casinos Diversify Offerings
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City has had its share of ups and downs over the years. But the past several years may have been the worst the city and its residents have...

4/18/2017

article Volumes at Atlantic City show we’re deep into the boom
(Atlantic City) -- Headlines are gushing for Atlantic City as gambling revenues are up 17% in March from a year ago. This is certainly good news, but it usually pays to...

4/12/2017

article Atlantic City casino revival continues
(Atlantic City) -- The numbers released by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show that online gaming revenues have cleared the $20 million mark for the first time...
article Atlantic City casinos boosted by hot tables, online gambling
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos enjoyed healthy gaming revenue gains in March thanks to hot table games and online gambling. The New Jersey Division of Gaming...
article Atlantic City Casinos Post Big March For Revenue, On Strength Of NJ Gambling Sites
(Atlantic City) -- Buoyed by record online gambling numbers, Atlantic City casino revenue had a banner month in March. It was pretty much good news across the board for...
article New Jersey Online Gambling Sites Surpass $21 Million In Revenue In March, Shattering Records
(Atlantic City) -- March was a record-setting month for the New Jersey online gambling industry. It was also a month of records and major milestones for individual...

4/11/2017

article Atlantic County residents face substantial tax increase after proposed city budget
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic County residents could see a substantial increase in taxes this year. In Atlantic City’s first budget address since the state took...
article Star Trek gambling coming to Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Later this year Atlantic City gamblers will be able to boldly go where no gamer has gone before. New York-headquartered GameCo has entered into a...

4/10/2017

article Are Atlantic City’s casinos bouncing back?
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casinos boasted a significant boost to profitability during 2016, according to the latest figures from the State Division of...

4/9/2017

article Can You Believe This Is the Fastest-Growing Online Casino in Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- Along with Nevada and Delaware, New Jersey is just one of three states where internet gambling is legal, and the Garden State has the distinction of...
article Reviving Atlantic City Casino Industry Encourages Investment
(Atlantic City) -- New York investor Carl Icahn claimed that Atlantic City has lost its investment allure, when he announced the sale of the Trump Taj Mahal casino...
article Atlantic City casino profits up in 2016, except at Caesars venues
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos reported healthy profits in 2016 despite posting extremely modest revenue gains. Figures released Friday by the New Jersey...

4/7/2017

article Atlantic City casino profit is new evidence of stabilization
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos appear to be getting their groove back. The casinos saw their gross operating profits increase by 7.3 percent in 2016,...
article Atlantic City casino profits rose in 2016, report finds
(Atlantic City) -- Gross operating profits for Atlantic City casinos rose 7.3 percent in 2016, according to financial reports released by the state Division of Gaming...
article Atlantic City's remaining casinos saw 2016 revenue rise
(Atlantic City) -- The closing of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, a property once owned by now President Donald Trump, led to increased profit margins for the resort...
article Way forward for Atlantic City is by boosting nongaming revenue streams
(Atlantic City) -- For the first time in 10 years, Atlantic City casinos have seen a year-over-year increase in total gaming win. This break in the city’s decade-...

4/6/2017

article Atlantic City tries to turn its fortunes around
(Atlantic City) -- At its peak, Atlantic City had 12 casinos. Now, the Jersey Shore gambling and entertainment destination has just seven, the lingering result of the...

4/5/2017

article Way forward for Atlantic City is by boosting nongaming revenue streams, says Rummy Pandit
(Atlantic City) -- For the first time in 10 years, Atlantic City casinos have seen a year-over-year increase in total gaming win. This break in the city’s decade-...

3/30/2017

article Closed Atlantic City Casino Launches Slots App
(Atlantic City) -- Though it’s unclear if the Atlantic City casino formerly known as Revel will ever reopen, it has launched a slots app. The platform will allow...
article Glenn Straub Casino Launches Free-Play Gambling Site
(Atlantic City) -- While there is still no word on an opening day, Atlantic City's former Revel Casino has launched a free-play website. The casino, which owner...
article Seeing the Light: Atlantic City’s iGaming Trend
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos were able to take a long overdue victory lap following the release of the 2016 casino revenue numbers by the New Jersey Division...

3/28/2017

article Seeing the Light / How online gambling is shepherding Atlantic City through its darkest days
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos were able to take a long overdue victory lap following the release of the 2016 casino revenue numbers by the New Jersey Division...
article The state took control of A.C. in November. What's changed so far
(Atlantic City) -- Stand in Mayor Don Guardian's corner office on the seventh floor of City Hall, and the signs of Atlantic City's money troubles are all around...

3/22/2017

article COLUMN: One of the most popular arcade games of all time, Frogger, becomes a slot game
(Atlantic City) -- When it comes to non-wagering video gaming, I’ll admit to being a throwback. The old-school games are the ones I know best, and classic games...

3/18/2017

article OP/ED: Expanding gambling is a bow to the inevitable
(Atlantic City) -- It wasn’t that long ago that if you had an itch to gamble, you needed to gas up the buggy and drive to Atlantic City, N.J., or head to the...

3/15/2017

article Atlantic City Gets Upgraded Credit Rating, But It’s Not Out Of The Woods Yet
(Atlantic City) -- S&P Global Ratings recently upgraded Atlantic City’s credit rating, but the casino town is not out of trouble completely in the middle of a...

3/14/2017

article Gambling Business: Atlantic City Casinos Continue Winning Streak Against Gamblers
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City gaming revenue was flat in February, but it was another win for the casinos. According to figures released by state gaming regulators,...
article Golden Nugget’s Data Blasts A Hole In Online Gambling Cannibalization Arguments
(Atlantic City) -- At last week’s joint online gambling hearing in Pennsylvania, two representatives from Rush Street Gaming, Rush Street Interactive President...
article Online gambling keeping Atlantic City casinos in the black
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos had their fortunes buoyed yet again last month by New Jersey’s online gambling operations. According to the latest stats...
article Developer to Reopen Former Atlantic Club Casino as Family-Friendly Resort
(Atlantic City) -- An iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk casino will be transformed into a family-friendly resort destination, it became clear on Monday. Real estate...
article Former Atlantic City casino to be sold, become huge indoor water park
(Atlantic City) -- A second company will attempt to turn a vacant Atlantic City casino into a huge indoor water park and hotel, the mayor's office said.

3/13/2017

article Atlantic City casino industry see slight dip in February revenue over last year
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s brick-and-mortar casinos saw a slight decline in revenue in February from a year ago, according to state gambling numbers released...
article Internet Gambling Nudges Feb Into Black for Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Once again, internet gambling has made the difference between an up month and a down one for Atlantic City casinos. Figures released Monday by the New...
article Atlantic Club being sold to R&R Development Group
(Atlantic City) -- R&R Development Group LLC has entered into an agreement to purchase the shuttered Atlantic Club casino hotel, the company said in a statement.
article New Life For Atlantic City Casino Focused On Families, Not Gambling
(Atlantic City) -- Gamblers who struggle to keep their heads above water might want to dive right in to a property planned for the Atlantic City boardwalk, and they...
article Shuttered Atlantic City casino to become an indoor water park, arcade
(Atlantic City) -- The first of Atlantic City's casino casualties over the past few years will be reborn as a giant indoor water park and arcade, according to...
article Water park studied at ex-Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City casino where Steve Wynn used to make sure Frank Sinatra had enough towels may soon become an indoor water park and go-cart track....

3/10/2017

article Casino Control Commission recognizes Problem Gambling Awareness Month
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Control Commission approved a resolution Wednesday recognizing March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

3/8/2017

article Glenn Straub Ups Attacks on Atlantic City, Says New Jersey “Rapes” Businesses
(Atlantic City) -- Glenn Straub says when you come to New Jersey, business owners “have to take all your clothes off” and allow the state to take full...

3/1/2017

article Moody's calls Borgata tax settlement a "major step forward"
(Atlantic City) -- The $72 million tax settlement between Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and the city’s state overseers is a “major step forward” in...

2/27/2017

article Could Trump Plaza soon be razed?
(Atlantic City) -- Since 1984, Trump Plaza has been a fixture on the resort’s historic Boardwalk, but that could soon be changing. Professionals from Trump...

2/26/2017

article Power gone, Atlantic City mayor walks re-election tightrope
(Atlantic City) -- His city is a half-billion dollars in debt, its casino industry continues to shrink, and the state has seized most of his power. Atlantic City Mayor...

2/24/2017

article Believe It Or Not, There Are More Than 800 Jobs Available At Atlantic City Casinos, Resorts
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s economy and job market was hit hard in recent years, with the closure of several casino resorts. But for some reason, there are...
article Video game gambling in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Thousands of slot machines still await visitors to any Atlantic City casino, as they have for almost 40 years. But at Tropicana and the three Caesars...

2/23/2017

article ‘Pharaoh’s Secret Temple’ Video Game Gambling Comes To Four Atlantic City Casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Video game gambling machines keep expanding their reach in Atlantic City casinos. This month, GameCo, the leading developer of VGMs, announced the...

2/22/2017

article Need work? Atlantic City casinos still have hundreds of job openings
(Atlantic City) -- With an estimated 11,000 jobs lost over the past few years due to casino closures in Atlantic City, including 3,000 from the Taj Mahal’s...

2/21/2017

article Atlantic City Continues Upswing, Casino Win Up 6 Percent In January
(Atlantic City) -- Brick-and-mortar casinos in Atlantic City have recorded a rare year-over-year gain in gaming win, but it may be a sign of things to come.

2/20/2017

article Former Revel still closed Presidents Day Weekend despite Straub claims
(Atlantic City) -- The shuttered Revel, now known as TEN, remained closed Monday despite claims by owner Glenn Straub it would be open Presidents Day Weekend. Glenn...
article The Blame Game: TEN Atlantic City Owner Pins Permit Problems On Officials
(Atlantic City) -- Many assumed awhile ago that TEN Atlantic City would not be re-opening on Presidents’ Day as promised. Now, the news is official. TEN owner...
article Atlantic City casino jobs abound yet some are difficult to fill
(Atlantic City) -- Finding a job opening at one of the resort's seven casinos is easy — there are approximately 830 full and part-time positions, from iGaming...

2/19/2017

article Is online gambling driving additional business at Atlantic City casinos?
(New Jersey) -- Internet gambling revenue in New Jersey surged more than 32 percent in 2016, and a new study from gaming industry research group Eilers & Krejcik...

2/17/2017

article Q&A: Golden Nugget AC Grows Live Online Dealer Games
(New Jersey) -- No, they’re not avatars. Those winsome dealers behind a glass wall at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City are live dealers serving online players....
article Tropicana Entertainment: drinks are free
(Atlantic City) -- Fancy a bet on Trump? Try your luck with Tropicana Entertainment, whose shares have risen a third since November’s election result. And with...

2/16/2017

article Borgata and Atlantic City strike $72M tax payment deal
(Atlantic City) -- All is now well between Atlantic City and Borgata casino. Atlantic City, New Jersey’s fiscally struggling casino hub, agreed to pay Borgata $72...
article Borgata Casino and New Jersey reach tax appeal settlement
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey has agreed to pay $72 million Atlantic City's Borgata casino to in order to settle a long-running tax dispute. Jeff Chiesa, former U.S...
article Christie announces deal to settle A.C.'s debt to Borgata
(New Jersey) -- Gov. Chris Christie's administration announced Wednesday that it has reached a deal on a long-running tax dispute between Atlantic City and the...

2/15/2017

article Atlantic City casinos start 2017 right thanks to hot gaming tables
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casinos started 2017 off on the right foot as all seven gaming venues posted year-on-year gains in January. Figures released...
article Atlantic City reaches $72 million tax settlement with Borgata
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey’s state overseer has reached a deal with the Borgata that will pay Atlantic City’s top casino $72 million to settle a long-...

2/14/2017

article Casino revenues up 15 percent over last January
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s seven remaining brick-and-mortar casinos saw a 15 percent increase in revenues over January 2016, according to state gaming number...
article Good start to 2017 for Atlantic City casinos, up 7.7 percent
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos are off to a good start in 2017, with their January gambling revenue up 7.7 percent from a year ago. Figures released...

2/13/2017

article Atlantic City's takeover, casino deed restrictions. Listen in the Atlantic City Story podcast
(Atlantic City) -- Maybe we shouldn't be surprised that four of the casinos that have been closed in the city have, or had deed restrictions barring gambling there....
article CRDA spending in North Jersey topped $201 million
(New Jersey) -- Yogi Berra immortalized the phrase “it ain’t over till it’s over,” but it was an Atlantic City casino reinvestment fund that...

2/11/2017

article CRDA spending in North Jersey topped $201 million
(Atlantic City) -- Yogi Berra immortalized the phrase “it ain’t over till it’s over,” but it was an Atlantic City casino reinvestment fund that...

2/9/2017

article Atlantic City casino decline means less support for county’s neediest
(Atlantic City) -- With tax revenues generated by city casinos dropping by more than half over the last 12 years due to a downturn in the gaming industry and several big...

2/4/2017

article Is Atlantic City dying? Listen to this and you'll find out why the answer is...
(Atlantic City) -- Type the words "Is Atlantic City...?" in Google and you'll see just what the rest of the world is wondering. "Is Atlantic City......
article Atlantic City helps Hard Rock Cafe with parking issues
(Atlantic City) -- When the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort closed in October, the Hard Rock Cafe lost more than 6,000 parking spots it could potentially use. Left with no...

2/3/2017

article Destination Casinos In New York Start Opening, Meaning More Competition For Atlantic City
(New Jersey) -- Three new commercial casino resorts in New York are either open or close to doing so. That means even more regional competition for New Jersey and...

1/31/2017

article Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Announces May Opening Of Central Conference Center
(New Jersey) -- Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa today announced the unveiling of its 18,000-square-foot Central Conference Center. Scheduled to debut in May, the newly...

1/28/2017

article As casino tax revenue falls, demand for services increases
(Atlantic City) -- As the city’s gaming market shrank over the past decade, so did casino-generated tax revenue that funds programs helping some of the state...

1/22/2017

article Man Who Escaped Custody While Handcuffed Captured In New Jersey, State Police Say
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey state police say a Georgia man who escaped from custody while being taken to jail was re-captured Sunday afternoon. Daniel Newman was first...

1/21/2017

article Atlantic City Reinvestment Authority Focuses on Casinos Over Urban Development
(New Jersey) -- The Atlantic City reinvestment board responsible for overseeing the city’s revitalization has spent a considerable amount of its budget on funding...
article CRDA spending mission turned from neighborhoods to casino attractions
(Atlantic City) -- Inside an unfinished Revel Casino Hotel in 2011, Gov. Chris Christie declared the arrival of a “new Atlantic City” when he gave control of...
article Borgata “Chipgate” Perpetrator Still in Prison Despite Reports of Release
(New Jersey) -- Others in the poker media have been reporting that the perpetrator of the Borgata “Chipgate” scandal from 2014, Christian Lusardi, has been...

1/20/2017

article CRDA spending mission turned from neighborhoods to casino attractions
(Atlantic City) -- Inside an unfinished Revel Casino Hotel in 2011, Gov. Chris Christie declared the arrival of a “new Atlantic City" when he gave control of...

1/18/2017

article Online Gaming Gives Atlantic City First Yearly Revenue Increase in a Decade
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casino revenue stopped a 10-year slide in 2016 and posted a 1.5 percent increase over 2015. That’s due to $196.7 million...

1/16/2017

article Atlantic City Casino Industry Stops Free Fall In 2016
(Atlantic City) -- For the first time in 10 years, Atlantic City’s casino gambling market didn’t contract year-over-year. According to figures from state...
article Scarfo left mark on A.C. casino foundations
(Atlantic City) -- Philadelphia and Atlantic City Mafia boss Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo was able to insert himself into construction of the resort’...

1/15/2017

article Scarfo left mark on Atlantic City casino foundations
(Atlantic City) -- Philadelphia and Atlantic City Mafia boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo was able to insert himself into the building of the resort's...

1/14/2017

article Atlantic City casinos post 1st revenue hike in 10 years
(Atlantic City) -- Internet gambling helped Atlantic City’s casinos post their first revenue increase in a decade. Figures released Thursday by New Jersey gambling...
article Correction: Atlantic City Casino Revenue story
(Atlantic City) -- In a story Jan. 12 about Atlantic City casino revenue, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the general manager of the Golden Nugget casino....
article Struggling Atlantic City finally increases revenues thanks to online gambling
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City has suffered so much financial loss over the last decade that five of its casinos have closed since 2013, leaving only seven left in...

1/13/2017

article Casinos see first revenue rebound in decade
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s casino industry is showing signs of rebounding from a decadelong slide. Despite the closing of Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, the...
article Internet gambling helps AC's casinos post 1st revenue win in a decade
(Atlantic City) -- According to figures released by New Jersey gambling regulators, the casinos won USD 2.6B from gamblers in 2016, an increase of 1.5% from a year...

1/12/2017

article Atlantic City casino revenues up in 2016 - first time in a decade
(Atlantic City) -- Those who wondered for years when the Atlantic City casino industry's revenues would finally bottom out may have just gotten their answer: 2015.
article Atlantic City casinos post 1st revenue hike in 10 years
(Atlantic City) -- Internet gambling helped Atlantic City's casinos post their first revenue increase in a decade. Figures released Thursday by New Jersey gambling...
article Internet gains stabilize Atlantic City casino profits despite casino closing
(Atlantic City) -- Despite the closure of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, gaming revenue in the city remained stable in 2016. For the year ended December 2016, the...
article See the biggest Atlantic City jackpots of 2016
(Atlantic City) -- The payouts were higher, but there were fewer big Atlantic City casino jackpots in 2016 from the year before, according to recent state Division of...

1/10/2017

article How much have Atlantic City's casinos sent the state in taxes?
(Atlantic City) -- For nearly 40 years Atlantic City's casinos have been a major tax revenue source for the state, with casino gaming revenue taxed at 8 percent. But...

1/9/2017

article Jose Garces announces three new restaurant concepts at Tropicana
(Atlantic City) -- Since announcing last year that Jose Garces would return to Atlantic City with a new restaurant at Tropicana Atlantic City, foodies have been buzzing...

1/6/2017

article Does fewer casino hotel rooms mean fewer big conventions?
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s ability to grow nongaming attractions like convention business and large trade shows could be hampered by the loss of thousands of...

1/2/2017

article New Jersey’s Open and Closed Casino Cases in 2016, and a Few As-Yet-To-Be Determined Battle Outcomes
(New Jersey) -- Atlantic City’s casino industry began the year with a newfound spirit of optimism. The finances of the city itself may have been in disarray, but...
article Atlantic City Trying Video Game Gambling Machines
(Atlantic City) -- Want to play a first person shooter and gamble at the same time? Atlantic City is going to make that happen. The declining city is working hard to...

12/31/2016

article The 10 Key Questions for Atlantic City in 2017
(Atlantic City) -- 2016 was a rocky year for New Jersey’s gambling capitol, to say the least—Atlantic City scrambled to pay off enough of its debts to stay...

12/29/2016

article How much is Atlantic City's casino industry worth now?
(Atlantic City) -- Despite losing half its value over the past decade, the gaming industry represents a more than $3.7 billion economy, a robust industry for a city of...
article Will 2017 be better for Atlantic City than 2016 was?
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian did not mince words in looking back over the past year. “I’m so glad 2016 is over,” he said....

12/24/2016

article GameCo Incorporated inks Tropicana Casino And Resort Atlantic City deal
(Atlantic City) -- Skill-based games innovator GameCo Incorporated has signed a deal with casino operator Tropicana Entertainment Incorporated that will see its video...

12/23/2016

article How New Jersey fumbled Atlantic City's shot at New Year's Rockin' Eve
(Atlantic City) -- The Spinners, even with their snazzy matching champagne pink suits with subtle Chevron stitching and a gig at Resorts, were deemed not good enough....

12/17/2016

article Remaining Atlantic City Casinos Post Three Percent Win in November
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos pulled in $197.2 million in November, a three percent gain on the same month in 2015. However, the headline is slightly...
article After CRDA loses funds, director, what's next?
(Atlantic City) -- For the past three decades, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has been at the center of development funding in the resort.

12/14/2016

article After Taj Mahal closure, casino revenue down 3.5 percent
(Atlantic City) -- Revenue for Atlantic City’s casino industry declined in November by 3.5 percent compared to a year ago in the first full month after the Trump...
article Atlantic City casino revenues up slightly in 2016
(Atlantic City) -- The state's online gaming industry continues to enjoy big upticks compared to a year earlier - the 29.9 percent increase in Nov. 2016 vs. Nov....
article How have Atlantic City's seven remaining casinos fared since the Taj Mahal closed?
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s seven remaining brick-and-mortar casinos saw a small bump in gaming revenue last month following the closing of Trump Taj Mahal...

12/12/2016

article New Jersey seizes $69,000 in unclaimed Atlantic City casino jackpots
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey gambling regulators have seized more than $69,000 in unclaimed jackpots won by gamblers at three casinos who couldn't prove they were...

12/9/2016

article Brown calls on Christie to overturn $225,000 CRDA severance package
(Atlantic City) -- Assemblyman Chris Brown called on Gov. Chris Christie Wednesday to overturn a $225,000 severance package given to outgoing Casino Reinvestment...
article Casino agency chief paid $225K to leave, replaced by Christie-Norcross ally
(Atlantic City) -- You might call it just a typical week in the state of New Jersey's ongoing assertion of its power in Atlantic City. On Tuesday, the state's...

12/6/2016

article MGM CEO: ‘Atlantic City’s Darker Days Are Behind It’
(Atlantic City) -- MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren said he believes Atlantic City has already hit rock bottom, and that brighter days are ahead.

12/5/2016

article Not Trump this time, but son-in-law Jared Kushner who is stymieing Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Most people would associate Atlantic City with Donald Trump, but it's the president-elect's powerful son-in-law, Jared Kushner, whose real...

12/4/2016

article Job protection or job killer? Lawmakers take on Atlantic City casino licenses
(Atlantic City) -- It doesn’t directly attack billionaire Carl Icahn’s decision to close the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, but the investor...

12/2/2016

article MGM Chairman says "Atlantic City's darker days are behind it"
(Atlantic City) -- MGM Resorts Chairman James Murren spoke at the National Press Club luncheon in Washington, DC on Friday, and my colleague Herb Jackson has the...

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