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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...

12/1/2016

article New Jersey Averts Atlantic City Bond Default as Revival Plotted
(New Jersey) -- By the end of today, Atlantic City will use $2.3 million to cover payments due on its bonds, saving investors from the toll of the seaside casino town...

11/29/2016

article No national TV exposure for Atlantic City on New Year’s Eve
(Atlantic City) -- When the new year arrives in Atlantic City, the eyes of the nation will be elsewhere. An anticipated big-name concert at Boardwalk Hall that was to be...
article Atlantic City residents face 13 percent tax-rate hike
(Atlantic City) -- ) -- Residents of this struggling city have been hit with another property-tax rate hike. The state imposed a nearly 9 percent increase on the tax...

11/28/2016

article Moody's: Takeover prevents Atlantic City default thru '17
(Atlantic City) -- A Wall Street ratings firm says New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City's assets and major decision-making power should prevent the struggling...
article ‘Billion Dollar Buyer’ slot exclusive to Golden Nugget
(Atlantic City) -- Fans of CNBC’s “Billion Dollar Buyer” now can play a show-themed version of Double Jackpot Triple Blazing 7s exclusively at Golden...

11/27/2016

article Fight over expanding gaming is set to continue
(Atlantic City) -- The resort's seven remaining casinos may have dodged a bullet when voters rejected a plan to allow North Jersey casinos, but the fight to expand...

11/24/2016

article State takeover's casino impact should be minimal, for now
(Atlantic City) -- As word came down three weeks ago that the city’s plan to stave off a state takeover had failed, business at the city’s seven casinos...

11/20/2016

article 'Polite' overseer arrives in A.C. But what is it the state really wants?
(Atlantic City) -- On Thursday, just like old times, Gov. Christie swooped into town, ignored Mayor Don Guardian, commandeered a stage at a state convention, and...
article Getting away with murder: the Atlantic City prostitute killings 10 years later
(Atlantic City) -- At 11 years old, Jeremiah Dilts is too young to know the terrible details of his mother's death. He's been told a "bad man" took her...
article A.C. police investigating woman's fall from Caesars parking garage
(Atlantic City) -- Police are investigating whether a Pennsylvania woman who died Monday after falling from the Caesars Atlantic City parking garage fell accidentally or...

11/17/2016

article Restaurants forge ahead in shells of shuttered Trump casinos
(Atlantic City) -- The gambling might be gone from two Atlantic City casinos built by President-elect Donald Trump, but the restaurants connected with them are banking...

11/16/2016

article NEW YORK TIMES: Atlantic City, Symbol of Big Bets Gone Bad
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City has long been a grand escapist Xanadu of sand, sun and craps tables on the New Jersey shore. But the city, ravaged by the excesses of...
article Golden Nugget’s golden boy prepares for another season of reality TV
(Atlantic City) -- Golden Nugget Atlantic City has always been on the cutting edge as far as entertainment is concerned. They have consistently brought in some of the...
article Atlantic City Revenue Is Down In October, But Online Gambling Flourishes
(New Jersey) -- Land-based casinos in New Jersey had a down month in October — due to the closure of the Trump Taj Mahal — while NJ online gambling posted...

11/15/2016

article Atlantic City casino revenue down less than 1 percent
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos saw their revenue decline in October by less than 1 percent compared with a year ago. And when the Trump Taj Mahal, which...
article Trump Taj Mahal closing drives gaming revenue down
(Atlantic City) -- Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort’s Oct. 10 closing drove down monthly revenues across the city’s brick-and-mortar casino industry for the...
article Casino-license warehousing bill awaits Assembly committee hearing
(Atlantic City) -- A state Assembly committee hearing on a bill banning the “warehousing” of casino license has not yet been scheduled. The legislation is in...

11/14/2016

article Failed casino vote might spur investment in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Investors may find the resort a safer bet now that New Jersey voters overwhelmingly shot down expanding casinos to North Jersey, casino-industry...

11/13/2016

article The time Donald Trump argued a state takeover would not make Atlantic City great again
(New Jersey) -- If Atlantic City officials are searching for more assistance in their fight against a state takeover, maybe they should ask President-elect Donald Trump.

11/12/2016

article Failed casino vote might spur investment in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Investors may find the resort a safer bet now that New Jersey voters overwhelmingly shot down expanding casinos to North Jersey, casino-industry...
article Phil Murphy: I will end AC takeover
(Atlantic City) -- Phil Murphy, the leading candidate for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial nomination next year, said he’ll cancel the state takeover of...

11/11/2016

article A double downer for Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- A state takeover of Atlantic City's decision-making power and assets the morning after Donald Trump won the presidential election has left...
article New Jersey assumes complete control over Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- In New Jersey, the administration of Republican governor Chris Christie has assumed complete control over fiscally distressed Atlantic City with the...

11/9/2016

article New Jersey takes over debt-ridden Atlantic City government
(Atlantic City) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has seized power in Atlantic City, taking control of the assets and major decision-making in the...

11/2/2016

article Casino gaming referendum celebrates 40th anniversary
(Atlantic City) -- Forty years ago Wednesday, voters took to the polls and approved a ballot question that brought casinos to Atlantic City, a milestone that comes less...

10/27/2016

article Anti-North Jersey casinos rally draws 1,000 to Boardwalk Hall
(Atlantic City) -- Defeating the ballot question that would expand casino gaming to North Jersey is not enough. That was the message of local leaders during a rally...

10/26/2016

article A.C. adviser: I have Vegas assurance on Borgata deal
(Atlantic City) -- A day after the city of Atlantic City touted a $103 million settlement of more than $150 million owed its biggest taxpayer, Borgata Hotel and Casino,...
article Atlantic City: Tax hike looms if state rejects fiscal plan
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City pitched its financial recovery plan to state officials on Wednesday, warning that if Republican Gov. Chris Christie rejects it another...

10/22/2016

article Senate approves bill to block casino license "warehousing"
(New Jersey) -- The state Senate approved a bill Thursday that would prevent casino owners from “warehousing” their gaming licenses, a bill that could make...
article Atlantic City's woes likely to doom N.J. casino expansion
(New Jersey) -- Interest groups have waged a record-setting spending battle over a New Jersey ballot question on whether to expand casino gaming to North Jersey. One...

10/21/2016

article Lessons From the Fall of Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Last week, the Trump Taj Mahal closed its doors. That’s one less casino on the Boardwalk, one more light dimmed in the city that, 40 years ago,...
article Local businesses did feel the impact of casino gaming
(Atlantic City) -- The introduction of casinos to the resort four decades ago has been both a blessing and a curse for businesses such as One Stop Bait & Tackle on...

10/20/2016

article Atlantic City reveals how it will pay off its choking casino tax debt
(Atlantic City) -- Mayor Don Guardian released a plan Thursday to pay off the crushing casino tax-appeal debt that has all but strangled his city, but it was unclear...

10/17/2016

article 40 years later, was A.C.'s casino gamble worth it?
(Atlantic City) -- Steven Perskie thinks about the legacy of legalizing gambling here each time he sees the city’s skyline. It’s been nearly four decades...

10/16/2016

article 40 years later, was A.C.'s casino gamble worth it?
(Atlantic City) -- Steven Perskie thinks about the legacy of legalizing gambling here each time he sees the city’s skyline. It’s been nearly four decades...

10/15/2016

article Video: Deadline for Atlantic City Revised Budget Rapidly Approaching
(Atlantic City) -- The clock is ticking for city officials to avoid a state takeover, as the deadline to submit a revised budget to the state is less than three days to...

10/14/2016

article Atlantic City casino revenue down 1.5% last month
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casino revenue declined by 1.5 percent in September compared to the levels of a year ago. The eight casinos that operated in...
article Atlantic City casino revenue falls in September thanks to troubled Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos saw gaming revenue decline in September, the final full month in which the now shuttered Trump Taj Mahal makes a contribution.

10/12/2016

article Report: Casino parking down in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- A report finds fewer people are parking at Atlantic City casinos, but more are staying at hotels in and around the city. Stockton University's...

10/10/2016

article Donald Trump wasn’t the only one who made a bad bet on Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The closing on Monday morning of the Trump Taj Mahal, the last of four Atlantic City casinos that once bore Donald Trump’s name, is big news,...

10/9/2016

article OP/ED: Redeveloping Atlantic County required to improve lives of its residents
(Atlantic City) -- The people of Atlantic County probably don’t want to hear that the cure for their depressed economy will be long and difficult. But at least...

10/8/2016

article How did Atlantic City get casino gaming?
(Atlantic City) -- Nov. 2 marks the 40th anniversary of the vote that brought casinos to Atlantic City, a milestone that comes as a vote next month could bring more...

10/6/2016

article A.C. need for jobs outweighs Sweeney’s desire to help union friends
(Atlantic City) -- Casino closings have cost Atlantic City several thousand jobs in the past few years, with nearly a few thousand more coming Monday when the Trump Taj...

10/3/2016

article Atlantic City's fiscal gamble could end in bankruptcy
(Atlantic City) -- After years of rising costs and declining revenues, Atlantic City officials are embarking on an ambitious and risky gambit that could save their city...

9/29/2016

article GROS: Political Persuasion
(Atlantic City) -- When casino gaming came to New Jersey in 1976, it included a prohibition against campaign contributions, political activity and office-holding by any...

9/27/2016

article Bill blocking 'warehousing' of casino licenses advances
(Atlantic City) -- A bill that would disqualify a casino license applicant for five years if that person “substantially” closes a casino in the state was...
article No dice: Hunterdon County opposed Atlantic City gambling
(Atlantic City) -- Back in 1976, a number of Hunterdon County religious congregations voiced their opposition to a constitutional amendment that would allow casino...

9/25/2016

article Casino expansion would devastate A.C., area economy, says Debra DiLorenzo
(New Jersey) -- As the chairwoman of the No North Jersey Casinos Coalition, I take issue with many of the points in Jeffrey Gural's Sept. 13 guest commentary, "...

9/24/2016

article How Will Atlantic City Cope After Trump's Taj Mahal Closes?
(Atlantic City) -- 2014 was a devastating year for Atlantic City, which had to deal with the fallout of an unprecedented four casino hotels closing and a loss of more...

9/23/2016

article Atlantic City must comply with $73 million loan or face default, state says
(Atlantic City) -- The city is on the clock to comply with terms of a $73 million state loan or face a possible default. The Division of Local Government Services...
article Harrah's spending $30M on Atlantic City hotel renovations
(Atlantic City) -- One of Atlantic City's top casinos is getting a $30 million makeover. Harrah's is redoing 450 rooms and suites in the casino's Bayview...
article Bridgegate trial brings Christie impeachment talk into the open
(New Jersey) -- Its prospects are far from clear, but talk about the impeachment of Gov. Chris Christie is no longer relegated to whispers between insiders. The...

9/22/2016

article Harrah's spending $30M on Atlantic City hotel renovations
(Atlantic City) -- One of Atlantic City's top casinos is getting a $30 million makeover. Harrah's is redoing 450 rooms and suites in the casino's Bayview...

9/20/2016

article Sweeney bill would prevent "warehousing" of casino licenses
(New Jersey) -- Senate President Steve Sweeney introduced a bill Thursday that would disqualify a casino license applicant for five years if that person “...

9/19/2016

article Atlantic City Gaming Win Falls 5 Percent In August
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City gaming win headed in the wrong direction in August, as a November referendum that could decide the city’s fate looms. Casino...

9/18/2016

article A good three years
(New Jersey) -- With a host of potential rivals planning to run for mayor next year if Mayor Steven Fulop runs for governor, Fulop – who may end up seeking...

9/15/2016

article Atlantic City Casino Revenue Decreases; Internet Gambling Increases
(Atlantic City) -- August saw a dip in revenue at the casinos in Atlantic City. The resort’s eight casinos saw their revenue decrease by 4.9 percent in August,...
article Atlantic City casino win down over 6% in August
(Atlantic City) -- Gaming revenue at the city’s eight brick-and-mortar casinos fell nearly 7 percent this August compared with a year ago, led by a huge slide at...
article Harrah's wins appeal in birthday coupon case
(Atlantic City) -- A state court gave Harrah’s Atlantic City a belated birthday present. A three-judge state Appellate Division panel ordered the vacating of more...

9/14/2016

article Atlantic City casino revenue down 4.9 percent in August
(Atlantic City) -- If it weren’t for internet gambling, Atlantic City’s casinos would be doing even worse than they are right now. The city’s eight...
article Atlantic City's millennial visitors spend two-thirds less on gambling than over-35's
(Atlantic City) -- A new study of Atlantic City casino visitors shows that millennials spend two-thirds less money on gambling than older visitors.
article Millennials: Gambling? Meh! Especially slot machines
(Philadelphia) -- Millennials are not the same as Boomers – or even Gen-Xers – when it comes to how they like to spend their money at casinos.

9/4/2016

article Letters: Simple fix: Convert hotel rooms to condos
(Atlantic City) -- Simple fix: Convert hotel rooms to condos. There's a simple way to get Atlantic City rolling again ("Financial fixer," Monday). It might...
article Officer Critical After Shooting Near Casino Garage
(Atlantic City) -- A police officer remains critically injured and a suspect is dead after two officers saw a robbery being committed outside an Atlantic City casino...

9/3/2016

article Can A.C.'s summer success help make it a 3-season town?
(Atlantic City) -- Summer in the city was a little different this year. Despite a potential state takeover, a prolonged strike, the potential closing of Trump Taj Mahal...
article Decades later, A.C. real estate still like playing Monopoly
(Atlantic City) -- Real estate is historically a boom-and-bust commodity, and this city’s highs and lows have enough history to make them the ideal home of a...
article AC Casino Study Centers On What Millennials Want
(New Jersey) -- A new study suggests ways in which Atlantic City can attract more millennials to stay and play. Four casinos (Harrah’s, Resorts, Tropicana and the...
article Atlantic City police officer critically injured in shooting Saturday morning
(Atlantic City) -- A city police officer is in critical condition at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center after being shot near the Caesars Atlantic City parking garage...
article Atlantic City police officer critically wounded, suspect killed as gunfire erupts outside Caesars Casino
(Atlantic City) -- A New Jersey police officer was seriously wounded and a suspect killed as gunfire erupted near the parking garage to Caesars Casino in Atlantic City...
article Atlantic City police officer is in critical condition after shootout near Caesars casino parking lot leaves one suspect dead
(Atlantic City) -- Gunfire broke out near Caesars casino hotel in New Jersey around 3.30am on Saturday when two uniformed police officers approached a group 'engaged...
article Atlantic City shootout: Suspect dead, cop critical, after casino gun fight near famous boardwalk
(Atlantic City) -- An Atlantic City police officer is in a critical condition and one of three suspects is dead after a shootout at Caesars Casino in the US state of New...
article Gunman killed in Atlantic City casino shootout
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey police said a suspect was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire outside an Atlantic City casino early Saturday and one police officer was...
article Police officer wounded, suspect killed after shooting outside Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- A police officer is in critical condition, and one suspect is dead after a shooting outside a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey..

9/1/2016

article What’s the Right Number of Casinos for Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- One of the mysteries of life is why Atlantic City, with all its natural advantages including proximity to the ocean, a long boardwalk and a location...

8/30/2016

article Carl Icahn rejects UNITE HERE Local 54 proposal to pay $1.3 million to call off Trump Taj Mahal casino strike
(Atlantic City) -- Billionaire and owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino, Carl Icahn had announced earlier this month that he intended to shut down the troubled Trump Taj...

8/29/2016

article Empty Atlantic Club empties crowds from nearby boards
(Atlantic City) -- Most locals remember the closing of the Atlantic Club in January 2014 as the first of four casino shutdowns in the city within eight months. But to...

8/28/2016

article Atlantic City Could Look Vastly Different in 2017
(Atlantic City) -- Who doesn’t love a good game of Monopoly especially a real life one? Large swaths of the Atlantic Boardwalk are changing hands. Philadelphia...

8/27/2016

article Inside Gaming: Atlantic City Casinos Up First Half of Year; DFS Back Online in NY
(Atlantic City) -- On Monday the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released figures reflecting that despite recent struggles on the boardwalk, Atlantic City'...

8/26/2016

article How Atlantic City casinos are using their rooftops
(Atlantic City) -- Look around. Look up. There is more to Atlantic City than just what a visitor sees on the street level. The casinos and the Chelsea Hotel have been...

8/25/2016

article Voices from Atlantic City Part 1: The Promise
(Atlantic City) -- In 1976, Atlantic City became the first place outside Nevada to legalize casinos. Voices from Atlantic City tells the story of the rise and fall of...

8/24/2016

article A tale of two Atlantic Citys: casinos struggle on Boardwalk, thrive in Marina
(Atlantic City) -- The early days of Atlantic City was a tale of two cities: glittering glamour palaces with ghettos in their shadows. With the contraction of the casino...
article Atlantic City needs 'unpleasant' actions to fix finances, adviser says
(Atlantic City) -- A lot of “unpleasant” actions will likely be needed to fix this city’s finances, a firm advising the city told residents Tuesday....

8/23/2016

article AC casino profits up 21 percent in first 6 months
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s casinos, widely represented by Las Vegas-based companies, saw their collective operating profit rise by 21 percent for the first six...
article Atlantic City Casino Total Revenue Up In 2016
(Atlantic City) -- Though it will soon lose another brick-and-mortar casino, the Atlantic City casino industry grew through the first six months of 2016. According to...
article Casino job fairs hire Atlantic City workers to other states
(Atlantic City) -- Plenty of casinos are hiring in Atlantic City. But many of the jobs aren’t in Atlantic City. They are in other states, as casino operators use...
article Jobs losses continue in Atlantic City and County; casinos lead slide
(Atlantic City) -- A Stockton University report released Tuesday says that workers continue leaving Atlantic County to find jobs, part of a continuing trend as the...

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