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6/18/2018

article Atlantic City Casino Employees Getting Back to Work, More Than Half of Previously Laid-Off Union Members Ready to Clock in at Hard Rock, Ocean Resort
(Atlantic City) -- In 10 days, Atlantic City will once more become a nine-casino town. And with the same-day openings of Hard Rock and Ocean Resort, thousands of workers...

6/17/2018

article Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings
(Atlantic City) -- When Revel, Atlantic City's $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only about two...
article Outgoing AGA Chief Geoff Freeman Says Gaming Going ‘Mainstream’ Critical to Lobbying Efforts.
(Atlantic City) -- American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Geoff Freeman says transforming the overall perception of the gambling industry is vital to lobbying DC...
article Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings
(Atlantic City) -- When Revel, Atlantic City’s $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only about two...

6/16/2018

article Legal sports gambling in A.C. a sure bet
(Atlantic City) -- I had to do it. Once the Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up their minicamp Thursday, I headed to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for the first day of legal...
article Not all casino jobs are Atlantic City jobs
(Atlantic City) -- Casino gaming first came to the resort 40 years ago with the understanding that the industry itself would not be the only beneficiary. Residents of...
article Atlantic City Casinos Unlucky in May, Revenue Plummets 5.1 Percent
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos reported gross gaming revenue (GGR) losses of 5.1 percent in May, and without online gambling, things would have been even worse.

6/15/2018

article Borgata, Dr. J make Atlantic City sports betting history
(Atlantic City) -- A new era of gaming was ushered in Thursday with a Philadelphia sports icon and the state’s top lawmaker proudly holding up wager slips after...
article Ocean Resort Casino announces new dining concepts
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino will add 18 new dining experiences to Atlantic City’s buzzing culinary scene when it opens June 28. Of the 18, 14 have been...

6/14/2018

article Atlantic City Casinos Post 5.1% Revenue Decline in May, Online Gambling up 15.3%
(Atlantic City) -- In the past few months, Atlantic City casinos have seen a drop in revenues from last year and the negative trend continues for the month of May, the...
article Atlantic City Needs Sports Betting As Casino Winnings Plummet In May
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City could sure use a boost. Just one day before the first New Jersey gambling facility planned to take its first sports bets thanks to the...
article Can’t blame the weather – Atlantic City revenues down in May
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City gaming revenue took another hit in May, coming in down 5.1% year-on-year to reach $193.4 million, according to new figures released by...

6/13/2018

article Atlantic City casino revenue down 5.1 percent in May
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casino revenue declined by 5.1 percent in May compared with a year ago. Figures released Wednesday by the state Division of...
article Atlantic City’s casino tables bleed red ink in May
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos suffered another year-on-year gaming revenue decline in May, and this time they can’t blame the weather gods.
article Casino revenue up from April, down from year prior
(Atlantic City) -- Casino gaming revenue increased in May compared to the month prior, but was down more than 5 percent from the previous year, according to figures...

6/12/2018

article At 40, Atlantic City’s Gambling Market Has A Few Wrinkles But The Future Looks Bright
(Atlantic City) -- A few bad beats won’t stop Atlantic City. On May 26, 1978, the city welcomed gamblers to the front doors of Resorts International, the first AC...
article BLOG: 7 Things Not To Be Missed In Atlantic City During Grand Opening Weekend
(Atlantic City) -- The countdown is on. The celebration of all celebrations is about to hit Atlantic City. On June 28, two shuttered casinos will be shuttered no more.

6/11/2018

article OP/ED: Breaking down sports betting
(Atlantic City) -- A shuffle through the Gaming mailbag: Q. There's been a big change in video slots that really bothers me. You don't get to choose the number...
article What are Atlantic City casinos plans for sports betting?
(Atlantic City) -- Here is what is in the works for sports-betting at Atlantic City's casinos: BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA: When regulatory approvals are in place,...

6/10/2018

article The Boardwalk, the beaches, the CRDA and you
(Atlantic City) -- You can talk about Atlantic City in terms of erecting casinos Hard Rock and Ocean Resort, or opening hot spots such as the Anchor Rock Club. And you...

6/9/2018

article The Re-Re-Re-Re-Rebirth of Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- John Longacre knows cool. While most developers and real estate investors were running far, far away from the Point Breeze section of South...

6/8/2018

article Hyatt’s New Casino Property is Offering Status Matches
(Atlantic City) -- If you haven’t already made plans to head down to Atlantic City, NJ this summer, it might be worth taking the trip just for all of the status...

6/7/2018

article So where will Atlantic City casinos put their sportsbooks?
(Atlantic City) -- The vibe going through town on Thursday afternoon was equal parts excitement, curiosity, and confusion. Like a gravy train, sports betting is coming....
article Topgolf Swing Suite coming to Atlantic City this summer
(Atlantic City) -- While Mount Laurel will get its Topgolf later this year, Atlantic City will get its own version of the interactive golf entertainment experience in a...

6/6/2018

article This Atlantic City casino could be barred from offering sports betting
(Atlantic City) -- Would you rather own a professional sports team or an Atlantic City casino that offers legal sports betting? New Jersey officials may soon ask a Texas...
article Ocean Resort Casino to Offer Free Summer Parking as Part of June 28 Grand Opening Celebrations
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City will be offering free parking throughout the summer, the property announced Tuesday on its Twitter page. The...

6/5/2018

article Ocean Resort Casino to offer free parking this summer
(Atlantic City) -- Did you need another reason to check out the new Ocean Resort Casino this summer? If so, free parking will be another incentive. The casino announced...

6/4/2018

article The Borgata Turns 15. What's next for AC's signature casino?
(Atlantic City) -- During the first week of July in 2003, I visited the press and VIP-related pre-opening for the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. At the time, Atlantic...

6/3/2018

article Atlantic City’s existential bet isn’t about gambling
(Atlantic City) -- This seaside city has been on a decades-long losing streak: shuttered casinos, a state takeover, a high poverty rate, a labor strike and a planned...

6/2/2018

article Our view: Regulate sports betting to minimize problems for people and sports
(Atlantic City) -- The euphoria of winning legal sports gambling has faded a bit and the state is working quickly to let casinos and racetracks offer it. That means now...

5/31/2018

article Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino ready to offer sports betting on opening day
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino, which will officially join the Atlantic City boardwalk in the old Revel Casino building when it opens June 28, is already...

5/30/2018

article Ocean Resort Casino Has All The Pieces For Opening Day Except One: An NJ Casino License
(Atlantic City) -- The grand opening of Ocean Resort Casino is building toward its climax. For months, the incoming Atlantic City casino — along with the opening...

5/24/2018

article Atlantic City casinos post disappointing first-quarter results
(Atlantic City) -- After experiencing a lucrative 2017 thanks to a 22.5% increase year-on-year in aggregated annual gross operating profit to over $723.2 million, the...
article South Jersey employers open doors to recovery court participants
(Atlantic City) -- Luana Cordeiro has survived sexual assaults and abusive relationships, recovered from addictions to alcohol, heroin and other substances, regained...

5/23/2018

article New restaurants, resorts and more to debut this season in Atlantic County
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City is about to enter one of its most exciting summer seasons ever. New restaurants, entertainment destinations and two massive casinos are...

5/22/2018

article Atlantic City casino earnings down nearly 12 percent in first quarter
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's seven casinos all remained profitable during the first quarter of this year, but those profits are shrinking even as two new...
article Atlantic City casino profits fall as two more casinos prep openings
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos reported reduced profits in the first quarter of 2018, making next month’s arrival of two more casinos the last thing the...

5/21/2018

article Sports betting ruling brings attention back to the Atlantic City Race Course
(Atlantic City) -- Even though it has been closed since 2015, odds are someone could gamble on the Atlantic City Race Course property now that the U.S. Supreme Court has...

5/19/2018

article Our view: Atlantic County, state finally end fight over share of casino payments
(Atlantic City) -- An intra-government fight lasting three years ended recently, one in which all three combatants represent the interests of people in Atlantic County....

5/18/2018

article What will sports betting in Atlantic City look like?
(Atlantic City) -- Sports betting is now legal in New Jersey and, pending approval in Trenton of the legislative framework to regulate and tax the new industry, will...
article Will Sports Betting Be a Boon for Atlantic City Casinos?
(Atlantic City) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the federal ban on sports betting was seen by some this week as a game-changer for Atlantic...

5/16/2018

article For the first time, Atlantic City's two newest casinos will open on the same day
(Atlantic City) -- Four years ago, 2014 began with the closing of the Atlantic Club casino on January 14. Later that summer, three more Atlantic City casinos —...
article Will sports betting be a 'game changer' for Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday to open the door for legalized sports betting throughout the country has politicians and gaming operators...

5/15/2018

article A.C. internet gaming revenue continues to rise in April
(Atlantic City) -- Internet gaming revenue continued to rise in April while monthly casino win increased for the first time in 2018 over the previous year. E-gaming...

5/14/2018

article April casino revenue up 1.3 percent in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casinos saw their gambling revenue increase by 1.3 percent in April compared to a year ago. Figures released Monday show the...

5/12/2018

article At 40, are casinos healing or courting danger?
(Atlantic City) -- Having lost five of its 12 casinos over the past four years, Atlantic City will mark its 40th anniversary of casino gambling by reopening two of those...
article Portrait of a casino: Back in the black after 40 years
(Atlantic City) -- When Resorts became the first casino in the United States to open outside Nevada, gamblers overwhelmed it. Cars streamed into Atlantic City on May 26...
article Our view: Colorful Icahn casino era in Atlantic City not quite over
(Atlantic City) -- With the sale of the thriving Tropicana Atlantic City to Eldorado Resorts and a real estate trust, investor Carl Icahn appears to be ending nearly two...

5/11/2018

article At 40, are Atlantic City casinos healing or courting danger?
(Atlantic City) -- Having lost five of its 12 casinos over the past four years, Atlantic City will mark its 40th anniversary of casino gambling by reopening two of those...
article Atlantic City Celebrates 40 Years of Casino Gambling
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos are hitting a major milestone at the perfect time. Officials with the city will mark the 40th anniversary of casino...
article Atlantic City South Inlet locals prepare for more casinos
(Atlantic City) -- For the residents and businesses at the north end of the Boardwalk, the idea that the June 28 openings of Ocean Resort Casino and Hard Rock Hotel...
article Casino Beach Parking Lot intersection construction starts soon
(Atlantic City) -- Crews will start construction on intersection improvements within the Casino Beach Parking Lot on Monday.

5/10/2018

article Man accused of sexually assaulting Atlantic City casino housekeeper indicted
(Atlantic City) -- A man accused of beating his girlfriend in the parking garage for Bally's Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City and then sexually assaulting a...

5/9/2018

article Atlantic City today & tomorrow: Evolving gaming laws & new casinos to force weaker properties to reinvent or 'perish'
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City gaming industry is clawing itself out of the trenches and looking to regain the foothold it once had in the market over a decade ago...
article Mark Wahlberg Has Priest Bless Atlantic City's Failed $2.4B Casino With Holy Water: Report
(Atlantic City) -- The shuttered Atlantic City casino formerly known as Revel has a bizarre history, but everything just got a little stranger after actor turned...

5/8/2018

article Confirming Rumors, Ocean Resort Casino Plans To Open Its Doors On June 28
(Atlantic City) -- The rumors are true. Ocean Resort Casino will officially open its doors on Thursday, June 28, alongside Hard Rock Atlantic City. Developers AC Ocean...

5/7/2018

article Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino to open June 28; same day as Hard Rock
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino says it will open on the same day as the Hard Rock casino. Bruce Deifik, who owns the former Revel casino, says the Ocean Resort...
article Ocean Resort Casino confirms June 28 opening
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino is intent on not following in the footsteps of its failed predecessor when it opens June 28. The shortcomings of the former Revel...
article Ocean Resort Casino confirms June 28 opening date
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino on Monday officially confirmed it will open June 28, the same date as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The announcement was made to...
article Ocean Resort Casino to open the same day as Hard Rock AC
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City will welcome not one but two new casinos on the same day in June. On Monday, Colorado developer Bruce Deifik’s AC Ocean Walk...
press release Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Announces Summer-Long 15th Birthday Celebration
(Atlantic City) -- Presenting an unparalleled travel experience on the East Coast, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa continues to raise the bar in Atlantic City fifteen...

5/3/2018

article Atlantic City outtakes from 40 years of gambling
(Atlantic City) -- May 26 marks the 40th anniversary of legal casino gaming in Atlantic City (and, for that matter, anywhere in the United States outside of Nevada).

5/2/2018

article Atlantic City is gearing up for summer season with two new casinos
(Atlantic City) -- It’s kind of like a gambling version of an old business model during the fast-food hamburger wars of the 1970s: Burger King would always build...

5/1/2018

article Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City Opens Employment to Recovering Addicts
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic and Cape May County Drug Court will be getting a new name and offering new opportunities thanks to Atlantic City's casino union,...

4/30/2018

article Atlantic City stemming its losses
(Atlantic City) -- Four nights of Beyoncé failed to ignite lasting buzz for Revel, the US$2.4-billion Atlantic City, N.J., casino that flopped after little more than two...
article Boraie to open new AC housing development in August
(Atlantic City) -- What is being billed as the first new residential offering in Atlantic City since the arrival of casinos there is scheduled to open in August. The $85...
article Ocean Resort Casino Owner Explains Atlantic City Investment, Reveals Boardwalk Property Future
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino owner Bruce Deifik is hoping to transform the former Revel Atlantic City into a more welcoming property than its previous...
article Ocean Resort, Hard Rock Atlantic City Thrive In Two Very Different Spotlights
(Atlantic City) -- You could call it a tale of two casinos. As summer approaches, so does the opening of Atlantic City’s flagship rebirth properties: Hard Rock...
article Smoking, Buffet, Bus Tours Welcome at New Ocean Resort Casino
(New Jersey) -- The new owner of the former Revel Casino says he plans on doing a lot of things differently than the previous owner of the property.
article Borgata’s Online Casinos Jump On The Live Dealer Casino Bandwagon
(New Jersey) -- The number of New Jersey online casinos offering live dealer table games grew by three last week. All three GVC-powered NJ online casinos — Borgata...
article Mark Wahlberg is opening a bar called Entourage at an Atlantic City resort casino because of course he is
(Atlantic City) -- Mark Wahlberg is rich. Here are just some of the ways Mark Wahlberg has made and currently makes, shall we say, all the money in the world: as a...

4/28/2018

article Group to decide whether to continue fight vs. casino PILOT
(Atlantic City) -- Liberty and Prosperity, a nonprofit advocacy group, now stands alone challenging the constitutionality of the Atlantic City PILOT program. Earlier...
article Liberty and Prosperity group looks to drop lawsuit against casino PILOT
(Atlantic City) -- The members of Liberty and Prosperity, a nonprofit advocacy group, came to the consensus Saturday they want to drop the group’s lawsuit against...

4/26/2018

article Atlantic City casino count is rising as gambling profits increase
(Atlantic City) -- New casinos will open this year in Atlantic City after a winning 2017 for the Jersey Shore resort’s downsized gambling industry. Hard Rock...
article GALLERY: View the Ocean Resort Casino
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino is aiming for a June 28 grand opening, the same date as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, according to several new hires and signed...

4/25/2018

article Ocean Resort Casino Reportedly Joining Hard Rock Atlantic City in Opening June 28
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino, the former Revel that cost $2.4 billion to construct, is reportedly targeting a June 28 opening, the same day nearby Hard Rock...
article When is Ocean Resort Casino opening?
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino is aiming for a June 28 grand opening, the same date as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, according to several new hires and signed...
article Atlantic County agrees to Atlantic City PILOT settlement
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic County has reached a tentative settlement with the state over its share of the Atlantic City casino PILOT funds. But the percentage of the...

4/24/2018

article Just as Atlantic City Stems Bleeding, Competition Comes Calling
(Atlantic City) -- Four nights of Beyonce failed to ignite lasting buzz for Revel, the $2.4 billion Atlantic City casino that flopped after little more than two years....
article Ocean Resort Casino to include world's largest Topgolf location
(Atlantic City) -- Topgolf Swing Suite is expanding to the tri-state region for the first time with a location – set to be its largest in the world – coming...

4/23/2018

article Ocean Resort Casino bringing virtual golf to Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino is starting to get into the swing of things. The former Revel property, due to reopen under a new brand this...

4/21/2018

article Atlantic City's 2 new casinos dealing with hype very differently
(Atlantic City) -- When Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City opens its doors in June, it will be the final act in a highly-publicized play that included a Times...

4/20/2018

article Changes Afoot: Tropicana Atlantic City Casino Sold As Part Of $1.85 Billion Deal
(Atlantic City) -- It is beginning to look a lot like musical chairs on The Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Last year, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, sold the former Trump...

4/19/2018

article Atlantic City Casino Revenue Slips Again In March, But Summer Is On The Horizon
(Atlantic City) -- Mother Nature played the ultimate trump card last month, slamming New Jersey with four nor’easters that kept people indoors.
article Atlantic City casinos 'bet on a vet'
(Atlantic City) -- Since leaving the U.S. Marine Corps in 1984, Rod Olsen has worked several different jobs, ranging from car sales to his current gig as a part-timer in...
article Atlantic City Casinos Bet on Vets During Job Fair
(Atlantic City) -- The New Jersey Casino Control Commission is joining forces with the American Legion and the State Parole Board to help veterans find a place that fits...

4/17/2018

article Sale Of Tropicana AC Will Have A Big Impact On Online Gambling
(Atlantic City) -- This week started off with some major news for the US casino market, as Carl Icahn announced he has entered into a definitive agreement to sell...
article Carl Icahn cashes in: Sells off $7.25B worth of assets in 2 weeks
(Las Vegas) -- Yesterday, 82-year-old multi-billionaire Carl Icahn announced that his investment firm Icahn Enterprises will sell off nearly all of his Tropicana...
article Icahn Collects His Winnings with Tropicana Casino Deal
(USA) -- Carl Icahn has pulled off his second coup in two weeks, as Icahn Enterprises (ticker: IEP), the limited partnership that he controls, reached a deal to sell its...

4/16/2018

article Atlantic City’s Tropicana To Remain Open After Icahn’s $1.85 Billion Deal
(Atlantic City) -- The Tropicana casino and hotel in Atlantic City is changing hands. Carl Icahn’s company struck an approximately $1.85 billion deal Monday that...
article Baton Rouge casino part of $1.85B Tropicana deal
(Louisiana) -- Carl Icahn’s company struck an approximately $1.85 billion deal Monday that would fuse the gambling and hotel operations of Tropicana Entertainment...
article Big deal hits Atlantic City as Tropicana casinos sell for $1.85B
(Atlantic City) -- Icahn Enterprises just cashed out in a $1.85 billion that sells the Tropicana Entertainment casinos, including the one in Atlantic City. The New York...
article Carl Icahn cashes out of casino business with Tropicana sale
(Las Vegas) -- Carl Icahn is cashing out of casino business Tropicana Entertainment in a deal selling most of its properties and operations for $1.85 billion. The...
article Eldorado Resorts Announces Duo of Casino Acquisition Deals, Buys Tropicana from Carl Icahn
(Nevada) -- Nevada-based gaming company Eldorado Resorts announced today a duo of acquisition deals that would expand its footprint across several new markets and would...
article Icahn Will Sell Tropicana Casinos in $1.85 Billion Deal
(Las Vegas) -- Eldorado Resorts Inc. and real-estate company Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. are teaming up to buy Carl Icahn’s casino operator, Tropicana...
article Icahn's company strikes $1.85B Tropicana deal
(Atlantic City) -- Carl Icahn's company struck an approximately $1.85 billion deal Monday that would fuse the gambling and hotel operations of Tropicana...
article WSJ: Carl Icahn All But Exits Casinos With Tropicana Entertainment Sale
(Wall Street) -- After scooping up bankrupt casinos at discount prices, Carl Icahn’s company is cashing in its chips, selling everything in the sector except a...
article Golden Nugget Atlantic City: Online, Land-Based Gambling Merging
(Atlantic City) -- In a new development that is thrilling for the online gaming community, Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget is making a move to join players on the...

4/14/2018

article Atlantic City casinos record a profitable 2017
(Atlantic City) -- The seven casinos in Atlantic City experienced a lucrative 2017 as their aggregated annual gross operating profit increased by 22.5% year-on-year to...

4/12/2018

article Atlantic City casino revenue down 1.5 percent in March
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casinos saw their revenue decrease by 1.5 percent in March. But in a month pummeled by bad weather, it could have been worse....
article Atlantic City’s weather and gaming tables turn cold in March
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casino revenue fell for the second straight month in March as the weather gods conspired to keep gamblers away.
article Guess Who’s Back? Atlantic City Casino Revenue Up For Second Straight Year
(New Jersey) -- Earlier this year, the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement released revenue numbers for 2017. They were good, up for the second straight year...

4/11/2018

article Atlantic City tourism indicators show gains in 2017, report says
(Atlantic City) -- Tourism in the resort was up in 2017 compared to the prior year, according to performance indicators used by industry experts at Stockton University....

4/10/2018

article Atlantic City casinos record rising revenues
(Atlantic City) -- Gross operating profits have soared in New Jersey’s Atlantic City during 2017, increasing 22.5% for current operators during a strong year for the...
article Atlantic City Casinos Report $723 Million Gross Operating Profit in 2017
(Atlantic City) -- The seven remaining Atlantic City casinos reported $723.2 million in 2017 gross operating profits from gaming, hotel, dining, and entertainment. The...
article Atlantic City profits soared in 2017; will it last?
(Atlantic City) -- Less competition has led to higher profits for Atlantic City’s casinos in 2017 – but will it last with two more casinos soon to join the...
article Reports Indicate Atlantic City Casino Market Is Healthy, With Room To Grow
(Atlantic City) -- With two casinos making preparations to reopen this summer, the Atlantic City casino industry will soon be more crowded than it has been in nearly...
article A Sin City Tycoon Comes to Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Bruce Deifik is about to bring Las Vegas–style glamour and gaming to Atlantic City. In time for the summer season, he will open Ocean Resort...
article BLOG: Table games without the tables
(Atlantic City) -- I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a little intimidated by table games. I prefer the mindless entertainment of slot machines. I...

4/9/2018

article Atlantic City casino earnings up 22.5 percent in 2017
(Atlantic City) -- Less competition has led to higher profits for Atlantic City’s casinos in 2017 — but will it last with two more casinos soon to join the...
article Atlantic City casino profits skyrocket in 2017, new numbers show
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s casinos saw a 22.5 percent jump in gross operating profits in 2017 and a 5 percent increase in net gaming revenue over the previous...

4/5/2018

article Tropicana Casino AC Has Weathered The Storm, And Came Up Roses
(New Jersey) -- Tropicana Casino has enjoyed a comfortable position in the New Jersey online gambling market. One of the first regulated online casinos in the state, the...
article Atlantic City has high hopes for 227-foot attraction known as The Wheel
(Atlantic City) -- For the skeptics who continue to turn a deaf ear on reports that Atlantic City has turned the corner and is making its long-predicted transformation...
article Former NFLer Clinton Portis Agrees to Payment Plan with Borgata Casino to Settle $190K Gambling Debt
(New Jersey) -- Former NFL running back Clinton Portis has reached an agreement with the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City that will see him pay $190,000 to the casino...

4/4/2018

article 2017 Atlantic City visitation lowest since '82, report says
(Atlantic City) -- Visitation rates to the city last year were the lowest since the early 1980s, according to a recent report from the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of...
article Murphy: Danish off-shore wind firm coming to Atlantic City
(New Jersey) -- A Danish off-shore wind company that has proposed projects in Massachusetts and Virginia will be opening an office in Atlantic City with the goal of...

3/29/2018

article Casino Authority Auctions off 92 Properties in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- A New Jersey casino authority has auctioned off nearly 100 excess properties, grossing more than $570,000. The Casino Reinvestment Development...

3/28/2018

article Jersey man wins $194K on internet gambling site
(Atlantic City) -- A New Jersey man who signed up for internet gambling has won nearly $194,000 on his very first spin of an online slots game. Anibal Lopes, of...
article New online gaming option at Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- Online roulette players can now experience the Golden Nugget Atlantic City casino floor. The Golden Nugget partnered with Ezugi New Jersey, a licensed...
article CRDA auction Wednesday afternoon at Atlantic City Convention Center
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will be auctioning off 92 properties Wednesday at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Max Spann Real...

3/27/2018

article Atlantic City has lowest visitation since 1982, but tides will change in 2018: Report
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City last year had its lowest visitation since 1982, but officials see the tides turning this year. Atlantic City visitor-trip figures were...
article Resorts AC Is Bringing A Very Different Casino Game To Its Floor, But Will It Be A Hit?
(Atlantic City) -- Resorts Atlantic City has something new in store for its visitors. New Jersey casinos are scrambling to solidify their foothold in the market ahead of...
article Atlantic City In For An Icy First Quarter 2018, But With Spring Brings Hope
(Atlantic City) -- For a while there it appeared Atlantic City had finally closed the book on its more than decade long downswing. 2017 marked the second consecutive...
article Golden Nugget Atlantic City Looks to Merge Online and Land-Based Gambling
(Atlantic City) -- Golden Nugget Atlantic City is looking to further extend its online gambling prowess in New Jersey by launching a new roulette game that seamlessly...

3/26/2018

article Golden Nugget announces first online live casino floor roulette
(Atlantic City) -- The Golden Nugget Atlantic City has launched the country’s first real-money online live-dealer casino-floor roulette.

3/22/2018

article Ocean Resort, Hard Rock Could Put Some AC Casinos In Precarious Position
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City casino industry was in full crisis not too long ago. There was little reason for optimism after five of city’s 12 casinos...

3/21/2018

article Veterans job fair to be held in A.C. in April
(Atlantic City) -- A job fair for veterans will be held in Atlantic City next month. Casinos including Bally’s Atlantic City, Ocean Resorts Casino and the...

3/20/2018

article Bad Weather Hurts Atlantic City Gaming Revenue Again
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casino revenue numbers in February 2018 were 8.9 percent lower than the numbers from February 2017. The likely culprit for the decline...

3/18/2018

article Atlantic City casinos experienced a disappointing February
(Atlantic City) -- It was reportedly a rough February for the seven casinos in Atlantic City as aggregated land-based gross gambling revenues for the 28-day month fell...

3/16/2018

article Online gaming the plus point as Atlantic City endures poor 2018
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City land based and online casino industries had a month of contrasting fortunes in February, with an overall total gaming win decline of...

3/15/2018

article Atlantic City Casinos Experience February Revenue Plunge while Online Gambling Thrives
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City is known as the gambling hub located on the East Coast and with its perfect positioning and conditions it focuses on boosting the...
article Online Gaming Helps AC Casinos Weather The Winter Storms
(Atlantic City) -- Severe weather was a factor in Atlantic City casinos getting off to their worst two-month start in recent memory. But as they say, every cloud has a...
article Steven Van Zandt to host film festival in A.C. this year
(Atlantic City) -- Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and the New Jersey School Boards Association will host a film festival at the Atlantic City...

3/14/2018

article Atlantic City gaming revenue falls 6.5 percent in February
(Atlantic City) -- It was a rough February for citywide gambling revenue, which was down 6.5 percent compared with a year earlier, according to state figures released...
article February was lousy for Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s table games and slot machines were as cold as the weather in February, with revenue down 6.5 percent from a year ago. The city...
article Golden Nugget Continues to Dominate NJ’s Online Gambling Market
(New Jersey) -- While New Jersey’s online gambling market continues its upward trajectory, hitting an all time high of $21.96 million in January, one brand has...

3/13/2018

article Will Resorts Have Better Prospects For AC Job Seekers?
(Atlantic City) -- Amid all the buzz about jobs coming back to Atlantic City with the opening of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, one businessman who visited the site...

3/9/2018

article Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty Heads to Atlantic City for Key Casino Authority Post
(New Jersey) -- A month after declining the position as chief administrator of the N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission, Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty has taken another state...

3/8/2018

article 95 Vacant Properties Up For Auction As Atlantic City Embraces A Possible Rebirth
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) has scheduled an auction of 24 packages that include 95 excess Atlantic City properties. The...

3/7/2018

article In Atlantic City, casinos blur the line between traditional entertainment and sports
(Atlantic City) -- The more Atlantic City morphs from just another gaming town into a true destination resort, the more the line tends to blur between different forms of...

3/6/2018

article Will Ocean Resort Casino Defy Recent History And Open Its Doors As Planned?
(Atlantic City) -- Perhaps the property was cursed. Maybe it was simply a result of poor management or closing casinos in Atlantic City. Two previous companies, both...

3/3/2018

article Pieces of Trump Plaza exterior torn off during nor'easter storm
(Atlantic City) -- A nor'easter storm with wind gusts up to 60 mph caused pieces of the former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino to tear away from the east side of the...
article Atlantic City Story: Small signs of development
(Atlantic City) -- On what used to be the Revel Casino Hotel are now small signs of hope for an opening as the Ocean Resort Casino. Literally, small signs.

3/1/2018

article With AC’s Future Still Unknown, NJ Governor Hires Former Rival To Aid In State Takeover
(Atlantic City) -- Ever since the state’s takeover of Atlantic City last year, there has been no shortage of debate about the right way to proceed in bringing the...

2/27/2018

article 'Bet on a Vet': Atlantic City Casinos Want to Help Get Veterans Jobs
(Atlantic City) -- A New Jersey casino authority is looking to help military veterans find jobs with the various casinos and resorts that populate Atlantic City.

2/26/2018

article Another Casino In Atlantic City? Showboat Hotel On The Hunt For NJ Casino License
(Atlantic City) -- When the Showboat re-opened as a hotel in 2016, you couldn’t help but notice that gambling was no longer a part of the property’s daily...
article BLOG: Wheels Set In Motion For Hard Rock AC, Ocean Resort And Showboat
(Atlantic City) -- The wheels are grinding into motion for the two Atlantic City casinos set to reopen in 2018. Hard Rock AC and the Ocean Resort Casino plan to welcome...
article Commission to host casino job fair for veterans
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Control Commission is partnering with the American Legion and the State Parole Board to help veterans find jobs in the casino industry.

2/25/2018

article Showboat Atlantic City Could Reopen, But as What Still Up in the Air
(Atlantic City) -- New Showboat Atlantic City owner Bart Blatstein has taken the first steps towards obtaining a casino license from the New Jersey Division of Gaming...

2/23/2018

article Jobs, Jobs, Everywhere in AC, But Will There Be Enough Workers To Fill Them?
(Atlantic City) -- The upcoming opening of two vacant casinos seems to indicate that Atlantic City is the latest sign the town is turning the corner. The revival of the...
article Judge orders Tropicana meth lab suspect detained until trial
(New Jersey) -- A judge Friday cited concern for public safety when he denied the release of an Ocean County man who authorities say used his casino hotel room as a meth...

2/22/2018

article Not One, Not Two, But as Many as Three AC Casinos Could Reopen in 2018
(New Jersey) -- A decade of declining revenues led to the closure of five of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos from 2014 to 2016. With the jetsam released, the remaining...

2/21/2018

article Showboat Atlantic City Mulling Casino Return, as Boardwalk Revitalization Continues
(Atlantic City) -- Showboat Atlantic City owner Bart Blatstein has taken the first step in reopening the casino floor at the Boardwalk property. One of four casinos to...

2/20/2018

article Atlantic City casinos working hard to open on time
(Atlantic City) -- Ahead of their planned premieres in the summer, the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City and the Ocean Resort Casino have reportedly been...
article Is casino gaming returning to the Showboat?
(Atlantic City) -- Bart Blatstein, the owner of the Showboat Atlantic City, has taken a major step in trying to secure a casino license for the property. Two weeks ago,...

2/17/2018

article Once near death, Tropicana now No. 2 casino in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Ten years ago, Atlantic City's Tropicana casino was on the verge of death, having been stripped of its casino license after its then-owners laid...

2/15/2018

article January sees a 10% drop in revenue for Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- After a month of perpetually bad weather, Atlantic City suffered the consequences, posting a 9.9% decline in casino revenue as punters didn’t...
article Atlantic City Casinos Feel the Chill for January with Gaming Revenue Drops of 10 Percent, Blizzard Blamed
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos saw gross gaming revenue skid 9.9 percent in January due to a severe blizzard that blanketed parts of southern New Jersey last...
article Casino guest set up meth lab in hotel room that caught fire forcing building to be evacuated
(Atlantic City) -- Four floors of an Atlantic City casino had to be evacuated after a meth lab a man had set up caught fire, police said. Authorities added that three...
article Meth lab catches fire inside Tropicana Casino hotel room
(Atlantic City) -- A makeshift meth lab was the found in an Atlantic City hotel as firefighters controlled a blaze inside Tropicana Casino & Resort on Wednesday,...

2/14/2018

article Atlantic City casino gaming revenue down 10 percent in January
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s seven remaining casinos saw gaming revenue, including internet gaming, decrease by nearly 10 percent in January compared with last...
article Atlantic City casino revenues down 9.9 percent in January
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casinos were as cold as the weather in January, with gambling revenue down by nearly 10 percent. Figures released Wednesday by...
article Atlantic City casinos shovelling snow, not money, in January
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos started 2018 off on the wrong foot, as no one wanted to brave the snow to play slots or table games in January. On Wednesday,...
article Internet Gambling on the Rise But Casino Revenues Dip in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Temperatures weren't the only things that were down in the month of January. Figures released on Wednesday, February 14th, by the State Division...
article New Jersey, Golden Nugget set online gambling revenue records
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey’s regulated online gambling market set a new revenue record in January, while the Golden Nugget smashed its own individual operator...

2/4/2018

article In N.J., casinos reviving jobs lost
(New Jersey) -- Thousands of Atlantic City casino jobs lost during a three-year stretch when five casinos shut down are returning. Since 2014, casino closings eliminated...

1/31/2018

article Atlantic City casinos set sights on online gambling
(Atlantic City) -- The two companies engaged in reopening two of Atlantic City’s most prestigious casino venues will also enter the online gaming market during...
article Ocean Resort and Hard Rock Apply for NJ iGambling Licences
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey, the USA’s biggest regulated online gambling market, currently has 23 internet gambling sites approved and granted licences by its...

1/30/2018

article Thousands of lost Atlantic City casino jobs are coming back
(Atlantic City) -- Thousands of Atlantic City casino jobs lost during a brutal three-year stretch when five casinos shut down are coming back. Since 2014, casino...

1/26/2018

article Atlantic City’s New Ocean Resort Casino Will Launch Online Gambling Via GAN
(Atlantic City) -- International online casino supplier GAN is going to increase its footprint in the US. Already involved in New Jersey online casinos, GAN announced...
article After opening Baltimore steakhouse, Gordon Ramsay heads to Harrah's in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Fresh off the debut of his Baltimore restaurant, Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay will open a steakhouse in Atlantic City. The chef known for his hosting...
article Gordon Ramsay will open a steakhouse this summer at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Gordon Ramsay will open a steakhouse this summer at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City. It is set to open Memorial Day weekend and will be the...

1/25/2018

article GROSSMAN: Has Atlantic City really been turned around?
(Atlantic City) -- Fourteen months ago, former Gov. Chris Christie made West Orange attorney Jeff Chiesa his “deputy” with extraordinary powers to run...

1/22/2018

article Atlantic City longs for sports betting, action on Eagles
(New Jersey) -- Atlantic City and southern New Jersey have always been Philadelphia Eagles country. And with the local team in the Super Bowl, the seaside gambling...

1/20/2018

article A.C.'s Observation Wheel hosts first engagement
(Atlantic City) -- A Staten Island, New York man picked the $14 million Observation Wheel at Steel Pier here Saturday as the place to tell his girlfriend he wanted to...

1/18/2018

article Shuttered Atlantic Club Casino Hotel is Falling Apart
(Atlantic City) -- The former Atlantic Club Casino Hotel is reportedly raining debris onto Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City. January 13 marked four years since the...

1/17/2018

article Atlantic City investigating report of falling debris from Atlantic Club casino
(Atlantic City) -- City officials are investigating a report that parts of the former Atlantic Club Casino Hotel’s crumbling exterior are falling onto the Pacific...

1/16/2018

article Atlantic City casino revenue rolls 2nd straight increase
(Atlantic City) -- In 2017, it was a very good year — for Atlantic City’s casinos. They saw their gambling revenue increase for the second year in a row...
article Atlantic City Celebrates Second Consecutive Year of Gaming Revenue Growth in 2017
(Atlantic City) -- The numbers are in, and New Jersey casinos are back. That’s the word from gaming officials in the Garden State after gross gaming revenue...
article Golden Nugget offers enhanced loyalty program
(Atlantic City) -- Golden Nugget Casinos announced Tuesday that 24K Select Club members across its five casinos can now earn comp dollars and tier credits in one account...

1/15/2018

article Atlantic City Casinos Win $2.6B From Gamblers
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City has recorded back-to-back years of gaming revenue growth. According to figures from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, the...

1/14/2018

article Atlantic City casino revenue rose in 2017 for 2nd year
(Atlantic City) -- In 2017, it was a very good year — for Atlantic City's casinos. They saw their gambling revenue increase for the second year in a row after...

1/12/2018

article Atlantic City casino revenue rises again
(Atlantic City) -- In 2017, it was a very good year — for Atlantic City's casinos. They saw their gambling revenue increase for the second year in a row after...
article Atlantic City casino revenue rose in 2017 for 2nd consecutive year
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos saw their gambling revenue increase in 2017 for the second year in a row. Figures released Friday by the state Division of...

1/11/2018

article Atlantic City Casino Launches 'Live' Online Poker
(Atlantic City) -- One of Atlantic City’s five real-money online casino operators is giving Texas hold’em over the internet a new look. The Golden Nugget...
article Golf longest drive competition coming to greater-Atlantic City area
(Atlantic City) -- Golf’s biggest hitters are coming to the greater-Atlantic City region this spring. The Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash will be held June 4-5 at a...
article Golf's biggest hitters to compete in Atlantic City area in June
(Atlantic City) -- Golf will dominate the greater Atlantic City sports scene the first week of June. The sport’s biggest hitters will participate in the Atlantic...

1/10/2018

article New CCC chairman James Plousis oversees first meeting
(Atlantic City) -- James Plousis, new chairman of the Casino Control Commission, said Wednesday he is looking forward to carrying on the tradition of the state agency....
article Ringo Starr schedules show in Atlantic City this summer
(Atlantic City) -- Ringo Starr will bring the latest edition of his All Starr Band to the Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, June 2. Tickets...

1/9/2018

article BLOG: Experts Debate Atlantic City’s Casino Revenue Outlook in 2018
(Atlantic City) -- You’d think that the news of a Hard Rock opening and the possibility of a second casino launch in 2018 would be good news for the Atlantic City...
article Big plans ahead for Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- It’s not déjà vu: Revel casino in Atlantic City once again has a new owner, and he already has plans to reopen in a matter of months with a new...

1/4/2018

article Atlantic City eyeing positive year at last
(Atlantic City) -- The last traces of President Donald Trump's one-time casino empire could vanish. Someone may finally buy and reopen the former Revel casino.
article About that Atlantic City takeover? Post-Christie, Sheila Oliver holds the cards
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy calls her a rock star. But in Atlantic City, they may as well call her de facto mayor. Even as the broke-yet-beloved...
article Atlantic City is due for a big win in 2018, gambling operator says
(Atlantic City) -- Gambling operators have expressed optimism that financially strapped Atlantic City will see its renaissance in the coming years as threats to its...
article LETTER: Atlantic Lottery vs. online gambling
(Atlantic City) -- An estimated $90 million will leave Atlantic Canada and go to offshore gambling websites in 2017 (Re: "Offshore sites garner growing interest...

1/3/2018

article Former CRDA director named Newark deputy mayor for economic growth
(New Jersey) -- The former head of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has taken a job in Newark overseeing economic growth and development. Newark Mayor Ras...

1/2/2018

article Atlantic City Casinos Enter 2018 with Operator Confidence in Full Throttle
(Atlantic City) -- It’s a new year, and Atlantic City casino operators are hoping for an even better one in 2018. Fresh off the town’s second consecutive...
article Atlantic City could be on verge of major revival in 2018
(Atlantic City) -- The last traces of President Donald Trump's onetime casino empire could vanish. Someone may finally buy and reopen the former Revel casino. (Or...

1/1/2018

article Things looking up for Atlantic City in 2018
(New Jersey) -- The last traces of President Donald Trump's onetime casino empire could vanish. Someone may finally buy and reopen the former Revel casino. (Or maybe...

12/29/2017

article One last bash at Jersey City's Casino in the Park
(Atlantic City) -- After decades running the Casino in the Park banquet hall, Kathy Sweeney can’t settle on her favorite moment. It could be meeting Muhammad Ali,...

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