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36 Hours in Atlantic City

Atlantic City’s boom-and-bust cycle has been in motion for decades now, with new casinos and restaurants sowing high hopes for revitalization, followed by mass closings, and then the whole thing happening on repeat. The key to enjoying this seaside New Jersey city, where the beach is often a secondary consideration, is to revisit old favorites interspersed with whichever new places have opened their doors, whether that’s the newly legal sports books in the casinos or hip beer gardens.

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3/28/2020

article Mass layoffs begin at Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Most of the resort’s casinos have sent temporary layoff notices to employees, a move that enables nearly 16,000 workers to receive unemployment...
article NJ losing millions in taxes, fees from closed Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- More than $700,000 a day in casino-related taxes and fees has been lost since Gov. Phil Murphy ordered them closed indefinitely March 16 due to...

3/26/2020

article Mass layoffs begin at Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Most of the resort’s casinos have sent temporary layoff notices to employees, a move that enables nearly 16,000 workers to receive unemployment...

3/24/2020

article A.C. casinos could lose more than $1 billion, Cape-Atlantic League all-stars named and more
(Atlantic City) -- A two-month shutdown of the state's casino industry will lead to $1.1 billion in lost economic activity, according to a report from the American...

3/22/2020

article How long is too long for AC casinos to remain closed?
(Atlantic City) -- It's never a good time for a global pandemic to force doors closed on your business. But for long-struggling Atlantic City, which on Monday...
article Small requests state bring coronavirus testing to Bader Field in Atlantic City
(New Jersey) -- From his home Saturday, Mayor Marty Small held a Facebook Live update on the city's response to the spread of COVID-19 and his effort to be "...

3/21/2020

article Borgata casino dealer who complained of coronavirus symptoms tests positive
(Atlantic City) -- A table games dealer at The Borgata Hotel and Casino was infected with the coronavirus, the casino’s president said in a memo to employees. The...
article Borgata dealer tests positive for COVID-19
(Atlantic City) -- A table games dealer who works at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is among the positive cases of COVID-19 in Atlantic County, according to a memo sent...

3/20/2020

article Atlantic City casinos donate excess food during closing
(Atlantic City) -- In a city where thousands of residents already lack access to healthy food, the mass closing of businesses and schools due to concerns about COVID-19...
article Vote to Change Atlantic City Government Postponed, Referendum Backed by Casino Power Players
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City government referendum vote that, if passed, would change how the town administers itself, is being postponed because of the COVID-19...

3/19/2020

article Professor: Atlantic City casino business will be hit hard by COVID-19
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey’s hospitality industry could suffer long-term impacts from COVID-19 even after the pandemic ends, according to Dr. David Fiorenza, an...

3/18/2020

article Atlantic City casinos offering temporary paid leave, extending benefits during coronavirus shutdown
(Atlantic City) -- Tens of thousands of casino workers, and the ancillary businesses that depend on the gaming industry, were dealt a crushing economic blow when Gov....
article Can Online Gambling Save Atlantic City Casinos From the Coronavirus?
(Atlantic City) -- The Super Bowl helped Atlantic City casinos notch another big month in sports betting for February as they took in nearly $500 million in wagers on...

3/17/2020

article All Atlantic City Resort-Casinos Close Temporarily
(Atlantic City) -- All nine of this city’s resort-casinos have temporarily suspended operations to reduce the spread of COVID-19 following an order by New Jersey...
article Slots turn off, tables go dark. Inside Atlantic City when all casinos, hotels shut down.
(Atlantic City) -- Just outside the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, a group of cab drivers was standing around with their cars parked three-wide, as if they were...

3/16/2020

article Gov. Murphy orders indefinite shutdown of Atlantic City casinos to reduce spread of COVID-19
(Atlantic City) -- Gov. Phil Murphy ordered the closure of the city’s nine casinos, effective Monday night, as New Jersey continues to grapple with how best to...

3/11/2020

article Casino Control Commission acknowledges Problem Gambling Awareness Month
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Control Commission recognized March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month and pledged its support for ongoing education and treatment efforts.
article Casino Control Commission acknowledges Problem Gambling Awareness Month
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Control Commission recognized March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month and pledged its support for ongoing education and treatment efforts...

3/5/2020

article EMTs suspended after alleged assault at Atlantic City casino hotel
(Atlantic City) -- Two EMTs have been summarily suspended during an investigation into the alleged abuse of a handcuffed patient at a casino-hotel here. The EMTs...

3/3/2020

article Officials, participants celebrate new law allowing recovery court graduates to apply for casino licences
(Atlantic City) -- Kevin Roylance told dozens of people Tuesday morning that he was upset at first when he had to enter into the recovery court program last February,...

2/29/2020

article Is Atlantic City NJ A Destination Resort
(Atlantic City) -- When the residents of New Jersey voted to legalize gambling in 1976 and the first casino opened in 1978, Atlantic City was touted as the new source of...
article Why Borgata Is Atlantic City’s Ultimate Culinary Destination
(Atlantic City) -- Though Borgata opened in 2003, it remains Atlantic City’s premier casino resort for several reasons. Tasteful, well-appointed accommodations?...

2/28/2020

article OP/ED: How Atlantic City Casino Spas Reinforce Gender Roles
(Atlantic City) -- I was 19 years old when I was first hired to work as a receptionist at a spa in an Atlantic City casino. I had been working since I was 15, but this...

2/23/2020

article State lacks authority to overturn successful vote on Atlantic City change of government
(Atlantic City) -- The takeover legislation passed in 2016 gives the state broad authorities over the city, but rejecting a successful referendum to change the form of...
article One of the Cole Brothers is still making music in his Atlantic City apartment
(Atlantic City) -- Stephen “Zeppy” Cole feels pretty alive these days for a man who has defied death multiple times with his health problems. Cole, 78,...

2/21/2020

article Citizen group requests CRDA funding for more Atlantic City police officers
(Atlantic City) -- The Citizens Advisory Board has requested funding from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority for additional full-time police officers.

2/20/2020

article Could Miss America be returning to Atlantic City for the 100th anniversary?
(Atlantic City) -- As the 100th anniversary of the Miss America competition draws near, the organization is reportedly looking to return to her roots.

2/13/2020

article Atlantic City casino revenue up 23% to start 2020
(Atlantic City) -- The casino industry started the new year on the right foot by extending its streak of gaming revenue increases to 20 consecutive months in January.
article Casino Association: Strong start to 2020 for Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Association of New Jersey announced on Wednesday that Atlantic City has been churning out solid gaming revenues since the start of 2020,...
article Sports betting boosted Atlantic City gambling revenues
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City casino industry kicked off 2020 with another year-over-year gambling revenue gain. The gambling hub extended its streak of casino...

2/5/2020

article Super Bowl Sunday was good to gamblers, casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Sports gamblers in New Jersey cashed in on the Kansas City Chiefs’ comeback win in Super Bowl 54. Early figures, released Monday by the state...

2/4/2020

article Inside the madness of a New Jersey casino on Super Bowl weekend
(Atlantic City) -- A standing-room-only crowd on Super Bowl Sunday rapidly crescendoed as the remaining seconds of the first half slipped away.

2/3/2020

article Casino executives: Clean up Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Top executives of most of Atlantic City's casinos say the city needs to become cleaner and safer, with a better public perception in order for...

2/2/2020

article Super Bowl a super boost for Atlantic City sportsbooks
(New Jersey) -- Bettors were in casino sportsbooks early Sunday putting money on the line for Super Bowl LIV, and many were glued to the big screens there later that...

1/31/2020

article Atlantic City Must Clean Up Its Image, Tackle Drugs and Prostitution: Casino Execs
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City has an image problem that needs to be addressed through social and economic revitalization. That was the takeaway from an annual forum...
article Atlantic City sportsbooks ready for Super Bowl 54
(Atlantic City) -- Last year was more like a preseason game for the city's retail sportsbooks, as several of the casinos were either operating temporary spaces or...

1/30/2020

article 'Clean up Atlantic City, no Showboat gambling', say casino execs
(Atlantic City) -- Top executives of most of Atlantic City's casinos say the city needs to become cleaner and safer, with a better public perception in order for...
article Casino analyst optimistic about sale of Playground Pier in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- A Las Vegas-based casino gambling analyst says the recent sale of the financially troubled Playground Pier shopping and entertainment complex in...

1/28/2020

article Blatstein “completely focused” on reopening AC’s Showboat Casino
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s long-shuttered Showboat Casino may yet reopen as a gaming venue if owner Bart Blatstein gets his way – and all other AC...
article Atlantic City pier sold, return of gambling to Showboat eyed
(Atlantic City) -- Five years after a Philadelphia developer bought an Atlantic City shopping and entertainment pier from Caesars Entertainment, he's selling it back...

1/27/2020

article Ocean Casino honors Kobe Sunday night
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Casino Resort honored the late Kobe Bryant by lighting up its rooftop globe as a basketball Sunday night.

1/25/2020

article What does the future of Atlantic City gaming look like?
(Atlantic City) -- Executives representing Atlantic City's casinos have been very candid recently in their assessments of the city. For example, Hard Rock...
article Gold-seated toilet among Frank Sinatra items up for auction
(Atlantic City) -- Frank Sinatra fans itching to redecorate may be in luck. On Sunday, multiple items, including a gold-seated toilet, will go up for auction from the...

1/23/2020

article Expanding casino gaming beyond Atlantic City not encouraged 'at this point'
(Atlantic City) -- The statewide referendum to expand casino gaming outside of Atlantic City may have been soundly defeated in 2016, but the idea is still floating...

1/21/2020

article Casino employment 'rightsized' in 2019, below 2018 levels
(Atlantic City) -- The total number of people working in the city’s nine casino hotels declined slightly at the end of 2019 compared to the year before. The...
article State gives Atlantic City, and itself, one last chance at resort done right
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey state government saved Atlantic City from the brink of bankruptcy, stabilizing its finances and fostering confidence in the resort’s...

1/20/2020

article Waze app instead sending Borgata casino visitors to New Jersey woods, police say
(New Jersey) -- Users of the Waze navigation app may want to take extra precaution if they're planning a trip to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City...
article Seeking AC’s Borgata, Waze Users Get Stranded in NJ Wildlife Area, Police Say
(New Jersey) -- No, the luxurious Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa isn’t located in a central New Jersey wildlife preserve. The Jackson Township Police Department,...

1/17/2020

article Atlantic City in “worse shape” than in 2017: Hard Rock CEO
(Atlantic City) -- There has been a lot of discussion about the state of affairs in New Jersey’s gambling hub Atlantic City lately. On the one hand, some believe,...

1/16/2020

article Borgata Assault Case Reinstated
(Atlantic City) -- The personal injury case of a man who claims he was physically assaulted by a patron inside the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, while...

1/15/2020

article Atlantic City’s Casino Rebound Continued In 2019, Revenues Up For Fourth Straight Year
(Atlantic City) -- The arc of the Atlantic City casino industry has been remarkably consistent since Resorts opened its doors in 1978 as the first legal casino outside...
article Atlantic City casino winnings surged to $3.3B last year. Sports betting rakes in $300M.
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casinos won almost $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, helped by surging sports and internet bets as the seaside resort...
article Harrington named vice chair of Casino Control Commission
(Atlantic City) -- Sharon Anne Harrington was selected to serve as vice chair of the Casino Control Commission for the upcoming year. Harrington, 65, of Bradley Beach,...

1/14/2020

article Atlantic City posts third year of growth but most casinos decline
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos reported a small decline in December’s slots and table revenue but still closed out 2019 with a respectable 7% annual rise...
article Rebounding Atlantic City casinos see $3.3B revenue in 2019
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casinos won almost $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, helped by surging sports and internet bets as the seaside resort...

1/9/2020

article Bill allowing drug court grads to work in casinos passes Senate
(Atlantic City) -- The state Senate approved a bill Thursday permitting graduates of drug court to be eligible for upper-level Atlantic City casino jobs that require a...
article Move to oust 'cartel' from Atlantic City Hall is rejected
(Atlantic City) -- An effort to drastically reshape government in Atlantic City, which has a tradition of corruption so extensive and colorful that it was the star of...

1/6/2020

article How Atlantic City could grow in 2020 (or screw it up)
(Atlantic City) -- Following a landmark year for Atlantic City and gambling overall in the state of New Jersey, growth is expected to continue in 2020 — as long as...
article What were the biggest jackpots scored at Atlantic City casinos in December?
(Atlantic City) -- This is a monthly list of jackpots scored of $50,000 or more in Atlantic City. The list is sorted by casino and includes the date of the win, the...
article Reno man wins "life-changing" jackpot at Atlantis Casino
(Nevada) -- Reno resident Lawrence Fuller won over $888,000 on penny slots at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on Sunday. The Atlantis said Fuller won an $888,585 jackpot...

1/5/2020

article Atlantic City, still under state control, just got good news
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort that is still under state control because of its troubled finances, just saw its credit rating jump two...

1/3/2020

article Atlantic City's credit rating upgraded by Moody's
(Atlantic City) -- Moody's Investors Service upgraded the city's credit rating two notches to start the new year, a reflection of the progress made under the...

1/2/2020

article Five Atlantic City casino stories to watch for in 2020
(Atlantic City) -- Since the introduction of casinos in 1978, the gaming industry in Atlantic City has constantly evolved and responded to both internal and external...

1/1/2020

article 2020 Atlantic City Outlook: Can Town Support Nine Casinos?
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City is entering a critical year, as the East Coast gambling mecca will face its fate in determining if it’s capable of supporting nine...
article Optimism over growth, some wariness in Atlantic City in 2020
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City heads into 2020 with some optimism , buoyed by an expanded casino market with more jobs and more revenue. But there is also some concern...

12/31/2019

article Atlantic City casinos optimistic, but will all nine survive in 2020?
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City heads into 2020 with some optimism , buoyed by an expanded casino market with more jobs and more revenue. But there is also some concern...

12/30/2019

article Harrah’s Builds On 40 Years Of Atlantic City Success
(Atlantic City) -- The year 2020 is a big one for Harrah’s Atlantic City. Over the past four decades, several Atlantic City casinos have opened and closed. Harrah...
article Atlantic City casino industry
(Atlantic City) -- The resort casino industry had a roller-coaster decade. After a strong start, the city saw five casinos close during the middle part of the decade. A...

12/27/2019

article Could change be coming to Casino Control Commission and CRDA boards?
(Atlantic City) -- Multiple appointees for two casino-related decision-making agencies are serving past the expiration dates of their terms and waiting on Gov. Phil...

12/24/2019

article What are the top Atlantic City casino stories from 2019?
(Atlantic City) -- The last 12 months in the casino industry were nothing like the whirlwind that was 2018, when two shuttered gambling parlors reopened on the Boardwalk...

12/23/2019

article What's going on with the three former casinos on the Boardwalk?
(Atlantic City) -- Colosseo Atlantic City Inc., a New York-based investment firm, purchased the Atlantic Club site in October. The buyer stated the former gambling...

12/22/2019

article Boardwalk Hall facade project to begin in 2020
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approved spending up to $1.8 million to restore portions of the facade on Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. The...

12/17/2019

article Harrah’s Atlantic City Announces Another Major Renovation, Customer Reviews Say Much Needed
(Atlantic City) -- Harrah’s Atlantic City will spend another $24 million to renovate additional hotel rooms, something that, according to customer reviews, is long...

12/16/2019

article CRDA, Live Nation beach concert deal to be discussed
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority could be nearing an entertainment deal with Live Nation Entertainment for an upcoming beach concert, but...
article Ocean Casino In Atlantic City Believes It Has Found The Right Woman For The CEO Job
(Atlantic City) -- Terry Glebocki made news recently by becoming the only current female CEO of an Atlantic City casino. But after being promoted from chief financial...

12/14/2019

article Vote expected Monday on casino work for recovery court grads
(New Jersey) -- A vote could happen Monday in the full Senate on a bill that would allow recovery court graduates to get casino employee licenses, said prime co-sponsor...

12/13/2019

article Edison woman stabbed husband, herself in Atlantic City casino hotel: cops
(Atlantic City) -- An Edison woman was arrested and charged after allegedly stabbing her husband and herself in a casino hotel. Majocyline Tan, 64, is charged with...

12/12/2019

article Atlantic City gaming revenues eclipse $3 billion in 2019, PILOT increases $20 million
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s nine casinos surpassed $3 billion in annual total gaming revenue last month, a milestone the industry has not met in several years.
article OP/ED: Time to allow drug court grads to advance in casino industry careers
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s drug court program is one of its most powerful tools for rehabilitating people convicted of low-level, nonviolent drug crimes. As an...
article OP/ED: Does Atlantic City Have Too Many Casinos?
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos certainly look like they're doing well, reporting third-quarter operating profits that jumped 12.5% from last year, for a...

12/9/2019

article Atlantic City Council joins mayor's call for sports betting tax revenue
(Atlantic City) -- The governing body registered its support for the mayor's crusade to recoup a percentage of sports betting taxes that other municipalities receive...
article Bally's hosted Toys for Toys toy drop off party
(Atlantic City) -- Bally’s Atlantic City hosted a ‘Toys for Tots’ toy drop off party. VP of Casino Marketing Steve Hann welcomed all who dropped off...

12/7/2019

article EDITORIAL: A.C. needs responsible, efficient government, not new revenue
(Atlantic City) -- Three years ago New Jersey had to take over local government in Atlantic City. Even though the state had given the city a monopoly on casino gambling...

12/3/2019

article Topgolf Swing Suite brings grub, games and good times to Ocean Casino Resort
(Atlantic City) -- When Ocean Casino Resort reopened its doors last year, there was so much excitement about the amazing things it would offer including a Wahlburgers, a...
article Ocean Casino Resort Names Terry Glebocki CEO, Female Leadership Remains Low in Gaming Industry
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Casino Resort has named Terry Glebocki its permanent CEO of the Atlantic City Boardwalk property, an appointment that adds a woman to a...

12/2/2019

article Atlantic City’s future lies in the balance due to power grabs
(Atlantic City) -- From promises of offering a “butt whopping” to claims of racism, there is a fight brewing in Atlantic City as different groups try to take...

12/1/2019

article Resorts casino owner, unions bankrolling Atlantic City government change
(Atlantic City) -- Businessman Morris Bailey is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to his vision on how best to move the city forward. The owner of...

11/30/2019

article Ocean Casino, Hyatt part ways
(Atlantic City) -- The short-lived partnership between Ocean Casino Resort and Hyatt Hotels Corp. is over. According to a message on Hyatt’s website, Ocean will...

11/25/2019

article Atlantic City Casino Profits Increase in Third Quarter Due to Hard Rock, Ocean
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casino profits for the nine gaming properties turned positive in the third quarter of 2019, thanks predominantly due to reduced...

11/24/2019

article Atlantic City casino industry reports double-digit profit increase in 3rd quarter
(Atlantic City) -- The gaming industry reported a strong third quarter profit increase Friday, with the resort’s nine casinos posting a double-digit rise over last...

11/22/2019

article Atlantic City casinos beat the odds, post double-digit profit gain
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos defied expectations by posting a rise in their third-quarter operating profits, the market’s best showing in years....
article Atlantic City casinos’ 3rd-quarter profits up from year ago
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s nine casinos saw their collective gross operating profits increase by 12.5% in the third quarter of this year compared with the...

11/21/2019

article Showboat Atlantic City Subdivision Approved, But Casino Odds Remain Long
(Atlantic City) -- Showboat Atlantic City has been granted approval by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to divide its Boardwalk property...

11/19/2019

article COLUMN: The 'nots' of the slots
(Atlantic City) -- I don’t know about you, but I get a little irritated when I notice someone standing behind me while I play one of my favorite slot machines. For...
article Drunken driver who slammed car into man in AC casino garage fight gets 14 years in prison
(New Jersey) -- A Newark man convicted in a drunken New Year’s Day dispute in a parking garage for an Atlantic City casino in which he slammed his car into another...

11/18/2019

article Atlantic City casinos post October gains but fear further competition
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos posted a small brick-and-mortar gaming revenue gain in October but a new study is casting doubt on the market’s ability to...
article New investigation highlights Atlantic City oversaturation concerns
(Atlantic City) -- In New Jersey and a new state-backed investigation has reportedly determined that the nine-casino market of Atlantic City is currently oversaturated...

11/17/2019

article Rutgers Study Paints Ominous Picture For Atlantic City Due to Market Saturation, Increasing Regional Competition
(Atlantic City) -- Buoyed by internet gaming and sports betting, casino operators in Atlantic City, N.J., broadly speaking, are enjoying a solid 2019 on the gross gaming...

11/14/2019

article Should New Jersey limit the number of Atlantic City casinos?
(Atlantic City) -- Some New Jersey officials think the state should consider placing a limit on how many casinos would be allowed to operate in Atlantic City. There are...

11/13/2019

article Johnson to make pitch for casino regulations review to Assembly committee Thursday
(New Jersey) -- Jim Johnson, former special counsel to Gov. Phil Murphy for the Atlantic City transition, will testify for a review of existing casino regulations to a...

11/12/2019

article Should Atlantic City get a cut of sports betting tax revenue?
(Atlantic City) -- Sports betting has been an undeniable boon for the city’s casinos and their online gaming partners, while also helping to grow the state’s tax coffers...

11/11/2019

article What are the biggest changes in gambling over the years?
(Atlantic City) -- Asked the biggest change I’ve seen in my 30-plus years on the casino scene, I recently told a reader that the expansion of legal gambling beyond...

11/9/2019

article Celebrity chef Michael Symon announces new TV projects at Borgata
(Atlantic City) -- Get ready to see more of Michael Symon. The acclaimed Iron Chef, Food Network Star and co-host of "The Chew" announces he will be the...

11/8/2019

article 'Unacceptable' that Atlantic City does not get a cut of sports betting tax, mayor says
(Atlantic City) -- Sports betting has been an undeniable boom for the city's casinos and their online gaming partners while also helping to grow the state's tax...

11/4/2019

article Elderly Atlantic City woman who successfully battled the CRDA died late last month
(Atlantic City) -- Sadie Helen Brewington Marks, one of the few people in the resort's history to successfully fight the state, died Friday. She was 101.

11/2/2019

article OP/ED: Blackjacks seemed capable of bucking Atlantic City sports trend
(Atlantic City) -- It’s not looking good for the Atlantic City Blackjacks. With the Arena Football League now in danger of folding due to a $2.4 million lawsuit...

11/1/2019

article ‘Bible business has really gone soft’: Philly printer to lay off 174, shut plant by Christmas
(Atlantic City) -- The Borgata, Atlantic City’s largest hotel-casino, made headlines when it declined to stock rooms with Gideon Bibles in 2003. And the wide...

10/28/2019

article CRDA plans to improve Boardwalk bathrooms, end 'sloppy housekeeper' reputation
(Atlantic City) -- If they are lucky, visitors walking on the Boardwalk or visiting Gardner’s Basin can find a functional public restroom. Many times they can...

10/27/2019

article Atlantic City casinos on pace for $3 billion in gaming revenue
(Atlantic City) -- Sports betting, online gaming and two new properties are helping push the casino industry toward a revenue benchmark in 2019 it has not reached since...

10/26/2019

article 2019 is a banner year for Atlantic City casino business, experts say
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s nine casinos are taking in revenue at a pace that would bring them back to performance levels not seen in years. Roger Gros at...
article Atlantic City gambling revenues expected to hit new highs in 2019
(Atlantic City) -- Some casino experts down the shore are suggesting revenues for 2019 may flirt with numbers we haven’t seen since gambling venues hit hard times...

10/23/2019

article Atlantic Club owner hires N.J.-based broker
(Atlantic City) -- The New York-based firm that purchased the shuttered Atlantic Club Casino Hotel last month has hired a real estate broker and marketing manager for...
article The Most Expensive Cocktail in Atlantic City will Set You Back $40,000
(Atlantic City) -- At the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, their newest bar is serving up a $40,000 drink! You get more than just a swig of hooch...you...

10/22/2019

article Atlantic City casinos on pace for $3 billion in gaming revenue
(Atlantic City) -- Sports betting, online gaming and two new properties are helping to push the casino industry toward a revenue benchmark in 2019 it has not reached...

10/19/2019

article Atlantic City taxes could go up next year, but they don't have to
(Atlantic City) -- Property owners caught off guard by a tax increase this summer may see more of the same in coming years unless state and city officials develop long-...

10/15/2019

article Atlantic City casino slots and table win slumps in September
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casino slot machine revenue took a hit in September, spoiling a spectacular month for the casinos’ new gaming verticals.
article Atlantic City to transfer power amid corruption – yet again
(Atlantic City) -- For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its...

10/7/2019

article Can Atlantic City’s New Sportsbooks Handle NFL Gameday Crowds?
(Atlantic City) -- After visiting all eight Atlantic City sportsbooks for an NCAA college football Saturday, I noticed that the seating capacity — perhaps a shade...
article Gamblers Battle With Ocean Casino Over Disappearing Rewards Dollars
(Atlantic City) -- In the movies, Danny Ocean pulls one over on the casinos. In Atlantic City, Ocean Casino pulls one over on its customers. At least that’s how some of...
article Hedging bets: AC is finally getting around to diversifying its economy
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City built and lost its fortune on legalized gambling. While the casino business appears to have stabilized after long decline, some experts...

10/4/2019

article Atlantic City gets a new mayor after another one is disgraced. Will it matter?
(Atlantic City) -- A day after Atlantic City lost another mayor to the criminal justice system, it placed a new bet on a familiar player: City Council President Marty...

10/3/2019

article Atlantic City Mayor Stole $87,000 From Youth Basketball Program
(Atlantic City) -- The mayor of Atlantic City had already been caught in an unflattering light after he got into a fight outside a casino last November that was caught...
article Gov. Murphy to address Gilliam guilty plea at 1:30 p.m. press conference
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam pled guilty in federal court Thursday of defrauding a local youth basketball program of more than $87,000 instead...

10/1/2019

article Atlantic City casino that N.J. college almost bought gets a new owner
(Atlantic City) -- A former Atlantic City casino and resort has been sold to a New York City-based investment firm. In a statement released Tuesday, Clearwater, Fla.-...
article Atlantic City Casinos Economic Stability Will Be Further Tested With Atlantic Club Sale, Reopening
(Atlantic City) -- TJM Properties, a real estate firm based in Florida, has been trying to sell the shuttered property for several years. The company acquired the resort...
article Ex-Atlantic Club casino sold again. (This time for real?)
(Atlantic City) -- Will the fourth time be the charm for Atlantic City's former Atlantic Club casino? The Boardwalk property, which has been shuttered since January...
article Former Atlantic Club Casino Sold to NYC-based Investment Firm
(Atlantic City) -- The former Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City has been sold to a New York City-based investment and construction firm.
article TJM Properties sells Atlantic Club Casino Hotel to Colosseo Atlantic City INC
(Atlantic City) -- TJM Properties sold the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel to Colosseo Atlantic City INC., a New York City-based investment and construction firm. One of two...
press release TJM Properties Sells Atlantic Club Casino Hotel To Colosseo Atlantic City INC.
(Atlantic City) -- TJM Properties, a noted Florida real estate firm and hotel management company, has sold the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel to Colosseo Atlantic City INC...

9/29/2019

article EDITORIAL: Growing casino market should be part of state’s Atlantic City plan
(Atlantic City) -- Fertitta Entertainment has done a great job with its Golden Nugget Atlantic City, making it one of the city’s leading casinos. Its total gaming...
article Lightning storm knocks out power at Atlantic City casinos early Sunday morning
(Atlantic City) -- A widespread electrical outage that hit the city early Sunday morning left several casinos with only partial power, leaving some guests stranded in...

9/24/2019

article Exploring multi-roll side bets on the craps table
(Atlantic City) -- Most of the best bets at craps involve multiple rolls. Those with house edges under 2% are pass or come (1.41%), don’t pass or don’t come...

9/21/2019

article Atlantic City 'not a 9-casino market,' Golden Nugget owner says
(Atlantic City) -- Golden Nugget Atlantic City’s self-made billionaire owner has built both his hospitality empire and his reputation by being brutally honest....
article Atlantic City Police: 5 Men Spend Nearly $12,000 At Borgata Casino Using Stolen Man’s Identity
(Atlantic City) -- Five men stand accused of using 81 illegally obtained gift cards to spend nearly $12,000 at an Atlantic City casino. Atlantic City police say William...

9/20/2019

article $293M in sport bets; Atlantic City casino revenue up 13%
(Atlantic City) -- Gamblers wagered more than $293 million on sports in New Jersey in August, helping Atlantic City's casinos win 13% more than they did a year ago.
article Police: 5 men spent $12K at casino using stolen identity
(Atlantic City) -- Five men stand accused of using 81 illegally obtained gift cards to spend nearly $12,000 at an Atlantic City casino.
article Il Mulino New York In Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Il Mulino New York at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City was voted the Best U.S. Casino Restaurant by USA TODAY’s 10Best.com Readers...

9/18/2019

article Atlantic City 'not a 9-casino market,' Golden Nugget owner says
(Atlantic City) -- Golden Nugget Atlantic City’s self-made billionaire owner has built both his hospitality empire and his reputation by being brutally honest.

9/17/2019

article Golden Nugget owner: Atlantic City can’t support nine casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casino market is making the same mistakes that led to its rapid downsizing a few years ago, at least, according to the...

9/15/2019

article A more focused, balanced approach for CRDA?: Our view
(Atlantic City) -- Casino Reinvestment Development Authority board members have been doing some soul searching lately as they look for ways to help Atlantic City using...

9/13/2019

article How Showboat went from closed casino to car shows, boxing, esports and more
(Atlantic City) -- Gamers, car enthusiasts, horror movie buffs, vegans, cage fighters, cosplayers, boxers, runway models, canines, zombies and residents seeking luxury...

9/12/2019

article Casino revenue up 13% as Atlantic City rakes in $293M in sport bets
(Atlantic City) -- Gamblers wagered more than $293 million on sports in New Jersey in August, helping Atlantic City’s casinos win 13% more than they did a year ago.
article Casino revenue up 13% in August
(Atlantic City) -- Online gaming and sports betting contributed heavily to a double-digit percentage increase in gaming revenue for the city's nine casinos last...

9/11/2019

article Zombie flick filming in Atlantic City moves across town
(Atlantic City) -- Zombies are taking over the Showboat Hotel. Production crews for the Netflix feature film "Army of the Dead" have begun setting up a mock...
article Superman-themed slot machine at Borgata
(Atlantic City) -- Total Rewards is offering a new player benefit that could potentially reduce customers’ vehicle fuel costs by up to $10 per month. The four...

9/10/2019

article Casino employment down over summer 2018
(Atlantic City) -- Casino employment was down this summer compared to 2018, when the excitement and anticipation of two property openings pushed the total number of...
article This Casino Is Fun Even If You Don’t Gamble
(Atlantic City) -- Let’s face it — casinos are not everyone’s cup of tea. The name of the game is gambling (literally), and if you don’t do it,...

9/9/2019

article Ocean Resort Casino kicks-off College football & Sports Saturday
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City NJ held a Pep Rally complete with a bonfire and cheerleaders to Kick-off College Football & Sports Saturday...

9/8/2019

article Start of NFL season packs Atlantic City sportsbooks
(Atlantic City) -- Online and mobile sportsbook operators in New Jersey may take nearly 80% of all wagers throughout the year, but on the first Sunday of professional...

9/6/2019

article Does DraftKings Sportsbook At Resorts Deserve To Wear A Crown In Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- The venerable Resorts was the first seaside casino to open following the legalization of Atlantic City casino gambling. When then-New Jersey Gov....

9/4/2019

article Borgata reveals $14M plan for renovations at Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s top casino is taking out its checkbook again. The Borgata told The Associated Press that it will spend $14 million redoing its...

8/28/2019

article ‘Army of the Dead’ movie lures zombies to empty Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- In New Jersey, vacant casinos are ripe for zombie invasions. Write your own joke! No, really. That will be the scene in September when “Army of...

8/26/2019

article You may finally be allowed to bet on NBA games at this Atlantic City Casino
(Atlantic City) -- In the nearly 14 months since legal sports betting launched in New Jersey, one Atlantic City casino has been banned under state law from allowing you...

8/24/2019

article Gaming profits for Atlantic City casinos slow in 2nd quarter
(Atlantic City) -- Profits at New Jersey’s nine casinos dropped across the board this year, signaling a potential slowdown of the state’s booming gaming...

8/23/2019

article Atlantic City casino market records mixed second-quarter results
(Atlantic City) -- The nine-casino market in Atlantic City reportedly had a mixed second quarter after its aggregated gross operating profit fell by 6.8% year-on-year to...
article Atlantic City casino profits down 6.8% in second quarter
(Atlantic City) -- More competition continues to mean smaller profits for Atlantic City’s casinos. The nine casinos saw their gross operating profit decline by...

8/22/2019

article Atlantic City casino profits down 6.8% in second quarter
(Atlantic City) -- More competition continues to mean smaller profits for Atlantic City’s casinos. The nine casinos saw their gross operating profit decline by...
article Atlantic City casino profits drop in second quarter of 2019
(Atlantic City) -- Casino profits were down almost across the board for the second quarter of 2019, according to state gaming regulators. Industrywide gross operating...
article Borgata the only Atlantic City casino to post profit gain in Q2
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casino profits continued to shrink as the gaming revenue pie is sliced ever thinner to accommodate the market’s two new...

8/21/2019

article Banned Gamer's Pro Se Suit Against Borgata Gets Another Play
(New Jersey) -- A federal appeals court partially reinstated a suit against the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City by a banned patron who the casino claims...

8/20/2019

article CRDA gives Atlantic City BOE $650,000 for programs
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has given the city Board of Education $650,000 for programs. The money is in lieu of a proposed plan to...

8/19/2019

article Inside Aerosmith’s bizarre little New Jersey concert: review
(Atlantic City) -- First, a reality check: The fact that Aerosmith still performs at all, after 50 years on stage — and enough drugs smoked, snorted, shot and...

8/14/2019

article Atlantic City casino revenue up in July, year-to-date
(Atlantic City) -- The double-digit percentage increases for monthly casino gaming revenue stopped in July but the market was still up compared to the prior year. Total...
article Year after two new casinos, Atlantic City revenue up nearly 8%
(Atlantic City) -- A year after two new casinos opened in Atlantic City, the seaside resort’s gambling and sports betting revenue is up nearly 8%, and its top...

8/9/2019

article Atlantic City may become focal point in big gaming merger
(Atlantic City) -- In the midst of a blockbuster merger that will create the United States' largest gaming company, Eldorado Resorts Inc. and Caesars Entertainment...

7/22/2019

article Cape Assist offers gambling addiction treatment
(Atlantic City) -- For those in Cape May County dealing with a gambling problem, one Wildwood addiction counseling service is now offering resources closer to home. Cape...

7/19/2019

article New Study Reveals Insights Into NJ Sports Betting On Young Adults
(Atlantic City) -- Many casinos across the country that have lobbied for legal sports betting are doing so in order to attract a younger crowd. A recent survey conducted...
article Survey sheds light on Stockton students' gambling habits
(Atlantic City) -- If Stockton University students are gambling, you’re likely to find them at the slots. Or at the corner store buying lottery tickets. Or on...

7/18/2019

article 36 Hours in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s boom-and-bust cycle has been in motion for decades now, with new casinos and restaurants sowing high hopes for revitalization,...

7/17/2019

article What will the impact of Caesars, Eldorado deal be in Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- The yet-to-be-finalized $17.3 billion deal between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment could have just as large an impact in New Jersey as it...

7/16/2019

article Rash of Atlantic City gun violence 'tragic reminder' of work to be done, state says
(Atlantic City) -- Amidst a growing concern about gun violence in the city, the Executive Council addressed the issue Tuesday morning during its monthly meeting. There...

7/15/2019

article Despite Higher Gross Gaming Revenue in New Jersey, Several Atlantic City Casinos Winning Less Money
(New Jersey) -- Several Atlantic City casinos are winning less money in 2019 than they did in 2018, and it comes despite higher gross gaming revenue (GGR) being...

7/14/2019

article Atlantic City’s newest casinos the stars of June’s revenue report
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos scored a double-digit gaming revenue rise in June, despite only one of the ‘veteran’ casino properties reporting a year-on-year...

7/13/2019

article Take a look inside Borgata’s new $12M spot for gambling, drinking and eating
(Atlantic City) -- Borgata unveiled its new $12 million sportsbook and entertainment venue during a grand opening party on June 29, which included an appearance from...

7/12/2019

article Atlantic City casino revenue growth continues in June, up more than 20%
(Atlantic City) -- Casino revenue increased more than 20% in June, compared to the same period last year, marking the 13th consecutive month of double-digit percentage...
article The Best Hotels In Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- I’ve been going to Atlantic City ever since I was old enough to chew salt water taffy. Back then, I was too young to play the slots, so my...

7/7/2019

article Atlantic City sportsbooks catch Women's World Cup fever
(Atlantic City) -- Patriotism was at a fever pitch for the U.S. Women’s National Team World Cup final at the resort’s sportsbooks on Sunday. And the game...

7/3/2019

article Girlfriend of Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera drops assault charges from Atlantic City casino hotel incident
(Atlantic City) -- The girlfriend of Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has dropped charges against him for allegedly assaulting her. A judge reportedly...

7/1/2019

article Haven Nightclub in Atlantic City's Golden Nugget casino closing this month
(Atlantic City) -- Haven Nightclub in the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City is permanently closing later this month.
article $40K ‘Bambino’ cocktail comes with a check signed by Babe Ruth
(Atlantic City) -- Babe “The Great Bambino” Ruth was no stranger to excess. He frequented brothels, crashed Cadillacs, smoked cigars prolifically and once...

6/30/2019

article Golden Nugget casino's Haven Nightclub to close this summer
(Atlantic City) -- The casino nightclub made infamous as the scene of an early-morning brawl involving the mayor, a councilman and several employees is shutting down...

6/28/2019

article 2 Atlantic City Casinos Expanding Sportsbooks Worth $20 Million
(Atlantic City) -- Two new sportsbooks worth more than $20 million are making their debut in Atlantic City in the latest sign of how important casinos consider New...
article Borgata Casino to celebrate Grand Opening of Moneyline Bar & Book on Sat; New Jersey sportsbooks top Nevada for first time
(Atlantic City) -- Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City will celebrate the Grand Opening of its new Moneyline Bar & Book and Level One Cocktail Bar &...

6/27/2019

article Ocean Casino Resort celebrates its year anniversary
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Casino Resort is the go-to overnight destination in the city for Greg and Joanne Murphy. The couple from Gloucester Township, Camden County,...

6/26/2019

article Borgata and Bally’s take different approaches to new sportsbooks
(Atlantic City) -- There’s a good reason the newly built sportsbook at the Borgata Casino won’t feel like a traditional sportsbook when it opens this...

6/25/2019

article Borgata's new Moneyline sportsbook opens Friday
(Atlantic City) -- Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will unveil its new sportsbook to the public Friday evening, marking the last permanent sports betting facility to be...
article Atlantic City Marina project overdue but worth waiting for
(Atlantic City) -- In May, MGM Resorts International and Boraie Development LLC announced tentative plans to build 200 luxury condominiums on land MGM owns in Atlantic...

6/24/2019

article Borgata 'books' big acts to emphasize sports and spirits
(Atlantic City) -- Welcome to Phase II. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa made history last year, becoming the first casino to accept a legal sports wager under new state...
article Staying In Atlantic City For A While? You Can Now Rent An Apartment At The Showboat
(Atlantic City) -- Just in time for the busy summer season on the Jersey Shore, the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City now offers long-term rentals. According to a press...
article Borgata 'books' big acts to emphasize sports and spirits
(Atlantic City) -- Welcome to Phase II. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa made history last year, becoming the first casino to accept a legal sports wager under new state...

6/23/2019

article Redevelopment plan ready for Atlantic City's MGM marina district deal
(Atlantic City) -- A new redevelopment zone in the Marina District allows multi-family housing there, paving the way for luxury housing and other projects sought by MGM...
article Mark Wahlberg drives crowd crazy at opening of Atlantic City Wahlburgers
(Atlantic City) -- Hundreds of fans greeted actor and producer Mark Wahlberg as he arrived Friday for the grand opening of his family’s Wahlburgers restaurant at...
article Wahlberg joins fans for poolside F45 workout at Ocean anniversary event
(Atlantic City) -- Christine Sava sat on an orange-cushioned couch at HQ2 Beachclub with her daughter and cousins Saturday morning and waited for the workout with Mark...

6/22/2019

article How have Ocean Casino Resort and Hard Rock shaped Atlantic City's gaming market?
(Atlantic City) -- As the Boardwalk's two newest casinos prepare to celebrate one-year anniversaries later this week, the impact those properties have had on the...

6/21/2019

article Mark Wahlberg drives crowd crazy at opening of Atlantic City Wahlburgers
(Atlantic City) -- Hundreds of fans greeted actor and producer Mark Wahlberg as he arrived Friday for the grand opening of his family's Wahlburgers restaurant at...

6/20/2019

article NBA Betting Could Be The Boost Golden Nugget Atlantic City Needs
(Atlantic City) -- A new sports betting bill was introduced on Monday in New Jersey to remove restrictions surrounding NBA betting. Sponsored by Assemblyperson Raj...
article Atlantic City Casinos Keep Getting A Little Friendly Help From Online Gambling
(Atlantic City) -- A new report from the American Gaming Association (AGA) details the decline and ascent of New Jersey gambling revenue. From 2006-14, Atlantic City...
article ‘Deep-seated racial bias’: Atlantic City officials blast effort to change form of government
(Atlantic City) -- City Council President Marty Small Sr. on Thursday called a newly announced effort to change the form of city government “an...

6/19/2019

article Atlantic City, already under state control with a mayor under FBI scrutiny, faces new push to change its form of government
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s mayor, whose authority is already under the control of the state of New Jersey, is facing a new threat: an effort to change the...
article Atlantic City, already under state control and with a mayor under FBI scrutiny, faces new push to change its form of government
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s mayor, whose authority is already under the control of the State of New Jersey, is facing a new threat: an effort to change the...

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