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Atlantic City casino gaming revenue down 10 percent in January

The resort’s seven remaining casinos saw gaming revenue, including internet gaming, decrease by nearly 10 percent in January compared with last year, according to state gambling figures released Wednesday.

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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,...

12/28/2017

article New job, no regrets for outgoing Atlantic City mayor
(New Jersey) -- Don Guardian is in the final days of what his friends call “the worst job in the world.” Atlantic City’s outgoing mayor presided over...

12/27/2017

article Outgoing Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian gets new job
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian may not have won a second term in leading the troubled Shore town, but he will stay in government once his current...

12/26/2017

article Giant wheel finally opens on Atlantic City Boardwalk
(Atlantic City) -- Seated inside a gondola swaying high above the Boardwalk, Steel Pier owner Anthony Catanoso points toward a giant circular shadow cast on the sand...
article Steel Pier $14 million Observation Wheel open Tuesday
(Atlantic City) -- On Tuesday, the new $14 million 227-foot high Observation Wheel at Steel Pier opened after months of delay. Inspectors for the state Division of...

12/19/2017

article Local chefs prepping to serve over 1,000 people
(Atlantic City) -- You could tell something fishy was going Tuesday morning at the Atlantic City Convention Center. And for hundreds of homeless and struggling people in...

12/16/2017

article Future positive for Atlantic City as online gaming revenues keep rising
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey’s online casino industry has created $700 million in lifetime revenue, PlayNJ.com reports. The industry has also contributed $122.8...

12/14/2017

article Atlantic City Casino Revenue Climbs Almost Five Percent in November
(Atlantic City) -- The seven remaining Atlantic City casinos collectively won $206.4 million in November, which is a 4.6 percent gain on the same month in 2016 when the...
article Atlantic City Gaming Revenue May Be On The Upswing, But Poker Is Still Out In The Cold
(Atlantic City) -- Revenue at Atlantic City casinos was up 3.2% in November, all but guaranteeing that the boardwalk city will see its first annual revenue uptick in...

12/13/2017

article AC casino revenue up
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos saw their revenue increase by 4.6 percent in November, the latest evidence that the struggling resort's gambling...
article Atlantic City casino revenue up 4.6 percent in November; internet revenue up 20 percent
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s seven casinos saw gambling revenue increase in November by 4.6 percent over the same period last year, led by a 20 percent increase...

12/6/2017

article UPDATE: Casino leaders see great promise, challenge in Atlantic City's future
(Atlantic City) -- Touting the investments at casinos and throughout the city, a panel of gambling executives say the city's future is promising.

11/29/2017

article Atlantic City's Casino Gambling Industry's Total Revenue Flat Through September
(Atlantic City) -- As the U.S. Supreme Court readies itself to hear arguments Monday for why Atlantic City should have sports betting, the casino industry in the seaside...
article Casino PILOT case returns to court Thursday
(Atlantic City) -- Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in the ongoing legal fight over the constitutionality of the casino payment-...

11/27/2017

article Sweeney urges CRDA to deny Icahn money for Trump Plaza demolition
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey’s Senate president wants a state redevelopment agency to reject a $5.6 million payment to help billionaire investor Carl Icahn tear...

11/26/2017

article Atlantic City Story: Should Icahn be able to use tax funds to demo Trump Plaza?
(Atlantic City) -- Carl Icahn, the billionaire owner of the shuttered-Trump Plaza, wants to use $5.6 million from a tax fund casinos contribute to annually to cover a...

11/25/2017

article Air Force, Native American community learn together
(South Dakota) -- For the first time, the Ellsworth Air Force Base Diversity Council worked with Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors, a local organization, to build...

11/22/2017

article Atlantic City Q3 casino earnings up nearly 21 percent
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casino earnings increased by nearly 21 percent in the third quarter of this year compared with a year ago, according to figures...
article Atlantic City's remaining casinos saw profits rise in third quarter
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s casino industry is continuing its winning ways. For the fourth consecutive quarter, the city’s seven remaining casinos reported...

11/21/2017

article Icahn looks to casino tax funds to help pay for Trump Plaza demo
(Atlantic City) -- Having closed its doors for good on September 16, 2014, due to Atlantic City’s shrinking gambling market, the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino will...
article State gives initial OK for $5.6M to help Icahn raze casino
(Atlantic City) -- A New Jersey redevelopment agency has given preliminary approval to a $5.6 million payment to billionaire investor Carl Icahn to help pay for the...

11/20/2017

article CRDA to discuss Trump Plaza demolition
(Atlantic City) -- The razing of the shuttered Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino is set to be discussed during the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority meeting Tuesday...
article Icahn seeks casino tax funds for Trump Plaza demo
(Atlantic City) -- Carl Icahn, owner of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, is asking that a tax fund that casinos contribute to annually be used to help pay for the...

11/18/2017

article Pennsylvania gaming expansion should not impact Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- The resort's gaming industry, which has been weakened by out of state competition during the last decade, should be spared during the next round...
article Borgata Building Atlantic City’s First Sportsbook, William Hill Expanding Monmouth Park Facility
(New Jersey) -- The Borgata is readying to begin construction on a $7 million sportsbook at the Atlantic City casino resort. The project is in anticipation of the US...
article You can now buy stuff from Trump's executive suite at Trump Plaza
(New Jersey) -- These days, when Donald Trump visits New Jersey, he usually stays in a private villa on his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.

11/16/2017

article New York-based group eyes Atlantic City project
(Atlantic City) -- Keating & Associates LLC, a New York-based private investment firm, has acquired the development rights to the yet- to-be-built Metropolitan at...

11/15/2017

article Atlantic City casinos’ flat October; Borgata building sportsbook
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos eked out the smallest of brick-and-mortar revenue gains in October, despite all but two casinos posting year-on-year...

11/14/2017

article Answering the unanswerable questions in gambling
(Atlantic City) -- Some casino questions have no answers, at least none that the askers want to hear. Take the novice roulette player who asked recently, "Which is...
article Atlantic City Gets A New Mayor: What Does It Mean For NJ Casinos And Gambling?
(Atlantic City) -- Former Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian oversaw one of the bleakest periods in the history of the resort town. But he’s not going to be in...

11/13/2017

article NFL's Jonathan Casillas, Insane Video Surfaces from '12 Casino Brawl
(Atlantic City) -- NY Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas should've been a running back -- because it took 5 SECURITY OFFICERS to bring him down during a violent...

11/12/2017

article New Atlantic City mayor may gain from predecessor's pain
(Atlantic City) -- Voters in this seaside gambling resort turned their mayor out this week after a single term in which five of the city's 12 casinos shut down and...

11/10/2017

article Atlantic County Executive Criticizes New Choice for Casino Regulator Head
(New Jersey) -- This Tuesday brought the news that the Governor of New Jersey has appointed a new Chairman of the Casino Control Commission. To this day the position was...

11/8/2017

article Atlantic City Prepares to Dynamite the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino
(Atlantic City) -- Trump Plaza Atlantic City DemolitionSoon to be imploded, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City has been closed since 2014 and is a constant...

11/5/2017

article OP/ED: See opportunity at the end of the A.C. road
(Atlantic City) -- We've never been big fans of tearing down big buildings when there are no concrete plans for reusing the space. A huge hole that sits unused in the...

11/4/2017

article OP/ED: Atlantic City can have market big enough for more casinos
(Atlantic City) -- People spend a lot of time looking for problems to avoid or warn others about. That’s human nature because it often is beneficial. But it also...

11/1/2017

article Trump Plaza set to be razed in the coming months
(Atlantic City) -- After more than three decades as a staple of the Boardwalk, the Trump Plaza could soon be razed. The facility, which closed in September 2014 as the...

10/27/2017

article Challenges, opportunities await next Atlantic City mayor
(Atlantic City) -- After a brutal four-year stretch in which five of Atlantic City's 12 casinos shut down, costing 10,000 jobs and leading New Jersey to seize the...

10/24/2017

article Gaming Analysts Worried Atlantic City Set to Become Oversaturated Again
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City is presently home to seven casinos after five shuttered their floors between 2014 and last fall in the wake of the US recession....

10/23/2017

article New casinos could hurt existing Atlantic City properties
(Atlantic City) -- Three years ago, an oversaturated gaming market and increased competition from outside the state forced four casinos in the resort to close, sending...

10/19/2017

article Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel: A Historic and Inviting Boardwalk Gem
(Atlantic City) -- Even upon first glance, viewing it as you approach from the Atlantic City Boardwalk, it’s obvious that Resorts Casino Hotel is not like the...

10/16/2017

article Atlantic City land-based casino revenues on the rise as good feelings grow
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s gambling industry is celebrating another great month, with revenues at land based casinos rising 7.9% last month in comparison...

10/12/2017

article New Jersey’s Atlantic Club Casino Nearing Sale
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey’s Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, the first of a slew of Atlantic City casinos to close in 2014, may soon be sold, according to a report...

10/11/2017

article Atlantic Club casino finds interested buyer
(Atlantic City) -- The owners of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, which has been closed since January 2014, revealed on Monday that they’re close...

10/10/2017

article Atlantic City Could See Two Casinos Reopen in 2018, Atlantic Club Deal Reportedly in the Works
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City will get its eighth casino when the former Trump Taj Mahal reopens as Hard Rock next year, but the Boardwalk resort might not be the...
article Shuttered Atlantic Club casino reportedly has new buyer
(Atlantic City) -- The owners of the closed Atlantic Club casino have found a buyer, according to a report. TJM Properties, which owns the vacant building, declined to...

10/9/2017

article A year after Taj Mahal closure, Atlantic City has a different feeling
(Atlantic City) -- When the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort closed its doors for good, it signaled the continuation of one of the darkest eras in the history of the city....
article Atlantic Club deal in the works
(Atlantic City) -- The owners of the closed Atlantic Club Casino Hotel said Monday they are close to reaching a deal with a buyer. Dale Schooley, director of...

10/8/2017

article Why Atlantic City is over its bonding limit
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City has exceeded its limit of borrowing, but not for the reason you might think. It’s not that the city’s debt has grown to...

10/6/2017

article BLOG: Atlantic Club Casino Hotel Falling Apart Faster Than PokerStars’ Attempt To Purchase It
(New Jersey) -- The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel is falling apart faster than the world’s biggest online poker site’s deal to purchase the property once did....

10/2/2017

article Atlantic City Police increases police presence at casinos following shooting
(Las Vegas) -- President of Lisa Johnson Communications in Linwood, Lisa Johnson, arrived in Las Vegas for the Globing Gaming Expo, or G2E, conference hours before the...

9/30/2017

article Borgata reveals 'Welcome to the Show' campaign
(Atlantic City) -- MGM Resorts International wants you to know there’s more to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa than gambling. That goes for all its other...

9/29/2017

article Sports gambling a much-better bet for A.C. area than Amazon
(Pennsylvania) -- A few years of near-depression in the Atlantic County economy has made some officials and residents almost desperate for relief. That’s...
article Hugh Hefner's time in Atlantic City was short-lived
(Atlantic City) -- Chairman Hugh M. Hefner and his Playboy Enterprises opened the Playboy Hotel and Casino on April 14, 1981, in Atlantic City, but he never turned into...

9/27/2017

article Atlantic Club ceiling collapses onto driveway
(Atlantic City) -- A portion of the ceiling of the covered entrance at Atlantic Club collapsed onto the casino's driveway early Wednesday morning. The drywall...

9/21/2017

article State sells bonds for remaining Atlantic City casino tax appeals
(Atlantic City) -- The state has sold more than $68 million in bonds to cover tax-appeal settlements with seven current and former Atlantic City casino properties. The...

9/19/2017

article Atlantic City Tourism Report Provides Plenty of Optimism for Casinos
(Atlantic City) -- It’s a new day in Atlantic City and the sun is shining bright. New tourism statistics hint that there’s plenty of reason to justify Hard...
article NJ Casino Property Owner Sues To Block Strip Club (sub req)
(New York) -- The owner of a planned Hard Rock Hotel & Casino filed a lawsuit on Monday in New Jersey federal court, seeking to stop a strip club from reopening its...
article Potential TEN Buyer Decides To Sweeten The Pot
(Atlantic City) -- Back in July, rumors swirled that there was a $200 million offer to buy TEN Resort in Atlantic City. The property’s current owner, Glenn Straub...

9/16/2017

article Remaining Atlantic City Casinos See Revenues Increase in August
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos saw their revenues jump in August to $244.8 million, a 5.5 percent premium on the same month last year.
article Man burned by caustic beer at casino eatery awarded $750,000
(Atlantic City) -- A man whose esophagus and stomach were severely burned when he drank a beer tainted by a caustic chemical at an Atlantic City casino restaurant has...

9/15/2017

article Atlantic City’s casinos win $244.8 million in August
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casinos won marginally less from gamblers in August 2017 than they did the year before. Figures released this week by the New...
article Inside Gaming: Online Earnings Providing Boost to Atlantic City Revenue
(Atlantic City) -- This week's installment of Inside Gaming shares the latest monthly revenue report from New Jersey where increased online gaming revenue is helping...

9/14/2017

article Atlantic City casinos report slight loss in revenues
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos won slightly less from gamblers in August than they did a year earlier, according to figures released Wednesday by the New...

9/13/2017

article Atlantic City casino revenue increases by 5.5 percent
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s seven remaining casinos saw gambling revenue, including internet gaming, increase by 5.5 percent in August compared with last year...
article Atlantic City casinos win down less than 1 percent in August
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos won slightly less from gamblers in August than they did a year earlier, according to figures released Wednesday by the New...
article Atlantic City’s elite eight casinos enter autumn on a roll
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos reported another modest gaming revenue decline in August, proving that all things named Trump are really bad for anyone trying...
article August 2017 casino revenue compared to August 2016
(Atlantic City) -- Bally's: $20.9 million, up 0.2 percent compared to August 2016
article NJ online casinos surpass $20 million in revenue for sixth consecutive month
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's online casinos surpassed the $20 million mark in combined monthly gross revenue in August for a record sixth consecutive month, and even...

9/10/2017

article Castellani excessive force law suit settles for $3 million
(Atlantic City) -- A Linwood man seriously injured in an arrest outside the Tropicana Atlantic City in 2013, requiring hundreds of stitches to repair bites by a police...

9/2/2017

article Experts say the shows will go on, despite Atlantic City casino closures
(Atlantic City) -- Some of the biggest movers and shakers on the Atlantic City concert scene, including the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Boardwalk Hall, think the...
article LOOK BACK: Revel's Sept. 1, 2014, closing left A.C. with only nine casinos
(Atlantic City) -- And then there were nine. Atlantic City’s stock of gambling halls will be slashed for the second time this week, as Revel Casino-Hotel, the...
article Atlantic City's Dusk nightclub at Caesars closes for good
(Atlantic City) -- After eight years in operation, including an expansion three years ago, Dusk nightclub at Caesars Atlantic City has closed. According to a ruling from...

8/28/2017

article Atlantic City Casino Revenue, Profit Is Booming In First Half Of 2017
(Atlantic City) -- Revenue and profit was up substantially for the Atlantic City casino industry for the first half of the year, according to data from state gaming...

8/25/2017

article Atlantic City Advocate Jim Whelan Dead at 68, County Has 35 Days to Name Successor
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City lost one of its most powerful and influential voices this week with the unexpected passing of State Senator Jim Whelan (D), who died...

8/24/2017

article Latest Casino Revenue Figures Show Brighter Signals for Atlantic City’s Future Revival
(Atlantic City) -- It was in the late 1970s when Resorts Casino Hotel opened doors as the first land-based casino in Atlantic City, in New Jersey, and on the East Coast...

8/23/2017

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

8/22/2017

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

8/18/2017

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

8/15/2017

article Atlantic City casino profits take summer dip in July without Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- While Atlantic City casinos won considerably more from online gamblers in July compared to last year, their overall gambling profits in the seaside...
article Atlantic City Gambling Revenue Report Shows Mixed Results in July
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City has entered the dog days of summer, and that’s leading to mixed results at the casino resorts. The New Jersey Division of Gaming...

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