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Atlantic City: operators, regulators and officials seek to review casino regulations

Addressing a New Jersey state Senate committee last week about the need for a comprehensive review of the industry rules, casino operators, gaming regulators and Gov. Phil Murphy administration argued that the continuing threat of increased competition and the finite amount of available gambling dollars spark the need to review existing casino regulations with an eye toward limiting expansion if Atlantic City is going to remain a viable market in the future.

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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...

6/17/2019

article Odúbel Herrera Waived His Arraignment Appearance via His Attorney
(Atlantic City) -- Phillies centerfielder Odúbel Herrera was set to appear in an Atlantic City court today, but new broke that Herrera, via his attorney, had waived his...

6/16/2019

article Borgata Casino is Going to Invest $12 Million on Sports Betting
(Atlantic City) -- Famous Borgata Casino in the city is going to work on a new project to invest $12 million in sports betting and other entertainment projects. Top...
article ICYMI: Sports betting a 'surprising' success in NJ, but not a 'panacea' for casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Legalized sports betting in New Jersey will celebrate its one-year anniversary Friday and, by nearly any measure, has given a rebounding gaming...

6/14/2019

article Lesniak’s next big prediction: Bet on A.C.
(Atlantic City) -- Ray Lesniak was all alone when he said New Jersey would get legalized sports betting. And he had few supporters when he said the state would quickly...
article Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame event from June 20 through June 23
(Atlantic City) -- What promises to be a memorable weekend packed with boxing matches, a movie screening, comedy show, meet & greets and more will take place during...

6/13/2019

article Atlantic City’s Revenue Increases in May
(Atlantic City) -- May is proving to be another successful month for Atlantic City. For more than a year now, Atlantic City’s revenue has been increasing steadily...
article Atlantic City Casino Revenue Surges 22.5 Percent in May, Hard Rock Gains Market Share
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos won $266.76 million last month from their land-based, online, and sports betting operations. That’s 22.5 percent more than...

6/12/2019

article Atlantic City casino revenue up for 12th straight month
(Atlantic City) -- Casino gaming revenue increased by more than 22% in May, marking the 12th consecutive month of growth for the market. The city’s nine casinos...
article Atlantic City’s new casinos help May gambling revenue skyrocket
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s nine casinos saw their gambling revenue increase to nearly $267 million in May, an increase of 22.5% from a year earlier. There...
article Atlantic City’s veteran casinos still struggling with new competition
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos reported a double-digit gaming revenue rise in May, and even some of the older venues got in on the fun for a change. On...

6/11/2019

article Atlantic City: operators, regulators and officials seek to review casino regulations
(Atlantic City) -- Addressing a New Jersey state Senate committee last week about the need for a comprehensive review of the industry rules, casino operators, gaming...
article Man jumped from casino hotel room, police say
(Atlantic City) -- A man found dead near an Atlantic City casino appears to have jumped from his hotel room, Atlantic City police said Tuesday night. The man’s...

6/10/2019

article Atlantic City casinos, gaming regulators support review of industry
(Atlantic City) -- The continuing threat of increased competition and the finite amount of available gambling dollars means now is the time to review existing casino...
article Food truck festival satisfies Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The alluring aromas of pulled pork, cheese fries, empanadas, cupcakes, burgers and dumplings lured hundreds off the Boardwalk into Brighton Park for...
article LETTERS: Talkin' streaks
(Atlantic City) -- A shuffle through the Gaming mailbag: Q. I don’t know how you can deny that streaks are real. When I win five hands in a row in blackjack, I...
article Murphy to sign hotel workers' panic button bill in A.C. Tuesday
(Atlantic City) -- Gov. Phil Murphy is about to sign a new law that will provide a measure of workplace safety for thousands of hotel housekeepers across the state.

6/8/2019

article Atlantic City's budget will suffer if the casino industry thrives this year
(Atlantic City) -- Just when it seems the seaside resort is poised to get its fiscal house in order, an obscure provision buried within the casino PILOT law is going to...

6/7/2019

article 3 NJ casinos team with businesses to jointly tout Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Three Atlantic City casinos are working together with local businesses and attractions to jointly promote their section of the Boardwalk in a resort...

6/6/2019

article 3 casinos team with businesses to jointly tout Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Three Atlantic City casinos are working together with local businesses and attractions to jointly promote their section of the Boardwalk in a resort...
article As Atlantic City Casinos Rise Again, Trying to Ensure Community Also Benefits
(Atlantic City) -- The casino industry is making a comeback in Atlantic City, but this time around state lawmakers want to ensure past mistakes are not repeated and that...

6/5/2019

article Atlantic City's Success May Depend Not On Casinos But On Street-Level Food And Drink ...
(Atlantic City) -- When people outside of New Jersey think of Atlantic City (AC), they tend to picture three, maybe four images: gambling, crime, the boardwalk, and, if...
article Atlantic City: By putting casino first, Ocean Casino Resort is poised for comeback
(Atlantic City) -- With another new owner – the $5 billion hedge fund Luxor Capital – plus a rebuilt management team and plans to invest $70 million on...

6/3/2019

article Heavy-hitters of casino industry headline Atlantic City gaming conference
(Atlantic City) -- The landscape of casino gaming is ever-changing and several titans of the industry will be in town next week to discuss all the hot-button issues...
article Heavy-hitters of casino industry headline Atlantic City gaming conference
(Atlantic City) -- The landscape of casino gaming is ever-changing and several titans of the industry will be in town next week to discuss all the hot-button issues...
article Brooks & Dunn make a triumphant return to A.C.
(Atlantic City) -- Country Music Hall of Famers Brooks & Dunn will make their triumphant return to Atlantic City on Friday evening with a guitar case full of hit...
article Pa. man accused of brutally beating his brother to death in Atlantic City casino
(Pennsylvania) -- No one knows exactly what happened in 11th-floor room at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, but one Pa. man his dead and his brother is charged with...

5/31/2019

article Police: Philadelphia man killed brother at Atlantic City casino hotel
(Atlantic City) -- Authorities in New Jersey say a Philadelphia man killed his brother in an Atlantic City casino hotel room. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office...

5/30/2019

article Comparing The New Sportsbooks Opening At Borgata, Bally’s, And Harrah’s
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey sports betting is about to celebrate its one-year anniversary. And if you thought this past year was crazy, just know that there are plenty...
article How the 'Borgata Babes' Case Has Helped Define Employee Appearance Standards
(Atlantic City) -- Filed a decade ago, a suit by employees of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City has put appearance and weight standards front and...
article Borgata casino unveils $12M sports bet, nightspot project
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's Borgata casino is investing $12 million in a new sports betting and entertainment project. Casino officials tell The Associated...
article Suspicious death in hotel room at Harrah’s in Atlantic City under investigation
(Atlantic City) -- Investigators were at Harrah’s Atlantic City Thursday after a body was found in one of the casino’s hotel rooms, authorities said.“...

5/29/2019

article 'Suspicious death' at Harrah's under investigation
(Atlantic City) -- Authorities are investigating a “suspicious death” at a casino Tuesday night. Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Donna...

5/28/2019

article Why Atlantic City casino profits are down but gaming revenue is up
(Atlantic City) -- The casino industry has reported gaming revenue growth every month since the opening of two new properties last year, but operating profits have...
article Bet On Shaq? Former NBA Star Could Make Ceremonial First Bet At New Borgata Sportsbook
(Atlantic City) -- What are the odds that a former NBA All-Star places the first official bet at Moneyline Bar & Book? More specifically, what is the line that...

5/26/2019

article Atlantic City casino earnings way down amid more competition
(Atlantic City) -- More casinos have meant less profit in Atlantic City since two gambling halls reopened last summer. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey...

5/24/2019

article The first legal casino in New Jersey
(Atlantic City) -- On May 26th, 1978, the first legal casino in the US outside Nevada opened in Atlantic City. Resorts International opened on a site that had previously...

5/23/2019

article Atlantic City Casino Financials Paint A Mixed Picture
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City casino industry’s revenues are growing significantly. But its gross profits are declining even more significantly.Those are...
article Atlantic City casino profits plunge 30% with two more mouths to feed
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casino profits continued to shrink in the first quarter of 2019 as the combination of new casino competition and sports betting...
article Competition takes its toll on Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- More casinos have meant less profit in Atlantic City since two gambling halls reopened last summer. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey...
article Atlantic City’s Borgata goes all in on sports gambling
(Atlantic City) -- According to a press release, the new $12-million Moneyline Bar & Book is coming on June 29. Connected to the sports bar and sportsbook will be...
article Borgata casino unveils $12M sports bet, nightspot project
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's Borgata casino is investing $12 million in a new sports betting and entertainment project. Casino officials tell The Associated...
article Borgata may wish it had let lawsuit by some ‘Babes’ proceed
(Atlantic City) -- Attention, Hollywood screenwriters — the discrimination lawsuit by 21 Borgata Babes would make a good streaming TV short series. The pitch: More...

5/22/2019

article Atlantic City casino earnings way down amid more competition
(Atlantic City) -- More casinos have meant less profit in Atlantic City since two gambling halls reopened last summer. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey...
article Borgata casino unveils $12M sports bet, nightspot project
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's Borgata casino is investing $12 million in a new sports betting and entertainment project. Casino officials tell The Associated...
article Payback percentage on slot floors can change dramatically
(Atlantic City) -- Changing the expected payback percentage on any one slot machine remains a time-consuming process for the most part. Yet overall payback percentages...

5/20/2019

article Appellate court rules long-running Borgata Babes case can go to trial
(New Jersey) -- A state appellate court has ruled that a group of the scantily-clad cocktail servers known as the "Borgata Babes" can proceed to trial against...
article Borgata Babe servers can take weight-gain lawsuit to jury
(New Jersey) -- Five "Borgata Babes" who sued their casino employer more than a decade ago can finally present gender-bias claims to a jury, a state appeals...

5/18/2019

article Atlantic City casinos report 11th straight month of revenue growth
(Atlantic City) -- The casino industry continued its winning streak in April, reporting a 16.9% increase in total gaming revenue. The increase in gaming revenue is the...

5/17/2019

article Atlantic City's Borgata Casino launches online sports gambling
(Atlantic City) -- The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City is expanding its sports-betting action to digital. It has launched an online sportsbook offering website and...

5/15/2019

article Atlantic City Casino Industry Continues To Rebound; Is Sports Betting Playing A Role?
(Atlantic City) -- It’s no secret that online gambling and sports betting (81% over the internet) in New Jersey are thriving, but what about the brick-and-mortar...
article MGM Resorts partnering to build luxury Atlantic City housing on land long targeted for a casino
(Atlantic City) -- It is a tract of land long targeted for another casino in Atlantic City’s Marina District, back past the Golden Nugget along the bay, looking...

5/12/2019

article NJ Transit rail service resumes in Atlantic City, Princeton
(Atlantic City) -- Rail service to Atlantic City and Princeton resumed Sunday, more than six months after NJ Transit shut down the lines to deal with personnel and...
article Are Atlantic City casinos cashing in on Vans Warped Tour?
(Atlantic City) -- The final weekend in June is shaping up to be a major tourism draw and the resort’s nine casinos have priced their hotel rooms accordingly. The...

5/11/2019

article A self-serve beer bar is coming to Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- There's a new bar coming to New Jersey where you can pour your own beer. Not going to lie: This is pretty awesome. The name of the bar will be...

5/10/2019

article Are Atlantic City casinos cashing in on Vans Warped Tour?
(Atlantic City) -- The final weekend in June is shaping up to be a major tourism draw and the resort’s nine casinos have priced their hotel rooms accordingly. The...

5/9/2019

article Atlantic City police say crime is down. Why don't people believe it?
(Atlantic City) -- A video that captured a fight inside the McDonald's on Arkansas Avenue in March racked up more than 1 million views on Facebook and sparked...

5/7/2019

article What is next for Trump Plaza and the Atlantic Club?
(Atlantic City) -- Bob Smith finds himself at a loss for words when trying to explain to tourists what is happening with the Boardwalk’s two biggest vacancies. The...

5/6/2019

article BLOG: New Jersey Sportsbook Review: Bally’s Wild Wild West Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The Book at Bally’s Wild Wild West Atlantic City is a temporary sportsbook that took its first bets on July 30, 2018. The sportsbook is located...

5/2/2019

article Caesars Entertainment close to opening new sportsbooks at Bally's, Harrah's Resort
(Atlantic City) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. has invested nearly $11 million for construction of two permanent sportsbooks, including one that will be the largest in...

4/30/2019

article Borgata Is Ready For The Mane Event Of Kentucky Derby Betting In Atlantic City
(New Jersey) -- Want to bet on the Kentucky Derby in Atlantic City? Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Race & Sports Book is the only place to do it. And if you plan on...
article Divine Fortune Surrenders $139,000 Jackpot To Cancer Survivor
(New Jersey) -- The good luck just keeps on rolling. A Deptfort, N.J., woman won a $139,000 jackpot playing Divine Fortune on SugarHouse NJ online casino. The woman,...

4/29/2019

article Harrah's under no legal duty to deny problem gambler loan, state court says
(Atlantic City) -- A state appellate court Friday upheld a ruling which will allow Harrah's Resort Atlantic City to collect a six-figure debt from a self-described...

4/26/2019

article Atlantic City should consider capping number of casinos, state report suggests
(Atlantic City) -- A new report suggests Atlantic City should consider capping the number of casinos in the resort town. A State of New Jersey transition report on the...
article Harrah's Atlantic City Had No Duty to Withhold Credit From Compulsive Gambler, Court Says
(Atlantic City) -- An appellate panel ruled on Friday that Harrah’s Atlantic City casino can go ahead with its effort to collect a debt from a self-described...

4/25/2019

article Should Atlantic City put a cap on the number of casinos?
(Atlantic City) -- Now that the casino market has stabilized after a brutal 10-year stretch, which saw gaming revenues cut in half and five properties close, some...

4/24/2019

article Atlantic City: Commission hosting second casino job fair for veterans
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Control Commission and the American Legion will host a veterans job fair Thursday. The event will be held at the commission’s...
article Atlantic Highlands PBA Ball at Shore Casino
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic Highlands PBA Local 242 is hosting its annual charity ball benefitting many charitable organizations on Friday, May 24, at the Shore...

4/22/2019

article BLOG: Loose slots — myth or reality?
(Atlantic City) -- Players now can try their luck at a slot machine based on the hit HBO show “Westworld.” In Atlantic City, they’ll find it...

4/20/2019

article Experts warn: Expanding casinos beyond Atlantic City is a stupid bet
(New Jersey) -- Internet gambling and sports betting have both been a big success in the Garden State, but don’t expect casinos to expand outside of Atlantic City...
article Is it fair to compare Atlantic City, Las Vegas crime data?
(Atlantic City) -- David Schwartz read off the headlines of a Las Vegas newspaper Wednesday afternoon in quick succession; police were arresting suspects and...

4/16/2019

article Many positive signs in Atlantic City casino market
(Atlantic City) -- The state of the resort’s casino industry is healthy, experts say, despite two seemingly contradictory reports released last week from state...

4/15/2019

article Casino union shows regulators its concern about Wall Street's impact in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The US largest casino workers union is asking gambling regulators to protect employees from neglect by hedge funds or private equity firms seeking...

4/12/2019

article Atlantic City gaming revenue up 25% in March
(Atlantic City) -- Casino gaming revenue was up more than 25% in March, marking the 10th straight month of growth for the industry. According to figures released Friday...

4/11/2019

article Profits Down 15% in Expanded Atlantic City Casino Market
(Atlantic City) -- Casino profits fell by more than 15% in Atlantic City in 2018, a year in which the downsized market reopened two shuttered gambling halls. The result...
article Atlantic City property revaluation coming
(Atlantic City) -- The seaside resort will soon undergo its first property revaluation in more than a decade and only the second reassessment in the last 40 years....
article Rolling chairs, ice cream bikes create Boardwalk jobs for Atlantic City residents
(Atlantic City) -- The Boardwalk’s iconic rolling chairs and ice cream bicycles could, once again, give locals a chance to financially benefit from tourism and...

4/8/2019

article Profits down 15% in expanded Atlantic City casino market
(Atlantic City) -- Casino profits fell by more than 15% in Atlantic City in 2018, a year in which the downsized market reopened two shuttered gambling halls, according...
article Bruce Deifik, developer who reopened Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, dies in Colorado car wreck
(Colorado) -- Bruce Deifik, the developer who took on the shuttered Revel casino and reopened it as the Ocean Resort Casino last summer, has died in Colorado, according...

4/7/2019

article Atlantic City: 'Trump turned this place into a ghost town'
(Atlantic City) -- When Trump won the election, photographer Brian Rose made straight for the gambling town – to show the reality behind his billionaire boasts....

4/5/2019

article Atlantic City gamblers upset with Greyhound’s casino bus change
(Atlantic City) -- Casino commuters on Greyhound’s Lucky Streak bus line are confused and frustrated over a new ticket policy implemented this month. The bus...
article Will Miss America stay in Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- As contestants start to gear up for competition on the state level, the Miss America Organization is still working to secure a venue for this year...

3/30/2019

article How Atlantic City’s main business district became ‘Night of the Living Dead’
(Atlantic City) -- Shirley Everett, 79, is shopping. Just plain old shopping for a couple of folding carts and, as things develop, a new shower curtain. These days, out...

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