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Lightning storm knocks out power at Atlantic City casinos early Sunday morning

A widespread electrical outage that hit the city early Sunday morning left several casinos with only partial power, leaving some guests stranded in elevators and players staring at blank slot machines.

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6/5/2020

article Resorts Casino Hotel releases plans for safe opening amid COVID-19
(Atlantic City) -- The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey has increased by 864, bringing the total to 163,336, Murphy said Friday. There have been 79...

6/4/2020

article Get ready, Atlantic City: Casino gambling during the coronavirus is a surreal experience
(Connecticut) -- The pit boss arrived at the craps table with a bottle of industrial-strength disinfectant. Then, with pain-staking precision, he sprayed each row of the...

6/3/2020

article Atlantic City casino relief bills clear one committee, held up in another
(New Jersey) -- With the region’s primary economic engine approaching a third month of idleness, two bills introduced last month to alleviate financial pressure on...
article What Is Resorts Atlantic City Doing To Prepare For Reopening Post-Pandemic?
(Atlantic City) -- Resorts Atlantic City is a Mohegan Sun property. But unlike its sister location that reopened Monday in Connecticut, Atlantic City’s oldest...

6/2/2020

article ‘There Is Nothing’: When the Slots Go Dark in a Casino Mecca
(Atlantic City) -- Now is usually when Atlantic City stirs back to life as winter’s sleepy tourist trade gives way to beachgoers and gamblers eager to spend time...

6/1/2020

article Atlantic City looting is latest blow to this casino town: How it unfolded, what set it off
(Atlantic City) -- For hours, the protesters played all their peaceful cards in the familiar streets of this casino town. They lay down in front of the police station...
article New Jersey Gov. eyeing July 4 for Atlantic City casinos reopening
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Sunday he hopes Atlantic City casinos can be reopened around July 4, but said that strict social distancing and...
article Atlantic City Casinos Prepare To Reopen For July Fourth Weekend, We Think
(Atlantic City) -- Reopening Atlantic City casinos before the Fourth of July weekend is crucial. Here is one good reason why: Last July alone, the nine gambling halls...
article NJ Governor Finally Hints At An Atlantic City Casino Reopening Date
(Atlantic City) -- After several leading fellow Democrat elected officials have expressed frustration in recent days over a lack of specifics from Gov. Phil Murphy about...

5/31/2020

article Atlantic City casinos may reopen around July 4 from COVID-19 shutdown, Murphy says
(Atlantic City) -- Gov. Phil Murphy said Sunday he hopes Atlantic City casinos can be reopened around July 4, but stressed that strict social distancing and occupancy...
article Report: Atlantic City casinos could reopen by July 4
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey may allow casinos in Atlantic City to reopen with some restrictions by July 4, according to a report in NJ.com, SILive.com’s sister...
article Atlantic City enacts 7 p.m. curfew through June 8 after looting, vandalism follow peaceful protest
(Atlantic City) -- Close to 300 people showed up Sunday afternoon in front of the Atlantic City Public Safety Building to protest the killing of George Floyd...

5/29/2020

article Atlantic City hotels welcome guests back as restrictions on short-term rentals loosen
(Atlantic City) -- The Claridge’s lobby was sparkling clean Friday afternoon, with bottles of hand sanitizer at the front desk and all employees masked to keep...

5/28/2020

article WATCH NOW: Casino workers keep heads up but still worried after two months sans jobs
(Atlantic City) -- Mayra Gonzalez stood near a line of cars at Bader Field directing traffic to move forward through the winding line. The 40-year-old Pleasantville...
article Greenwald: Atlantic City is Running Out of Time
(Atlantic City) -- While the coronavirus has been a brutal test to our resilience, the silver lining is that we are not alone in this fight. By the time New Jersey...

5/27/2020

article Atlantic Democrats want casinos open by July 4
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic County Democratic Chairman Michael Suleiman is asking Gov. Phil Murphy to come up with a plan to safely reopen Atlantic City casinos by the...
article Showboat owner planning $100M water park in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The owner of Atlantic City's Showboat hotel plans to build a $100 million year-round indoor water park next to it and will break ground in August...

5/26/2020

article Decline In Atlantic City Casino Profits In First Quarter Bodes Poorly
(Atlantic City) -- The epic disaster that will be the Atlantic City casino industry’s 2020 second-quarter profits compared to the same period in 2019 already was a...

5/22/2020

article Virus Closures Sent Atlantic City Casino Profits Down 65%
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casinos saw their gross operating profits fall by more than 65% in the first quarter of this year, according to figures released...

5/21/2020

article How do Murphy, Sweeney view reopening Atlantic City casinos?
(Atlantic City) -- As pressure to reopen smaller businesses across New Jersey continues to grow, the state’s top two elected officials appear to be moving at...
article Casino visitors need to change expectations: Mr. AC Casino
(Atlantic City) -- When they reopened earlier this month, lines to get into the casinos in Deadwood, South Dakota, and the Thunderbird Casino in Norman, Oklahoma,...

5/20/2020

article Atlantic City Casinos Start Taking Hotel Reservations
(Atlantic City) -- Casinos remain closed because of the coronavirus, but several Atlantic City casinos began accepting hotel reservations. Tropicana Caesars and Resorts...
article Senate President Sweeney talks about the reopening of Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- State Senate President Steve Sweeney talks about how and when casinos in Atlantic City will reopen. Sweeney met with The Press of Atlantic City...

5/19/2020

article Hard Rock, Tropicana and other Atlantic City casinos are taking hotel reservations
(Atlantic City) -- Their casino gambling floors remain closed until further notice, but some Atlantic City establishments are still taking reservations for hotel rooms...

5/18/2020

article An Open Letter to Gov. Phil Murphy Regarding Opening Atlantic City’s Casinos
(Atlantic City) -- An open letter to Gov. Phil Murphy from an unemployed casino worker who asks for careful consideration when deciding the time frame to open Atlantic...
article Casino workers struggle as Atlantic City sees last year’s gains fade away
(Atlantic City) -- On Thursday morning, hundreds of cars began lining up outside of Atlantic City’s Bader Field for an emergency food distribution, organized by...

5/17/2020

article Casino Workers Struggle as Atlantic City Sees Last Year’s Gains Fade Away
(Atlantic City) -- On Thursday morning, hundreds of cars began lining up outside of Atlantic City’s Bader Field for an emergency food distribution, organized by...
article OP/ED: Bally’s sale a good bargain for A.C. and buyer Twin River
(Atlantic City) -- The casino industry in Atlantic City managed a significant win recently, even though all of its resorts in the city were closed by order of Gov. Phil...

5/16/2020

article Philly developer Bart Blatstein now controls 3 full blocks of Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Developer Bart Blatstein has acquired the final parcel in an assemblage of Atlantic City properties stretching three blocks inland from his Showboat...
article Hundreds of Atlantic City casino workers receive food donations
(Atlantic City) -- A first-of-its-kind partnership among state and local governments, the casino industry, organized labor and charitable organizations resulted in a...

5/14/2020

article Atlantic City casinos crash to worst month ever during coronavirus shutdown. No reopening planned yet.
(Atlantic City) -- April was the cruelest month — ever — for Atlantic City casinos, as state earnings figures released Wednesday shattered a record in...
article Hundreds of Atlantic City casino workers receive food donations
(Atlantic City) -- A first-of-its-kind partnership among state and local governments, the casino industry, organized labor and charitable organizations resulted in a...

5/13/2020

article Atlantic City casinos shatter revenue-drop record (again)
(Atlantic City) -- April was the cruelest month — ever — for Atlantic City casinos, as state earnings figures released Wednesday shattered a record in...

5/12/2020

article Atlantic City casinos will look very different once they reopen. Here’s their new plan.
(Atlantic City) -- No eating on the casino floor. Contactless check-ins for hotel rooms. And wear a mask unless you’re drinking while gambling. MGM Resorts, owner...
article Does Atlantic City Need a Mayor? Voters Weigh in by Mail
(Atlantic City) -- The legacy of political corruption and ineptitude in this seaside resort is so long and colorful that HBO based a long-running hit series on it. But...

5/11/2020

article Coronavirus closes Atlantic City casinos, dealing the industry another losing hand
(Atlantic City) -- After years of ups and downs, Atlantic City’s casinos are facing another setback. All nine of them remain closed because of the coronavirus and...
article CRDA, casinos give more than $400K to Community Food Bank
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approved a $300,000 grant to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to provide emergency distribution...

5/8/2020

article Hard Rock And Ocean Casino Closed Out 2019 Strong, New Numbers Show
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casino operators enjoyed “one more for the road” in terms of gross profits in the fourth quarter, according to figures...
article Atlantic City casino revenue, profit rose in pre-pandemic quarter
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos finished 2019 with gains in both revenue and operating profits, but it’s all a distant memory in this new pandemic reality...

5/7/2020

article Atlantic City Casinos Now Accepting Hotel Reservations for June 1st and Beyond
(Atlantic City) -- Could Atlantic City casinos reopen as early as June 1st? That’s what most of the casino properties in the Jersey Shore town seem to be betting...
article Atlantic City Casinos to Miss Majority of Busy Summer Months, as New Jersey Extends Emergency Order
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos will remain closed through at least June 6 after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) extended his public health emergency. The...

5/6/2020

article Can Atlantic City Casinos Keep Customers And Employees Safe From The Coronavirus?
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey remains under stay-at-home restrictions until further notice. Of course, Atlantic City casinos are still closed and it appears like they...
article Lawmakers aim to aid struggling casinos with tax credits, zero-interest loans
(Atlantic City) -- Lawmakers introduced legislation this week creating tax breaks and zero-interest loans to help prop up the state’s nine casinos as they see revenue...

5/5/2020

article Atlantic City councilman predicts bleak future for the city
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City (AC) can’t seem to catch a break. Years of mismanagement that culminated in former mayor Frank Gilliam being busted for wire fraud...
article COVID-19: Gambling & Casinos Hurt By Ongoing Pandemic
(Atlantic City) -- Amid the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Atlantic City, a longtime tourist destination and gambling mecca, is a ghost town. But this seaside...
article Atlantic legislators have concerns about casino relief bills
(Atlantic City) -- Aseemblymen Vince Mazzeo and John Armato, D-Atlantic, have major concerns about casino relief legislation introduced Monday by leading Democrats,...

5/4/2020

article Atlantic City Might Never Recover From Coronavirus Destruction, Councilman Predicts ‘Armageddon’
(Atlantic City) -- “The house always wins” might not ring true for Atlantic City casinos. After all, the house has to be open to win, and with no definitive...
article New president for A.C.’s Borgata, casino confirms
(Atlantic City) -- MGM Resorts International has made changes in the leadership at its Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, a spokesperson for the casino...
article Will Coronavirus Kill Atlantic City? Gambling, Casinos Hurt By Ongoing Pandemic
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City, New Jersey, a late-century gambling mecca and long a tourist destination, was on the brink of financial disaster – and that was...

5/3/2020

article MGM Resorts shakeup brings new president and CFO to Borgata
(Atlantic City) -- While the longterm effects of COVD-19 remain uncertain, the short-term effects are obviously devastating, including a major shakeup at MGM Resorts...

5/2/2020

article LISTEN: What do Atlantic City's casinos look like when they reopen?
(Atlantic City) -- What are you seeing out there amid the COVID-19 pandemic? Let us know. Call our new hotline at 609-272-7259. You don’t have to leave your name,...

4/30/2020

article Las Vegas casinos may be ‘blueprint’ for Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Las Vegas casinos may give some clues on what customers and employees can expect in Atlantic City once plans are formulated to reopen the resort...

4/29/2020

article AtlantiCare, Atlantic City casinos partner for safe reopening strategy
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Association of New Jersey and AtlantiCare announced a partnership Wednesday to develop a reopening plan once the indefinite shutdown of the...
article OP/ED: Las Vegas casinos may be ‘blueprint’ for Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Las Vegas casinos may give some clues on what customers and employees can expect in Atlantic City once plans are formulated to reopen the resort...

4/28/2020

article OP/ED: Customer confidence is ‘X-factor’ in Atlantic City reboot
(Atlantic City) -- Your call: Is an Atlantic City casino hotel sale at a lowball price a sign that the industry’s recovery from COVID-19 shutdowns will be a slow...
article Stockton professor named interim coordinator for Levenson Institute for Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism
(Atlantic City) -- An associate professor of hospitality at Stockton University has been named the institute coordinator for the university’s Levenson Institute...

4/26/2020

article Interest in reopening Atlantic City casinos will be widely shared
(Atlantic City) -- U.S. casino gambling, like all other parts of the hospitality industry, has been devastated by the social distancing and lockdowns required to slow...
article A Borgata dealer went to Singapore, then Las Vegas before returning to work. Ten days later, she was sick with the coronavirus.
(Atlantic City) -- It was 10 days after returning from Las Vegas, where she and her husband rented a car and drove out to Red Rock Canyon and then to Death Valley, that...

4/25/2020

article Atlantic City's finances 'uncertain' as coronavirus cripples economy
(Atlantic City) -- The novel coronavirus has wreaked havoc on government budgets at all levels, but the resort’s heavy reliance on state aid and fluctuating annual...
article Some Atlantic City Hotels Forced to Reopen to House Homeless, Mayor Says State Overruled Him
(Atlantic City) -- During a press conference this week, Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. (D) confirmed that the state had overruled his executive order requiring all...

4/24/2020

article Deflating Times: AC Casino Revenue Drops Over 60% Following COVID-19 Closures
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos are facing challenging times like they never have before. The coronavirus pandemic forced all nine gambling halls to close their...

4/23/2020

article Out-of-work Atlantic City casino workers jam traffic for miles in line up for donated food
(New Jersey) -- The line of out-of-work Atlantic City casino workers backed up for miles, snaked around empty department stores, continued across from a closed movie...

4/22/2020

article Thousands of jobless Atlantic City casino workers line up for food
(New Jersey) -- An hour before a planned drive-thru food distribution for out-of-work casino employees was set to open, the line of waiting vehicles snaked around the...
article LEGATO: Staying Loyal
(Atlantic City) -- Last week, all members of the Wild Card Rewards player’s club at Hard Rock Atlantic City received a letter from Mike Sampson, the property...

4/20/2020

article South Jersey's economic pain from coronavirus could reach over $5 billion
(New Jersey) -- The new coronavirus’ impact on the South Jersey economy could be more than $5 billion, and the regional recovery may take even longer than the 2008...
article BLOG: How might casinos change once they reopen
(Atlantic City) -- Over the past week several industry observers, politicians and customers have weighed in on how they see casinos – and life in general –...

4/17/2020

article Tropicana lays off 2,704 Atlantic City employees as casino closures enter second month
(Atlantic City) -- Tropicana Atlantic City has laid off 2,704 employees as the state-mandated closures of New Jersey casinos stretch into their second month, according...

4/15/2020

article Coronavirus stops Atlantic City casinos' revenue streak, bumps online gaming
(Atlantic City) -- The industry's 21-month streak of total gaming revenue increases came to a screeching halt in March, as the novel coronavirus forced the...
article COVID-19 snaps Atlantic City casinos' 21-month winning streak
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos snapped their 21-month revenue growth streak in March following the mid-month closures aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19...
article No more bets: March revenue plunges as virus shuts casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Revenue from casinos in numerous U.S. states plunged in March as the coronavirus forced the shutdown of in-person gambling across the country in the...
article Tropicana lays off 2,704 Atlantic City employees as casino closures enter second month
(Atlantic City) -- Tropicana Atlantic City has laid off 2,704 employees as the state-mandated closures of New Jersey casinos stretch into their second month, according...

4/14/2020

article Gamblers likely to proceed with caution when casinos reopen
(Atlantic City) -- Don’t look for a surge in customers when Atlantic City’s casinos reopen. Based on my admittedly less-than-scientific survey of 100+ slot...

4/13/2020

article Atlantic City Casinos Have Turned Their Backs on Workers, Says Union
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casino industry has betrayed workers and “put them in the poorhouse,” according to the Bob McDevitt, president of...
article BLOG: Why so many decks?
(Atlantic City) -- A shuffle through the Gaming mailbag: Q. I don’t live in one of the legal online gambling states, so I’ve just been playing a little here...

4/12/2020

article Casinos can get federal stimulus help, but unions say they’re not helping Atlantic City workers
(Atlantic City) -- The coronavirus stimulus law allows casino companies to seek a share of the $425 billion in corporate loans. They also could qualify for employee...

4/11/2020

article Atlantic City, Post-Coronavirus
(Atlantic City) -- Now more than ever, who wouldn’t want to get hold of a crystal ball—an accurate one? While there’s been plenty of speculation about...

4/10/2020

article Casino workers: Pay us through shutdown
(Atlantic City) -- Casino workers across the country are calling on the gambling industry to pay its laid-off workers their full salary and benefits for the duration of...

4/9/2020

article Casino workers' union says gaming companies should pay employees during COVID-19 shutdown
(Atlantic City) -- Union leaders representing casino and hospitality workers across the country called on gaming operators to pay their workers through the duration of...

4/6/2020

article What were the biggest jackpots scored at Atlantic City casinos in March?
(Atlantic City) -- This is a monthly list of jackpots scored of $50,000 or more in Atlantic City. The list is sorted by casino and includes the date of the win, the...

4/4/2020

article 16,000 casino employees out of work in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The global gambling industry has taken a major hit because of the coronavirus pandemic, and, in the U.S., all casinos are currently shut down.
article Atlantic City Looks to the Future, Grapples With the Present
(Atlantic City) -- For employees of Atlantic City’s casino industry, March went out like a lion—a roaring lion with layoff notices dangling from its teeth....

3/31/2020

article BLOG: Will comp dollars and cashback expire during the shutdown?
(Atlantic City) -- I have comp dollars and cashback expiring during the time the Atlantic City casinos are temporarily closed. Will I lose these?
article Gaming regulators push back reporting deadline for casinos due to COVID-19
(Atlantic City) -- State gaming regulators announced Tuesday the scheduled release of casino profit data would be disrupted because of the new coronavirus. The state...

3/28/2020

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

3/26/2020

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

3/24/2020

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

3/22/2020

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

3/21/2020

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

3/20/2020

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

3/19/2020

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

3/18/2020

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

3/17/2020

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

3/16/2020

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

3/11/2020

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

3/5/2020

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

3/3/2020

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

2/29/2020

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

2/28/2020

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

2/23/2020

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

2/21/2020

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

2/20/2020

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

2/13/2020

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

2/5/2020

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

2/4/2020

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

2/3/2020

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

2/2/2020

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

1/31/2020

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

1/30/2020

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

1/28/2020

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

1/27/2020

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

1/25/2020

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

1/23/2020

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

1/21/2020

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

1/20/2020

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

1/17/2020

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

1/16/2020

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

1/15/2020

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

1/14/2020

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

1/9/2020

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

1/6/2020

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

1/5/2020

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

1/3/2020

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

1/2/2020

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

1/1/2020

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

12/31/2019

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

12/30/2019

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

12/27/2019

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

12/24/2019

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

12/23/2019

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

12/22/2019

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

12/17/2019

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

12/16/2019

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

12/14/2019

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

12/13/2019

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

12/12/2019

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

12/9/2019

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

12/7/2019

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

12/3/2019

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

12/2/2019

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

12/1/2019

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

11/30/2019

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

11/25/2019

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

11/24/2019

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

11/22/2019

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

11/21/2019

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

11/19/2019

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

11/18/2019

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

11/17/2019

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

11/14/2019

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

11/13/2019

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

11/12/2019

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

11/11/2019

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

11/9/2019

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

11/8/2019

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

11/4/2019

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

11/2/2019

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

11/1/2019

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

10/28/2019

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

10/27/2019

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

10/26/2019

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

10/23/2019

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

10/22/2019

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

10/19/2019

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

10/15/2019

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

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