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OP/ED: Atlantic City is breathing once again

Atlantic City is coming back. Really. As Record Staff Writer John Brennan reports, the former Trump Taj Mahal will reopen as a Hard Rock casino after $375 million in renovations are completed. And the first new luxury apartment complex in decades is under construction.

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9/22/2018

article Summer was 'best in recent years' for Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- More tourists, jobs and casino revenue all added up to a historic summer for America's Playground. Compared to 2017, the number of visitors to the...

9/21/2018

article Atlantic City under state control for 3 more years
(Atlantic City) -- The state of New Jersey will continue overseeing the fiscal recovery of Atlantic City until 2021, the Office of the Governor announced. Gov. Phil...
article CRDA tasked with new mission under governor's Atlantic City report
(Atlantic City) -- Decades of spending casino funds caught up with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority this month, as two reports portrayed an agency that has...

9/20/2018

article Atlantic City to stay in state control for at least 3 more years
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City could remain under state rule until 2021, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday, despite saying during his campaign that he...
article No instant end to New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Democrat Phil Murphy campaigned for governor of New Jersey in part on a promise to end the state takeover of Atlantic City, the cash-strapped seaside...
article Drake Was In Atlantic City, And Hard Rock Nabbed $200K From The Rapper
(Atlantic City) -- Even celebrities can run bad from time to time. This weekend, musician Drake lost a reported $200,000 at Hard Rock Atlantic City.

9/18/2018

article Atlantic City casino reinvestment board defends performance after report criticizes spending
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority briefly addressed a critical state audit during its first public board meeting since the report was...

9/15/2018

article Casino authority agreed to more money for Miss America but didn't track spending, audit says
(Atlantic City) -- A state audit of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority in Atlantic City says the authority failed to monitor costs and contracts relating to...

9/13/2018

article Audit sharply criticizes casino authority fiscal management
(Atlantic City) -- A state audit has found New Jersey's Casino Reinvestment Development Authority wasted millions of dollars on contracts including those associated...
article Local officials not surprised by scathing CRDA audit
(Atlantic City) -- Given the checkered history of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s fiscal practices, the findings from a state audit failed to...
article New Atlantic City casino Ocean Resort offers free rooms for people escaping Hurricane Florence
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City announced Wednesday it would offer free lodging for people displaced by Hurricane Florence.

9/12/2018

article Casino revenues up 22.5 percent in August
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s casinos saw overall gaming revenue, including internet gaming and sports betting, increase by 22.5 percent in August compared with...
article Atlantic City casino to shelter hurricane evacuees for free
(Atlantic City) -- An Atlantic City casino owner says he'll take in people fleeing the powerful hurricane due to strike the East Coast this week. Bruce Deifik (DIE...
article Eldorado gets temporary OK to own Tropicana casino
(Atlantic City) -- Eldorado Resorts was given temporary approval to own Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino, expressing optimism about a growing market rather than...

9/11/2018

article State audit blasts CRDA fiscal management
(Atlantic City) -- A state audit of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority identified numerous accounting, operational and organizational deficiencies, resulting...

9/8/2018

article Borgata Casino in the Atlantic City Sees a Woman Winning the Prize Money of More Than $2 Million
(Atlantic City) -- The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in the Atlantic City saw a woman hitting the jackpot of securing more than $2 million on Saturday. It is owned as...

9/6/2018

article Atlantic City’s Miss America — Like the East Coast Gaming Capital Itself — Struggles to Stay Relevant
(Atlantic City) -- Miss America 2.0 — the rebranded swimsuit-less version of the competition — is being held at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall this...

9/5/2018

article Atlantic City's Diverse Meetings Offerings
(Atlantic City) -- Industry insiders have said for years that for Atlantic City to be successful, there needs to be a compelling reason for visitors beyond gaming -- and...

9/3/2018

article Atlantic City Casinos Begin Laying Off Temporary Summer Employees with Labor Day Weekend
(Atlantic City) -- It was just last month that Atlantic City’s nine casinos collectively employed more than 30,000 workers for the first time in over four years....
article New Jersey Woman Wins $2.4 Million Jackpot After Betting $10 at Atlantic City Slot Machine
(Atlantic City) -- A New Jersey woman walked away from a casino a newly minted millionaire after hitting the jackpot on her first turn at a slot machine, officials said...
article Woman Hits $2.4 Million Jackpot On Atlantic City Slot Machine
(Atlantic City) -- A Hawthorne, New Jersey woman is $2.4 million richer. She hit the progressive jackpot at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa on Saturday. The exact...

9/2/2018

article NJ woman wins $2.4 million jackpot at Borgata
(Atlantic City) -- A New Jersey woman won over $2.4 million at Borgata Saturday on a slot machine. The woman, from Hawthorne, Passaic County, won $2,481,940.75 on the...

9/1/2018

article In Atlantic City, casinos shed jobs as summer wanes
(Atlantic City) -- Seasonal layoffs in the tourism industry will begin after Labor Day, and the resort’s nine casino hotel properties will not be immune. Less than...

8/29/2018

article Should Atlantic City Casinos Be Worried About Growing Competition From Nearby States?
(Atlantic City) -- Recently, the American Gaming Association released its yearly report, State of the States 2018. The report takes a look at the 24 US states with legal...

8/28/2018

article Atlantic City casino taxes rise for third straight year
(Atlantic City) -- Casino taxes and fees were up for the third consecutive reporting period, due in large part to the rise in internet gaming, according to industry...

8/25/2018

article Atlantic City Casinos Priming The Pump For Good Year After Solid Second Quarter
(Atlantic City) -- The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released its latest quarterly financial report last week, and after a tough first quarter, Atlantic City...

8/24/2018

article Competition, expansion may spell trouble for Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City is still the nation’s second-largest commercial casino market, but gaming expansion in nearby states will continue to test the...
article The cautious optimism of Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City hasn’t had much reason to celebrate in recent years. In 2014, four of the city’s 12 casinos closed. A fifth, the Trump Taj...

8/23/2018

article Revised numbers show A.C. casino revenue was up in second quarter
(Atlantic City) -- Good news for the gaming industry in Atlantic City: Updated numbers released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement showed...

8/22/2018

article Borgata casino launches mobile sports betting in New Jersey
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s Borgata casino has begun taking sports bets via mobile phones. The casino launched mobile sports betting for Android phones...
article A.C. casinos paid out $22 million in jackpots this year
(Atlantic City) -- Casino jackpots in 2018 have already surpassed the total paid out to lucky winners in each of the last three years. Atlantic City casinos have paid...

8/21/2018

article Hard Rock Off To A Fast Start In AC, But Don’t Sleep On Ocean Resort Yet
(Atlantic City) -- July was a mixed bag for Atlantic City’s two new casino properties: Hard Rock Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino. Hard Rock has already...

8/19/2018

article Why Atlantic City is a Hotspot for Cher, Britney, and Tons of Models This Summer
(Atlantic City) -- Forty years after the first casino opened in Atlantic City, the preferred vacation destination for East Coasters who can't decide between a beach...

8/17/2018

article Big Time Boxing Returns to Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino
(Atlantic City) -- Top Rank’s matchmaker Brad Goodman and J Russell Peltz of Peltz Boxing will put on a show that headlines with heavyweights Philly’s Bryant...

8/15/2018

article Resorts Casino and Golden Nugget Officially Accepting Sports Bets
(New Jersey) -- Two Atlantic City Casinos have officially joined the world of sports betting in the Garden State. On Wednesday, August 15th, officials held a ribbon-...
article Atlantic City Tourism Outlook Strong Thanks To NJ Sports Betting, New Casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City received its quarterly tourism report card, and the news is mixed. The first quarter of the year returned expected seasonally low...
article Live In Atlantic City For The Debut Of Sportsbooks At Golden Nugget And Resorts
(Atlantic City) -- As legal sports betting has become more widespread in the Garden State in the last two months, the launches are becoming more lowkey. Borgata’s...
article Ocean Resort Casino puts mark on Atlantic City skyline
(Atlantic City) -- The resort's tallest building is being branded. Ocean Resort Casino has begun installation of its logo on the south-facing side of the 57-story...
article Down-on-its-luck Atlantic City seems poised for a comeback
(Atlantic City) -- The welcome sign that hangs over the Atlantic City Expressway, ahead of its oft-photographed vista of skyscraping casinos and neon signs against an...

8/14/2018

article Atlantic City casinos see revenue soar in July
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s nine casino properties took in $299.8 million in total gaming revenue in July, a nearly 12 percent increase over the same month...
article Atlantic City revenues jump, but new casino bringing up the rear
(Atlantic City) -- Revenue was up at Atlantic City casinos on the heels of the opening of two new hotels, as the Hard Rock and Ocean Resort contributed to a 12 percent...
article 6th Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's Golden Nugget casino will become the sixth in New Jersey to offer sports betting. State Division of Gaming Enforcement Director...
article Atlantic City’s 9 casinos employing 30,000+ workers
(Atlantic City) -- Boosted by the opening of two gaming halls at the end of June, the number of casino employees in the city has topped 30,000 for the first time in...

8/13/2018

article July will be good for Atlantic City casinos, future uncertain, experts say
(Atlantic City) -- Gaming experts predict casino revenue will be up considerably in July but warn that the long-term ability of the market to sustain nine properties is...

8/12/2018

article Atlantic City casinos employing 30,000 for first time in 4 years
(Atlantic City) -- The last time this city had more than 30,000 casino employees, properties such as Trump Plaza and Showboat were still going gambling concerns. But the...

8/10/2018

article Boom In Atlantic City Casinos Leads To A Spike In The Job Market
(Atlantic City) -- It appears Atlantic City is on its way back to prominence. Not only because two new casinos opened along the Boardwalk in June. Not just because legal...
article Deal to purchase closed Atlantic Club Casino Hotel approved
(Atlantic City) -- In New Jersey, the board of trustees for Stockton University has reportedly approved a deal that would see the public college purchase the 20-acre...

8/9/2018

article University Board OK’s Purchase Of Former Casino Near Campus
(New Jersey) -- Stockton University’s board of trustees has given approval for the purchase of a former casino site near a campus slated to open next month in...

8/8/2018

article Something New Is Coming To Casino Pier, But What?
(Atlantic City) -- Oh, Casino Pier, you do love to tease us don't you? If you've been past the iconic Jersey Shore amusement pier recently, you may have noticed...
article Stockton trustees agree to pursue purchase of ex-Atlantic Club casino
(Atlantic City) -- A month before the scheduled opening of Stockton University’s new campus in Atlantic City, the college approved the purchase of the nearby...
article Another Atlantic City casino to come down, as Stockton expands its beachfront footprint
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City could soon have one less empty high-rise casino and hotel. On Wednesday, the Stockton University Board of Trustees approved plans to...

8/5/2018

article Atlantic City-Philadelphia rail line to shut down in September
(Atlantic City) -- NJ Transit plans to shut down the Atlantic City Rail Line in September through the end of the year, and possibly longer. The news, first reported by...

8/4/2018

article Boxing is making a comeback in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- When the fog rolls in off the ocean and blankets the Boardwalk, it can be awfully tough to see more than a few feet ahead. Boxing in Atlantic City has...

8/2/2018

article Resorts first Atlantic City casino to offer online, mobile sports betting with two partners
(Atlantic City) -- Resorts Casino Hotel announced a second online sports betting partnership Thursday, just one day after receiving approval from gaming regulators to...
article Resorts inks 2nd online sports betting deal
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel on Thursday announced its second deal in 24 hours for online sports betting. The deal with The Stars Group...

8/1/2018

article Fourth Atlantic City casino sports book opens at Harrah's
(Atlantic City) -- Harrah's Resort opened sports gambling Wednesday morning with two wagers placed on the New York Yankees. Alan and Carol Kallman, of Monroe...

7/31/2018

article Harrah's to become 4th Atlantic City casino with sports bets
(Atlantic City) -- An Atlantic City casino will become the fourth in New Jersey to offer sports betting. Harrah's casino plans to start taking sports bets at 11 a.m...
article Changing Of The Guard: Atlantic City Will Get A New State Overseer
(Atlantic City) -- Rob Long, the deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, will assume the role of overseer for Atlantic City next month....

7/30/2018

article Bally's casino in Atlantic City starts taking sports bets
(Atlantic City) -- Caesars Entertainment opened a sports book at one of its New Jersey casinos and will do the same Wednesday at another property. Meanwhile, rival MGM...
article Bally's Wild Wild West launches sports betting Monday, Harrah's later this week
(Atlantic City) -- Sports betting will be available at two more casinos this week, with one casino going live Monday morning. Wild Wild West Casino, a part of Bally...
article Borgata owner partners with U.K. firm for online gambling, sports betting
(Atlantic City) -- The owner of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is placing an even larger wager on sports betting. Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International announced...

7/27/2018

article Atlantic City Union Declares Victory Over Carl Icahn, Credits Hard Rock Opening
(Atlantic City) -- The Unite Here Local 54 union in Atlantic City says the June opening of Hard Rock vindicates its 2016 strike against billionaire Carl Icahn at the...
article Bally's Wild Wild West close to launching sports betting
(Atlantic City) -- Bally’s Wild Wild West Casino is putting the final touches on a sports book that could open as soon as next week. Elements of a 8,190-square-...
article BLOG: When Donald Trump Screwed Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Amid the many Donald Trump scandals circulating in the news lately, whether it be on Russia, Stormy Daniels, his racist rhetoric, and anything else...

7/26/2018

article Organizers hope free beach concert makes up for lack of Lovato
(Atlantic City) -- The cancellation of Demi Lovato’s appearance at Thursday’s beach concert left organizers with less than 48 hours to book a replacement and...

7/25/2018

article HQ2 Beachclub Reopens In Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- HQ2 Beachclub is back. After closing four years ago, the dance club that was once a popular spot at Revel has reopened at the Ocean Resort Casino at...

7/21/2018

article 2 new casinos, beach concert gave Atlantic City big visitor boost
(Atlantic City) -- A historic 12-day stretch earlier this summer that saw two casinos reopen, a beach concert, a midweek Fourth of July and four weekend days with ideal...
article Britney Begins Her Three Sold Out Atlantic City Shows With A Rough Start
(Atlantic City) -- The Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey is one of the most upscale and luxurious casinos in the gambling city. The biggest and brightest performers...

7/17/2018

article Atlantic City Casinos Apply for Sports Betting Ahead of Football Season
(Atlantic City) -- With football season right around the corner, casinos in Atlantic City are working toward getting approved to offer betting on the sport.

7/16/2018

article No June Gloom For Atlantic City Casino Revenue As Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Open
(Atlantic City) -- The opening of two new casinos and the emergence of two sportsbooks provided a significant boost to Atlantic City casino revenue in June. According to...
article Sportsbook Plans Surface For Bally’s And Harrah’s In Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Friday the 13th of July was definitely not unlucky for Harrah’s and Bally’s in Atlantic City, as the New Jersey Division of Gaming...

7/11/2018

article Jump-starting careers in the construction trades
(Atlantic City) -- It would have been easy for Gov. Phil Murphy to recognize Joe Jingoli for his efforts in helping to build the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic...

7/10/2018

article Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Launches Its New Jersey Online Casino
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino, the newest property in Atlantic City, has soft-launched its online casino. It joins Hard Rock online casino as the newest entries...

7/9/2018

article Atlantic City posed to be East Coast leader for esports, online gaming
(Atlantic City) -- A U.K.-based net-work solutions and data center provider wants to invest $5 million to build a nearly 6,000- square-foot secured server in the...

7/8/2018

article Philly Chefs’ Shore Bet / Atlantic City casino culinary scene features big name local restaurateurs.
(Atlantic City) -- The rush of fresh and returning superstar restaurants coming into Atlantic City’s new casinos — to say nothing of successful eateries in...
article Chelsea property gives Tropicana fifth hotel tower, guests 'change of pace'
(Atlantic City) -- On the third day of their stay at the Chelsea Tower, Charles and Carol Anisi spent the afternoon sipping drinks under an umbrella at a high-top table...

7/5/2018

article And Then There Were Nine: What’s The Right Number Of Casinos In Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- It’s been roughly a week since two new Atlantic City casinos officially opened for business mere hours apart. The two new properties, Hard Rock...
article Doors Are Open, But Hard Rock Atlantic City And Ocean Resort Have Work To Do
(Atlantic City) -- In case you haven’t heard, Atlantic City recently held a big party. It’s been one week since the biggest party on the Boardwalk and people...

7/4/2018

article New Atlantic City casinos unlikely to save the struggling Shore town
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City celebrated the opening of two shuttered casinos last week as if it somehow marked the rebirth of the shabby Shore town. But casinos didn...

7/3/2018

article Atlantic City: Mark Wahlberg and Heidi Klum celebrate casino openings
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino flung open its doors over the weekend, hoping to lure crowds with celebrity guests including actor Mark...
article On-Site Report: Atlantic City Gets Double Boost with Two Casino Resort Openings
(Atlantic City) -- Two formerly shuttered casino resorts got a new lease on life last Thursday, when the 2,000-room Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and the 1,...

7/2/2018

article Jersey guys came to change Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Sitting in private room of Council Oak Fish, Joseph Jingoli and Jack Morris had just a few minutes Thursday afternoon to relax. With the Boardwalk as...
article Reporter, publicist simplified complexity of Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- As he had done more than 500 times before, Dan Heneghan spent his lunch break climbing the 228 steps of the Absecon Lighthouse. Only this time was...
article Showboat Atlantic City Gets A Makeover Amid Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Openings
(Atlantic City) -- Consider it the Atlantic City version of an arms race. This past week, history-rich Showboat Atlantic City unveiled major upgrades to its facility,...

7/1/2018

article Casino Comeback: 'Atlantic City's Best Days Are In Front Of It'
(Atlantic City) -- Legendary gambling destination Atlantic City, N.J. is trying to re-make itself into a place where you can do more: attend a convention, see a show,...
article EDITORIAL: Cheer for Atlantic City's arrival of twins
(Atlantic City) -- Whose crazy idea was it to open Atlantic City's two repurposed casino hotels on the same Thursday in June, just two days away from a possible...
article Surprise casino openings void plan, put journalists in motion
(Atlantic City) -- One of the best things most newsrooms do is cover breaking news, and ours is no different. Journalists are wired to respond to unexpected events...

6/30/2018

article Atlantic City Hard Rock, Ocean Resort opening weekend continues
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s two new casinos, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Ocean Resort Casino, opened their doors Thursday amid splintering guitars, popping...
article Rebounding from a losing streak, Atlantic City celebrates two new casinos
(Atlantic City) -- A few years ago, five Atlantic City casinos closed down, thousands of people lost their jobs, and the state took over the city’s finances. But...

6/29/2018

article Atlantic City casino grand reopenings ignite new sense of optimism
(Atlantic City) -- There were vibrant fireworks, A-list celebrities, free champagne, a balloon drop and "guitar smashing." Ceremonial first bets were placed at...
article Atlantic City gambles on entertainment and sports betting to bring back the boom times
(Atlantic City) -- First came the dancers, all hotpants and lace. Then came the fireworks, dripping silver sparks from the concert hall ceiling. And then came the...
article Energy and ambiance radiate Hard Rock, Ocean Resort casinos nightlife
(Atlantic City) -- Resurrections do not happen in broad daylight. They occur at night, with entertainer Jamie Foxx on the microphone and fireworks in the sky. When the...
article Hyatt to open 40,000sq ft exhale spa in Atlantic City casino resort
(Atlantic City) -- The first exhale spa to open since Hyatt acquired the brand last year will be in the Ocean Resort Casino, due to make its debut soon in Atlantic City...

6/28/2018

article 2 Atlantic City Casinos To Open Under New Owners
(Atlantic City) -- Two Atlantic City casinos that went out of business in recent years are re-opening under new owners. The gambling destination has suffered from...
article Atlantic City's History Of Second Chances & Salt Water Taffy
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City is at a crossroads—again. With two new casinos holding their grand openings today, the city is making headlines again. The stakes...
article Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Open Early in Atlantic City, Casinos Sold Out
(Atlantic City) -- The former Trump Taj Mahal and Revel were scheduled to open on Thursday, but surprised Boardwalk pedestrians by opening their doors on Wednesday after...
article Hard Rock, Ocean Resort open to big fanfare
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s two new casinos, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Ocean Resort Casino, opened their doors Thursday amid splintering guitars, popping...
article Rebounding from a losing streak, Atlantic City celebrates two new casinos
(Atlantic City) -- A few years ago, five Atlantic City casinos closed down, thousands of people lost their jobs, and the state took over the city’s finances. But...
article When will each of Atlantic City's nine casinos open sportsbooks?
(Atlantic City) -- With the Ocean Resort bringing sports betting to the Atlantic City boardwalk, here’s a look at where things stand among the nine casinos.

6/27/2018

article 2 Atlantic City casinos open a day early
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s newest casinos threw open their doors to gamblers Wednesday — a day earlier than scheduled. The previously shuttered Hard...
article Atlantic City holds its breath as Hard Rock, Ocean debut in shells of failed Trump Taj Mahal and Revel casinos
(Atlantic City) -- And then there were nine. After an era marked by five casino closings — Atlantic Club, Showboat, Revel, Trump Plaza, and Trump Taj Mahal...
article Not To Be Left Behind, Showboat Cleans Up For Its New Casino Neighbors
(Atlantic City) -- Showboat Atlantic City Hotel has announced that it will open new restaurants, rooms, and attractions June 28. The unveiling will coincide with the...
article Hard Rock, Ocean Resort open in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The revival of Atlantic City’s gambling industry has begun a crucial chapter with the much-anticipated openings of two new casinos. Hard Rock...

6/26/2018

article Can sports betting do for Atlantic City what Trump couldn’t?
(Atlantic City) -- The last time there was so much hype about the future of this troubled seaside resort, Donald Trump was doing most of the hyping. The president, then...
article Hard Rock keeps Mark Etess' sports legacy alive
(Atlantic City) -- When Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City opens Thursday, visitors will have a hard time remembering Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort ever existed...
article Hard Rock, Ocean Resort welcome VIPs for 'soft play'
(Atlantic City) -- The days leading up to the official grand openings of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Ocean Resort Casino are intended to give the properties an...
article How dry will Thursday be for Hard Rock, Ocean Resort openings?
(Atlantic City) -- You'll need the umbrella if you're spending most of the day outdoors for the opening of Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino...
article What to know about Ocean Resort Casino, Hard Rock openings
(Atlantic City) -- We're only three days away from two new Atlantic City casino openings, and the Press wanted to answer all questions for those who are looking to...

6/25/2018

article Atlantic City Places a New Bet on an Old Favorite: Casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Two years after plummeting gambling revenue nearly tipped this seaside resort into bankruptcy, two new casinos are opening on the boardwalk.
article Can Sports Betting Do for Atlantic City What Donald Trump Couldn’t?
(Atlantic City) -- The last time there was so much hype about the future of this troubled seaside resort, Donald J. Trump was doing most of the hyping.
article Casino building boom in Atlantic City promises Jersey Shore revival
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City, once a gambling mecca of the northeast, fell on hard times. Decaying properties, boarded seashore shops and vacant high-rises became a...
article Two Atlantic City Casinos To Reopen Thursday
(Atlantic City) -- Two of Atlantic City’s brick-and-mortar casinos that shuttered during a string of closings a few years ago will take bets once again this week....
article Two Failed Atlantic City Casinos Ready To Make Another Go Of It
(Atlantic City) -- Two shuttered hotels that went dark during the contraction of Atlantic City as a travel and gaming destination are preparing to reopen late in June,...

6/24/2018

article Things to Know about 2 Atlantic City casino reopenings
(Atlantic City) -- When four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos shut down in 2014 and a fifth followed two years later, it seemed to many that the city’s gambling...

6/23/2018

article Gambling will be the death of Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Here come just what the gambling millions haven’t prayed for: two mammoth new Atlantic City casinos opening on June 28. Beyond offering snake...
article Meadowlands Racetrack Will Offer Sports Betting Next Month
(Atlantic City) -- The Meadowlands Racetrack is joining the growing list of casino and racetrack operators in the state of New Jersey that offer sports betting. The...
article As 2 new casinos open in A.C., Showboat upping number of hotel rooms
(Atlantic City) -- Not to be outdone by the flash of two brand new boardwalk casinos, the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City announced this week it will up the number of...

6/22/2018

article Atlantic City presents its best entertainment lineup in a decade
(Atlantic City) -- Sean Patrick, midday host at rock radio station WMGM-FM 103.7, has been around long enough to remember when such A-list music acts as Foo Fighters and...

6/20/2018

article Atlantic City Casino Revenue Takes A Slide In May, But Don’t Panic Yet
(Atlantic City) -- In sports betting, there is no greater disappointment than a bad beat. Like taking the 23.5-point spread in a college basketball game, having that...
article Ocean Resort Casino licensing hearing set for today
(Atlantic City) -- Talk about waiting until the last minute! The Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City is set to open on June 28th and the venue has yet to obtain a...
article Ocean Resort Casino owner: We’ll surprise the world
(Atlantic City) -- The owner of Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casinos promised to “surprise the world” when the former Revel casino reopens next week.
article OP/ED: Will Casino be restored to its former glory in Asbury Park?
(Atlantic City) -- Actor Danny DeVito wants the Casino, his “home away from home” when he was growing up in Asbury Park, to be the next building to be...

6/19/2018

article 'It was like a mini Super Bowl': MGM expects big things from sports betting at the Borgata
(Atlantic City) -- Hanging out at one of the high-top tables inside The Mirage sportsbook Monday afternoon, Jay Rood reflected on what’s going on 2,500 miles away...
article A.C. casinos playing with matches
(Atlantic City) -- Most Atlantic City casinos are offering to match a competing Atlantic City casino’s player loyalty club card. For example, Golden Nugget...
article Monroe man's last wish for 'one more hand' at A.C. casino
(Atlantic City) -- John Mudry and his family sat around the $10 blackjack table at Bally’s Atlantic City on Tuesday afternoon. The cocktail waitress brought over a...

6/18/2018

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

6/17/2018

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

6/16/2018

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

6/15/2018

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

6/14/2018

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

6/13/2018

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

6/12/2018

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

6/11/2018

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

6/10/2018

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

6/9/2018

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

6/8/2018

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

6/7/2018

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

6/6/2018

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

6/5/2018

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

6/4/2018

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

6/3/2018

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

6/2/2018

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

5/31/2018

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

5/30/2018

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

5/24/2018

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

5/23/2018

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

5/22/2018

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

5/21/2018

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

5/19/2018

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

5/18/2018

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

5/16/2018

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

5/15/2018

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

5/14/2018

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

5/12/2018

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

5/11/2018

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

5/10/2018

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

5/9/2018

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

5/8/2018

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

5/7/2018

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

5/3/2018

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

5/2/2018

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

5/1/2018

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

4/30/2018

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

4/28/2018

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

4/26/2018

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

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