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Showboat Casino Employees Protest Closing

ATLANTIC CITY – (Associated Press) - Chanting “Keep Showboat open,” hundreds of casino workers and supporters staged a noisy, enthusiastic protest Thursday night on the Atlantic City Boardwalk aimed at getting the owners of the Showboat Casino Hotel to reverse their decision to close it next month.

More than 400 protesters marched from a small park near the Boardwalk to Caesars Atlantic City, where a small group met with a labor attorney for the parent company that owns both casinos.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/24/2014

Two Suspects Wanted in Armed Heist of Atlantic City Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J (Associated Press) - Police are seeking two masked suspects who robbed an Atlantic City casino at gunpoint and made off with more than $180,000.

The heist occurred Monday morning at Caesars Atlantic City.

A law enforcement flier obtained by The Press of Atlantic City says the suspects fled in a car with two plastic boxes containing more than $180,000 in cash.

Police are not releasing any details.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/22/2014

Atlantic City Mayor: New Jersey Locked Out of March Madness Betting Unfair

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — By this time, New Jersey figured it would be raking in the bets on professional and college sports.

But with its two-year bid to offer legal sports betting stalled and relying on a long-shot appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the only madness this March will bring New Jersey is anger that things did not turn out quite the way it hoped.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/19/2014

Former Baltimore Ravens Star Ray Rice Arrested at Revel Casino in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — Atlantic City police said Baltimore running back Ray Rice was arrested at a casino after an argument with his fiancée turned physical.

Atlantic City police said that Rice and Janay Palmer were arrested on simple assault charges and were released on a summons after an incident at the Revel Casino early Saturday morning. Both Rice and Palmer declined medical attention, and neither reported any injuries

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/18/2014

Paris Hilton Wins $50k in Blackjack at Atlantic City Casino Following DJ Gig

Socialite, reality TV star, pop singer and now….DJ, Paris Hilton, reportedly won $50,000 playing blackjack at an Atlantic City casino immediately following a DJ Gig in the seaside gambling resort that paid out $100,000.

Hilton won the money Saturday night according to TMZ.com.

Paris kicked off her residency at Harrah's "Pool After Dark" with a blowout -- DJ'ing for a sold out crowd -- and sources tell TMZ, she got paid $100,000 for the job.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Feb/06/2014

Atlantic City Murder Rate Lowest in 30 Years: Still Ranked Among Most Dangerous

Only three people were murdered in the New Jersey seaside gambling resort of Atlantic City in 2013 with just two more days to go.  That’s a steep drop from the 18 murders last year.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/30/2013

Casino Woes Continue in Atlantic City: Revenues Way Down

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — (Associated Press) - Thousands of people came to Atlantic City to see Miss America last month, but not enough of them ventured into a casino to boost the gambling halls’ monthly revenue.

Atlantic City’s casinos saw their revenue fall by nearly 13 percent in September compared with the same month last year.

The city’s 12 casinos won $240.2 million from gamblers, a decline of 12.9 percent from September 2012.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/15/2013

Return of Miss America Pageant to Atlantic City Doesn’t Boost Revenue: Costs $400k

Atlantic City, NJ – (Associated Press) - The return of the Miss America pageant to Atlantic City brought attention to the seaside gambling mecca and a boon to police and public works employees.

The Press of Atlantic City reports the pageant cost the city about $400,000 in overtime. The city’s business administrator tells the newspaper that some of the costs will be reimbursed, possibly by the state. But it isn’t known how much, or when.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/14/2013

World Poker Tour Championship to be Held at Borgata, Sponsored by Bwin.Party

(Associated Press) - Ever since New Jersey legalized Internet gambling in February, poker was expected to be a big part of it.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/19/2013

Revel Casino Officially Files for Bankruptcy Protection

(Associated Press) - From the day it opened less than a year ago, Revel decided to break the rules.

The newest casino in Atlantic City banned smoking, didn’t offer a buffet, turned its back on bus-riding day trippers and focused on the upscale leisure traveler more than the slot-playing senior citizen.

But Monday, the $2.4 billion resort found it could not break the law of supply and demand as it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Camden.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/26/2013

Why Legalized Internet Gambling in New Jersey Will Help Boost Atlantic City

On Tuesday night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addressed his concerns over legalized Internet gambling in the state, primarily will Web casinos and poker rooms keep gamblers from going to Atlantic City?

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/23/2013

Need for Online Gambling in NJ Intensifies: PA Bumps Atlantic City

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may have more of an incentive to sign a bill legalizing online gambling in his state as numbers showed Wednesday that Pennsylvania for the first time has bumped Atlantic City out of the number two US gambling destination after Las Vegas.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/16/2013

Atlantic City Casinos Begin Re-Opening, Starting With the Borgata

TRENTON, N.J. (Associated Press) – Gov. Chris Christie announced Friday that Atlantic City’s 12 casinos can reopen after a nearly five-day shutdown for Superstorm Sandy, but it’s unclear when they will be ready to do so.

Christie announced the order to allow reopening at 10 a.m. Friday and said it was effective immediately. He also allowed roads to the seaside resort, which was subject to a mandatory evacuation, to reopen.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/02/2012

Atlantic City Casinos Expected to Re-Open Soon With Christie Lifting Evacuation Order

With New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lifting evacuation orders in Atlantic City, casinos were expected to re-open in the coming days.  All operators report nominal damage, mostly to their roofs. 

On Thursday it was also revealed that The Borgata Casino’s $393.5 million of 9.875 percent notes due August 2018 have fallen 2.25 cents on the dollar since the largest tropical storm in the Atlantic slammed the East Coast on Oct. 29.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/01/2012

Atlantic City Casinos to Reopen Once Governor Lifts Evacuation Orders

As Atlantic City’s 12 casinos economic losses begin mounting, officials still are unsure just when the establishments will be ready to reopen.

Each reported only minimal damage from Hurricane Sandy and will be prepared to reopen once New Jersey Governor lifts the evacuation order.  It was not immediately clear when that will occur, however.  

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/01/2012

Atlantic City Casinos May Reopen Friday Morning Following Sandy’s Wrath

(Reuters) - Hurricane Sandy has silenced the thousands of slot machines and high-rollers who normally crowd the black jack and roulette tables of Atlantic City, but the resort's casino companies wager they could be back in business within days.

The storm that swept up the East Coast of the United States on Monday made landfall near Atlantic City, ripping up several blocks of its famous boardwalk and tearing roofing off casinos and hotels.

Submitted by Reuters on, Oct/30/2012

Atlantic City Casino Workers Union President: ‘I Have Never Seen so Much Water in the Inlet’

Category 1 Hurricane Sandy made landfall just south of the United State’s second largest casino destination of Atlantic City Monday evening.  The damage is expected to be significant with much of the city under water.  Portions of Atlantic City’s famed boardwalk was also swept out to see. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/29/2012

Hurricane Sandy Atlantic City Live Coverage

As Hurricane Sandy prepares to make a direct impact on the United States second largest gambling destination, Atlantic City, Gambling911.com has your ongoing coverage of all the latest news right here.

The storm strengthened overnight with winds up to 85 mph.   All casinos are closed. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/29/2012

Atlantic City Evacuated Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

With Hurricane Sandy potentially making a direct hit on the United States second largest gambling destination, mandatory evacuations were ordered for Atlantic City's casinos.

Emergency officials said Sunday afternoon's low tide looked similar to that of a typical high tide.

"We have to play the hand we've been dealt and unfortunately this is a bad hand," Mayor Lorenzo Langford told the Associated Press on Sunday. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/28/2012

Hurricane Sandy Could Prove Devastating to Gambling Mecca of Atlantic City

What is being billed as potentially the storm of the century had the United States second largest gambling destination of Atlantic City right in its path.

Hurricane Sandy had been briefly downgraded to a tropical storm before becoming a hurricane once again early Saturday afternoon.  Current models have the storm making a direct impact on Atlantic City.

On Saturday morning, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency as the storm moved up the East Coast.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/27/2012

Atlantic City Gambling Revenue Dips

ATLANTIC CITY (Associated Press) — Revenue figures due to be released Wednesday afternoon will show how Atlantic City’s newest casino is faring six months since it opened.

The $2.4 billion Revel casino resort is off to a slow start, mired in 8th place out of the city’s 12 casinos in terms of money won from gamblers. But Revel insists its business model is less dependent on casino winnings than its competition and that it’s doing well in terms of non-gambling revenue.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/10/2012

Most New Jersey Residents Don’t Want Gambling in State Beyond Atlantic City

(Associated Press) - Most New Jerseyans oppose expanding casino gambling beyond Atlantic City, and also oppose granting state tax breaks to casino companies, according to a poll released Monday.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll shows 56 percent of voters surveyed are opposed to casinos anywhere else but in Atlantic City. Thirty-five percent say casinos should be added elsewhere in the state.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/25/2012

Efforts to Improve Atlantic City Starting to Pay Off

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – (Associated Press) - New Jersey officials say a wide-ranging effort to improve Atlantic City is starting to pay off, from new private investment in non-casino attractions to a $20 million advertising campaign that's beginning to change negative perceptions about the seaside gambling resort.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2012

New Jersey Ok’s Plan for Mohegan Sun to Run Resorts Casino in Atlantic City

Absent from the Atlantic City casino market for more than 30 years, Native American tribes have recently turned a close eye on the seaside gambling resort, with two tribes taking very different paths.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/15/2012

Atlantic City Sees Rare ‘Up’ Month for Revenues in August

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — Free from having to deal with hurricanes this year, Atlantic City's casinos saw their revenues increase by 12.6 percent in August — a rare "up" month for a resort still reeling from competition all around it.

The city's casinos took in nearly $314 million from gamblers in August, marking just the second monthly increase in four years.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/13/2012

Hard Rock Scraps Atlantic City Plans

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — A group has scrapped a plan to build a smaller "boutique" casino that would have been run by the Seminole Indians through their Hard Rock franchise on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

AC Gateway LLC tells The Associated Press it is not proceeding with a casino-hotel that could have included a musical history museum with items from when the Beatles and Rolling Stones separately played Atlantic City.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2012

Outdoor Gambling in Atlantic City as Golden Nugget Offers First Exterior Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — (Associated Press) - For the past few years, Atlantic City's casinos have been thinking outside the box when it comes to ways to drum up new business and compete with gambling halls in neighboring states.

But the Golden Nugget Atlantic City is doing so literally by becoming the first casino in New Jersey to offer outdoor gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/05/2012

Probe Requested Into Revel Casino Financial Troubles: Credit Relief Obtained

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) - Atlantic City's newest casino has some more room to breathe.

Revel signed a new credit deal Wednesday night allowing it to borrow up to $100 million.

That deal came hours before a union president called on state casino regulators to investigate whether Revel is financially stable - a key requirement for running a casino in New Jersey.

Revel CEO Kevin DeSanctis says the credit deal guarantees the business adequate operating funds through 2013.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/23/2012

Revel Casino Downgraded by Moody’s

Troubled Revel Casino has been downgraded by Moody’s Wednesday.

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The newest Atlantic City casino reported the biggest losses in that New Jersey gambling Mecca during its first several months of operation.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/22/2012

Ailing Revel Casino Seeks Help From Lenders

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- (Associated Press) - Atlantic City's newest casino is seeking some breathing room from its lenders.

Following a slow start out of the gate and a $35 million operating loss, Revel is asking its lenders to increase the amount of credit it can draw on.

The casino, which opened in April, has $30 million worth of credit, but wants to increase that to $100 million.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/21/2012

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