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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo, Joseph Brennen of Ventnor N.J., logs on to a Harrah's online casino on his laptop from a highway rest area in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on the first day of a test of Internet gambling in New Jersey. On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, many internet gambling providers said they've noticed a significant increase in business in the past week as many land-based casinos shut down due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Shut-out by virus, gamblers turning to online betting

Mar. 17, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gamblers who suddenly can't go to a casino to play slot machines, cards or roulette are migrating to internet casinos as the coronavirus shuts down most things involving large gatherings. As of Tuesday, casinos in about three dozen states had either been shut down by...

Chairs are stacked in a Starbucks coffee shop that remained open for customers purchasing for take-away, Monday, March 16, 2020, in New York. New York leaders took a series of unprecedented steps Sunday to slow the spread of the coronavirus, including canceling schools and extinguishing most nightlife in New York City. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NY, NJ, Connecticut to close bars, eateries to fight virus

Mar. 16, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bars and restaurants will become takeout-only and businesses from movie theaters and casinos to gyms and beyond will be shuttered Monday night throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut because of the coronavirus, the states' governors said. The governors said essential businesses such...

This Feb. 22, 2019 photo shows stacks of gambling chips at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City N.J. As of Monday, March 16, 2020, casinos in at least 15 states had shut down due to the coronavirus, including Atlantic City's nine casinos which were due to close at 8 p.m. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

To bet or not to bet? Casinos, gamblers weigh virus concerns

Mar. 16, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers and vacationers who had planned to visit U.S. casinos expressed a mixture of disappointment and relief over a wave of closings in at least 15 states as officials worked on slowing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Some said they still plan to visit casinos. Many...

FILE - This June 20, 2019 file photo shows the lobby of the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Friday, March 13, 2020, Hard Rock announced it is canceling live entertainment at all its U.S. properties for 30 days in response to the coronavirus outbreak, one of many steps casinos around the country are taking in response to the outbreak. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Some casinos drop buffets, live shows as virus spreads in US

Mar. 13, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania casino shut down temporarily, some Las Vegas casinos closed their buffets and nightclubs, and the Hard Rock chain canceled live entertainment at all its U.S. properties for at least a month as the nation's casinos grappled with the coronavirus outbreak. The Valley...

File-This Oct. 12, 2010 file photo shows the Trump Plaza Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Atlantic City's mayor wants to demolish the former Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino. Mayor Marty Small said in a speech Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, to a business group that knocking down the vacant casino once owned by President Donald Trump is one of his main goals for 2020. It is currently owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, who assumed ownership of Trump's former casino company from bankruptcy in 2016. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Atlantic City wants ex-Trump casino razed; owner agrees

Mar. 12, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City officials said Thursday that they will ask a judge to order the immediate demolition of a shuttered casino once owned by President Donald Trump, but its owner says he has already decided to tear it down. The maneuvering over the former Trump Plaza casino, now owned...

Shields scheduled to fight Dicaire in Flint

Mar. 11, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Claressa Shields will try again to fight in her hometown. The women's boxing star is set to take on Marie-Eve Dicaire in a 154-pound unification bout May 9 in Flint. Shields was supposed to fight in Flint in October, but that matchup with Ivana Habazin was called off after an...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young is tackled after scrambling out of the pocket during a high school football game against St. John Bosco in Bellflower, Calif. Aside from being 2,000 miles away from his home in Southern California, the most challenging part of Alabama freshman quarterback Bryce Young's transition to college was dealing with two straight weeks of rainy weather in Tuscaloosa this winter. They don't get that in Pasadena, California. Otherwise, he's been too busy to be homesick. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

Alabama's 5-star freshman QB getting acclimated to college

Mar. 6, 2020 4:10 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Aside from being 2,000 miles away from his home in Southern California, the most challenging part of Alabama freshman quarterback Bryce Young's transition to college was dealing with two straight weeks of rainy weather in Tuscaloosa this winter. They don't get that in Pasadena,...

U.S. President Donald Trump, and first lady Melania Trump visit the Taj Mahal,the 17th century monument to love in Agra, India, Monday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Trump, first lady stroll the grounds of iconic Taj Mahal

Feb. 24, 2020 7:34 AM EST

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to India (all times local): 6 p.m. President Donald Trump, who once owned the former Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, took in breathtaking views of the real Taj Mahal Monday in India. As Trump walked from the iconic...

Man accused in football game shooting pleads not guilty

Feb. 20, 2020 12:16 PM EST

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of firing a gun into the crowded bleachers at a New Jersey high school football game last year, killing a 10-year-old boy, pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and other charges. Alvin Wyatt, 31, of Atlantic City, did not speak during the brief hearing. He could be...

This June 20, 2019 photo shows gamblers playing slot machines at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Figures released by state gambling regulators on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, show New Jersey's gambling industry won more than $300 million in January 2020 on casino games, internet gambling and sports betting, an increase of nearly 31% from January 2019. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Super Bowl run-up helps boost NJ gambling revenue

Feb. 12, 2020 3:35 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Betting on the NFL playoffs in the run-up to the Super Bowl, along with soaring internet gambling revenue and a solid month at Atlantic City's brick-and-mortar casinos led to an increase in New Jersey's gambling revenue of more than 30% in January. Figures released Wednesday by...