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AC casino dealers reject designated smoking area proposal

Aug. 09, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City casino dealers opposed to smoking indoors are rejecting an idea being floated among state legislators to create designated outdoor smoking areas that employees could opt out of staffing. Pete Naccarelli, a Borgata dealer and a leader of a...

New Hard Rock Atlantic City boss looks past his casino walls

Aug. 09, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — At 11:30 on a Saturday night, Anthony Faranca was meeting with a group of cleaning workers at the Hard Rock casino before they started their shift, introducing himself, asking about their jobs and about themselves. It was a telling indication of how...

Could outdoor gambling satisfy smokers and casino workers?

Aug. 05, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Could outdoor gambling be at least a partial solution to an impasse between Atlantic City casino workers who want smoking banned indoors, and gambling executives who fear a smoking ban would hurt business and cost jobs? It may depend on what the...

Atlantic City's Joe Lupo to run Mirage casino for Hard Rock

Aug. 03, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Joe Lupo, who has helped two of Atlantic City's most successful casinos thrive through years of market turbulence, will run the Mirage Hotel & Casino once Hard Rock buys the Las Vegas property from MGM Resorts International, his company said Wednesday. ...

Atlantic City casino contracts bring 4 years of labor peace

Jul. 28, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City casino workers are getting substantial raises and the gambling halls will enjoy four years of labor peace now that all nine casinos have reached new contracts with the industry's main employee union. On Thursday afternoon, the Golden Nugget...

Resorts reaches deal with union; only 1 casino without pact

Jul. 28, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Resorts casino reached an agreement with Atlantic City's main casino workers union on Wednesday, leaving only one of the city's nine casinos without a new labor agreement. That casino, the Golden Nugget, will sit down at the bargaining table Thursday with...

Stockton University president leaving office next year

Jul. 20, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Harvey Kesselman, a member of Stockton University's inaugural graduating class who went on to serve as the school's president for the past seven years, announced Wednesday that he will be stepping down next year. Kesselman made the announcement during a...

Workers OK deals at 5 Atlantic City casinos; 2 more remain

Jul. 12, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Workers at five Atlantic City casinos have ratified new contracts giving them significant raises, and are now turning their attention to the two that have yet to settle, their union said Tuesday. Officials with Local 54 of the Unite Here union said 99% of...

Beyond buffets and slots: Casinos double down on fine art

Jul. 08, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Louvre, The Museum of Modern Art and ... the Hard Rock? Hoping to expand their appeal beyond the slot machine and buffet crowd, some casinos are turning to fine art galleries or exhibitions to bring in new business from customers who might not...

Hard Rock deal ends casino strike threat in Atlantic City

Jul. 02, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Hard Rock casino reached agreement with Atlantic City's main casino workers union on Saturday, removing the last threat of a strike during the busy holiday weekend and clearing the way for the gambling halls and their workers to concentrate on bouncing back from...