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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, Mayor Marty Small speaks at a church in Atlantic City N.J. during a press conference to rally opposition to a proposed change of government that would eliminate an elected mayor. The all-mail vote is taking place Tuesday May 12, 2020 but results might not be known for several days afterward. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, file)

Atlantic City voters keep their government amid pandemic

May. 13, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City will fight its way through the coronavirus pandemic and attempt to rebuild its devastated casino-based economy under its current form of government. Although it could be next week before all the votes are counted, Atlantic City’s mayor declared victory...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, Mayor Marty Small speaks at a church in Atlantic City N.J. during a press conference to rally opposition to a proposed change of government that would eliminate an elected mayor. The all-mail vote is taking place Tuesday May 12, 2020 but results might not be known for several days afterward. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, file)

Atlantic City voters appear to reject a change of government

May. 12, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The “Boardwalk Empire” may have struck back. It could be next week before all the votes are counted, but Atlantic City's mayor declared victory Tuesday night in a special election in which early returns showed voters strongly rejecting a proposal to eliminate a...

Cemetery workers wearing hazmat suits bury the coffin containing the remains of 71-year-old Neide Rodrigues Rosa, who died from the new coronavirus according to her son Sergio Rodrigues, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

The Latest: Pakistan lifts lockdown amid jump in virus cases

May. 9, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Pakistan begins lifting weeks-long lockdown despite another...

This May 15, 2019 photo, shows the exterior of the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators gave New York hedge fund Luxor Capital Group final approval to own the casino after hearing evidence of the once-troubled casino's financial turnaround. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City casinos' profits increase by 5.8% in 2019

May. 7, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos saw their operating profits rise by 5.8% in 2019 compared with a year earlier, according to earnings reports released Thursday. But part of that was due to big increases in profitability in the online operations of Caesars Entertainment and Resorts. Only...

This May 15, 2019 photo, shows the exterior of the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators gave New York hedge fund Luxor Capital Group final approval to own the casino after hearing evidence of the once-troubled casino's financial turnaround. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Its finances improved, Ocean Casino's owners OK'd by NJ

May. 6, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Beginning its life as the star-crossed Revel, the Atlantic City casino now known as the Ocean Casino Resort had known little other than debt, bankruptcy and failure, which ultimately led to its closure. But since a New York hedge fund took over last year, Ocean Resort has turned...

In a  June 20, 2019 photo, a dealer conducts a card game at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 unions and casino workers in four states called for casinos to provide protective equipment and adopt strict cleaning and health measures before casinos reopen in the U.S. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Workers want virus protections before casinos reopen

May. 5, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers across the country want their employers to provide them with protective equipment and adopt tough new cleaning and social distancing policies before the gambling halls reopen during the coronavirus outbreak. Union leaders and workers from casinos in Las Vegas,...

Melonie Johnson to be new president of Borgata casino

May. 4, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The new leader of Atlantic City's Borgata casino is believed to be the resort's first African-American woman to serve as a casino president. Melonie Johnson, the current president of MGM National Harbor near Washington, D.C., will take over at the Borgata, the top-performing of...

In this June 20, 2019 photo, a gambler plays a slot machine at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Casinos in several states are considering safety measures including turning off every second or third slot machine in order to keep gamblers separated once they reopen from shutdowns mandated by the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Masks, separated slots, more cleaning once casinos reopen

Apr. 28, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus could be a literal game changer once America's casinos reopen. Many decisions remain to be made. But prepare to have your temperature scanned at the door. Maybe a half or third of slot machines will work. Every other table could be closed, and there could even be...

In this July 3, 2015 photo, people enter Bally's casino from the Atlantic City, N.J., Boardwalk. Caesars Entertainment and VICI Properties announced, Friday, April 24, 2020, they are selling Bally's to Rhode Island-based Twin River Worldwide Holdings for $25 million. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Twin River buying casinos in New Jersey, Nevada, Louisiana

Apr. 24, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A casino company in the smallest state is pulling off one of the biggest deals of the year in the gambling industry, buying casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Shreveport, Louisiana, and Lake Tahoe, Nevada. And it could remove a major potential obstacle to the ongoing merger of...

This June 20, 2019 photo shows a card game underway at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. Figures released on April 15, 2020 show New Jersey's March casino and sports betting revenue fell to $163 million in March, down over 44% from a year ago as half the month was wiped out by virus-related closures. Indiana, Maryland and Michigan casinos fared even worse in March. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

No more bets: March revenue plunges as virus shuts casinos

Apr. 15, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — 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 middle of the month. New Jersey's casino and sports betting revenue fell to $163 million in March, down over 44% from a year ago,...