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Nearly $600M bet on sports in New Jersey in 4 ½ months

Nov. 15, 2018 3:20 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's red-hot sports betting market blew past the half-billion dollar mark in October, with nearly $600 million worth of bets having been made in just four and a half months. Figures released Thursday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show gamblers wagered $260...

Vote on marijuana could reach committee soon, leaders say

Nov. 14, 2018 5:40 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in the Democrat-led Legislature is coming later this month, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweeney said. The committee votes would inch forward the marijuana legislation that Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy...

Former WWE star Punk's fight future could be in TV booth

Nov. 14, 2018 3:01 PM EST

CM Punk's next move in mixed martial arts is assuredly safer than stepping inside the cage. Punk, who made the ballyhooed move from WWE straight to UFC in 2014 , is set to turn in headlocks for a headset when he takes the microphone for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships card next month in New Jersey . Punk...

Harrah's casino plans $56M hotel renovation in Atlantic City

Nov. 14, 2018 11:04 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Harrah's casino in Atlantic City is planning a $56 million hotel renovation as it continues to reinvest in itself. The casino says it's re-doing its Harbour Tower and renaming it the Coastal Tower. It will re-design and renovate 507 guest-rooms and suites. The project should be...

DraftKings, Resorts fire latest shot in sport book arms race

Nov. 14, 2018 8:04 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — DraftKings and Resorts Casino are firing the latest shot in New Jersey's sports book arms race, with a full-fledged sports betting facility due to open in a week. The two companies told The Associated Press their 5,000-square-foot sports book will open on Nov. 20 in a space off...

Fight involving Atlantic City officials under investigation

Nov. 12, 2018 1:47 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating an apparent fight at an Atlantic City casino that involved the mayor, a city councilman and others who were arguing with them. The dispute broke out around 2:20 a.m. Sunday at the Golden Nugget. The Atlantic County prosecutor's office confirmed it is...

Wagerers crossing the Delaware (and Hudson) for sports bets

Nov. 12, 2018 12:18 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — In the time it takes for a red light to turn green, Leonard Sciascia can get his sports bets made, turn around and head home. The 39-year-old man from New York City's Staten Island runs his own business selling advice on which teams to bet on. But when he wants to take his own...

Atlantic City Council moves to create police advisory board

Nov. 9, 2018 12:37 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Atlantic City Council is considering a new ordinance that would create a citizen's advisory board for the local police department. Officials say the idea for the new ordinance proposed Wednesday came from the chief of police and the council working collaboratively. The Press...

Stockton University keeps civil rights leader's legacy alive

Nov. 4, 2018 9:35 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Juanita J. High was a teacher in Atlantic City when Fannie Lou Hamer made her famous remarks during the 1964 Democratic National Convention at Boardwalk Hall. "It was a very exciting time," High said Thursday as Stockton University dedicated the event space at the new Atlantic...

NJ, PA casinos crossing borders into each other's markets

Nov. 2, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For decades after it began offering legal gambling in 1978, Atlantic City had the East Coast market pretty much to itself. And its failure to realize that situation would one day end nearly put it out of business once competition showed up. Now, two of the fastest-growing areas...