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March Madness bets 3 times higher than Super Bowl bets in NJ

Apr. 25, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Football's championship game may have been super, but gamblers in New Jersey dug much deeper into their wallets for college basketball's national championship tournament. More than $106 million was bet in New Jersey on the NCAA Tournament — three times the amount bet on the...

New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City to last full 5 years

Apr. 23, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The administration of Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy plans to leave a state takeover of Atlantic City in place for the full five years that his Republican predecessor envisioned in seizing control of the cash-strapped seaside gambling resort. The timetable laid out...

Prosecutor: Police shooting after knife attack justified

Apr. 22, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a New Jersey police officer was legally justified in shooting and killing a man after what authorities called an unprovoked stabbing at an accident scene last year. The Atlantic County prosecutor's office said officials determined that presenting the case to a...

PokerStars fined $10K for taking bets on NJ college teams

Apr. 22, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have fined PokerStars $10,000 for taking bets on New Jersey college basketball teams in violation of the state's sports betting law. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement issued the fine on April 12, and posted it on its website last week....

NJ Transit resuming service on 2 'Dinky' rail lines

Apr. 17, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit will resume service on its Atlantic City and Princeton "Dinky" lines on May 12, about two weeks earlier than it had anticipated. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement Wednesday at a transit conference in Atlantic City. The agency closed the lines...

March Madness leads to gladness for New Jersey sports books

Apr. 12, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A blizzard of bets from college basketball fans in March helped New Jersey to its second-highest monthly sports betting total, as March Madness translated into March Gladness for sports books. More than $372 million in sports bets were made in the state last month. That brings...

Shields wants to lift women's boxing into mainstream

Apr. 12, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

Claressa Shields won Olympic gold in 2012 in London and returned home with only a minimal bump in fame. "I'd tell people I won the gold medal and they'd say, 'Yeah, right,'" she said with a laugh. So what's an unrecognized champ to do? Shields would just challenge people to Google her if they doubted that she...

Ocean Resort Casino? No more; now it's Ocean Casino Resort

Apr. 10, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Seeking to reverse its struggles, one Atlantic City casino is reversing its name. The Ocean Resort Casino is now calling itself the Ocean Casino Resort. The change was announced Wednesday to play up the gambling aspect of the resort that was formerly known as Revel. The property...

Union: Protect casino workers from hedge fund neglect

Apr. 10, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The nation's largest casino workers union is asking gambling regulators to protect employees from neglect by hedge funds or private equity firms seeking short-term returns from casino ownership. Unite Here approached gambling regulators in three states Wednesday, asking them to...

Developer, former casino owner Deifik dies in crash at 64

Apr. 8, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Deifik, the Colorado developer who lost a fortune running a struggling Atlantic City casino for six months, was killed in a single-car crash in Denver. He was 64. Deifik had been driving home Sunday from a Colorado Rockies baseball game in his hometown of Denver, his...