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Atlantic City casino revenue up, but newbies hurt others

Jan. 14, 2019 3:26 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two reopened casinos and half a year of sports betting helped push Atlantic City's casino revenue up 7.5 percent in 2018 to nearly $2.86 billion, state gambling regulators said Monday. But the news was bad for most of the casinos that existed before the Hard Rock and Ocean Resort...

Man sentenced to 30 years in stabbings that killed woman

Jan. 13, 2019 11:44 AM EST

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a double stabbing that left his ex-girlfriend dead and a Pennsylvania man critically injured. The Press of Atlantic City reports that 53-year-old Jose Lopez was sentenced Thursday in the death of 54-year-old Bessy...

Atlantic City couple looks to sell couch from TV show

Jan. 13, 2019 9:30 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It might take some effort for a "Sex and the City" fan to picture their favorite characters gossiping in the booth that Bob and Loretta Pickus have in their Northfield home. It's not inside a swanky New York restaurant and there aren't four Cosmopolitans resting neatly on a...

APNewsBreak: Ocean Resort Casino changing hands

Jan. 10, 2019 3:51 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino is changing hands after just six months of operation, the latest indication that the New Jersey seaside resort may have bitten off more than it can chew when it reopened two shuttered casinos last summer. The property formerly known as Revel is...

The Borgata starts $11 million sports betting bar project

Jan. 9, 2019 5:31 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first New Jersey casino to offer sports betting is expanding its space to do so. The Borgata says work will begin work next week on an $11 million project to expand its sports book and integrate it with what the casino calls a "destination bar." The Borgata was the first New...

Miss New Jersey Pageant moves to Atlantic City this summer

Jan. 9, 2019 1:25 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss New Jersey Pageant will be moving to Atlantic City for the next two years. Miss New Jersey Education Foundation Executive Director David Holtzman announced Wednesday that the competition would take place at Resorts Casino Hotel beginning this year. The Press of Atlantic...

Man charged in 2 Atlantic City shootings; 1 dead, 1 wounded

Jan. 5, 2019 4:12 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man who allegedly shot and killed a man at an Atlantic City motel is also facing charges in a separate shooting that left another man wounded. Atlantic County prosecutors say 36-year-old Avery Bracey faces numerous counts including murder, robbery, aggravated...

Sports betting will be no home run for state budgets

Jan. 2, 2019 12:17 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don't bet on it. Just look to the states that capitalized...

Prosecutors investigating shooting death in Atlantic City

Jan. 1, 2019 10:28 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man. The office said police responded to a report of a car accident near the intersection of Lincoln and Ohio avenues on Tuesday evening. They found the man inside a vehicle that had...

New promise and old problems due in 2019 for Atlantic City

Jan. 1, 2019 11:21 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The new year holds promise and peril for Atlantic City, with new benefits facing off against old problems. The East Coast gambling resort is on something of a roll, having regained its balance as a smaller market following years of casino closings and job losses. It is part of...