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Atlantic City casinos bounce back, up 31% from a year ago

Sep. 16, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos and racetrack sports betting outlets are bouncing back convincingly from financial woes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, taking in 31% more in August than they did a year earlier, after COVID-19-related closures ended. ...

Police officer admits bid to sexually assault 2 young girls

Sep. 16, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey police officer admitted Thursday that he traveled to Atlantic City earlier this year in a bid to sexually assault two young girls. Stephen Wilson, 34, a Bayonne resident who served on the Jersey City force, pleaded guilty to...

Atlantic City casino earns bounce back after virus closures

Aug. 23, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eight of Atlantic City's nine casinos were profitable in the second quarter of this year as business improved and gamblers were eager to return to gambling halls in person. Figures released Monday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming...

NJ sets monthly internet gambling record in July at $118M

Aug. 16, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers continue to return to Atlantic City's casinos this summer, even as a contagious new variant of the coronavirus continues to spread, yet it was internet gambling that set a new monthly record in July. Figures released Monday by the New...

Betting website DraftKings buys Golden Nugget Online

Aug. 09, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sports betting website DraftKings Inc. is buying the online gambling subsidiary of Golden Nugget Inc. in a stock deal valued at $1.56 billion, the two companies said Monday. The acquisition of Golden Nugget Online Gaming gives Boston-based DraftKings a...

Pilot, 18, lands banner plane on bridge; no injuries

Jul. 20, 2021 05:35 AM EDT

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — The 18-year old pilot of a banner plane made an emergency landing Monday on a bridge in southern New Jersey, snarling traffic but causing no injuries, authorities said. Landon Lucas reported that his plane started having engine trouble around...

Atlantic City casinos win $345M in June, new monthly record

Jul. 16, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos set a new monthly record for gross gambling revenue in June, winning more than $345 million from gamblers as pandemic fears eased somewhat and gamblers returned with their wallets. That figure was nearly four times as...

Ban over, smokers lighting up again at Atlantic City casinos

Jul. 06, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For a year, Gary Scromo of Staten Island, New York, would either walk outside one of Atlantic City's casinos if he wanted to smoke a cigar, or just do without one if the weather was bad. But last weekend, he was once again able to light up...

Diners' discarded shells help establish new oyster colonies

Jul. 03, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. (AP) — Call it the seafood circle of life: Shells discarded by diners are being collected, cleaned and dumped into waterways around the country and the world, where they form the basis of new oyster colonies. One of the latest such projects is taking...

New Jersey gamblers can light up Sunday as smoking ban ends

Jun. 30, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's yearlong coronavirus-inspired ban on smoking in Atlantic City casinos will end Sunday, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that an order he signed ending a public health emergency contained...