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This Oct. 1, 2020 photo shows the exterior of the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Oct. 13, 2020, a federal judge in Nevada ruled that a forensic examiner may go through a phone owned by a former Borgata exec who took a new job at the Ocean Casino resort to see if he had copied any Borgata customer information or trade secrets onto it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Phone of casino exec in trade secrets flap to be examined

Oct. 16, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A forensic expert must examine the personal phone of an Atlantic City casino executive accused of taking valuable data on the Borgata's top customers to his new job at a competing casino, a federal judge has ruled. In a decision issued Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Gloria...

This Sept. 9, 2018 photo shows football fans waiting for kickoff in the sports betting lounge at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Figures released on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 showed New Jersey broke its own recently set U.S. record for the most money bet on sports in a single month in September when gamblers plunked down more than $748 million on sports. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ shatters its own sports betting record: $748M bet in Sept

Oct. 15, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting market blew past its own national record in September, taking in more than $748 million in bets from sports gamblers finally able to wager on football amid the coronavirus outbreak. Figures released Thursday from the New Jersey Division of...

Sri Lankans wait to give swab samples to test for COVID-19 in Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka bans gatherings amid virus cluster

Oct. 6, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have banned all public gatherings as a new cluster of coronavirus infections expands in the Indian Ocean island nation. Health authorities said early Wednesday that the outbreak centered at a garment factory has risen to 830 confirmed cases while more than...

Two people eat in an otherwise empty Continental restaurant in Atlantic City, N.J. on Jan. 23, 2020. Philadelphia restaurant owner Stephen Starr told The Associated Press on Oct. 6, 2020 that the Continental and Buddakan, two eateries he owns in the former Playground Pier, will not reopen, due largely to restrictions made necessary by the coronavirus outbreak and their impact on foot traffic in the area. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Virus leads two prime Atlantic City restaurants to close

Oct. 6, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two popular and highly regarded restaurants in Atlantic City will remain closed permanently, victims of the coronavirus and the restrictions that came with it. Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Buddakan and The Continental, which...

Customers make bets at the William Hill sportsbook inside the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J., on March 8, 2019. Caesars Entertainment announced Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, it is buying William Hill for $3.7 billion. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Caesars Entertainment buys bookmaker William Hill for $3.7B

Sep. 30, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday it is buying the British bookmaker William Hill for $3.7 billion in a deal aimed at binding its casinos ever closer to the fast-growing legal sports betting industry in the U.S. Caesars said it is interested in the the company's U.S. assets,...

The four women who run Atlantic City casinos pose for photos on the Atlantic City N.J. Boardwalk on Sept. 21, 2020: From left, to right they are: Jacqueline Grace of Tropicana; Terry Glebocki of Ocean Casino Resort; Karie Hall of Bally's, and Melonie Johnson of Borgata. Four of Atlantic City's nine casinos are run by women. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City is leading a wave of female casino leaders

Sep. 21, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For decades, women have dealt cards or served drinks in casinos, but they rarely got the chance to run the joint. But women now run four of Atlantic City's nine casinos in what some industry executives and observers say could be the future of the gambling industry. Caesars...

This July 11, 2014 aerial photo shows the Tropicana casino, center, in Atlantic City N.J. The Tropicana announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, the appointment of Jacqueline Grace senior vice president and general manager, making her the fourth women currently in charge of an Atlantic City casino and the second Black woman. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Trop boss makes 4 of 9 Atlantic City casinos run by women

Sep. 16, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J,. (AP) — Four of Atlantic City's nine casinos will be run by women, following Wednesday's appointment of a veteran female executive to run the Tropicana. Caesars Entertainment named Jacqueline Grace as senior vice president and general manager of Tropicana, one of four casinos it...

File- A gambler prepares to hand over cash at the sportsbook betting window inside the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. on March 8, 2019. On Sept. 14, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators announced that New Jersey set a new national record for the amount wagered on sports in a single month in the U.S. with nearly $668 million bets on games. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

New Jersey sets US sports betting monthly record at $668M

Sep. 14, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gamblers set a nationwide record for the most money bet on sports in a single month, plunking down almost $668 million in August on events including resurgent baseball, basketball and hockey seasons that had been interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, figures...

This May 15, 2019 photo shows the exterior of the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J. On Sept. 10, 2020, a federal judge in Nevada ordered a former Borgata casino executive who left to work at the Ocean casino return a cell phone containing valuable information on Borgata's top players and highest-rollers. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Defected casino exec must return phone with high-roller info

Sep. 11, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An executive who left Atlantic City's top casino to work for a competitor must return a cellphone laden with valuable information on his previous employer's highest rollers and best customers, a federal judge ordered. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro issued a temporary...

Atlantic City, N.J., Mayor Marty Small holds a news conference on the Atlantic City Boardwalk on June 11, 2020. Small will lead a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in which the words

Compromise keeps 'Black Lives Matter' paint off Boardwalk

Sep. 4, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A “Black Lives Matter” protest that arose amid threats of vandalism and arrest ended in Atlantic City's mayor and a community activist who had threatened to paint those words on the seaside gambling resort's historic Boardwalk peacefully joining together Friday....