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Luxury condos planned for Atlantic City's marina district

May. 15, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two hundred luxury condo units would be built as of a major project planned for Atlantic City's Marina District. The Press of Atlantic City reports that MGM Resorts International and Boraie Development LLC plan to construct a mixed-use project that includes retail, dining,...

Year after Supreme Court win, New Jersey sports bets thrive

May. 14, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The anniversary of New Jersey's victory in a U.S. Supreme Court case clearing the way for legal sports betting across the nation was a happy one for the state's casinos and racetracks, which reported taking in more than $300 million worth of sports bets for the sixth month in a...

Rail service restored on Atlantic City, Dinky lines

May. 13, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trains or running again in Atlantic City and Princeton. New Jersey Transit on Sunday restored service between Atlantic City and Philadelphia. It had been suspended for months while the railroad finished installing the positive train control safety system. NJ Transit initially...

Tourism spending in New Jersey hit $44.7 billion in 2018

May. 9, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's beaches, casinos, forests and cities attracted tourists who spent nearly $45 billion in 2018. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said tourism spending in New Jersey has increased for nine years in a row. Speaking at a tourism conference Thursday in Trenton, Murphy said the...

The costliest $29 they'll ever win: NJ levies $25K fine

May. 9, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A gambler from Nevada lost $29 on a New Jersey internet gambling site, but the transactions cost a technology company $25,000. New Jersey regulators fined Gaming Innovation Group $25,000 for a flaw in its geolocation technology, which is designed to make sure people are within...

Betting predictions to be part of Fox Sports analysis

May. 9, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fox Sports viewers tuning in to some broadcasts this fall will not only see the game, but also will get betting predictions. The network announced a partnership Wednesday night with the parent company of the PokerStars online gambling giant. Fox Sports is buying just under 5% of...

Fox Sports, Stars Group to offer sports betting in deal

May. 8, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A major U.S. sports network is getting into the sports betting game. Fox Sports says it is buying just under 5% of The Stars Group, the parent company of PokerStars, for about $236 million. Both companies will offer real-money sports betting this fall in states where it is legal...

Naked man accused of assaulting baby in stroller

May. 8, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City police say a naked man was under the influence of narcotics when he assaulted a baby in a stroller. Police say they found Stephon Whitfield naked, yelling and bleeding while beating on the front door of an apartment building on Caspian Avenue Monday evening. Police...

Conductors made thousands in overtime despite rail closure

May. 7, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Conductors on New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City line are earning tens of thousands of dollars in overtime even though the railroad has been shuttered since September. Philly.com repor ted Tuesday that 18 conductors were working as ambassadors to passengers at...

Atlantic City's Ocean Casino is finally making money

May. 5, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A perennially challenged Atlantic City casino will finally turn a profit this month and chart the way forward under the ownership of a New York hedge fund. The Ocean Casino Resort, which until a few weeks ago was known as the Ocean Resort Casino , has greatly reduced its debt and...