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Atlantic City's new Call of Duty: Dominate esports tourneys

Oct. 18, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new Call Of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports. The activity is rapidly growing in popularity across the country and around the world, and the New Jersey gambling resort wants to become a...

Correction: Hotel Workers-Panic Buttons story

Oct. 17, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — In a story Oct. 16 about a bill requiring most New Jersey hotels to provide panic buttons to employees to summon help, The Associated Press, relying on information provided to Assembly Democrats by a casino union, misspelled the name of a hotel worker. She is Norma Aquim, not...

Paul Stanley: Kiss farewell tour could include ex-members

Oct. 15, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It won't be all night, but former members of Kiss might get the chance to rock 'n' roll with the band one last time. Kiss frontman Paul Stanley says the band's (second) farewell tour could include former members performing onstage. In an interview in Atlantic City where he was...

Football helps NJ sports bets nearly double to $184 million

Oct. 12, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The start of the pro and college football seasons led the volume of sports betting in New Jersey to nearly double in September from its level a month earlier. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show nearly $184 million was bet on sports in New...

New Jersey cop charged over arrested involving K-9 attack

Oct. 11, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer has been arrested for his role in a 2013 arrest that left a man with hundreds of stiches after being attacked by the officer's K-9. Sterling Wheaten, an officer with the Atlantic City Police Department, has been arrested on charges of depriving the man...

Bill allows casino authority to collect sports betting taxes

Oct. 10, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that shares sports betting revenue with a state casino authority. The Press of Atlantic City reports the Democrat cleared the way last week for 1.25 percent of sports betting revenue to be funneled into the Casino Reinvestment...

Fiery Garden State Parkway crash leaves 2 men dead, 2 hurt

Oct. 8, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State police say a fiery crash on the Garden State Parkway killed two men and seriously injured two others. The single-vehicle crash occurred around 3:10 a.m. Sunday near southbound milepost 42.1 in Galloway Township, when the car veered off the highway and then struck...

Woman, 88, found in submerged vehicle in critical condition

Oct. 7, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police say a woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition after she was rescued from a submerged vehicle following a crash in New Jersey. Atlantic City and Egg Harbor Township police were called to the two-vehicle crash just inside the Atlantic City limit on Route 40 just...

Former employees of closed Trump casino to receive severance

Oct. 5, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Former employees of the now-closed Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City are set to receive their long-awaited severance checks. A representative for the union Unite Here Local 54 said Thursday that nearly 354 eligible ex-employees can collect their $1,500 severance...

Governor passes Atlantic City airport 'growth zone' law

Oct. 4, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a new law establishing a one-mile "growth zone" around Atlantic City International Airport. The Press of Atlantic City reports the law passed Wednesday creates state tax incentives to help draw business to the area's aviation district. The...