Latest Atlantic City News

Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

Jun. 20, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday night's New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game had to exceed 29. "I lived in Vegas 20 years and I...

Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino (ex-Revel) seeks license

Jun. 20, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eight days before it plans to open, Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino will go before state gambling regulators to seek a casino license. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission will begin hearing Ocean Resort's licensing case Wednesday afternoon, and has set aside time on...

Gloucester County resident is crowned as Miss New Jersey

Jun. 18, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Gloucester County resident has been crowned Miss New Jersey. Jaime Gialloreto's won the title Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier, beating out 27 other contestants. It was the second time the 19-year-old Woolwich Township resident had competed in the pageant. She was the...

Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings

Jun. 17, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Revel, Atlantic City's $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only about two years old, and already out of business. Turns out she didn't need to worry: She's been rehired for her human resources job now that the...

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

Jun. 14, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor bet that the New Jersey Devils will win the Stanley Cup, while basketball legend Julius Erving bet that Philadelphia's football team will repeat as champions, placing the wagers Thursday, the day betting on professional sports became legal in the state. The...

The Latest: Dr. J bets on Philly to repeat as NFL champs

Jun. 14, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A Philadelphia basketball legend is betting on Philadelphia's football team to repeat as champs. Julius Erving, better known to Philadelphia 76ers fans as "Dr. J," marked the start of legal...

Panel: Sports bets on phones have huge growth promise

Jun. 13, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey racetrack and a casino start taking bets on sporting events Thursday, they will be part of an industry primed for tremendous growth, much of it taking place on smartphones, according to a panel of national gambling experts. Speaking Wednesday at the east Coast...

Atlantic City casino revenue down 5.1 percent in May

Jun. 13, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casino revenue declined by 5.1 percent in May compared with a year ago. Figures released Wednesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the seven casinos won $217.6 million in May. Internet gambling was up more than 15 percent, keeping the overall...

The Latest: Regulators issue sports betting regulations

Jun. 13, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's preparations for sports betting (all times local): 3:10 p.m. New Jersey gambling regulators have issued regulations for sports betting providers. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement posted the technical regulations on its website Wednesday. That...

Shuttered $2.4B Atlantic City casino readies for 2nd chance

Jun. 12, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For months, there was little, if any, sign that Atlantic City's former Revel casino, a $2 billion bust, was getting ready to reopen. Colorado developer Bruce Deifik bought it in January and made plans for its reincarnation as the Ocean Resort Casino. But there was scant activity...