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NJ approves company to take bets on competitive video games

Jan. 24, 2022 15:39 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has approved its first company to take bets on competitive video games, a fast-growing activity known as esports that is popular with young people around the world, officials said Monday. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement granted...

NJ casinos, tracks won $4.7B in 2021; in-person winnings lag

Jan. 14, 2022 16:13 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino gambling, sports betting and online wagering in New Jersey brought in over $4.7 billion in 2021, but the casinos' core business — in-person gambling — did slightly poorer than it did before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Figures released Friday...

Matt Doherty leaving as head of Casino Reinvestment agency

Jan. 12, 2022 16:29 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The head of a state agency tasked with helping to redevelop Atlantic City using reinvested casino money is stepping down. Matthew Doherty is leaving his post as executive director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority at the end of January for...

Ground is broken on $100M indoor water park in Atlantic City

Jan. 12, 2022 12:53 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein broke ground Wednesday on a $100 million indoor water park on the Atlantic City Boardwalk that is designed to give families a year-round option in the seaside resort that doesn't involve gambling. The $100 million,...

Bill would send some sports betting taxes to Atlantic City

Jan. 06, 2022 15:16 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would redirect some sports betting taxes from a state agency to the city of Atlantic City for property tax relief. The measure, introduced last month by state Sen. Troy Singleton, a southern New Jersey...

Travis Lunn named new president of Atlantic City's Borgata

Jan. 05, 2022 11:44 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Travis Lunn, a veteran casino executive, was named Wednesday as the new president of Atlantic City's Borgata casino. He most recently served as the southeast group president and chief operating officer for MGM Resorts, where he led Beau Rivage Resort...

Investments in new projects on tap for 2022 in Atlantic City

Dec. 31, 2021 12:02 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s casinos are forging ahead with ambitious new projects in 2022, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to make it harder to do business. And non-casino projects involving family entertainment, education and the offshore wind industry...

Tolls rising on some major roadways in New Jersey in 2022

Dec. 31, 2021 11:32 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers will be paying higher tolls in 2022 on some major roadways in New Jersey. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike, will raise tolls by 3% starting Saturday. The agency is now using toll...

Philadelphia tourism leader Jeff Guaracino dies at 48

Dec. 29, 2021 14:55 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia tourism official and LGBTQ advocate Jeff Guaracino, whose creative ad campaigns helped draw diverse groups of visitors to the city, has died at 48. Guaracino, the chief executive officer of Visit Philadelphia, helped launch a series of catchy, bold...

Police: 3 dead, 2 injured in fiery car crash into toll booth

Dec. 27, 2021 13:45 PM EST

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Two New Hampshire residents and a teenager were killed when a vehicle crashed into a toll booth in New Jersey and burst into flames, an accident that also injured a young girl in the car and a toll booth attendant. The crash happened around 9:10 p.m....