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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,...

Firefighters' union sues state, city over virus handling

Sep. 27, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Atlantic City firefighters' union filed a lawsuit against the city and state over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying scores of firefighters have been exposed to the virus. The Press of Atlantic City reports that lawyers for Local 198 allege in a complaint in...

Video shows New Jersey police fatally shooting Black man

Sep. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

Police officers who had been called to help a bleeding, disturbed Black man wandering along a road outside Atlantic City shot him to death after he ignored orders to drop a broken bottle, video released Friday by New Jersey’s attorney general shows. Amir Johnson, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was killed...

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...

NJ Transit launches ridership app that shows how many aboard

Sep. 14, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NJ Transit on Monday announced a pilot program for its mobile app that allows passengers preparing to board to see how many other passengers are riding their bus or train. Green, yellow and red color-coded icons will indicate light, medium or heavy ridership, the agency said....

Man charged in NJ woman's shooting death

Sep. 13, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a woman over the weekend following what officials call a neighborhood dispute, authorities said. Police in Atlantic City were called shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday about a person with a gunshot wound....

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...

In this July 11, 2014 photo windmills stand in Atlantic City, N.J. that help power a water treatment plant. Windmills similar to those would be installed off the coast of Atlantic City as part of a project that New Jersey's state Senate President Steve Sweeney wants regulators to reconsider. On Sept. 9, 2020, Sweeney asked them to consider replacing the Danish company chosen for the offshore windmill project, claiming it hasn't provided enough economic benefits for the state or local communities. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

New Jersey regulators take new look at wind, gas projects

Sep. 10, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Regulators are taking a second look at large-scale energy projects proposed for both sides of New Jersey’s shoreline that involve wind energy and liquefied natural gas. State Senate President Steve Sweeney and two other legislators want the Board of Public Utilities to...