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New Jersey beefs up its iconic Jersey Shore boardwalks with $100M in repair or rebuilding funds

Feb. 23, 2024 17:30 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A wooden walkway next to Atlantic City casinos credited as being the first boardwalk in the United States and a similar coastal thoroughfare in the musical home of Bruce Springsteen are among Jersey Shore boardwalks that will share $100 million in repair and...

U.S. casinos won $66.5B in 2023, their best year ever as gamblers showed no economic fear

Feb. 20, 2024 18:17 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's commercial casinos won $66.5 billion from gamblers in 2023, the industry's best year ever, according to figures released by its national trade association Tuesday. The American Gaming Association said that total was 10% higher than in 2022,...

A record-breaking January for New Jersey gambling, even as in-person casino winnings fall

Feb. 16, 2024 17:14 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four major gambling revenue records were smashed in New Jersey in January as 2024 got off to a rousing start for everything except the thing casinos care about most: the amount of money won from in-person gamblers. Internet gambling revenue, sports...

Bill would let Atlantic City casinos keep smoking with some more restrictions

Feb. 14, 2024 17:41 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City casinos would be able to continue to allow gamblers to smoke on the casino floor under a new bill that would impose additional restrictions on lighting up. New Jersey state Sen. John Burzichelli introduced a bill Monday giving the casinos...

Super Bowl bets placed online surged this year, verification company says

Feb. 12, 2024 15:01 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Online betting on the Super Bowl surged this year, with many gamblers waiting until right before the kickoff to place their wagers, according to a company that tracks the location of internet gamblers. Data released Monday from GeoComply shows that the...

Judge in Borgata/MGM case rules casinos have no duty to stop compulsive gamblers from betting

Feb. 05, 2024 13:08 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos have no legal obligation to stop compulsive gamblers from betting, a judge ruled, dismissing a lawsuit from a self-described problem gambler who accused the Borgata and its parent company, MGM Resorts International, of plying him with offers to...

Former Atlantic City politician charged with election fraud involving absentee ballots

Feb. 02, 2024 11:14 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former Atlantic City councilman who went to prison for bribery and a sex blackmail case is facing charges again. Craig Callaway, 64, is a sought-after political organizer and operative in and around Atlantic City, known for his ability to deliver large...

Bill to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos moves forward on 4th try in New Jersey Legislature

Jan. 29, 2024 17:04 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A measure that would prohibit smoking in Atlantic City's casinos moved forward Monday after three years of going nowhere, heartening casino workers who say they are literally sick and tired of having smoke blown in their faces at work. The New Jersey Senate...

Judge green-lights narrowing of main road through Atlantic City despite opposition from casinos

Jan. 26, 2024 15:35 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City got a green light Friday to proceed with a project to reduce the width of its main street from four lanes to two, despite fears from casinos and a hospital that the plan could tie the city into gridlocked knots, scare away gamblers and delay emergency...

Fetterman backs Andy Kim as Democrats scramble to keep Menendez's Senate seat in New Jersey

Jan. 19, 2024 11:36 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. John Fetterman has backed Rep. Andy Kim in the congressman's bid to win a contested primary for New Jersey's Senate seat, as Democrats jockey to push indicted Sen. Bob Menendez out of office. Fetterman was an early proponent of calling...