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A billboard displays a message about the new coronavirus in Englewood, N.J., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. New Jersey expanded coronavirus mitigation efforts, ordering indoor malls and amusement centers closed, adding to the theaters, casinos, gyms and dining rooms it shuttered earlier this week. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

9 deaths include nursing home patients; elections postponed

Mar. 20, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A total of nine people in New Jersey have died from the coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday, including three who lived in nursing home facilities. The increasing death toll came as the number of confirmed cases rose to more than 700, a total Murphy said likely will rise into...

NJ Transit adjusts train service as ridership slumps

Mar. 20, 2020 6:22 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NJ Transit train passengers on Friday faced new schedules as ridership dropped amid measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. All weekday trains, with the exception of the Atlantic City Rail Line, began operating on weekend schedules with slight modifications, the commuter...

Illinois-Chicago guard Godwin Boahen (25) defends against Northern Kentucky guard Bryson Langdon (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Horizon League men's tournament championship in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Northern Kentucky won 71-62. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

3 men's basketball teams in isolation over virus concerns

Mar. 19, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Men's basketball players, coaches and staff at Siena College, Illinois-Chicago and Wright State are self-isolating as a precaution after two officials who called the school's games tested positive for the coronavirus. Siena spokesman Mike Demos said Thursday the school learned...

Maritime park, aquarium to undergo $3.6 million renovation

Mar. 19, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A maritime park and aquarium in New Jersey will undergo an approximately $3.6 million renovation as early as this fall, officials said. The renovations of Gardner’s Basin and the Atlantic City Aquarium are part of the city's efforts to make the park more of a tourist...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo, Joseph Brennen of Ventnor N.J., logs on to a Harrah's online casino on his laptop from a highway rest area in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on the first day of a test of Internet gambling in New Jersey. On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, many internet gambling providers said they've noticed a significant increase in business in the past week as many land-based casinos shut down due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Shut-out by virus, gamblers turning to online betting

Mar. 17, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gamblers who suddenly can't go to a casino to play slot machines, cards or roulette are migrating to internet casinos as the coronavirus shuts down most things involving large gatherings. As of Tuesday, casinos in about three dozen states had either been shut down by...

Chairs are stacked in a Starbucks coffee shop that remained open for customers purchasing for take-away, Monday, March 16, 2020, in New York. New York leaders took a series of unprecedented steps Sunday to slow the spread of the coronavirus, including canceling schools and extinguishing most nightlife in New York City. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NY, NJ, Connecticut to close bars, eateries to fight virus

Mar. 16, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bars and restaurants will become takeout-only and businesses from movie theaters and casinos to gyms and beyond will be shuttered Monday night throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut because of the coronavirus, the states' governors said. The governors said essential businesses such...

This Feb. 22, 2019 photo shows stacks of gambling chips at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City N.J. As of Monday, March 16, 2020, casinos in at least 15 states had shut down due to the coronavirus, including Atlantic City's nine casinos which were due to close at 8 p.m. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

To bet or not to bet? Casinos, gamblers weigh virus concerns

Mar. 16, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers and vacationers who had planned to visit U.S. casinos expressed a mixture of disappointment and relief over a wave of closings in at least 15 states as officials worked on slowing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Some said they still plan to visit casinos. Many...

FILE - This June 20, 2019 file photo shows the lobby of the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Friday, March 13, 2020, Hard Rock announced it is canceling live entertainment at all its U.S. properties for 30 days in response to the coronavirus outbreak, one of many steps casinos around the country are taking in response to the outbreak. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Some casinos drop buffets, live shows as virus spreads in US

Mar. 13, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania casino shut down temporarily, some Las Vegas casinos closed their buffets and nightclubs, and the Hard Rock chain canceled live entertainment at all its U.S. properties for at least a month as the nation's casinos grappled with the coronavirus outbreak. The Valley...

File-This Oct. 12, 2010 file photo shows the Trump Plaza Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Atlantic City's mayor wants to demolish the former Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino. Mayor Marty Small said in a speech Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, to a business group that knocking down the vacant casino once owned by President Donald Trump is one of his main goals for 2020. It is currently owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, who assumed ownership of Trump's former casino company from bankruptcy in 2016. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Atlantic City wants ex-Trump casino razed; owner agrees

Mar. 12, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City officials said Thursday that they will ask a judge to order the immediate demolition of a shuttered casino once owned by President Donald Trump, but its owner says he has already decided to tear it down. The maneuvering over the former Trump Plaza casino, now owned...

Leap day, sport bets help boost NJ gambling revenue in Feb

Mar. 12, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A fifth Saturday courtesy of Leap Day, and a wave of bets on the Super Bowl helped New Jersey's gambling industry to a revenue increase of more than 19% in February compared to a year ago. Figures released Thursday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the...