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A large crowd fills the beach in Manasquan, N.J. on June 28, 2020. With large crowds expected at the Jersey Shore for the July Fourth weekend, some are worried that a failure to heed mask-wearing and social distancing protocols could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Virus concerns grow — as do crowds flocking to Jersey Shore

Jul. 3, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — As coronavirus-related restrictions are eased and temperatures climb, people are flocking back to the Jersey Shore. And with the July Fourth holiday weekend upon us, that's making some people nervous, particularly given the large crowds that have surfaced at some popular shore spots...

Craps players and dealers are seperated by partitions at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2020. Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as Atlantic City's casinos reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino walls. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Atlantic City casinos reopen in a changed pandemic world

Jul. 2, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as Atlantic City's casinos reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino...

Mike Allen, left, and Ronnie Rinker, right, drink beers on the Atlantic City, N.J., Friday, June 12, 2020. Boardwalk on the first day the city allowed public drinking on the Boardwalk and certain nearby streets as an experiment to spur tourism while bars are shut down during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City OKs booze on the Boardwalk to boost crowds

Jun. 12, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Many folks could use a drink right about now, and they're now able to do it while strolling the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Searching for ways to boost business and tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic in a resort whose casinos remain closed and restaurants still can’t...

The damaged exterior of the former Trump Plaza casino is seen in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, June 11, 2020, where pieces of the building have broken loose and crashed to the ground. Today the city announced that Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor who owns the building, has filed plans to demolish it within a year, but the city wants it down sooner than that. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Carl Icahn wants to raze a former Trump casino. But when?

Jun. 11, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has filed plans to demolish a former Atlantic City casino built by Donald Trump before he was president, but Icahn and the city have not yet agreed on when the towers will come down. Mayor Marty Small held a news conference Thursday to announce...

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a journalist for a COVID-19 test before the National People's Congress closing session and the Chinese Premier press conference in Beijing, on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: South Korea's central bank lowers rate to 0.5%

May. 27, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 mark. —...

People hold a minute of silence for the victims of COVID-19 at Sol square in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Flags are flying at half-mast on more than 14,000 public buildings in Spain as the European nation holds its first of 10 days of national mourning for the victims of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 27, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

Las Vegas casinos plan to welcome tourists again on June 4. South Korea on Wednesday announced a spike in new coronavirus infections and considered reimposing social distancing restrictions, revealing the potential setbacks ahead for others on the road to reopening. The European Union unveiled a massive stimulus...

FILE - In this April 22, 2020, file photo, pallbearers, who were among only 10 allowed mourners, walk the casket for internment at the funeral for Larry Hammond, who died from the coronavirus, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in New Orleans. Hammond was Mardi Gras royalty, and would have had hundreds of people marching behind his casket in second-line parades. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

May. 27, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and Korean wars...

Family says Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon considered the father of modern gambling in China, has died at 98

May. 26, 2020 2:27 AM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Family says Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon considered the father of modern gambling in China, has died at 98.
Chairs are removed to keep social distancing between players as a coronavirus safety precaution at an electronic gaming machine in the closed Bellagio hotel and casino, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Las Vegas. Casino operators in Las Vegas are awaiting word when they will be able to reopen after a shutdown during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

May. 22, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and slot machines will beckon. But poker rooms? Closed. Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped...

Traffic passes the closed Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg, Miss., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. All of Mississippi's state-regulated casinos were ordered closed by midnight Monday to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi casinos to reopen before Memorial Day weekend

May. 14, 2020 10:20 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Gaming Commission said Thursday that casinos in the state can start reopening May 21 — more than two months after the commission closed them because of the coronavirus pandemic. The reopening is allowed just before the Memorial Day weekend, which usually marks...