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Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen top country fest in Atlantic City

Dec. 03, 2021 11:31 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City will host a three-day country music concert festival next August, headlined by Luke Bryan and Morgan Wallen. The Tidalwave Music Festival will be held on the beach from Aug. 12-14, 2022. An additional...

Facade is rosy again: Can Bally's casino's future be, too?

Nov. 25, 2021 08:04 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Perhaps nothing symbolized the spotty performance of Bally's casino in Atlantic City in recent years better than the mismatched replacement windows in its glass facade, spots of blue that stood out amid the rest of the rose-colored glass. ...

Quarterly Atlantic City profits double from a year ago

Nov. 22, 2021 15:37 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's nine casinos saw their gross operating profit more than double in the third quarter of this year, according to state figures released Monday. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement figures show the casinos posted a...

Police: Man set self on fire, walked into convenience store

Nov. 20, 2021 13:36 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man set himself on fire and then entered a gas station convenience store, starting small fires before the flames were doused and he was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, authorities said. Atlantic City police said the...

Officials in no rush to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos

Nov. 18, 2021 16:21 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top political leadership is in no hurry to adopt — or even consider — a bill that would permanently ban smoking in Atlantic City's casinos. On the day when smoking opponents make a national push for people to kick the habit,...

NJ kicks off Atlantic City's 1st supermarket in 15 yrs

Nov. 18, 2021 14:51 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It took nearly $19 million in public money and a government agency willing to step in where the private sector declined to tread, but Atlantic City will soon have its first supermarket in 15 years. The state-run Casino Reinvestment Development...

NJ breaks own monthly sports betting record: $1.3B in bets

Nov. 17, 2021 16:47 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's red-hot sports betting industry smashed its own national record in October for the highest amount of bets taken in a single month, topping $1.3 billion. That figure easily surpassed the $1.01 billion worth of bets that Atlantic...

NJ Democrats say voters sent 'loud' message on affordability

Nov. 17, 2021 15:35 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday they got the message from voters “loud and clear” and will focus the remaining weeks of their current session on affordability, though it's unclear what that will look like. Democratic...

New Jersey eyes financial break for Atlantic City casinos

Nov. 15, 2021 16:20 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are proposing financial relief for Atlantic City's casinos to help them continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic by exempting two of the industry's fastest-growing revenue streams from calculations on how much the casinos should pay...

NJ Republicans pick up at least 4 Assembly seats, 1 Senate

Nov. 11, 2021 18:21 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republicans added to the GOP's positive election results across the country, picking up at least four seats in the Assembly and netting one new seat in the Senate, according to Associated Press race calls made Thursday in the Nov. 2 election. ...