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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...

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...

Atlantic City, N.J., Mayor Marty Small holds a news conference on the Atlantic City Boardwalk on June 11, 2020. Small will lead a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in which the words

Compromise keeps 'Black Lives Matter' paint off Boardwalk

Sep. 4, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A “Black Lives Matter” protest that arose amid threats of vandalism and arrest ended in Atlantic City's mayor and a community activist who had threatened to paint those words on the seaside gambling resort's historic Boardwalk peacefully joining together Friday....

Atlantic City, N.J., Mayor Marty Small holds a news conference on the Atlantic City Boardwalk on June 11, 2020. Small will lead a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in which the words

Organizer: We won't paint BLM on Atlantic City Boardwalk

Sep. 3, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An Atlantic City community activist who had planned to lead protesters Friday in painting “Black Lives Matter” on the seaside gambling resort's historic Boardwalk says they no longer plan to do so. Instead, Steve Young said he will accept Mayor Marty Small's...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small speaks at a church in Atlantic City N.J. On Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, Small unveiled a plan to try to prevent protestors from writing the words

Mayor one-ups Black Lives Matter rally with his own plans

Sep. 2, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is attempting to co-opt plans by protesters to paint “Black Lives Matter” on the seaside gambling resort's famous Boardwalk by doing the same thing in a place of its own choosing — on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, in front of its civil...

Dealers carry out a game of roulette at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J. on June 18, 2019.  In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, Atlantic City's top casino, the Borgata, accuses Ocean Casino Resort of poaching its top marketing executives, including one with a cell phone containing priceless information on the Borgata's top customers, who spend $1.5 million to $4 million per visit. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Borgata: Ocean Casino is poaching our execs, trade secrets

Aug. 28, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's top casino is accusing a rival of poaching a half-dozen of its top marketing executives in an attempt to “cripple” it by using secret details about its best and most profitable customers. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Nevada, the Borgata casino...