NJ Transit resuming service on 2 ‘Dinky’ rail lines
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit will resume service on its Atlantic City and Princeton "Dinky" lines on May 12, about two weeks earlier than it had anticipated.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A blizzard of bets from college basketball fans in March helped New Jersey to its second-highest monthly sports betting total, as March Madness translated into March...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Seeking to reverse its struggles, one Atlantic City casino is reversing its name.
The Ocean Resort Casino is now calling itself the Ocean Casino Resort. The change...
Union: Protect casino workers from hedge fund neglect
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The nation's largest casino workers union is asking gambling regulators to protect employees from neglect by hedge funds or private equity firms seeking short-term...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Deifik, the Colorado developer who lost a fortune running a struggling Atlantic City casino for six months, was killed in a single-car crash in Denver. He was...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino profits fell by more than 15% in Atlantic City in 2018, a year in which the downsized market reopened two shuttered gambling halls, according to figures released...
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A section of the Atlantic City Expressway remains closed in both directions hours after a tanker truck burst into flames.
Religious firefighter shaves off beard after legal loss
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey firefighter who sued to keep a beard he grew for religious reasons has shaved it off after a judge denied his request for a temporary restraining order that...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators have seized more than $107,000 won by underage or otherwise prohibited gamblers at Atlantic City's Borgata casino.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard has come to the rescue of a man who was found unconscious aboard a cruise ship off the southern New Jersey coast.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The third of four Atlantic City casinos that shut down in 2014 could soon be offering gambling.
Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein said Monday he's moving...
Conventions feel the pain of rail line shutdown
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The continued shutdown of the Atlantic City Rail Line is a headache for more than just commuters. Some conventions in the city are seeing fewer attendees, according to...
Nearly $2 billion in New Jersey sport bets in 9 months
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly $2 billion has been wagered on sporting events in New Jersey in the nine months since such betting became legal last year.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new Arena Football League franchise is paying homage to the city's gambling history.
The team will be named the Atlantic City Blackjacks.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers want to increase the penalties on casinos and sports books that take bets on prohibited events including games involving college teams from the...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey firefighter has filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging that he is being forced to shave a beard he says he grew for religious reasons.
- The SunMicky Ward to Enter Atlantic City Hall of FameApril 6, 2019
- The SunMicky Ward to Enter Atlantic City Hall of FameApril 6, 2019
- The North Platte TelegraphAtlantic City sportsbooks 'buzzing' during first March MadnessMarch 22, 2019
- Post-BulletinBradley Bowen -- Atlantic City, N.J.January 14, 2019
- The SunFrom Beauty-pageant Winner to Middlesex C.C. GraduateJanuary 6, 2019
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have ordered a California man to hand over more than $90,000 from online accounts he had funded and gambled with from outside the state in...
Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dies at age 61
GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — King Kong Bundy, the 6-foot-4 (193-centimeter) professional wrestler best known for facing Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania 2, has died. He was 61.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Don't look now, but a new contender is quietly rising to the upper echelon of Atlantic City's casino market.
In recent years, the Golden Nugget has steadily — and...
Atlantic City rail service to return by Memorial Day weekend
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit says rail service between Philadelphia and Atlantic City will return by Memorial Day weekend.
The Press of Atlantic City reports officials said...
Mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey, cleared in casino brawl
NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's mayor has been cleared of criminal charges stemming from a fight outside a casino last year.
Frank Gilliam Jr. was caught on video in November in...
Trustee: Ocean Resort Casino improving finances, performance
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The man overseeing Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino until new owners take over says the property is re-stocked with cash and is already starting to turn around its...
Claressa Shields in another boxing 1st on Showtime
NEW YORK (AP) — Claressa Shields is participating in another first for women's boxing.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist and Christina Hammer will be featured in "All Access" episodes on...
Governor demands reopen date for Atlantic City rail line
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is pushing back against transportation officials and demanding an exact date by the end of the week for when rail service between Philadelphia and...
Other football leagues seek boost from legal sports betting
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League is king when it comes to legal sports bets, but other professional gridiron leagues are looking to embrace and profit from it,...
- Business WireAtlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco Celebrate Three Years as Exelon CompaniesMarch 25, 2019
- Globe NewswireNew Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and American Gaming Association’s Bill Miller to Keynote East Coast Gaming Congress & Nexgen Gaming Forum June 12-13 in Atlantic City, N.J.March 4, 2019
- Business WireArk Restaurants Announces Declaration of DividendMarch 1, 2019
Management shakeup at Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The new owners of Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino have installed new top management as the property changes hands.
New Jersey OKs $20M subsidy for horse racing industry
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is back in the horse racing business.
The return of state support is good news for tracks that have struggled to compete with rivals in adjacent states that offer casino gambling as well.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Thursday providing $20 million to help boost racing prizes this year. Although the legislation calls for $20 million each year for the next five years, future subsidies will depend on how each year's budget shapes up.
New Jersey saw $385M in sport bets in Super Bowl run-up
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers betting on the NFL playoffs online or over their phones during the January run-up to the Super Bowl helped make more than $385 million in sports bets in New Jersey.
It was the highest monthly total yet for the state whose U.S. Supreme Court victory cleared the way for legal sports betting across the country.
Figures released Wednesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show nearly $305 million of that was made by gamblers online or on mobile devices.
Authorities identify driver killed in wrong-way crash
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a speeding wrong-way driver who was killed when he collided with another vehicle on a southern New Jersey roadway and struck a utility pole.
Pleasantville police say Robert Gonzalez Jr. went through a red light on Main Street and sideswiped another car around 11:30 p.m. Monday. The 42-year-old Atlantic City man then began traveling east in the westbound lanes of Delilah Road before he lost control of the car and hit the pole.
Wrong-way driver killed after sideswiping car, hitting pole
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a speeding wrong-way driver has been killed after he collided with another vehicle on a southern New Jersey roadway and struck a utility pole.
Pleasantville police say the crash occurred Monday.
They say a 42-year-old Atlantic City man went through a red light on Main Street and sideswiped another car. The man then began traveling east in the westbound lanes of Delilah Road before he lost control of the car and hit the pole.
Only 1 owner profited from this casino _ when it was closed
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As a star-crossed Atlantic City casino changes hands yet again, only one owner has ever profited from it — the one who never had it open for even a day.
The Ocean Resort Casino, formerly known as Revel, is being taken over by a New York hedge fund, having run short of money yet again. Figures released Wednesday by state regulators show the property is in much worse financial condition that had previously been known publicly, losing money every month since September.
Charity food kitchen forced to close its doors this week
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A food kitchen in an Atlantic City church that has served meals for four decades says it is being forced to close its doors.
Luxor Capital Group a new player in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With the announcement last week that Luxor Capital Group, a New York-based private investment firm, had assumed majority control of Ocean Resort Casino, many are wondering what the future holds for the struggling property.
But the company's intentions for Ocean Resort remain unclear.
Owner denies notice that ex-Atlantic Club Casino Hotel sold
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owner of the former Atlantic Club Casino Hotel denies the shuttered property has been sold despite the filing of a notice of settlement last month.
New Jersey eyes restoring subsidy for horse racing industry
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers passed a measure Thursday that would restore government subsidies for the state's horse racing industry.
The state Assembly and Senate gave final approval to a bill providing $20 million a year for five years to the racing industry as it struggles to compete with out-of-state tracks that have casino gambling.
The bill now goes to the desk of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.
Atlantic City Arena Football team names Ron James as coach
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Atlantic City franchise of the Arena Football League has named Ron James as its coach.
The as-yet unnamed team made the announcement Thursday.
James is a two-time coach of the year in the arena league.
Resorts, Hard Rock roll out new sports betting products
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Just days before the Super Bowl, two Atlantic City casinos have rolled out new sports betting products to capitalize on interest in the big game.
Resorts Casino launched its own branded online sport betting operation Thursday morning. It will complement the in-person sports betting lounge the casino operates with DraftKings.
Luxor Capital to own Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New York hedge fund that lent money to Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino is assuming ownership of it.
Luxor Capital Group was identified as the new owner in a press release Monday from the casino. The company, which is not related to the Luxor casino in Las Vegas, will take over the ownership interest of Bruce Deifik (DIE'-fick) and his family.
City: No more driving on Atlantic City Boardwalk
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City officials say no more construction vehicles will be allowed to drive on the Boardwalk due to years of structural damage caused by traffic.
Vans Warped Tour coming to Atlantic City in June
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Vans Warped Tour will come to Atlantic City for two days in June.
The music, sports and art festival will be held on the Atlantic City beach June 29th and 30th.
The more than 50 artists who will perform will be announced on March 1, the same day tickets go on sale to the general public. Ticket pre-sales begin on Feb. 28.
Rutgers helps offshore wind firms predict coastal breezes
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The way the wind blows is often inconsistent.
But a team of researchers at Rutgers University has predicted offshore sea breeze patterns on the Jersey Shore — data that could be useful for companies hoping to build wind farms off Atlantic City.
Hard Rock casino testing online sports betting in New Jersey
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino has begun offering online sports betting just over a week before the Super Bowl.
The casino received permission late Friday from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to begin so-called "soft-play" testing of equipment and systems for online sports betting, and did so Saturday.
1 dead, 1 wounded after shooting near Atlantic City
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say a man who shot another male in the face just outside of Atlantic City was found dead.
The Atlantic County prosecutor's office says police were called to a Pleasantville home shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday and found a male with a gunshot wound to the face. A handgun believed used in the shooting was recovered.
Atlantic City rail line shutdown to continue into spring
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The shutdown of rail service between Philadelphia and Atlantic City is going to last a few more months.
New Jersey Transit announced Friday it plans to resume service on the line sometime in the second quarter, which begins April 1.
Atlantic City customers will continue to get 25 percent discounts on tickets for alternate bus and rail lines.
Judge won’t block Miss America Org from state changes
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge refused to block the Miss America Organization from carrying out changes to some of its state pageant leadership groups, even as he called on both sides to try to work out their differences.
Superior Court Judge Michael Blee on Friday urged four state pageant groups that had their licenses terminated to try to reach an agreement with the parent group.
Arena Football League approves new team for Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Arena Football League has approved a new team to play in Atlantic City, and legal sports betting is at least part of the reason for it.
The league announced Tuesday that the expansion team will play in Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Fans will be asked to help name the team during a public vote.