Atlantic City NJ
From old-fashioned biplanes towing banners, to choppers, to the Air Force Thunderbirds, this show had something for everybody.
Despite the decline in casino gambling revenue in Atlantic City, NJ, marketing effort continue full steam ahead, promoting the fact that there’s more than gambling in AC.
This job fair is one in a series of eight being held by the Showboat — which plans to close August 31st — and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Philadelphia’s first casino is spreading its bets, breaking ground on an expansion.
NJT spokesman William Smith says the agency currently has no plans to act on any of the proposals in a 2009 consulting company’s report.
Assemblyman Chris Brown is introducing measures limiting corporations to two licenses each, going forward, and requiring any profitable casino that closes to return any financial incentives previously given to it.
“It’s kind of a mobile billboard as well as a nightclub on wheels, but it’s also a social media generator,” says Jeff Guaracino of the Atlantic City Alliance.
Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian says he has a four-year plan that will turn the city back into the destination resort it was before the casinos arrived.
Some industry experts are suggesting the struggling casino-hotel might not have to close after all.
The Garden State had tried to allow betting on professional and college sports in Atlantic City casinos and state racetracks.
Despite the classic oldie “Under the Boardwalk,” it’s actually what’s on the boardwalk that counts.
Wildwood deputy mayor Pete Byron says there’s a festival or a parade scheduled for almost every week of the summer season, and beyond.
Beach bars, fitness classes on the boardwalk, and oceanfront dancing are some of the enticements planned for this summer by South Jersey shore towns.
Several local officials, including Atlantic City’s mayor, hopped onto the inaugural flight to Chicago for meetings there, in hopes of drumming up business.
Revel president and CEO Scott Keegan says the casino-hotel is working toward financial stability. And, he adds, that does not include closing if ownership changes.