Atlantic City NJ

(Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian, on the boardwalk, holds a "Don't Stop Believing" promotional coaster.  Photo by David Madden)

Atlantic City Mayor Optimistic Despite the Breaking Wave of Casino Closures

Labor Day may not be much of a holiday for several thousand workers at the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City, both of which will be closing their doors. Mayor Don Guardian is hopeful for the town’s future.

08/29/2014

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit:  KYW's Andrew Kramer)

Atlantic City Accentuates The Positive Amid Casino Industry Downturn

“This is a milestone moment in Atlantic City, one in which consolidation in the casino industry must make way for new opportunities,” said mayor Donald Guardian.

08/26/2014

(File photo.  Credit: Philippe Lopez/ AFP/ Getty Images.)

Atlantic City Progressive Slots Now Interconnected With Las Vegas Pool

It takes progressive slots to a whole new level — and across state lines. And with that, the progressive jackpots are growing.

08/22/2014

(Atlantic City beachgoers scan the skies for the next presentation in the 2014 air show.  Photo by David Madden)

Atlantic City’s Annual Air Show Has Thousands Scanning the Skies

From old-fashioned biplanes towing banners, to choppers, to the Air Force Thunderbirds, this show had something for everybody.

08/13/2014

(A detail of the print advertisement being run in regional newspapers by the Atlantic City Alliance.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

As Casino Business Softens, Atlantic City Promoting Its Non-Gambling Entertainments

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.

08/13/2014

(Showboat Casino-Hotel, in Atlantic City.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Showboat Casino Offers Job Fair To Its Atlantic City Employees Being Laid Off

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.

07/29/2014

(A rendering of the expanded Sugarhouse Casino, on Delaware Avenue near Shackamaxon Street.)

SugarHouse Casino Breaks Ground For Poker, More Table Games

Philadelphia’s first casino is spreading its bets, breaking ground on an expansion.

07/22/2014

(An Atlantic City Line train at the AC rail station.  File photo by Adam E. Moreira)

No Thanks, We’re Doing Fine, Says NJT of Its Atlantic City Rail Line

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.

07/15/2014

(NJ assemblyman Chris Brown announces his plan to help Atlantic City's economy.  Photo by David Madden)

NJ Lawmaker Hopes His Bills Will Stabilize Atlantic City’s Struggling Economy

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.

07/08/2014

(Photo by Melony Roy)

Atlantic City Rolls A Bus Through Philadelphia To Promote Shore Town

“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.

07/05/2014

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit:  KYW's Andrew Kramer)

Atlantic City Mayor Untroubled By Shore Town’s Troubled Casino Industry

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.

06/27/2014

(The Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. File photo by Saul Loeb/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Showboat Casino, Planning To Shut Down, Could Be Saved By A Buyer

Some industry experts are suggesting the struggling casino-hotel might not have to close after all.

06/27/2014

(A sports betting parlor in Nevada.  File photo)

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NJ’s Effort To Host Sports Gambling

The Garden State had tried to allow betting on professional and college sports in Atlantic City casinos and state racetracks.

06/23/2014

(The Friday morning before Memorial Day had cloudy skies but the promise of a brighter weekend in Wildwood, NJ.  Photo by David Madden)

In Wildwood, Merchants Gearing Up For The Season’s Start

Despite the classic oldie “Under the Boardwalk,” it’s actually what’s on the boardwalk that counts.

05/23/2014

(Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s New At The Shore: Parades, Festivals, Fireworks

Wildwood deputy mayor Pete Byron says there’s a festival or a parade scheduled for almost every week of the summer season, and beyond.

05/21/2014

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