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(Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian, at the Delaware County Press Club, in Media, Pa.  Photo by David Madden)

Atlantic City Mayor Lays Out Red Carpet For Town’s Economic Recovery

Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian discussed his long-term goals for the shore town that has been wracked over the past few weeks by consolidation in the casino industry.

09/17/2014

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, seen from the Atlantic City Boardwalk. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Shutdown Warning Letters Go Out to Taj Mahal Casino Employees

As expected, workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino-hotel in Atlantic City have received formal warning that their jobs may be gone by mid-November.

09/12/2014

The Revel Casino sign coming down. (Credit: Cleve Bryan)

Expert Says a Revel Buyer Will Need Very Deep Pockets To Succeed

Reports indicate that developer Glenn Straub wants nothing to do with a casino, assuming the deal goes through in federal bankruptcy court. But what he might do with the $2.4-billion property is not clear.

09/11/2014

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Trump Taj Mahal Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Threatens November Shutdown

Once the crown jewel of the Atlantic City casino industry the Trump Taj Mahal filed for bankruptcy Tuesday and gave employees notice they’ll be laid off by mid-November

09/09/2014

File photo of sports gambling.

NJ Lawmaker Says Sports Betting Will Be Good For What Ails Atlantic City

“I’m glad the governor reversed his course, because he vetoed my legislation doing exactly the same thing two months ago,” said state senator Frank Lesniak, of Union County.

09/08/2014

Trump Taj Mahal (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Could Trump Taj Mahal Be Next Atlantic City Casino To Close?

As Atlantic City reels from a wave of casino closings, there are reports that yet another shore resort gambling hall may soon head into federal bankruptcy court.

09/04/2014

(Photo by David Madden)

Union and State of NJ Extend Helping Hand to Laid-Off Atlantic City Casino Workers

A resource center has opened in Atlantic City, NJ to assist the thousands of people laid off by this weekend’s shutdown of the Revel and Showboat casinos.

09/03/2014

(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

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