Casino Gambling

(Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton holds the bolt cutters and trailer seal she cut as casino workers start unloading equipment for the casino's temporary poker room.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Tables Arrive as Sugarhouse Begins Assembling Its Poker Room

Early next month, gamblers who want to try their hand at poker will be able to have a seat inside Philadelphia’s first poker room.

10/17/2014

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

Bankruptcy Court Decision Awaited on Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal Casino

Judge Kevin Gross is being asked by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who holds most of the Taj Mahal’s debt, to dissolve union contracts and pension plans as one condition of taking over the place and keeping it running.

10/17/2014

(A sports betting parlor in Nevada.  File photo)

New Jersey Tries Another Tack To Gain Sports Betting

This time, New Jersey lawmakers see a loophole, planning to partially repeal the state ban and allow casinos and racetracks to proceed without regulation.

10/15/2014

Atlantic City's Revel Casino building, seen from the boardwalk. (File photo by Ashley Wolf)

Judge Affirms Sale of Revel Casino Over Complaints of Losing Bidder

Florida developer Glenn Straub, the only other major bidder in the auction, complained that the auction process, in its final hours, was rigged against him.

10/07/2014

(Credit: Jan Carabeo)

Revel Sold For $110M; Buyers Plan To Reopen It As A Casino

A Canadian asset management company that won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City plans to reopen it as a casino.

10/01/2014

(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

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

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

(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

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