Casino Gambling

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Atlantic City. (credit: Cleve Bryan)

Christie Names Oversight Team To Dig A.C. Out Of ‘Enormous Hole’

By executive order, Christie appointed Kevin Lavin as the city’s emergency manager and Kevyn Orr as special counsel to the emergency manager.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Blatstein Drops Casino Appeal, Says He’ll Move Ahead With Other Plans for Inquirer HQ

Blatstein was one of four developers hoping to build Philadelphia’s second casino; he proposed putting it in the former Inquirer headquarters, on North Broad Street at Callowhill.

01/19/2015

(File photo. Credit: caesarsac.com)

Caesars Files for Bankruptcy Protection for Two Atlantic City Casinos

Company officials say operations at its facilities, including a pair of Atlantic City casinos, will go on as usual.

01/15/2015

The Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City closed at 6am on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

US Govt. Finds Nearly $30M To Help Atlantic City’s Laid-Off Casino Workers

With four casinos gone in the past year, putting more than 8,000 people out of work, New Jersey’s congressional delegation got the US Labor Department to put together $29.4 million in grants for retraining that idled work force.

01/14/2015

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

Billionaire Carl Icahn Offers $20M Infusion to Avert Taj Mahal Shutdown

Icahn, who is poised to buy the Trump Taj Mahal casino-hotel, is ponying up $20 million so it can remain open while bankruptcy proceedings play out.

12/18/2014

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Bankruptcy Judge Allows Canadian Firm To Back Out of Purchasing Revel Casino

Judge Gloria Burns has granted a request by Revel Entertainment to cancel the $110-million sale to Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management.

12/12/2014

(Glenn Straub, leaving bankruptcy court in Camden in October 2014.  File photo by David Madden)

Developer Glenn Straub Now First in Line to Purchase Revel Casino Facility

Straub had offered $95 million for the Atlantic City property. A hearing is scheduled for Friday to consider the motion.

12/10/2014

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

Closing Of Trump Taj Mahal Pushed Back 8 Days

The owners of Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal have pushed back the scheduled closing date for the casino.

12/05/2014

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Rivals For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License Lick Wounds, Regroup

“Maybe another newspaper? I don’t know. We’ll deal with that next week,” said Bart Blatstein, who had hoped to put a casino in the former Inquirer building on North Broad Street.

11/18/2014

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Second Casino License For Philadelphia Awarded to Stadium Complex Project

LIVE! Hotel & Casino received the second casino license in Philadelphia.

11/18/2014

(John McBlain speaks as fellow Delaware County Council members David White, left, Mario Civera, partially hidden, and Tom McGarrigle, right, listen.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Delaware County Officials Ask That Second Philadelphia Casino License Not Be Awarded

“Anyone with common sense sees that the gaming industry has changed wholly over this last year,” said councilman John McBlain.

11/14/2014

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Announcement Coming on Second Casino License For Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has called a special meeting for November 18th to announce who, if anyone, will get the second casino license in the city of Philadelphia.

11/07/2014

(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 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

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