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Top Casinos In The Philadelphia Area

Looking to gamble a little bit closer to home? If you’re ready to take your chances at the slots or live table games, check out the places in this list.

11/24/2014

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

Atlantic City Alliance Agrees It Should Disband

Been there, done AC. Now it’s time to move on.

11/14/2014

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

NJ Lawmaker’s Proposed Bill Would Add Struggling Atlantic City To UEZ Program

A southern New Jersey lawmaker is proposing legislation to add Atlantic City to the state’s Urban Enterprise Zone project, enabling it to charge half the state sales tax and qualify for other economic incentives.

11/13/2014

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

Richard Stockton College Buying Former Showboat Casino

The Richard Stockton College is buying the former Showboat casino and plans to use it as a satellite campus.

11/12/2014

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SugarHouse Renews Effort To Kill Plans For Second Philly Casino

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is considering four applications for the city’s second casino license.

11/07/2014

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Desperate Taj Workers Walk Petition To AC Mayor

Workers from the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort marched to Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian’s office Monday to ask him to reconsider granting concessions that the struggling casino says are necessary to keep it open.

11/03/2014

Geoff Freeman, the president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, speaking at a conference in Philadelphia. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Lobbying Group For Casinos Shows Hand On How Pa. Should ‘Innovate’ Gaming Policy

A lobbying group for the gaming industry, in Philadelphia for a conference, says casinos in Pennsylvania must develop a next-generation gaming policy to remain competitive.

10/31/2014

Shuttered Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (credit: Cleve Bryan)

Shuttered Trump Plaza Selling Off Slot Machines

Trump Entertainment Resorts is asking a bankruptcy court in Delaware for permission to sell the last 353 of its slots to Patriot Gaming & Electronics, a New Jersey firm that sells new and used slot machines and parts.

10/27/2014

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

Poll Suggests Efforts To Turn AC’s Image Around Not Working As Well As Proponents Might Hope

A new poll suggests that New Jersey residents don’t have a lot of faith in efforts to turn Atlantic City’s economic situation around.

10/26/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in file photo. (credti: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Law Allowing Sports Betting In NJ Signed By Christie

New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state, but legal challenges could stall the rollout.

10/17/2014

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

Judge Voids Trump Taj Mahal Casino Union Contract

A federal bankruptcy court judge voided the labor contract at Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino, raising hopes that the gambling hall and its 3,000 jobs could be saved.

10/17/2014

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

Union Makes Counteroffer To Save Taj Mahal Casino

Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union responded to Trump Entertainment Resorts’ demand that workers give up their entire pension and health care coverage as part of a complex plan to keep the casino open.

10/09/2014

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About 2 Dozen Facing Charges After Atlantic City Protests

The protesters blocked an intersection at Missouri and Arctic Avenues.

10/09/2014

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

Union Blocks Traffic To Protest Casino Givebacks

Casino workers plan to block traffic on an Atlantic City, New Jersey highway Wednesday night to protest demands for contract givebacks being made to keep the Trump Taj Mahal open.

10/08/2014

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Ruling Postponed In New Jersey Sports Betting Case

Casinos and racetracks in New Jersey will have to wait a bit longer for a judge’s ruling on the state’s efforts to allow legal sports gambling.

10/06/2014

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