Mayor Ras Baraka and other local officials pitched Newark as the ideal location for a new New Jersey casino Wednesday.
The House of Representatives voted 88-55 in favor of the legislation early Friday.
After the Westbury community came together and fought the plan to bring a casino to their neighborhood, a lawmaker has proposed a bill that would halt gaming facilities in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Now that the Nassau County Off-Track Betting has decided not to pursue opening a casino in Westbury, one Elmont, New York, legislator is worried it will look at his community.
The attorney for Nassau OTB said although they believed the site would have received all the necessary approvals, the opposition no longer made the property viable.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has appointed an emergency management team to oversee Atlantic City’s operations as part of plans to help the struggling seaside gambling resort get back on its feet.
Anger trumped the cold as hundreds braved temperatures in the 20s Saturday to protest plans to put a casino in a North Hempstead shopping mall.
Hundreds were expected to gather in Nassau County on Thursday night, to speak out against a proposed gaming parlor.
Some opponents of a controversial proposal for a gambling hall at the former Fortunoff store in Westbury, Long Island have said it should be built at the Nassau County Coliseum instead.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano took to Twitter on Monday to announce he’s against the casino-style gaming parlor proposed for the old Fortunoff site in Westbury.
Three upstate counties have been selected as sites for casinos in New York, bringing an end to a fierce competition among 16 developers and job-hungry communities.
A hearing is set for Thursday in a dispute between Donald and Ivanka Trump and the casino company he once ran, over whether Atlantic City’s struggling Taj Mahal casino can continue to use the Trump name.
A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel and announced plans to re-open it as a casino.
When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation.
The casino said in a court filing Wednesday that Glenn Straub has made the cash bid and it hopes to have an auction for the property on Sept. 24.