Last week, Atlantic City reported its annual revenues at just over $3 billion. Pennsylvania’s slots and table games brought in $3.16 billion in gross revenue in 2012, according to the state’s Gaming Control Board.
Closures due to the storm sent Atlantic City’s casino revenue plunging nearly 28 percent last month.
With Hurricane Sandy taking aim at New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie ordered Atlantic City’s 12 casinos to shut down by Sunday afternoon as part of his statewide emergency declaration.
It is music to the ears of gamblers, and now city residents may be well on their way to hearing their own jingle with their own “gambling destination.”
Super Bowl XLVIII is still nearly a year and a half away, but plans are well underway for the event.
It’s a 100-acre, uncleared location off exit 66 of the Long Island Expressway in Yaphank.
If Gov. Andrew Cuomo succeeds in making table gambling legal in New York, where do you think casinos will crop up? Some are betting on Coney Island.
Deputy Police Chief Ernest Jubilee had assured the public of a police presence in the garages after a carjacking in September left a tourist dead and a friend seriously injured.
Cuomo said that if the Legislature took the necessary steps, he’d spend a year working out the details of a casino plan before attempting a voter referendum on it in 2013.
New Jersey casino regulators have approved gambling chips worth just 25 and 50 cents apiece, instead of the $1 or higher chips commonly used at the casinos.
Some factions within the Shinnecock Indian Nation feel the tribe is giving away too much to its developer and financial partner in its plan to build casinos.
It opened in late October and has proven to be very popular, with over 20,000 visitors on the weekends.
Cuomo calls for “comprehensive reform of our tax code” to promote investment in jobs in New York. He doesn’t mention raising taxes or adjusting the tax code to raise taxes for wealthier New Yorkers.
Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union agreed Thursday to a three-year pact with Trump Entertainment Resorts. The company owns the Taj Mahal Casino Resort and Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino.
The Atlantic City Council must get approval from the state Community Affairs Department’s Local Finance Board in order to borrow the money.