The Atlantic City casino that once bore Donald Trump’s name was changing hands Monday. The casino was being bought by Texas-based Landry’s Restaurants, which is renaming it the Golden Nugget Atlantic City.
A Fairleigh Dickinson-PublicMind poll puts the seaside casino resort behind Las Vegas and New Orleans when it comes to where gamblers would like to spend their time and money.
After nearly banning smoking altogether at casinos, the city imposed the partial ban in 2007. The change of heart came when the economy crashed and casinos feared a complete smoking ban would cost them more customers.
Police said Richard J. Vogel, 22, of Westville had been fighting with another casino patron on the fourth floor of the Harrah’s Resort garage around 5:40 a.m. Casino security found him on the outer area of the structure, where he apparently having lost his footing and fell.
The stamp may have been issued to stir feelings of national pride, but instead it has stirred up controversy.
Resorts Casino Hotel was being sued by seven fired waitresses. Several others were considering legal action.
Revel was expected to create 2,000 construction jobs and about 5,500 permanent jobs once the facility is open.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have made his state the first in the nation to legalize Internet gambling.
Recession-pummeled construction workers expect to see a year and a half of steady work on the casino project, while residents hope they’ll be able to land one of the estimated 5,500 permanent jobs the casino and hotel will create.
Additional layoffs to other inspectors at Casino Control Commission are likely in coming weeks.
Finishing Revel has long been seen as the single biggest move the nation’s second-largest gambling market could do to fight back against regional casinos popping up all around them.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says construction will resume next week on Atlantic City’s half-finished Revel casino.
The Spectrum Gaming Group report predicts Atlantic City’s casino revenue will fall more than 13 percent this year, while casinos in Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and Maryland will increase their revenue.
The state Casino Control Commission on Wednesday removed Chee from a list of people barred from the casinos because of organized crime ties.
Mayor Langford said he did not get all he wanted from the state in terms of concessions, and still held out the possibility of suing to block the plan.