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New Jersey Sen. Raymond Lesniak Pushes Online Bet Bill

Lesniak said he’ll try to get a bill through the Legislature and on Gov. Chris Christie’s desk by next week. The goal is to make New Jersey the national leader in online gambling.

01/02/2012

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says He Supports Casino Gaming In New York City

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.

12/26/2011

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Cheaper Chips Coming To Atlantic City Casinos

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.

12/16/2011

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Aqueduct Casino Nearly Complete As Second Gaming Floor Gets Finishing Touches

It opened in late October and has proven to be very popular, with over 20,000 visitors on the weekends.

12/12/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Cuomo Economic Plan Includes Expanding Gambling, Tax Credits

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.

12/04/2011

A man places a bet prior to the Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico Race Course - Baltimore, MD - May 21, 2011 (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

New Jersey Voters Say Yes To Sports Betting Public Question

Wanna bet? New Jersey does, but Washington has the final say.

11/09/2011

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37 Suspects Rounded Up In Major Bust Involving Gambling, Loan Sharking Rings

The long-term investigation, called “Operation Flat Rate,” focused on gambling and loan sharking rings, the real moneymakers for the Gambino crime family.

10/18/2011

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Atlantic City Casino Workers Concerned Over Weak Gambling Market

The casinos have struggled for five years with plunging revenues amid ever-growing — and ever-closer — competition.

10/09/2011

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Poll: New Yorkers Want To Gamble On Casinos

According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, 56 percent of registered voters backed the creation of casinos “similar to those in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.”

09/21/2011

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Keidel: Don’t Concern Yourself With A-Rod’s Gambling Habits

Lord knows there are a thousand reasons to dislike Alex Rodriguez, but gambling isn’t one of them. What gets to me is A-Rod’s half-hearted mea culpa over steroids.

08/23/2011

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New Yorkers’ Travel Guide To Casinos

Sure, you can have fun with scratch-off lottery tickets and off-track betting — even occasional church bingo or raffles sorta make do — but the thrilling action of a casino’s table games and the unending music of paying slots just aren’t part of the Big Apple’s scene.

08/04/2011

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New Jersey Lottery Cracks Down On Youth Gambling

More than 6,000 retailers across New Jersey that sell lottery tickets will be handing out pamphlets under the “Not 18 Yet? No Bet” campaign to discourage underage gambling.

08/01/2011

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Atlantic City Preps Firefighting Plans For Revel Casino

Fighting a fire will rely on sprinkler systems and internal pipes, as well as scores of firefighters working from inside the building.

07/25/2011

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Seminole Tribe Seeks Permit To Build New Atlantic City Casino

The project would be the first of two new “boutique” casinos recently authorized by New Jersey regulators.

06/22/2011

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Commission Greenlights License For Building Smaller Atlantic City Casinos

The state Casino Control Commission on Wednesday approved a process for companies to apply for a license to build two new smaller casinos. One could have as few as 200 rooms, while the other would eventually have to expand to 500 rooms within five years.

06/15/2011

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