Wanna bet? New Jersey does, but Washington has the final say.
The long-term investigation, called “Operation Flat Rate,” focused on gambling and loan sharking rings, the real moneymakers for the Gambino crime family.
The casinos have struggled for five years with plunging revenues amid ever-growing — and ever-closer — competition.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Fighting a fire will rely on sprinkler systems and internal pipes, as well as scores of firefighters working from inside the building.
The project would be the first of two new “boutique” casinos recently authorized by New Jersey regulators.
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.
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.
Revel was expected to create 2,000 construction jobs and about 5,500 permanent jobs once the facility is open.
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.
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.
It’s a new strategy to attract new business by invoking the round-the-clock party vibe of a bygone era and cashing in on nationwide interest in the hit HBO show “Boardwalk Empire” about Prohibition-era Atlantic City.