NJ to allow betting on eSports games

New Jersey has approved its first company to take bets on competitive video games, a fast-growing activity known as eSports that is popular with young people around the world

Bally's facade is rosy again; can the casino's future be, too?

A year after new owners took over Bally's casino in Atlantic City, a $100 million facelift is underway involving hotel rooms, the casino floor and more. Rhode Island-based Bally's Corporation bought the Boardwalk property last November.

U.S. casinos have best quarter ever, fueled by online and sports bets

America's commercial casinos are marking the industry's best quarter ever and pushing U.S. casino revenue past what it was for all of 2020. Figures released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association show U.S. casinos are poised to have their best year ever in 2021 as more consumers feel comfortable visiting casinos amid the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, and as online and sports betting revenues continue to grow.

Atlantic City's Ocean Casino CEO resigns

Terry Glebocki has resigned as CEO of Atlantic City's Ocean Casino Resort. The casino did not give a reason for 's departure, which was announced to staff Monday morning. Glebocki helped Ocean, the casino formerly known as Revel, return to profitability, turning around a situation in which the business had been losing money for years.

Smokers can light up again at Atlantic City casinos

Gamblers who smoke are once again lighting up inside Atlantic City's casinos, even as a renewed push is on by smoking opponents to prohibit it permanently. A year-long temporary ban on smoking at the casinos, inspired by the coronavirus outbreak last year, ended on Sunday.

Atlantic City casinos reinvesting millions despite pandemic

Atlantic City casinos are looking to a post-pandemic future when gamblers will be eager for the latest thing. Hard Rock plans to spend $20 million to renovate suites, buy new slots and table games, upgrade its beachfront, and more.

Super Bowl betting

Americans are expected to wager $6 billion on the Super Bowl this year, up 26 percent from last year, according to the American Gaming Association. Last year, 97 percent of bets placed were illegal. But that number is expected to go down this year because several states, including New Jersey, have legalized wagering on sports.

Sports betting in New Jersey

Since New Jersey legalized gambling on sports in June 2018, the state's sportsbooks have collected almost $1.25 billion in bets and $94 million in gross revenue. And New Yorkers are playing a huge part in New Jersey's success.

Brothel investigation

A retired NYPD vice cop and seven active-duty police officers are accused of corruption and promoting prostitution. Prosecutors say the cops ran pop-up brothels, including one in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Some people who work on the industrial block told Fox 5 they knew what was going on at building 206 but were afraid to call the cops.

Cops face a judge

A retired New York Police Department vice detective and his wife have been indicted on charges they ran a prostitution ring and gambling operation with the aid of seven current police officers and dozens of civilians. Prosecutors on Thursday said Ludwig Paz operated brothels in Queens, Brooklyn and Nassau Counties and numerous gambling rooms set up inside beauty parlors and other businesses.

Police officers arrested and charged

A three-year internal NYPD investigation has culminated in the arrests of seven police officers and dozens of civilians in connection with a gambling and prostitution ring, according to law enforcement sources. The department stripped guns and shields from Sgt. Carlos Cruz, 41, Sgt. Louis Failla, 49, Sgt. Cliff Nieves, 37, Police Officer Steven Nieves, 32, Police Officer Giancarlo Raspanti, 43, Detective Giovanny Rojas-Acosta, 40, and Detective Rene Samaniego, 43, officials said.