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
Atlantic City casino workers are furious that the New Jersey Legislature is moving quickly to pass a bill giving tax breaks to the gambling halls but not acting on a measure that would permanently ban smoking in the casinos.
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.
New Jersey lawmakers are proposing financial relief for Atlantic City's casinos to help them continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which owns Foxwoods Resort Casino, calls the full launch of online betting and sports wagering "nothing short of historic" for the state and the tribe.
Atlantic City's nine casinos and the three racetracks in New Jersey that take sports bets collectively took $1.01 billion in such wagers in September.
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.
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.
Two Atlantic City casinos that were reopened have climbed near the top of gambling revenues.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Stockton University are teaming up to establish an esports Innovation Center at the university's Atlantic City campus.
The Borgata, Atlantic City's top casino, has dropped its lawsuit against a rival it accused of poaching key executives and attempting to steal valuable trade secrets.
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.
Detroit's Ilitch family — owners of the Tigers baseball team, the Red Wings hockey team, and the Little Caesars pizza chain — is buying as much as half of the troubled casino in Atlantic City.
The Connecticut governor and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, which operate the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, have reached an agreement that could lead to online and sports 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.