Atlantic City in 2021: Virus is the wild card

When and how thoroughly Atlantic City bounces back is likely to depend on how quickly and effectively the coronavirus pandemic is brought under control. The usual challenges facing the seaside gambling resort aren't going anywhere in 2021.

Sports betting, online casinos may expand due to pandemic

Gambling executives, analysts and lawmakers attending a sports betting conference say the lure of new tax revenue from expanding sports betting could prove irresistible to states facing large deficits due to the pandemic.

Atlantic City wants exclusive deal on pot sales

The mayor says the city should get first dibs on tax money that recreational marijuana would generate because it currently gets nothing from state-imposed parking, luxury, hotel and sports betting taxes.

Major changes for gamblers at Atlantic City casinos

For the first time in 108 days, slot machines will beep, dice will tumble and cards will be dealt at Atlantic City's casinos Thursday as they reopen amid a coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino walls.