New Jersey Gov Christie signs internet gambling into law

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie signed a measure today allowing internet gambling in Atlantic City, a move his administration expects to nearly double casino revenue and provide a lifeline to the struggling seaside resort. "This was a critical decision, and one that I did not make lightly," Christie said in a statement. "But with the proper regulatory framework and safeguards that I…

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10 Date Night Atlantic City Area Destinations

It’s date night and there’s a certain someone you’re eager to impress. No romantic night out is complete without quality time shared together over a memorable meal. The right cuisine and the perfect ambience can create date night magic. In fact, the restaurant you choose plays an essential role in whether your night is a windfall or a wipeout. So…

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Online gambling giant moves to purchase Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 By DONALD WITTKOWSKI, Staff Writer The parent company of online gambling giants PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker has agreed to buy the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in a deal that would help revive one of Atlantic City’s weakest casinos. Rational Group, based on the Isle of Man in the British Isles, has filed papers with…

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Worst may be over for Atlantic City casinos as competition starts to flatten out

Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 By HOA NGUYEN Staff Writer At the start of 2006, 15 casinos were within about 600 miles of Atlantic City. Today, that number has nearly tripled to 39 casinos, including six that opened in 2012. The crowded scene directly affected Atlantic City, which previously had seen gambling revenue grow consistently year-over-year. But in 2006, at the…

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Revel may be rethinking no-smoking policy as Atlantic City’s only smoke-free casino struggles financially

Posted: Monday, January 7, 2013 By DONALD WITTKOWSKI, Staff Writer Customers entering Atlantic City’s newest casino are greeted by small signs taped to the doors: “This is a smoke-free property. Thank you for not smoking.” But there are indications that Revel is rethinking its nonsmoking policy and may allow customers to light up in a new gambling area that is in…

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Casino revenue climbs 13 percent on calmer August weather

            Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012       By DONALD WITTKOWSKI, Press of Atlantic City   Hurricane-free weather in August and the newly opened Revel megaresort gave Atlantic City’s struggling casino industry its first monthly revenue increase since December. Altogether, the 12 casino hotels won $313.9 million from gamblers in August, a nearly 13 percent increase compared…

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Atlantic City – The Fall & Rise, The best it yet to come!

The Fall & Rise of Atlantic City By Roger Gros   Thu, Aug 30, 2012 Atlantic City's struggles are well known but the strategy to escape those problems isn't as easily understood. Publisher Roger Gros spent the summer interviewing the major players in town and explains how the city is positioning itself to become the hip destination on the east coast. In truth,…

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Revel Struggles as Summer Season Dwindles

From this observer the problems with The Revel is that they thought the players would all run over from whereever they were playing without getting comps. The management starting this summer soliciting gamblers. On a different note many tourists saw the prices of the food and beverages at the casino and either stayed away or never came back. I hope…

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Pinnacle Entertainment has prime Atlantic City real estate for sale; after two years, no buyers

Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 By DONALD WITTKOWSKI Staff Writer For two years, Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. has been unable to sell a prime piece of casino-zoned land located in the heart of the Boardwalk. [caption id="attachment_1307" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Pinnacle Entertainment bought the Sands Casino Hotel in 2006 for $270 million. The company razed the casino with the intention of building a…

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Atlantic City needs more nongambling attractions for visitor

Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2012 By DONALD WITTKOWSKI, Staff Writer pressofAtlanticCity.com Atlantic City must continue to build nongambling attractions to become a more appealing tourist destination and let visitors know “this is not your father’s or grandfather’s resort,” a new tourism survey indicates. The April 2 opening of the…

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