The Death and Life of Atlantic City

The Death and Life of Atlantic City Zeno’s paradox down the shore. BY NICK PAUMGARTEN Mike Hauke opened a pizza and sub shop in Atlantic City in 2009, but only after he had failed in nine tries to rent the space to somebody else. He had bought the building three years earlier on the advice of his father, an accountant…

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What’s new in Atlantic City ? A new Seawall and Boardwalk coming soon.

So why are we so lucky to get a new seawall and boardwalk in the Northend of Atlantic City? Since Atlantic City doesn't had extra money, the Federal government is picking up the tab on the first two phases of the flood prevention project. It could also be one of the most important tourism projects in the city's 40 year…

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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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Union urges Christie to sign Internet betting bill

WAYNE PARRY , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS POSTED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 ATLANTIC CITY,N.J.- The president of Atlantic City's largest casino workers' union called on Gov. Chris Christie to sign an Internet gambling bill, saying online betting revenue could make the difference between two or more casinos surviving or having to close. Bob McDevitt, head of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, said…

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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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CRDA to study developing an indoor marketplace in Atlantic City

Posted: Sunday, December 2, 2012   By JENNIFER BOGDAN Staff Writer An indoor marketplace resembling Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market could be among the next projects undertaken by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. In September, the authority took steps toward spending $100,000 on a feasibility study to determine whether the project would be a good fit inAtlantic City. That study is moving…

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