New Jersey mandates panic buttons for hotel room cleaners

U.S. 06/11/19, 09:26

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Tuesday that he and others said is the nation's first requiring most hotels to provide their workers with wearable panic buttons they can press to summon help quickly in an emergency.The Democratic ...

2 boaters rescued after clinging to boat for 3 hours

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:24

A man and a woman who spent three hours clinging to their capsized sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean about 65 miles (105 kilometers) off Atlantic City are safe.The Coast Guard received a satellite distress signal from the 55-foot (17-meter) vessel ...

Phillies OF Herrera arrested in domestic case, put on leave

Sports 05/28/19, 12:05

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest in a domestic violence case at an Atlantic City casino.The commissioner's office put Herrera on leave Tuesday, a day after his arrest ...

Borgata casino unveils $12M sports bet, nightspot project

Sports 05/22/19, 09:06

Atlantic City's Borgata casino is investing $12 million in a new sports betting and entertainment project.Casino officials tell The Associated Press it will open a sports bar and sports betting facility named Moneyline Bar & Book on June 29. The ...

Year after Supreme Court win, New Jersey sports bets thrive

Sports 05/14/19, 13:42

New Jersey casinos and racetracks took nearly $314 million worth of sports bets in April, the sixth consecutive month such wagering exceeded $300 million.The figures were released Tuesday, the anniversary of New Jersey's U.S. Supreme Court win clearing the way ...

Tourism spending in New Jersey hit $44.7 billion in 2018

Business 05/09/19, 13:51

New Jersey's beaches, casinos, forests and cities attracted tourists who spent nearly $45 billion in 2018. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said tourism spending in New Jersey has increased for nine years in a row. Speaking at a tourism conference Thursday in Trenton, ...

Betting predictions to be part of Fox Sports analysis

Sports 05/09/19, 07:40

Fox Sports viewers tuning in to some broadcasts this fall will not only see the game, but also will get betting predictions.The network announced a partnership Wednesday night with the parent company of the PokerStars online gambling giant.Fox Sports is ...

Though future online, casinos pour cash into sportsbooks

Sports 05/04/19, 11:05

Mobile apps might drive the future of sports gambling in the United States, but casinos are still betting big on physical sportsbooks as legal wagering expands to new places.Lounges, bars and other shiny new spaces are giving casinos and other ...

Profits down 15% in expanded Atlantic City casino market

U.S. 04/08/19, 14:32

Casino profits fell by more than 15% in Atlantic City in 2018, a year in which the downsized market reopened two shuttered gambling halls, according to figures released Monday. The result was a decrease in gross operating profit of 15.4% for ...

Nearly $2 billion in New Jersey sport bets in 9 months

Sports 03/13/19, 14:43

Nearly $2 billion has been wagered on sporting events in New Jersey in the nine months since such betting became legal last year.New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $320 million on sporting events in February, led by action on ...

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dies at age 61

Sports 03/05/19, 12:43

King Kong Bundy, the 6-foot-4 (193-centimeter) professional wrestler best known for facing Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania 2, has died. He was 61.Bundy died Monday, said promoter and longtime friend David Herro. He posted on Facebook : "Today we lost a ...

Claressa Shields in another boxing 1st on Showtime

Sports 02/26/19, 18:23

Claressa Shields is participating in another first for women's boxing.The two-time Olympic gold medalist and Christina Hammer will be featured in "All Access" episodes on Showtime Sports' social media platforms.Showtime announced Tuesday that the episodes will premiere March 29 and ...

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