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 governor and several nationwide unions said New Jersey is the ...

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 Bertie on Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andy Kendrick ...

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 on an assault charge at the Golden Nugget casino.Police say ...

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 name is a reference to the money line, a method ...

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 for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting.The sports ...

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, Murphy said the tourism industry generated $5 billion in state ...

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 buying just under 5% of The Stars Group for about ...

Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino is finally making money

Business 05/05/19, 08:15

A perennially challenged Atlantic City casino says it will finally turn a profit after months in the red.The Ocean Casino Resort says it has greatly reduced its debt and will return to profitability in May.A new marketing plan and more deals for customers have helped increase slot revenue and hotel ...

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 operators a new way to attract patrons for things besides ...

March Madness bets 3 times higher than Super Bowl bets in NJ

Sports 04/25/19, 15:38

Gaming officials say more than $106 million was bet on the national college basketball tournament in New Jersey last month — three times the amount bet on the Super Bowl.The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement revealed statistics from the tournament Thursday at a sports betting conference in Secaucus.Those bets ...

March Madness leads to gladness for New Jersey sports books

Sports 04/12/19, 14:51

A blizzard of bets from college basketball fans in March helped New Jersey to its second-highest monthly sports betting total, as March Madness translated into March Gladness for sports books.More than $372 million in sports bets were made in the state last month. That brings New Jersey's total since sports ...

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 the year, to $582 million. Five of Atlantic City's 12 casinos ...

Developer, former casino owner Deifik dies in crash at 64

Sports 04/08/19, 13:24

Bruce Deifik, the Colorado developer who lost a fortune running a struggling Atlantic City casino for six months, was killed in a single-car crash in Denver. He was 64.Deifik had been driving home Sunday from a Colorado Rockies baseball game in his hometown of Denver, his lawyer, Paul O'Gara, said ...

Hoops fans line up to bet (legally) on March Madness tourney

Basketball 03/21/19, 11:41

College basketball fans are lining up at casinos and racetracks and furiously tapping smartphone screens to get down bets on March Madness, in many states where it is legal for the first time.Joe Palumbo of West Babylon, New York, traveled Thursday to the Borgata casino in Atlantic City to bet ...

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 the day of the Feb. 3 Super Bowl and the ...

Man who gambled in New Jersey from California forfeits $90K

U.S. 03/06/19, 17:19

New Jersey gambling regulators have ordered a California man to hand over more than $90,000 from online accounts he had funded and gambled with from outside the state in what appears to be the largest such case in the more than five years internet betting has been legal in New ...

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 Legend and a man I consider family." The cause of ...

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 April 5 on SHO Sports YouTube and Facebook pages. Shields ...

Other football leagues seek boost from legal sports betting

Sports 02/21/19, 15:42

The National Football League is king when it comes to legal sports bets, but other professional gridiron leagues are looking to embrace and profit from it, too.Casino sportsbooks are already taking action on the Alliance of American Football, a new spring league.And the Arena Football League located an expansion team ...

New Jersey saw $385M in sport bets in Super Bowl run-up

Football 02/13/19, 15:45

Gamblers betting on the NFL playoffs online or over their phones during the January run-up to the Super Bowl helped make more than $385 million in sports bets in New Jersey. It was the highest monthly total yet for the state whose U.S. Supreme Court victory cleared the way for legal ...

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