Hard Rock casino testing online sports betting in New Jersey

Sports 01/26/19, 20:02

Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino has begun offering online sports betting just over a week before the Super Bowl.The casino received permission late Friday from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to begin so-called "soft-play" testing of equipment and systems for online sports betting, and did so Saturday.Hard Rock ...

New promise and old problems due in 2019 for Atlantic City

Sports 01/01/19, 11:20

The new year holds promise and peril for Atlantic City, with new benefits facing off against old problems. The East Coast gambling resort is on something of a roll, having regained its balance as a smaller market following years of casino closings and job losses. It is part of New Jersey's skyrocketing ...

Lawsuit: Miss America leaders illegally took over pageant

U.S. 12/20/18, 13:34

A former board member and four states that have had their licenses terminated by the Miss America Organization are suing the group and its top leaders, claiming "an illegal and bad-faith takeover" of the pageant.A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Atlantic City by Jennifer Vaden Barth and pageant organizations from Pennsylvania, ...

New Jersey sports betting market closing in on $1B mark

Sports 12/12/18, 15:23

New Jersey's sports betting market is closing in on the $1 billion dollar mark after less than six months of operation.Figures released Wednesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show New Jersey's casino and racetrack-based sports books took in over $330 million worth of bets in November.Since sports betting ...

Update: Atlantic City mayor mum after FBI raid at home

U.S. 12/03/18, 13:45

The Latest on an FBI raid on the home of Atlantic City N.J. mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. (all times local):1:45 p.m.Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. has left his home after FBI and IRS agents appeared to have finished searching his house.The first-term Democratic mayor did not respond to shouted ...

FBI agents search home of Atlantic City’s first-term mayor

U.S. 12/03/18, 11:06

FBI agents are searching the home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. The FBI's Newark division confirms agents are searching Gilliam's house Monday. It wasn't immediately known what prompted the search. The Democrat is in his first year as mayor. The former two-term city councilman defeated Republican incumbent Don Guardian in ...

Nearly $600M bet on sports in New Jersey in 4 ½ months

Sports 11/15/18, 15:11

New Jersey's red-hot sports betting market blew past the half-billion dollar mark in October, with nearly $600 million worth of bets having been made in just 4 ½ months.Figures released Thursday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show gamblers wagered $260 million on sports in October, bringing the total ...

DraftKings, Resorts fire latest shot in sport book arms race

Sports 11/14/18, 08:03

DraftKings and Resorts Casino are firing the latest shot in New Jersey's sports book arms race, with a full-fledged sports betting facility due to open in a week.The two companies told The Associated Press their 5,000-square-foot sports book will open on Nov. 20 in a space off the casino floor ...

Fight involving Atlantic City officials under investigation

U.S. 11/12/18, 14:46

Authorities are investigating an apparent fight at an Atlantic City casino that involved the mayor, a city councilman and others who were arguing with them.The dispute broke out around 2:20 a.m. Sunday at the Golden Nugget. The Atlantic County prosecutor's office confirmed it is reviewing the matter — which was ...

Wagerers crossing the Delaware (and Hudson) for sports bets

Sports 11/12/18, 08:12

In the time it takes for a red light to turn green, Leonard Sciascia can get his sports bets made, turn around and head home.The 39-year-old man from New York City's Staten Island runs his own business selling advice on which teams to bet on. But when he wants to ...

NJ, PA casinos crossing borders into each other’s markets

U.S. 11/02/18, 13:45

For decades after it began offering legal gambling in 1978, Atlantic City had the East Coast market pretty much to itself. And its failure to realize that situation would one day end nearly put it out of business once competition showed up.Now, two of the fastest-growing areas of New Jersey's ...

Bookmaker opens sports lounge in Devils hockey arena

Hockey 10/25/18, 14:40

New Jersey's rapidly growing sports betting market is extending its reach into a professional hockey arena, even as it adds a seventh Atlantic City casino to the fold.Bookmaker William Hill US said it plans to open a sports lounge Thursday night at Newark's Prudential Center, where the NHL's New Jersey ...

Tropicana casino to start sports betting Thursday

Sports 10/24/18, 16:51

Atlantic City's Tropicana casino plans to start offering sports betting Thursday.State gambling regulators and the casino tell The Associated Press the Tropicana has been approved to begin offering sports betting, and plans to do so Thursday at 11 a.m.The Tropicana inked a deal with William Hill US last month to ...

Bookmaker William Hill sues FanDuel over ‘how to bet’ guide

Sports 10/23/18, 15:49

Bookmaker William Hill US is suing sports betting rival FanDuel for allegedly copying its "how to bet" guide for customers in the fledgling industry nearly word for word.William Hill US filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey alleging that FanDuel's duplication of the guide ...

Atlantic City’s new Call of Duty: Dominate esports tourneys

Sports 10/18/18, 16:56

Atlantic City's new Call Of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports.The activity is rapidly growing in popularity across the country and around the world, and the New Jersey gambling resort wants to become a major player in the ...

Paul Stanley: Kiss farewell tour could include ex-members

Entertainment 10/15/18, 13:18

It won't be all night, but former members of Kiss might get the chance to rock 'n' roll with the band one last time.Kiss frontman Paul Stanley says the band's upcoming farewell tour could include former members. Stanley tells The Associated Press he learned long ago never to say never, ...

Football helps NJ sports bets nearly double to $184 million

Football 10/12/18, 15:04

The start of the pro and college football seasons led the volume of sports betting in New Jersey to nearly double in September from its level a month earlier.Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show nearly $184 million was bet on sports in New Jersey last ...

100 days in, Atlantic City’s reopened casinos looking good

Sports 10/03/18, 12:26

One has Elvis Presley's Rolls Royce, the costumes the Beatles wore onstage, and the management know-how and money of one of the world's largest and most successful hospitality companies — even as it replaces its boss.The other has a successful sports betting facility, a redesigned casino floor and family owners ...

Hard Rock replaces Atlantic City president after 3 months

Entertainment 10/01/18, 20:50

Hard Rock International is replacing the president of its half-billion-dollar Atlantic City casino after just three months of operation.The Florida-based company said Monday night that it is replacing Matt Harkness with Joe Lupo, a former Borgata executive who joined Hard Rock a few years ago.No reason was given for the ...

When gambling goes haywire, you’re unlikely to catch a break

Football 09/30/18, 11:22

When people gamble, things sometimes go wrong.Roulette balls glance off the wheel onto the table. Slot machines jam. Online betting apps freeze. Dice go flying off the felt. And sometimes, the cards aren't shuffled correctly, or at all. Bettors have even lost payouts when the jockey fell off a winning ...

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