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Local 54 sets negotiation dates with 5 Atlantic City casinos

ATLANTIC CITY — The city’s casino-workers union, threatening to strike July 1 at five city resorts, has contract negotiations with casino management scheduled for Saturday and next week, a union spokesman said.

Tour new Tropicana nightclub, a Bangkok-inspired ‘parallel dimension’

ATLANTIC CITY — When Revel closed in September 2014, it left many — including club promoter Ivan Kane — looking for their next project in the resort city.

Pa. House backs expanding gambling to internet, airports

HARRISBURG, Pa. — In a scramble to find cash just days from the state budget deadline, the Pennsylvania House backed a measure Wednesday to expand legalized gambling to the internet and airports, but rejected a more sweeping expansion of casino-style gambling to bars.

CRDA votes to restore funds for Boardwalk Hall light shows

The Atlantic City Alliance is going away, but the Boardwalk Hall light shows it started are coming back.

Revel inspection held up by paperwork

ATLANTIC CITY — City officials were unable to inspect the shuttered Revel casino Tuesday, after Polo North County Club Inc., the company owned by Glenn Straub, did not have the proper paperwork required for a temporary certificate of occupancy.

AFL-CIO prepared to back Atlantic City strike, leader says

ATLANTIC CITY — The president of New Jersey’s federation of labor unions on Tuesday said his group is ready to throw its full force behind the city’s hospitality workers if they walk out of five casinos July 1, though he expressed hope a strike will be averted.

Glenn Straub blasts DGE over Revel reopening

ATLANTIC CITY — The shuttered Revel casino that was intended to reopen last week might remain closed for some time as Polo North Country Club Inc., the company owned by Glenn Straub, tries to secure the permits and liquor licenses needed for the property.

How Donald Trump treats his managers

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers.

Borgata sale shows just how bad A.C.'s losing tax fight

ATLANTIC CITY — Did Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa just win another tax battle?

How Atlantic City's tax base plunged and debt skyrocketed over the last 40 years

ATLANTIC CITY — As the city drafts a fiscal plan to avoid a state takeover, it must deal with budget obligations built on a ratable base that’s dropped by nearly two-thirds in a decade.

Food trucks take over Brighton Park in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — William Bennett cannot easily sample the goodies that come from food trucks in his daily life.

Free boat rides for veterans whisks blues away

ATLANTIC CITY — George Riley, of Egg Harbor Township, enjoyed himself so much two years ago at the free Combat Wounded Veterans of America powerboat rides that he returned to do it again Saturday.

Future of fantasy sports in NY hinges on Cuomo, legal claims

NEW YORK (AP) — Popular daily fantasy sports sites still face uncertainty in New York even after state lawmakers passed legislation designed to regulate them.

Local 54 talks continue with Caesars, stall with Tropicana

UNITE-HERE Local 54’s contract negotiations with Caesars Entertainment continued Friday, but talks with Tropicana Atlantic City are at a standstill, the union’s president said.

Revel inches closer to reopening

ATLANTIC CITY — Polo North Country Club Inc. submitted an application Friday for a temporary certificate of occupancy for the former Revel casino, two days after owner Glenn Straub’s self-imposed deadline to reopen the shuttered resort.

Casino workers vote to strike July 1 if deal not reached

ATLANTIC CITY — A strike will be called at five city casinos if negotiations don’t yield a new labor contract by July 1, the president of the casino-workers union told the Press of Atlantic City Thursday.

Elite Airways to start flying N.J. to Maine

NEWARK — Elite Airways is launching nonstop service between New Jersey and Maine.

Revel's plugged sewage lines delay reopening

ATLANTIC CITY — The pressing question outside Revel on Wednesday was not whether the resort would reopen that day. It would not.

Here's what Atlantic City casino executives have to say about the city's future

ATLANTIC CITY — The right investments can bring returns. But failure to invest can lead to ruin, local officials and casino executives warned a recent business gathering in the city.

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