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Margaritaville’s debut on the Atlantic City Boardwalk marks a potential reversal for Resorts Casino Hotel just two years after it launched a Roaring ‘20s makeover and lost a third of its operating profits last year.
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel can walk away from a sales deal with PokerStars and keep the $11 million in advances it has received, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday.
The public can comment on proposed regulations for Internet gambling, which will be published on the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement website for two months beginning June 3.
A line of rolling chairs waited Thursday outside the slot parlor at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, which has opened for customers ahead of its soft opening this weekend.
Lawyers head to Superior Court today to argue whether Atlantic Club Casino Hotel can walk away from a sales deal with Rational Group now or wait for a licensing decision to be made in several months.
ATLANTIC CITY — Raymond Chico, of Union Beach, Monmouth County, has made a tidy business out of selling plastic test tubes to carry and protect marijuana cigarettes.
In what amounted to a $2.4 billion mea culpa, Revel’s new executive team admitted Wednesday that the luxury megaresort misjudged the Atlantic City market in its first year of operation and urgently needs to repair its customer relations.
When the people associated with the Miss New Jersey Pageant describe the event and other local pageants that lead up to the finals as family affairs, they aren’t joking.
CAMDEN — Revel will be allowed to emerge from bankruptcy before the end of this month with about $1 billion less in debt and access to as much as $69 million in additional new financing, a judge ruled Monday.
CAMDEN - Revel will be allowed to emerge from bankruptcy, allowing the 1-year-old megaresort to continue operating with more than $1 billion less in loans, a judge ruled this afternoon.
Less than two months remain before the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expected to take over operations at Atlantic City International Airport.
Platforms that Miss New Jersey contestants choose to promote are much more than mere catch phrases or slogans.
Millions in advertising and marketing dollars — and unquantifiable value in word of mouth hopefully generated by a host of events — are being poured into driving home the message that the Jersey Shore is open for business this summer.
Groomed beaches, walkable boardwalks, sand-free streets and sidewalks, and open stores and restaurants.
Mark Cohen, owner of the Chicken or the Egg Restaurant, said he never thought Hurricane Sandy would leave as much damage as it did, but he also never doubted that his popular Beach Haven restaurant would reopen for the summer.
New York City residents James Cross and Patricia Patterson were spurred to check out Revel a few weeks ago after hearing that Atlantic City's newest casino resort was filing for bankruptcy.
When surfshop Eastern Lines reopened in Belmar on a mid-April weekend, Don Tarrant's customers had an obstacle to clear to reach his Ocean Avenue store - the road was still closed to traffic.
Micki McGlade's locally famous, eponymous restaurant on a pier by the beach was one of Cape May's few businesses damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Holly Kisby sees the two faces of post-Sandy Ocean City every day.
Hurricane Sandy's floodwaters may have flung a walk-in refrigerator against her building, but Annette's Restaurant owner Cheryl Venezia had her place operating again in little time.
The Wildwoods' location - far from where Hurricane Sandy made landfall - and the island's famously enormous beaches helped it endure the storm with relatively little damage.
Ship Bottom, a one-square-mile borough on Long Beach Island, was under water just more than six months ago when Hurricane Sandy hit the shore.
Long-established businesses are up and running along a strip of Ventnor Avenue in Margate once lined with cardboard-covered windows on stripped-down storefronts. And there are some new ones as well.
Seaside Heights is a place of Jersey Shore lore, which includes MTV making a mockery of summer shore life on "Jersey Shore."
ATLANTIC CITY - About 50 people clustered around a long U-shaped table and at other nearby tables a little before 1 p.m. Saturday, soundlessly hanging on Marc Forgione's every word.
Bert Parks had stood guard in front of the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel for more than 14 years without incident.
More detailed breakdowns of Atlantic City's non-gambling tourism industry have been delayed again - this time indefinitely.
LOWER TOWNSHIP - The Cape May Whale Watcher makes customers a promise rarely seen in tourism or entertainment.
Atlantic City’s 12 casinos are looking for a recovery in their gambling revenue this spring following a dismal winter. So far, they haven’t gotten it.
New Jersey has awarded Atlantic City a $658,138 grant to rebuild the Absecon Inlet seawall and Boardwalk between Oriental and Atlantic avenues.
The Miss America Organization doesn’t have an official museum, but if it did, it might resemble the expansive collection housed at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel.
The Metropolitan Business & Citizens Association Scholarship Foundation will hold its 12th annual Spring Scholarship Luncheon Wednesday in the Royal Swan Ballroom of Tropicana Casino and Resort.
Revel’s interim CEO Jeffrey Hartmann regards the newest attractions at the struggling $2.4 billion megaresort as a way of “reconnecting” with customers.
There are no broad beaches, roller coasters or casinos, and no one worries about getting stuck in summer traffic jams or watching out for boardwalk tram cars.
City Council has approved a plan that will bring a major redevelopment project to Atlantic City’s South Inlet, highlighted by a movie theater and a supermarket.
Art McMaster was at the helm of the Miss America Organization when the pageant left Atlantic City in 2005, and he was still there earlier this year as the organization negotiated a way to bring the competition back to its birthplace.
Captain Frank Camarda has piloted his 80-foot party boat, Miss Beach Haven, to the tip of Holgate on the southern end of Long Beach Island.
Revel overhauled its marketing department Wednesday in the latest management shake-up at Atlantic City's troubled $2.4 billion megaresort.
Those who spend the most time with visitors to the resort were honored Wednesday for their contributions to the city’s tourism industry.
A Brigantine developer has purchased the liquor license formerly held by the Rod and Reel Tavern, which closed after being damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Revel, the troubled $2.4 billion megaresort, is moving ahead with plans to overhaul its finances and ownership structure in U.S. Bankruptcy Court and before New Jersey casino regulators.
When Miss America 2014 is crowned in Atlantic City on Sept. 15, she will not be serenaded by the iconic song that has been part of almost every pageant since 1955.
Most of the nation’s casino markets have finally recovered from the recession, propelling revenue from slot machines and table games to near-record levels in 2012, according to a new report on the economic health of the gambling industry.
The parent company of online global gambling giant PokerStars went to court Monday to try to salvage its purchase of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel — and in doing so, revealed it is looking to acquire the property for a record low price.
A little-known Atlantic City walkway in the Marina District will be transformed this summer into an illuminated trail filled with original sculptures.
LAS VEGAS — To step into club XS at the Wynn Las Vegas is to enter the dreamscape of a modern artist with fetishes for gold and bronze and bodies in motion.
AtlantiCare celebrated the accomplishments of a diverse group of honorees during its 54th annual Century Club Gala Saturday at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Economist Richard Perniciaro was a twentysomething who was already a graduate of Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and to him there was just one thing that was important when he started looking for jobs.
ATLANTIC CITY — On a world-famous boardwalk with the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop, wine enthusiasts on Saturday plopped down as much as $85 to sample 150 different wines from the around the world as they knoshed on tuna tartar with wasabi and green apple caviar.
Almost immediately after New Jersey legalized Internet gambling, an alliance of Native American tribes operating thousands of miles away issued a statement decrying the move, accusing the state of weakening gambling license requirements.
When your business has been around for more than half a century, you may think you’ve seen it all. And then something like Hurricane Sandy happens.
ATLANTIC CITY — With legal gambling now moving beyond the casinos and onto the Internet, the industry is bracing for the most far-reaching changes in its history.
The Pier Shops at Caesars, Atlantic City's luxury mall, has often faced questions whether its Madison Avenue-style glamour could thrive in a Boardwalk retail scene otherwise crowded with inexpensive souvenir stores.
The parent company of online global gambling giant PokerStars said it hopes to salvage its faltering deal to buy the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel.
ATLANTIC CITY - The energy business has probably never been more competitive, but attendees of the Atlantic Region Energy Expo on Wednesday said they are optimistic about the future of the industry.
Attempts to sell oceanfront land where the old Sands Casino Hotel once stood have been delayed again, the Las Vegas-based owner said Wednesday in an earnings report.
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel’s much-criticized sale to the parent company of online global gambling giant PokerStars has been scrapped.
LAS VEGAS - Poker devotees now can skip the casino and legally gamble their dollars away on the couch - at least in the state of Nevada.
LAS VEGAS — Poker devotees will soon be able to skip the smoky casino and legally gamble their dollars away on the couch — at least in the state of Nevada.
The Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo will come back for a third year, but there will be some changes this time.
Charlie Sher waved a large sign over his head and, in his best hawker voice, pitched his product to the crowds that packed Somers Point's Bayfest celebration.
With Longport finally signing on to the state's Shore Protection Program, the only shore community in Atlantic County not getting federal funding for beach and dune protection is Margate - but that also may change.
Renewed interest in the Atlantic City real estate market could finally pay off for MGM Resorts International, the Las Vegas-based casino giant that owns large tracts of land all but forgotten over the years.
Long before the slot machines and blackjack tables turned Atlantic City into a gambling haven, the seaside resort was known as a vacation getaway for millions of tourists.
Visitors to the southern New Jersey shore this summer will find several new places to stay after a mix of hotel and motel construction and renovation this off-season.
OCEAN CITY – Sally Johnston, whose involvement with the Miss New Jersey program stretches back some 47 years, knows the annual pageant is a competition.
Jean Muchanic, 55, has been executive director of Absecon Lighthouse since January 2005. Before that, she worked as tournament coordinator for the ShopRite LPGA Classic and as internal communications manager at Showboat Casino Hotel.
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has approved almost $157 million in Atlantic City projects over the past three years. They range from widening streets and renovating piers to building parks and major casino additions.
Contrary to speculation that Internet gambling could hurt the brick-and-mortar casinos, a new survey indicates Web games will not cannibalize the Atlantic City market and may actually generate a slight increase in casino visits.
WILDWOOD — The only differences visitors will see in the Wildwoods this summer following Hurricane Sandy will be a variety of new attractions, business leaders said during a tour of the island Friday.
TRENTON — Towns would have to let homeowners raise their homes to heights dictated by new flood insurance rules but wouldn’t have to provide better beach access in return for federal beach replenishment aid under bills that advanced Thursday in the state Legislature.
For two decades the separation between Miss America and casinos was so strong that pageant rules barred contestants from pulling a slot machine lever or rolling a pair of dice for fear the pageant's wholesome image might be tarnished.
WILDWOOD — Local businesses expressed cautious optimism Wednesday about the summer, despite a hurricane, a recession and lingering effects of the housing-market collapse.
WILDWOOD - The Sensational Spring Concert Weekend got its start six years ago as the Sensational '60s Weekend.
Get ready to call out “Show us your shoes” on Sept. 14 as the Miss America Parade returns to the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
In a week, Thomas McCormick will be out of work. Meanwhile, his job is to put AC Slots out of business.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa plans to jump right into the Internet gambling market. Executives with the casino’s parent company said Wednesday they believe it will complement Borgata’s land-based games and draw new visitors to Atlantic City.
Customers staying on three floors of the Showboat Casino Hotel had to be evacuated for about an hour Wednesday night due to a small fire on the hotel’s fifth floor.
Regulators plan to hire 25 additional workers and contract with an online casino systems consultant in preparation for Internet gambling beginning sometime before Thanksgiving.
Hard Rock International has entered into a long-term agreement with the New Meadowlands Racetrack, according to a report today on the 'Hurley in the Morning' local radio show.
A stately, boutique hotel, wrapped in 1930s charm, will go on the auction block next month in the latest attempt to sell this survivor of Atlantic City’s topsy-turvy real estate market.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who holds the mortgage on the Trump casinos, said Monday there is no way he will approve the proposed $20 million sale of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino.
At least 2 feet of water made it into Annamarie Scarselletti’s condo unit in Margate during Hurricane Sandy. Scarselletti, however, is still counting on a tenant enjoying a classic summer at the shore in a totally refurbished unit.
WORCESTER, Mass. — Opponents of a proposed $240 million slots parlor have presented Worcester officials with nearly a dozen petitions demanding that no talks begin that would lead to an agreement with developers.
A New Jersey real estate investor has emerged as the would-be buyer for casino-zoned land that has languished on the market for three years despite its prime location in the center of the Boardwalk.
Although regulations allow casinos to offer fantasy sports as early as Monday, most will wait for the start of the football preseason later this year to do so, officials and industry observers said.
Any other year, by mid-April, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties in Margate would have lined up at least three houses for its annual August house tour, and would have good leads for another three or four.
The California development company that sought to buy Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino for $20 million announced Friday night that the sale has been delayed, creating even more uncertainty for Atlantic City’s poorest-performing property.
Despite skepticism from lawmakers and budget experts, the state treasurer is standing behind his estimate that Internet gambling could net Atlantic City casinos $1.2 billion during its first year of operation.
Revel has reached a deal with Atlantic City officials to lower its tax assessment to about half of the $2.4 billion it took to build the megaresort, lawyers said Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Camden.
A four-day talent search will conclude today for local musicians hoping to provide the entertainment this summer for Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe and the LandShark Bar and Grill.
Many people come to the circus to see animals do tricks, but the humans performed the most amazing stunts in the new show by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus called “Fully Charged.”
One Atlantic City casino is relying on the XXX factor to draw visitors and give the town some much-needed exposure.
The Atlantic City rumor mill has been churning overtime with the latest talk of a possible change in casino ownership.
WILDWOOD — Mayors of the Wildwoods told the business community their beaches are undergoing changes, from replenishment and grading to the addition of beach bars, all efforts designed to get the tourism community ready for summer.
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