July 16, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - With the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino's expected closing, Donald Trump, whose name is emblazoned on the casino and who once owned three of the gambling palaces here, said he can't help but feel bad for the resort he helped build. In an interview Monday, Trump also predicted that an oversaturation of casinos would mean more closings in other places, including the Philadelphia area. Trump endured multiple bankruptcies as head of Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., and he and his name will always be linked with Atlantic City even if his share of the casinos is now only about 10 percent.
December 22, 2012 |
New Jersey lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a bill legalizing Internet gambling within the state's borders. The bill now goes to Gov. Christie, who vetoed a similar measure last year that would have made New Jersey the first state in the nation to legalize online betting. Nevada and Delaware have since passed online gambling bills, but have not set a date to begin taking bets. State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D., Union) said he hoped New Jersey could beat other states to the punch and start taking bets by the end of April.
February 21, 2013 |
Atlantic City, The Inquirer's No. 1 ranked team in South Jersey, moved on to the Cape-Atlantic League final with a 47-36 semifinal win over Holy Spirit at Hammonton on Tuesday. Jah-Leem Montague scored 10 of his 14 in the first half as the Vikings built a 27-9 lead. Atlantic City will face Middle Township, winner of the rubber match of a three-game season series with No. 8 St. Augustine. The Panther downed the Hermits, 51-40, in double overtime as Darrell Shelton's six free throws sealed the semi win. Holy Spirit 4 6 5 21 - 36 Atlantic City 15 12 6 14 - 47 HS: Leon Daniels 8, Shamar Dixon 12, Mack Marczyk 3, John Middleton 2, Paul Moore 6, Mark Rassmann 2, Junior Saintel 3. AC: Kevin Allen 2, Ga'briel Chandler 8, Dontae Demungiua 2, Isaiah Graves 4, Jah-Leem Montague 14, Dayshawn Reynolds 1, Daniel Torres 2, Dennis White 14.
March 14, 2013 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - They've become a basketball team that specializes in slow starts, in furious finishes, in dramatic victories. But this was something special for the Atlantic City Vikings. Down by 19 midway through the third quarter, Atlantic City rallied for an 80-73, double-overtime victory over Point Pleasant Beach in the quarterfinals of the Tournament of Champions on Wednesday night. Junior Isiah Graves scored 22 points and seniors Dayshawn Reynolds, Gabriel Chandler and Jah-leem Montague played major roles as well as Atlantic City (30-1)
October 28, 2012 |
Atlantic City plans to maintain four shelters for residents who do not evacuate the coastal city because of Hurricane Sandy. Five more shelters will be available on the mainland for evacuees from the barrier islands. "We want our residents to take every precaution to get out to town if they can," Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford said. "If they can't or won't, then at least go to a shelter. " Gov. Christie's evacuation order prompted the state's division of gaming enforcement to temporarily suspend casino operations as of 3 p.m. Sunday.
April 23, 2011
Now that New Jersey has moved a step closer to creating a separate Atlantic City tourism district, the state and Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford need to find a way to iron out their differences. The state-run tourism district is the centerpiece of Gov. Christie's plan. It has been largely endorsed by the Legislature but rejected by Atlantic City's political leadership. Langford fought to have more authority in the new arrangement, but ultimately lost in a key vote by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority this week that established the boundaries for the new district.
January 22, 1991 |
Organizers of the Seagull Classic toured the Mark Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort last week as part of an effort to bring the prestigious high school basketball tournament back to Atlantic City. The tour, and a subsequent meeting with Taj Mahal officials, was arranged by Atlantic City Mayor James Whelan, a longtime supporter of the tournament. The Seagull Classic completed its 17th tournament last month, and its third at St. Joseph's University's Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.
July 10, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Caesars Entertainment Corp. is open to selling the Showboat to save the casino hotel from closure, the company confirmed Tuesday. "We're willing to sell if we receive a reasonable offer from a responsible buyer," spokesman Gary Thompson said. "We've received some expressions of interest from a number of groups and are reviewing them. " Caesars announced June 26 that the Mardi Gras-themed Showboat was seeing its last summer. Its 2,100 employees received notices the following day that the casino planned to close Aug. 31. Unite Here Local 54, the casino workers' union representing about 900 of Showboat's employees, will stage a protest Wednesday - starting at 5 p.m. at Brighton Park, just off the Boardwalk - over the planned closure.
October 18, 1992 |
Atlantic City coach Bobby Weiss could only grimace. He had watched this scene too often. For the fourth straight season, it appeared that a late Millville rally would break the Vikings' hearts. And all Weiss could do was observe as the horror unfolded. But yesterday's game featured an unexpected twist - a delightful one for Weiss. The Atlantic City defense stiffened and stopped the visiting Thunderbolts four times inside the 15-yard line with less than two minutes remaining to save a 21-16 Cape-Atlantic League American Conference victory.