January 10, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - The new method of casino taxation under consideration by state legislators could have an unintended casualty: the highly regarded Atlantic City Free Public Library. State legislators acknowledged Thursday that the Atlantic City recovery bills, as currently written, would leave the library in the lurch for much of its current $5 million budget. Library director Maureen Sherr-Frank said Thursday that it would remove 70 percent of the funding. Marshall Spevak, aide to State Sen. Vincent Mazzeo, said legislators would seek a remedy in the bill to prevent any drastic impact on the library, which also operates a branch on Richmond Avenue, and the city's historical museum and archives.
November 9, 2012
IF PHILADELPHIA bids on the city's second casino license, the competition will be fierce. Other likely bidders include: * Developer Bart Blatstein, who has the highest profile in the bidding, is pitching a casino on the former site of the Daily News and Inquirer at Broad and Callowhill streets. * The Goldenberg Group of Blue Bell is expected to apply for the license to build a casino on a parking lot at 8th and Market streets. * Parkway Corp., which operates parking garages in the city, is working on an application for one of its many locations.
January 2, 2013
An elevator repairman was killed Saturday while working on a dumbwaiter at Harrah's Philadelphia casino in Chester. The identity of the 52-year-old victim from Upper Darby was not released Monday. Police said the man was working on a dumbwaiter that was being used to deliver food to restaurants at the casino when he became pinned. He died of his injuries at the scene. He was a subcontractor and not a casino employee, police said. Chester authorities and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration were investigating.
January 1, 2013 |
An elevator repairman was killed Saturday while working on a dumbwaiter at Harrah's Philadelphia casino in Chester. The identity of the 52-year-old victim from Upper Darby has not yet been released. Police said the man was working on a dumbwaiter that was being used to deliver food to restaurants at the casino when he became pinned. The man died at the scene as a result of his injuries. He was a sub contractor and not a casino employee, police said. The death is still under investigation by Chester and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
November 28, 2012
City Councilmen Kenyatta Johnson and James F. Kenney are calling for a hearing to consider a proposal from Penn National Gaming Inc. to use profits from a casino to help fund city schools and the municipal pension fund. Johnson will submit a resolution for a hearing at Council's Dec. 6 session. Penn National is one of six groups vying for the city's second casino license. Under its proposal, the company would create a nonprofit to hold two-thirds of the equity in the casino. In a letter sent Wednesday to Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger, Johnson and Kenney said that while they had not endorsed any application for a casino license, they think the Penn National idea should be explored.
December 3, 1998 |
A Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino investigator and a security officer have been indicted by an Atlantic County grand jury in the death of a 25-year-old man who authorities said was assaulted after being caught panhandling inside the casino. Mark Petty, 35, of Galloway Township, a security officer at the casino, was indicted Tuesday on charges of aggravated manslaughter and tampering with witnesses, said Jeffrey S. Blitz, Atlantic County prosecutor. Carol Waldron, 50, of Egg Harbor Township, who was in charge of the investigation for the casino, was indicted yesterday on a charge of tampering with witnesses.
November 16, 2012 |
Suddenly Packer Avenue, that industrial stretch of wide road near the sports stadiums in South Philly, is jumping with casino proposals. Six applications were submitted Thursday to the state Gaming Control Board for an available casino license in Philadelphia. Three of them want to set up shop on Packer Avenue. And one bidder has two potential sites there. The application for PHL Local Gaming LLC was not revealed until Friday morning, when the Gaming Control Board issued a list of bidders.
June 20, 1989 |
Shmuel Aboud's two weeks as a high-roller at the Golden Nugget in 1985 was described in yesterday's gambling-debt trial as a "drunken, drugged stupor" in which the casino offered him cognac at the blackjack table to wash down his painkillers. In opening statements in U.S. District Court in Camden before Judge Mitchell H. Cohen, Aboud's attorney said the 44-year-old Rego Park, N.Y., man squandered $250,000 of his award from an automobile accident because his reasoning was impaired in that condition and because the casino encouraged it. The Golden Nugget sued to collect $28,000 in gambling debts from Aboud, who countersued, saying the casino contributed to his condition and took advantage of it. The casino's attorney, Stephen N. Dratch, said Aboud was trying to escape "just debt" and had no receipts to prove that he indeed lost $250,000.
September 4, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - In the end, the Revel ball did not roll off the tower into the ocean, and no buyer emerged in the middle of the night to save the day. Instead, Revel merely unraveled through the night to an anticlimactic predawn closing Tuesday of its moribund casino floor. Employees of Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Club held a stubbornly spirited after-party as remaining on-duty dealers watched from emptying tables, waiting to inventory final stacks of chips. One supervisor put fingers to his head like a gun and rolled his eyes.
July 14, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - While the amusement-park sound of slot machines filtered through Trump Plaza on Saturday, the men and women who staff the casino put on their brave faces. While they dealt cards, swept the gaming floor, or emptied trash bins as usual, the crisis in this battered resort had deepened the night before. Owners of Trump Plaza confirmed they plan to close the casino in mid-September and will issue formal layoff notices Monday to about 1,600 employees. "I'm not ready to believe it until I get that notice in my hands, telling me it's time to look for another job," said slot attendant Parimal Mehta, 57, of Egg Harbor Township, who has worked at Trump Plaza for 22 years.