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March 16, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - In what may be a watershed day for the future of Atlantic City, the Legislature voted Monday in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment to expand gaming to North Jersey, while the Senate also passed controversial legislation to take control of the resort town's finances. Some lawmakers, as well as local officials, called the proposals destructive and vowed to fight them. Voters will get the final say on the amendment in November, amid what is expected to be a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign waged by supporters and opponents of casino expansion.
NEWS
March 14, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY — Stockton University isn't starting with a shuttered shell of a casino this time. Instead, it has a parking lot and two empty fields at the southern end of the city, near homes, small shops, and the beach. There, at the intersection of Atlantic, Albany, and Pacific Avenues, Stockton plans to finally create its long-discussed Atlantic City campus by putting up three buildings: a housing and student center on the Boardwalk for 500 or so students, a parking garage with 850 spaces topped by new offices for South Jersey Gas, and an academic building for up to 1,800 students.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2016
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com . Isley Brothers. $45-$85. 3/12. 8 pm. Donny Osmond. $59-$69. 3/12. 9 pm. Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack 777 Harrah's Blvd., Chester; 484-490-1800. www.harrahschester.com . Almost Queen. $15-$25. 3/11. 7 pm. Resorts Atlantic City 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-344-6000. www.resortsac.com/ . The Flamingos. 3/12. 9 pm. Tropicana Casino & Resort S. Brighton Ave., Atlantic City; 609-340-4000.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Country's yodeling homewrecker, LeAnn Rimes, christened Philadelphia's newest live-performance venue Sunday in the glittering slots palace of the still-expanding SugarHouse Casino's Event Center. Along with opening its 600-person concert hall, SugarHouse introduced its cosponsorship of country gigs with 92.5XTU and LiveNation at Camden's BB&T Pavilion featuring Dierks Bentley (May 14), Keith Urban (Aug. 26), Jason Aldean (Sept. 17), and more. The low-ceilinged center, which has a wall of windows fronting the Philly/Camden waterfront, looked and sounded good.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
New Jersey gambling regulators on Tuesday published temporary rules for skill-based gaming in Atlantic City casinos. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement defined the genre as any "approved casino game where game outcome is dependent in whole or in part upon the player's physical dexterity and/or mental ability. " Think Angry Birds, X-Box type games, or even old-time Asteroids, a casino executive said last year. Blowing up more asteroids than others would give the player a better chance of winning a jackpot, for example.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
For a restaurant, it may have been a little odd - a morning meeting in the Palm's private dining room, held without pastries or coffee. Instead, what was served was hope, just in the nick of time for Palm's entire staff, all slated to lose their jobs Feb. 29, when Philadelphia's power eatery at the Bellevue closes for a year for renovations. Wendy Hamilton, general manager at the SugarHouse Casino, and a few of her human resource people asked for the meeting Tuesday so they could offer all of Palm's people jobs.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2016
Casinos Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; 609-317-1000. www.theborgata.com . Rob Thomas. $95-$120. 1/15. Resorts Atlantic City 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-344-6000. www.resortsac.com/ . Clint Holmes. 1/16. 9 pm. Tropicana Casino & Resort S. Brighton Ave., Atlantic City; 609-340-4000. www.tropicana.net . Bacon Week. Vary. 1/17. Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-449-1000. www.trumptaj.com . Martina McBride.
NEWS
January 15, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
Expanding gaming to North Jersey could force more casinos to close in Atlantic City, Moody's Investors Service warned Wednesday, adding that such a result would increase the likelihood that the ratings agency would downgrade the resort town's credit. "We view any gaming supply expansion in New Jersey as particularly bad news for the already struggling Atlantic City gaming market," Moody's analysts wrote, adding that gaming revenue in the city had declined about 7 percent in the 12 months that ended Nov. 30. The report comes after Gov. Christie and lawmakers announced Monday that they had reached an agreement on a proposed constitutional amendment to add two casinos in separate counties in North Jersey.
NEWS
January 13, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - Lawmakers reached agreement Monday on a proposed constitutional amendment to expand casinos to North Jersey, breaking a weeks-long impasse that exposed tensions within the state Democratic Party ahead of the 2017 governor's race. "This involved a great deal of compromise on the parts of all parties," Gov. Christie said at a Statehouse news conference, where he was joined by Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D., Hudson), who were locked in a standoff over the issue.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie on Friday urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would ask voters to amend the constitution to expand gaming to North Jersey, weighing in on an issue that has divided Democrats in part because of 2017 gubernatorial politics. Christie, a Republican running for president, said it appeared unlikely that Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D., Hudson) had enough votes in his house to pass his version of the bill. Therefore, the governor said, lawmakers in both houses should move ahead with Senate President Stephen Sweeney's bill, which the senator has said will pass his chamber on Monday.
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