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February 26, 2012 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
Dennis Gomes, 68, co-owner of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City and a former mob-busting Las Vegas prosecutor whose exploits inspired the movie Casino, died Friday, his son said. The Margate, N.J., resident died at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of complications from kidney dialysis, said Aaron Gomes, vice president of operations at the casino. Dennis Gomes had developed kidney problems and was undergoing dialysis after breaking his back last year. "Whether or not it was related to his back we will never know, but he ended up having major kidney issues and was put on temporary dialysis," Aaron Gomes said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2010
IT'S LOGICAL to think Dennis Gomes and his partner, Morris Bailey, might have a brighter financial future investing in a uranium mine in Asbury Park or some similar harebrained scheme than by acquiring Resorts Atlantic City, among the casinos hardest hit by the double whammy of legal gambling in Pennsylvania and a sour economy. News reports of the duo's impending purchase of Resorts have overwhelmingly contained positive feedback. Gaming industry analyst Michael Pollock told the Press of Atlantic City , "If anyone can [bring Resorts to profitability]
NEWS
May 28, 2011 | Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY - Resorts Casino Hotel, which raised some hackles earlier this year with a bare-butt billboard to promote a show, is taking things even further in a bid to win back business. The casino's new owners held a grand reopening yesterday, unveiling the skimpy flapper costumes that got them sued this year by female cocktail servers who had been fired after being deemed not sexy enough in them. And the casino announced that starting in July, it will host a nightly adults-only Naked Circus in a parking-lot tent.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Land is dirt cheap in Atlantic City, just like some of its aging casinos. Gaming insiders say Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.'s deal to sell land it has owned at the seaside resort since 2006 for $30.6 million underscores a painful fact: Things have drastically changed - and not for the better. Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment paid $270 million for the 19 acres at the heart of the Boardwalk district - site of the former Sands Casino Hotel. Pinnacle imploded the Sands in 2007 to make way for a $1.5 billion megacasino, but scrapped those plans as the economy and Atlantic City gaming revenues tanked.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2012 | By Dan Gross
Tom Byrne , host at 97.5 the Fanatic, returns to the sports-radio station at 9 p.m. tomorrow for the first time since his arrest Jan. 16 for a late-night assault on a cab driver in Center City. In an exclusive interview Friday, Byrne told us he has been involved in an alcohol recovery program since his arrest and has been sober since Jan. 17. Byrne, 31, said he could not discuss the incident for which he faces a preliminary hearing April 17 on charges of assault and robbery, over allegedly stiffing the driver a $5 fare.
NEWS
September 14, 2011 | By Suzette Parmley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With union contracts expiring at midnight tonight at nine of the 11 Atlantic City casinos, the head of Unite-Here Local 54, which represents 14,000 workers, said a strike was unlikely. "Our [contract] committee voted to keep negotiating," union president Robert McDevitt said Wednesday. "The entire industry's position is they want to grab $3 from the pockets of workers through a series of take backs, including wage cuts. "We are not going to pay for our workers to work," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2011
ONCE LITTLE Ashley and Jared are snug in bed, Resorts Casino Hotel rolls out "Cirque Risque," which is being billed as the show taking casino entertainment to a new, sexier level. Because Resorts Casino-Hotel head honcho Dennis Gomes is the closest thing to legendary steel pier impresarios George Hamid Sr. and George Hamid Jr. that Atlantic City has seen during the legal gaming era, he can be forgiven for portraying "Cirque Risqué" as something other than what it is - or, as they say, for selling the sizzle instead of the steak.
NEWS
September 3, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - It's not often that you see a casino owner running through his own gaming floor in hot pursuit of a theft suspect. But that's what happened Friday night at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, when 67-year-old Dennis Gomes and a casino security guard nabbed a man who allegedly tried to steal a package from a woman dining at a casino restaurant. The veteran gaming industry executive - a former police officer and Las Vegas mob investigator - who is Resorts Chief Executive Officer, was attending a birthday party in the restaurant when he noticed the suspect walk toward a table.
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BUSINESS
September 22, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Atlantic City has become a place where hedge-fund managers go to lose their shirts. Three of the four Atlantic City casinos that closed this year (or four of five, if Taj Mahal closes in November) were controlled by hedge funds that suffered deep - but difficult to measure - losses. By contrast, operators with deep experience with casinos bought Resorts and the former Trump Marina (now Golden Nugget) in 2010 and 2011. Both casinos are showing signs of turning the corner - although the Atlantic City market overall remains far from settled.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Land is dirt-cheap in Atlantic City, just like some of its aging casinos. Gaming insiders say Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.'s deal to sell land it has owned at the resort since 2006 for $30.6 million underscores the painful fact that things have drastically changed - and not for the better. Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Enpaid $270 million for the 19 acres at the heart of the Boardwalk district, site of the former Sands Casino Hotel. Pinnacle imploded the Sands in 2007 to make way for a $1.5 billion megacasino, but scrapped those plans as the economy and Atlantic City gambling revenue tanked.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With its big reveal slated for Memorial Day weekend, Resorts Casino Hotel has $60 million in renovations under way, including its Margarita-themed entertainment complex. In addition to the $35 million Jimmy Buffett-themed venue, the casino announced today that it is spending $25 million to renovate hotel rooms. It will also recarpet the entire casino floor, regut 259 bathrooms at the Ocean Tower, add a food court, redo the parking garage and the entrance onto the main floor from the parking garage.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Atlantic City's oldest casino - Resorts Casino Hotel - plans to announce a new partnership Tuesday with the Native American tribe that operates the Mohegan Sun Casino complex in Connecticut. Industry sources say the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority will take over the operations of Resorts, becoming the first tribe to have a presence in Atlantic City. In February, Resorts lost half its ownership with the sudden death of its former CEO and veteran Atlantic City operator, Dennis Gomes.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - This town's oldest casino is heading to Margaritaville. Under a sweltering, tropics-like sun Tuesday, Gov. Christie and Jimmy Buffett, creator of the iconic 1970s tune, appeared on a stage on the Boardwalk to announce a new partnership between Resorts Casino Hotel and the singer/songwriter/entrepreneur to create a Margaritaville-themed restaurant, bar, and surf shop. "Margaritaville will help transform Atlantic City," said Christie, wearing a lei over his dark suit.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2012 | By Dan Gross
Tom Byrne , host at 97.5 the Fanatic, returns to the sports-radio station at 9 p.m. tomorrow for the first time since his arrest Jan. 16 for a late-night assault on a cab driver in Center City. In an exclusive interview Friday, Byrne told us he has been involved in an alcohol recovery program since his arrest and has been sober since Jan. 17. Byrne, 31, said he could not discuss the incident for which he faces a preliminary hearing April 17 on charges of assault and robbery, over allegedly stiffing the driver a $5 fare.
NEWS
February 26, 2012 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
Dennis Gomes, 68, co-owner of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City and a former mob-busting Las Vegas prosecutor whose exploits inspired the movie Casino, died Friday, his son said. The Margate, N.J., resident died at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of complications from kidney dialysis, said Aaron Gomes, vice president of operations at the casino. Dennis Gomes had developed kidney problems and was undergoing dialysis after breaking his back last year. "Whether or not it was related to his back we will never know, but he ended up having major kidney issues and was put on temporary dialysis," Aaron Gomes said.
NEWS
February 24, 2012 | BY CHUCK DARROW, darrowc@phillynews.com
Veteran Atlantic City gaming executive Dennis Gomes, known for his often-outrageous, and sometimes controversial, casino promotions died early this morning. The co-owner and CEO of Resorts Atlantic City since December 2010, he was 68 and lived in Margate, N.J. Details of his death have not yet been released, but Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City confirmed Gomes' died there, according to the Associated Press. Gomes had a reputation in the gaming industry as something of a maverick.
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