September 7, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - For the past few years, Atlantic City's casinos have been thinking outside the box to try to drum up new business and compete with gambling halls proliferating in neighboring states. But the Golden Nugget Atlantic City is literally outside the box. It has become the first casino in New Jersey to offer outdoor gambling. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement recently granted the casino's request to move three blackjack tables onto its deck. Tom Pohlman, the casino's executive vice president and general manager, said the outdoor games debuted right before Labor Day weekend and did better than expected.
August 23, 2012 |
The Burlington County freeholders are making plans to spruce up Olympia Lakes, a swimming and fishing spot that decades ago hosted American Bandstand dances on hot summer nights. The 106-acre tract in Willingboro, now known as Willingboro Lakes Nature Preserve, is the latest recreation area to join the county's park system. In May, Willingboro Township transferred the property to the county. The freeholders have since hired the Taylor Design Group to come up with a proposal to improve the site.
August 10, 2012 |
Ten New Jersey residents have been charged in a $40 million mortgage fraud scheme involving properties at the Shore and resorts in the South, federal officials said today. Nine of those charged in an indictment handed up by a grand jury were arrested today. According to federal officials, Joseph Witkowski, 66, of Flemington, and some of his alleged coconspirators sought out oceanfront condominiums overbuilt by financially distressed developers and recruited straw buyers for the properties.
August 9, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Praising Resort Casino's rich history and the continuing importance of the Atlantic City gaming market, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority representatives said it is the "perfect time" for the Native American tribe to establish a presence here. The presence has been created by the death of Resorts co-owner Dennis Gomes. Morris Bailey, the other owner, needed a partner, and the Mohegan authority fills that role. "With Morris Bailey's faith in us, we are honored to continue the work that Dennis has started," said Mitchell Etess, chief executive officer of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, the entity that owns Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
August 8, 2012 |
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.
August 3, 2012
When Tattle was asked to weigh in on the "controversy" over Gabby Douglas' hair, our excitement was palpable — who better than a white guy who's had the same haircut since the Carter administration to offer up thoughts on a black woman's hair. Nothing could go wrong there. Maybe it's the way we views sports — as sports — but in watching Gabby achieve all kinds of Olympic and athletic firsts and perhaps become the Tiger Woods of women's gymnastics, we hadn't even noticed Gabby had hair.
July 27, 2012 |
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.
July 4, 2012
A blackout on the Ocean City, N.J., boardwalk Tuesday night resulted in several chaotic and scary minutes for Shore revelers. Atlantic City Electric reported more than 53,000 customers were without power across South Jersey around 10:50 p.m. Many of those outages were caused by last weekend's storm. There was no immediate information about how extensive Tuesday's outage in Ocean City was. Frank Seravalli, a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, said he was at Playland's Castaway Cove when, around 10:20 p.m., "all of the sudden the lights go out. " Small children started screaming while parents frantically tried to locate them.
May 28, 2012 |
It's not cheap. But then, that's the idea. When I told a colleague I was heading off to the spanking new, high-style Revel resort and casino in Atlantic City to check out the stayover experience, she looked at me with skeptical disdain. "For $400 a night," she shot back, "I pretty much expect to have my feet kissed. " Well, let's not jump to judgment. First off, I wasn't paying $400; I was paying $329.03 including tax, so I lowered my own expectation to seven toes.
April 8, 2012 |
Golf courses come in all shapes and sizes, some in mountain ranges and others on less-imposing terrain. Those that are easier to navigate help to boost a beginner's confidence, while others are designed to challenge the most-seasoned player. Most golfers live for the first day of the year they can hit the links. Others don't wait; they travel during cold winter months to warmer climes to play. For them, golf is a lifestyle. They go for the camaraderie, to win bragging rights, to conduct business, to make contacts - and even for exercise.