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Showboat gets OK to close Aug 31; track slots eyed

8-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators have given final approval for Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel to shut down on Aug. 31. The Gaming Enforcement Division's action comes as a state senator pushes a constitutional amendment to put ...

New Jersey senator wants slot machines at tracks

8-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state senator wants to allow slot machines at the state's four horse racing tracks. Republican Joe Pennacchio's proposal would have a consortium of casinos run the new machines. Profits would be divided among that ...

Meadowlands proposal includes casinos, hotels

8-19-14
CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) — Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey's Meadowlands. That's the plan business leaders laid out Tuesday to transform the area into a multi-venue entertainment district. Jim ...

Lawyer: Revel still seeks sale, losing $1M weekly

8-18-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for Revel Casino Hotel says that it still hopes to auction off the property but needs to close to stop big losses. The Press of Atlantic City reported (http://bit.ly/1taMSHd) that attorney John Cunningham said in ...

Huge utility line upgrade faces opposition

8-18-14
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of an aging energy grid. The $4 billion to $6 billion PPL Corp. project is designed to ...

Grow your own pot seminar coming to Atlantic City

8-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City will host a grow your own marijuana seminar. The $1,000, four-day course will be offered by a California-based marijuana school at Bally's Casino next weekend. While medical marijuana is legal in New ...

Revel wanted to shut down casino on Monday

8-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — If the owners of Revel Casino Hotel had their way, the $2.4 billion resort would be shut down on Monday. Revel Entertainment had asked New Jersey casino regulators for permission to close on Aug. 18. But the state ...

Maryland casino hosting Atlantic City job fair

8-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Maryland casino is returning to Atlantic City to host a two-day job fair this week as thousands of workers in the city prepare to be laid off. Maryland Live! Casino will host the job fair at the Sheraton Atlantic City ...

Popular New Jersey children’s museum to close

8-17-14
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A popular children's museum in northern New Jersey will soon close to make way for a medical building. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1l95M09) that the owner of the New Jersey Children's Museum in Paramus announced last ...

Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore

8-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With three more casinos shutting down by mid-September, Atlantic City officials are looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk. Analysts and entrepreneurs tell The Associated Press ...