The slot machines have been turned off, the playing cards put away, and Atlantic City casinos are in lockdown today. The casinos closed at various times Monday evening to comply with a state order to shut down for the coronavirus. Signs have been placed at casinos telling patrons they are not open.
Fans will be prohibited from coming to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall this weekend to see the MAAC men’s and women’s basketball tournament. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and other conferences throughout the county in banning spectators from the event due to the coronavirus.
Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez says the referendum vote in Atlantic City to potentially change the form of government can go on. Mendez denied a request for an injunction on the matter on Wednesday. Registered voters will now decide the issue in an upcoming election.
A Superior Court judge promises to have a decision before the end of the day Tuesday regarding a motion to put a potential change in the form of government in Atlantic City before voters. Judge Julio Mendez heard arguments from both sides during a hearing on Monday. A petition drive to get the issue before…
A 76 year old woman suffered burns during a house fire in Margate last week. Fire officials say the woman got out of the home on her own. The fire started when a candle was left too close to a combustible item. The victim remains hospitalized.
Atlantic City Police arrested ten individuals Saturday on charges that they were conducting prostitution. Most of the suspects were from the city, while one came from Millville, and another from Ventnor. All suspects were released on a summons.
A Jitney that was stolen Sunday in Atlantic City was recovered on Tuesday. NJ.com reports that the Jitney was stolen in Ducktown Sunday night and was spotted a few blocks away Tuesday morning. Jitneys operate around the clock in Atlantic City and are owned by independent contractors.
A 21 year veteran of the Atlantic City Police force was charged with drunk driving following an accident in Ventnor Sunday morning. NJ.com reports that Sgt. Michael Camp had a blood alcohol level of .13 one hour after his arrest. His vehicle rear ended another vehicle; there were no injuries.
Atlantic City’s casinos are off to a splendid start in 2020. New gaming figures released this week show a 22 percent increase in gaming revenues over January of last year. The casinos earned an additional $50 million.
If you ever wanted to play slot machines on your computer, now you can. Hard Rock Atlantic City announced this week that there are now real slot machines that exist inside the casino but are entirely played by gamblers on the internet. The 12-machine offering is the first of its kind in the world.