More political corruption and problems for Atlantic City. Mayor Frank Gilliam was in a federal court today and pleaded guilty to charges involving wire fraud. Gilliam defrauded the Atlantic City Starz Basketball Club out of over $87,000; when his home was raided by the FBI, nearly half of the money was found inside. He could…
18 year old Nahquil Lovest has been indicted on aggravated manslaughter charges in connection with this summer’s killing of a 15 year old Pleasantville girl in Atlantic City. Lovest is accused of taking the live of Naimah Bell inside an apartment. Lovest is being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending his trial.
The former Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City has been sold. TJM Properties of Florida sold the empty gaming building to a a New York based company. The building was sold with a deed restriction saying it can no longer be a casino.
It was a memorable weekend at the casinos in Atlantic City after some gaming halls went dark during a thunderstorm early Sunday morning. The storm hit the city around 1am Sunday and blinked out not only slot machines, but elevators. The Ocean Casino may have experienced a direct lightning strike.
An Atlantic City cop who has made headlines before was reportedly arrested in Margate over the weekend. NJ Advance Media reports that Sterling Wheaten was arrested early Saturday morning on an allegation of domestic violence. You may remember Wheaten has already been indicted in connection with a K-9 attack that left a man with 200…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talked about the presidential impeachment in Atlantic City on Friday. Pelosi came to speak to democrats in the city and was largely welcomed by a friendly audience. She says the President completely dishonored the Constitution.
Five men have been charged by Atlantic City Police after they used a stolen credit card to purchase retail gift cards to the tune of nearly $12,000. Police say the men were spotted by security officers at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa back on June 13th committing the credit card fraud. 41 year old…
Atlantic City officials are considering raising the toll on the Atlantic City Expressway at the Pleasantville plaza in order to raise some money needed for the city. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. agrees with the proposal for a toll hike, with the city keeping the difference.
The Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City can now take sports bets on NBA games. Governor Murphy signed a measure on Friday that allows for the bets to be placed at the casino, even though it is owned by the same man who owns the Houston Rockets basketball team.
August was an outstanding month for the casino industry in Atlantic City. The gaming halls took in a whopping 13 percent more revenue last month than they did during the same month in 2018. The casinos’ win figure topped $338 million for the month of August.