More than 4,000 customers of Atlantic City Electric are without power this morning thanks to storms that swept through our region before sunrise. Most of the power outages are located in Atlantic City, with a few reported in Cape May County. Power should be restored in our region to affected customers by 9:00am.
Atlantic City casino hotel occupancy is declining. New figures released today by the Division of Gaming Enforcement show that just over 80 percent of all casino rooms were rented last year, which is a 6.2 percent drop from one year prior. Net revenue at the casinos has increased by 7.5 percent over the same 12-month…
Try to figure this one out. The Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City has a new name…Ocean Casino Resort. The former Revel property, which became Ten, and then Ocean Resort Casino now has a fourth name, by switching two words in its third name. It’s all part of a new marketing campaign.
The Miss America competition is leaving Atlantic City. Boardwalk Hall will no longer be the location for the annual pageant due to rising producing expenses. The pageant returned to Atlantic City after being held for a short time in Las Vegas.
The Casino Control Commission is teaming up with the American Legion to provide a Veterans Casino Career Fair to be held on April 25th. The goal is to get American veterans placed in jobs in the casino industry in Atlantic City. Representatives from the nine casinos will be present at the job fair.
Casino profits tumbled in Atlantic City last year at a staggering rate of 15 percent. Part of the reason were more casinos now open in the city, spreading the gaming wealth around to more venues. Only the Tropicana and Golden Nugget increased their operating profits last year.
The former owner of the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, Bruce Difek, died Sunday in Colorado. The Press of Atlantic City reports that authorities have confirmed the death, with a cause of death being released later in the day. Difek resurrected the former Revel Casino and re-opened it recently.
A dozen people were rounded up late last week in Atlantic City as authorities focused on some illegal drug sales on Atlantic Avenue. Police say they recovered 160 bags of heroin, an ounce of cocaine, and $1,000 in cash. Most of the suspects are from the city.
Three teenagers have been charged in connection with an argument at an Atlantic City McDonalds over the weekend that involved pepper spray. Police say the incident occurred during the early morning hours on Saturday and they received tips resulting from a video that appeared of the incident on social media. A 21 year old Pleasantville…
Over $100,000 won by underage gamblers at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City have been seized by state officials. The Borgata’s online gaming partner has also been fined $81,000 for allowing underage gamblers to play. The action was taken by the State Division of Gaming Enforcement, according to the Press of Atlantic City.