The Super Bowl was a super bust for sports betting in New Jersey. Casinos and horse tracks lost about $4.6 million in sports bets as many bettors took the Patriots and gave up a few points. Nearly $40 million was paid out to customers who placed bets on the game.
Atlantic City Police say a 14 year old boy has been charged with shooting another boy last week. The victim was found on Magellan Avenue and he will survive the shooting. The teenage suspect was found with a loaded gun, pot, and brass knuckles.
Just in time for the Super Bowl, there’s more sports betting in Atlantic City. Both Resorts and the Hard Rock casinos have unveiled new sports betting platforms before the big game. Resorts kicked off an online sports betting program that is expected to rival more traditional sports betting outfits.
Ron James is the new head coach of the still to be named Arena League Football team that will play this season in Atlantic City. James has been a two-time AFL Coach of the Year winner. He began coaching in the AFL 15 years ago with the Las Vegas franchise.
Luxor is ready to take control of the Ocean Resort Casino. The hedge fund has officially petitioned the Casino Control Commission for permission to run the casino. Owner Bruce Deifik has sold the casino to Luxor, who intends to continue operations as a casino.
Motor vehicles will be banned from the Atlantic City boardwalk. The Press of Atlantic City reports that city officials say repairs to the boardwalk are going to be very costly, and even though the walkway is safe for pedestrians, it no longer will be used for motor vehicles outside of emergency vehicles.
The next owner in line for the failed Revel Casino, now known as Ocean Resort Casino..the Luxor Capital Group. The hedge fund is the next owner of the casino, taking over from Bruce Deifik. A trust will run the casino until Luxor gets formal permission to operate it.
Two fires within one block in Atlantic City, and officials suspect arson is to blame. Fire crews were called out Saturday afternoon to two vacant building fires, and firemen believe they were intentionally set. There were no occupants to the buildings, but they were frequented by vagrants.
A 24 year old man from Little Egg Harbor crashed his car in Atlantic City Tuesday right after he overdosed on heroin. Authorities used Narcan to revive Daniel Cormier Tuesday night. He was eventually issued multiple motor vehicle summonses.
Another costly tax appeal will sting Atlantic City, and Atlantic County. The Hard Rock Casino has successfully appealed its taxes, and the appeal will cost a hefty $4.8 million. The appeal will be paid over a four year period to the casino.