Massive problems with New Jersey Transit will be discussed in Trenton on Thursday. Lawmakers will address various delays on northern New Jersey rail lines and the planned closures for the Atlantic City train station. A joint hearing will be held in the legislature Thursday morning.
Congressman Frank LoBiondo will join Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Thursday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting of the flood gate and pump station project at Fisherman’s Park. The project was funded with federal dollars and will help prevent some flooding in sections of the city.
A healthy jump for Atlantic City’s gaming numbers in July. Two new casinos and good summer weather resulted in a 12 percent jump in revenue compared to one year ago. The Golden Nugget was the only casino to improve its total gaming number, thanks to online gaming.
Resorts Casino in Atlantic City will begin accepting sports bets tomorrow. The casino says the exact time will be worked out once gaming regulators ok the move. Resorts will have six betting windows and four self serve areas to place sports bets.
A 21 year old Atlantic City man has been arrested and charged with shooting a teenager to death last week in the resort. Authorities say Rashaad Norwood faces murder and weapons charges. Norwood allegedly shot the teenager to death during the early afternoon hours last Thursday.
Stockton University is thinking about buying the closed Atlantic Club Casino. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the Board of Trustees at the university will discuss this issue on Wednesday. The casino was purchased four years ago for $13.4 million; the university has funds to buy the casino after it unloaded the Seaview Resort.
The Atlantic City rail line will be shut down for five months after Labor Day weekend. New Jersey Transit announced that it will close the line and send personnel to other parts of the state where they are needed. The Atlantic City line has not carried one million riders in one year since 2014.
Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City is now on board with sports betting. The casino started to accept sports bets before lunchtime Wednesday. The first bet was made by a northern New Jersey man who placed $25 on the Yankees to win the World Series.
Ahmaad Williams will be in court later this month to face sentencing after he admitted to running a drug production facility in Atlantic City. Williams faces up to ten years in prison on the charge; he admitted that he sold heroin out of an apartment during three months in late 2017.
Two more Atlantic City casinos will be offering sports betting before the end of the week. Bally’s announced that the Wild West and Harrah’s properties will both offer sports betting later this week. Mobile sports betting will also be part of the Bally’s platform.