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Atlantic City sees spike in COVID-19 cases

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After shutting down in mid-March due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlantic City casinos waited until early July to reopen. Since that time, cases of the virus have popped up among employees of the gaming facilities. October was a particularly worrisome month. Since reopening, 251 cases have been reported regarding employees. Of ...

New FanDuel retail sportsbook to open at Bally’s Atlantic City via Twin River partnership

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Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino will soon be home to a FanDuel Sportsbook according to a joint announcement from Rhode Island-based gaming company Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:TRWH), new owner of the Boardwalk property, and the online sports betting company. According to an official press release from FanDuel, the deal is contingent ...

Indoor smoking and drinking bans for re-opening Atlantic City casinos

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In New Jersey and American casino operator MGM Resorts International has reportedly postponed the re-opening of its Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa after the eastern state opted to institute interim indoor smoking, dining and drinking bans. According to a Monday report from the Associated Press news service published by USA Today, the 2,767-room property ...

Mount Airy Casino reopens while other Pennsylvania & Atlantic City casinos are soon to follow

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Operating at 50 percent capacity and with safety measures based on guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) in place, Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono reopened on Monday, June 22 after being shut down for over three months due to the coronavirus ...

Atlantic City casino assistance legislation passes its first hurdle

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The budget committee for the New Jersey General Assembly has reportedly approved two pieces of proposed legislation that have been crafted to assist the nine casinos in Atlantic City in surviving their ongoing coronavirus-related shutdowns. According to a Tuesday report from The Press of Atlantic City newspaper, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy ordered the ...

Tropicana Atlantic City lays offs almost its entire workforce

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In New Jersey and Eldorado Resorts Incorporated has reportedly laid off almost the entire workforce at its Tropicana Atlantic City venue as the coronavirus-related closure of the state’s nine casinos enters its second month. According to a Wednesday report from the online news domain at NJ.com, the Reno-headquartered casino firm detailed the lay-offs impacting ...

Coronavirus shutdown forces Atlantic City casinos to instigate mass layoffs

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Eleven days after being ordered to close in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and yesterday reportedly saw most of the nine casinos in Atlantic City finally provide their employees with temporary layoff notices. According to a Thursday report from The Press of Atlantic City newspaper, the move means that approximately 16,000 former casino ...

HardRockCasino.com unveils “world’s first” remote-controlled slot machines at Hard Rock Atlantic City

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Brick-and-mortar players in New Jersey who are apprehensive about gambling online now have an option. Now, all that’s needed to “hit the slots” from the comfort of home is a valid internet gambling account with Hard Rock, after on Monday Atlantic City’s Hard Rock casino unveiled the world’s first remote-controlled slot machines. HardRockCasino.com partnered ...

Hard Rock International unhappy with Atlantic City reception

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The boss for American casino operator, Hard Rock International, has reportedly expressed disappointment that Atlantic City hasn’t done more to welcome his firm into its community. According to multiple reports including those published by the online news domains at CalvinAyre.com and ACPrimeTime.com, Jim Allen serves as Chairman for Hard Rock International and was on ...