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Jane Bokunewicz, for The Press of Atlantic City

June 29, 2024

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The good, the bad, and the still unfinished of 2018, NJTV News, 12.31.18

Hopes are high for Atlantic City's revival, but is it the right kind of optimism? NJGamblingSites, 12.26.18

Atlantic City Casinos need to adopt 'Las Vegas model' to survive, The Press of Atlantic City, 12.24.18

No train service to Atlantic City? Impact hard to assess. KYW 1060, 12.14.18

Atlantic City casino revenue increased 20 percent in November, The Press of Atlantic City, 12.12.18

Hard Rock, Ocean Resort still have work to do, The Press of Atlantic City, 12.10.18

In the end Atlantic City Casinos' third-quarter revenue a mixed bag, NJ Gambling Sites, 11.30.18

Atlantic City casino profits down after opening of Hard Rock, Ocean Resort, The Press of Atlantic City, 11.25.18

Sports betting in New Jersey is taking off big time, just 5 months in, KYW 1060, 11.24.18

Looking for an Affordable Holiday Getaway? Try These Destinations, The New York Times, 11.8.18

Casino employment declining faster in 2018 shoulder season, The Press of Atlantic City, 10.29.18

Showboat may soon offer market-rate apartments, The Press of Atlantic City, 10.24.18.

Atlantic City market: 'very healthy' or 'cannibalized' after new casino openings? The Press of Atlantic City, 10.16.18

Football helps NJ sports bets nearly double to $184 million, The Press of Atlantic City 10.12.18

NJ sports betting insiders not worried about the impact of incoming PA market, Play NJ, 10.11.18

A.C. Casinos Bounce Back, Gaming Today, 10.9.18

Reopened Casinos on a Roll in NJ, Arkansas Democrat gazette, 10.7.18

Airbnb-style rentals on the rise in South Jersey, The Press of Atlantic City, 10.3.18

100 days in, Atlantic City's reopened casinos looking good, The Washington Post, 10.3.18

Atlantic City Tourism Growing, Gaming Expert Says Region Stable, 10.2.18

Experts: Atlantic City casinos will survive Pennsylvania sports betting, The Press of Atlantic City, 10.1.18

Tourism indicators shoe 'long-term positive trends for Atlantic Ciy', report says, The Press of Atlantic City, 10.1.18

Atlantic City headed toward long-term success, improves tourism metrics, The Philadelphia Business Journal, 9.28.18

Still Under State Control, Atlantic City Sees tourism Growth, WHYY, 9.27.18

Stockton Program helps young adults get hospitality job training, The Press of Atlantic City, 9.26.18

Atlantic City officials say they had a banner summer season, Gaming Today, 9.24.18

Summer was 'best in recent years' for Atlantic City. The Press of Atlantic City, 9.22.18

Stockton to Lead New Job-Training Program in Atlantic City for Young Adults SNJ Today, 9.16.18

AC Enjoys its Best Summer in Recent Years, The Casino Association of New Jersey 9.12.18

Should Atlantic City Casinos Be Worried About Growing Competition from Nearby States?, 8.29.18

Atlantic City casino taxes rise for third straight year, The Press of Atlantic City. 8.28.18

Competition, expansion may spell trouble for Atlantic City Casinos, The Press of Atlantic City. 8.24.18

Atlantic City Airshow draws more than 400,000 visitors, The Press of Atlantic City. 8.22.18

Atlantic City 2018 casino profits still lag last year. The Press of Atlantic City, 8.22.18

Atlantic City casinos close out July with big gains, but will the fireworks continue?, 8.21.18

Atlantic City casinos grow gaming revenue 13 percent, but is it enough to support nine resorts long-term,, 8.15.18

New Jersey reports first month of sports betting ops, Focus Gaming News, 8.15.18

Atlantic City tourism flat in the first quarter, NJ 101.5, 8.15.18

New Jersey's revenue report shows wager on sports betting paid off, WHYY, 8.15.18

Atlantic City Casinos See Revenue Soar in July, The Press of Atlantic City, 8.14.18

Stockton Report: Atlantic City Tourism Industry Slowly on the Rise, SNJToday, 8.14.18

Atlantic City Tourism Indicators Released for First Quarter of 2018, The Press of Atlantic City, 8.14.18

Two reopened casinos have boosted employment numbbers at the nine Atlantic City gaming halls to their highest levels in four years, KYW Newsradio 1060, 8.10.18

Boom in Atlantic City Casinos Leads to a Spike in the Job Market,, 8.10.18

Atlantic City Casinos Employing 30,000 for First Time in 4 Years, The Press of Atlantic City, 8.10.18

Online sports betting may boost more than Atlantic City Casino Revenue, The Press of Atlantic City, 8.5.18

Atlantic City sports betting ready for football season, The Press of Atlantic City, 8.1.18

From TripAdvisor, a Program to Help Refugees Get to Know the U.S., The New York Times, 7.31.18

Two new casinos, beach concert gave Atlantic City big visitor boost, The Press of Atlantic City, 7.21.18

Atlantic City was on the brink of bankruptcy just a few years ago - but it's ready for a comeback,, 7.20.18

Looking at the long-term roles for Hard Rock and Ocean Resort in AC, NJ Gambling Sites, 7.20.18

Millennials are less interested in gambling, but Las Vegas is more popular than ever, Descrier (UK), 7.16.18

High School Basketball Tournament a $1.8 Million Draw for AC, The Press of Atlantic City, 7.13.18

New Jersey gets $16M in sports bets in 2 weeks, NJ 101.5 FM, 7.12.18

Bettors wagered $16M in the first two weeks of NJ sports betting, WHYY, 7.12.18

New Hard Rock Gives Atlantic City a Hot Hand, WGRZ, 6.30.18

Atlantic City Welcomes Back Two Shuttered Casinos As Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Open, Gambling Compliance, 6.29.18 (Paywall)

Casino Comeback: 'Atlantic City's Best Days Are In Front Of It," NPR, 6.29.18

Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Open in Atlantic City, NJTV News, 6.28.18

Hard Rock, Ocean Resort open in Atlantic City, Vineland Daily Journal,  6.27.18

Casino Building Boom in Atlantic City Promises Jersey Shore Revival, Fox News, 6.25.18

Hard Rock AC Setting the Tone for Live Entertainment in Atlantic City All Year Long, 6.21.18

Sports Betting Starts in New Jersey After a Decade of Legal Battles, NPR, 6.12.18

After years in limbo, New Jersey prepares to take its first sports bet, WHYY, 6.7.18

After Years in Limbo, New Jersey Prepares to Take its First Sports Bet, The Press of Atlantic City, 6.7.18

An Existential Bet: For Atlantic City and its two new casinos, survival depends on more than gambling, The Press of Atlantic City, 6.1.18

March madness will return to Boardwalk hall, The Press of Atlantic City, 5.31.18

Atlantic City's existential bet isn't about gambling, The Washington Post, 5.31.18

Millennials find casinos 'depressing', NJ 101.5 FM, 5.28.18

Survey: Lots of millennials find casinos 'depressing', WPG 104.1 FM, 5.27.18

A.C. Casino Profits Down in First Quarter of 2018, The Press of Atlantic City, 5.23.18

Could Sports Leagues End Up Paying For Losing Wager Against Sports Gambling? BreakingAC, 5.23.18

At 40, are Atlantic City Casinos healing or courting danger? Tribune Herald (Hawaii), 5.20.18

Tourism is Big Business in Hunterdon, Study Shows, TAPintoFlemington/Raritan, 5.20.18

Tourism spending continues to rise in Hunterdon,, 5.18.18

What will sports betting in Atlantic City look like? The Press of Atlantic City, 5.18.18

Atlantic City on a winning streak, and 2 new casinos should keep it going,, 5.17.18

For Atlantic City businesses to survive, extend Shore's tourism season: Experts, Philadelphia Business Journal, 5.16.18

10th Annual Jersey Shorecast: Shorecast Panelists Say More Variety Should Bring More Visitors to the Jersey Shore, 5.15.18

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?, Seattle Times, 5.15.18

How Sports Betting Could Make Atlantic City Attractive to Millennials, NJ 101.5, 5.15.18

Senate President Stephen Sweeney: Sports betting won't fix NJ's financial problems, Burlington County Times, 5.15.18

PA, NJ & Atlantic City can cash in sooner than later from upending sports gambling ban, Philadelphia Business Journal, 5.15.18 

Jersey Shorecast panel talks A.C. sports betting, development, The Press of Atlantic City, 5.15.18

Plenty on the Line With Legalized Sports Betting, Valley News (New Hampshire), 5.15.18

A New Jersey bet on sports wagers pays off at Supreme Court, PBS News hour, 5.14.18

Supreme Court decision paves the way for legal sports betting, NJTV News, 5.14.18

Atlantic City's two new casinos opening on the same day-Why? WPG 104.1FM, 5.13.18

Casinos de Atlantic City tratan de revivir sus fortunas, Gestion (Peru), 5.13.18

At 40, are Atlantic City casinos healing or courting danger? NBC6, KPVI (Idaho), 5.11.18

At 40, are Atlantic City casinos healing or courting danger? The Washington Post, 5.11.18

Atlantic City Festeja 40 Anos De Casinos Con Dos Reaperturas, el Diario del Juego (Argentina), 5.11.18

UFC Fight Night Delivers Knockout Win for Atlantic City,, 4.24.18

UFC in Atlantic City was a KO, The Press of Atlantic City, 4.23.18

Hard Rock A.C., Ocean Resorts Casino deal with hype very differently, The Press of Atlantic City, 4.22.18

Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City announces opening date, Philadelphia Business Journal, 4.18.18

How sale of Tropicana Atlantic City property could expand its customer base, Philadelphia Business Journal, 4.18.18

Despite low visitation in Atlantic City, new report says Shore resort is on upswing, Philadelphia Business Journal, 4.12.18 

Atlantic City tourism indicators show gains in 2017, report say, Press of Atlantic City, 4.11.18

Atlantic City's Tourism Industry Makes Positive Gains in 2017, SNJ Today, 4.11.18

Atlantic City Casinos Report $723 Million Gross Operating Profit in 2017,, 4.10.18

Atlantic City's Visitor Rate in 2017 lowest since 1982, Online, 4.6.18

Atlantic City visitation last year was lowest since early 1980s, Gaming Today, 4.5.18

Atlantic City Officials Hope New Resorts Will Return Declining Visitation Rates,, 4.5.18

2017 Atlantic City visitors lowest in 30 years, report says, Press of Atlantic City, 4.4.18

Former Revel casino affiliates with Hyatt, moving toward reopening as Ocean Resort,, 4.2.18

Former Revel Casino Moving Toward Reopening as Ocean Resort, US, 4.2.18

Hard Rock casino to flood Atlantic City with music, Reading Eagle, 3.7.18

Airbnb gets a little fussier, myAJC, 3.7.18

Coming Atlantic City casino promising a plethora of live music, World Casino Directory, 2.26.18

Music-Themed Hard Rock Casino Promises Over 200 Nights of Live Music in Atlantic City, Music Times, 2.26.18

Atlantic City's New Hard Rock Casino Promises Hundreds of Nights of Live Music, NBC10, 2.26.18

Hard Rock Casino to Flood Atlantic City with Live Music, Washington Post, 2.25.18

Hard Rock Casino to Flood Atlantic City with Live Music, Billboard, 2.25.18

From New Airbnb Plus, Properties With More Amenities, New York Times, 2.22.18

Will New Atlantic City Casinos be Able to Find Enough Workers?, WPG Talk Radio 104.1, 2.8.18

Can Atlantic City's newest properties fill their job openings?, Press of Atlantic City, 1.28.18

Revel casino sold; so, what's next?, Press of Atlantic City, 1.9.18 

Atlantic City Tourism Performance Indicators: 2017 Showing Healthy Gains Despite Some Slowing in Third Quarter, 1.8.18

Stockton Data Shows Atlantic City Had Good 2017 Overall, SNJ Today, 1.8.18

Workshop Puts SpotLIGHT on Small Business Hiring, Marketing, 12.13.17

Levenson Institute to serve as academic sponsor for sports-betting briefing, Press of Atlantic City, 11.29.17

Stockton University to Host Workshop on Hospitality and Tourism Workforce Management and Marketing, The, 11.29.17

Pennsylvania Expansion Likely to Hurt Existing Casinos, Not Atlantic City, Gambling Compliance, 11.20.17

Trump Plaza in Atlantic City could be imploded in next few months,, 11.2.17

How online gaming in Pennsylvania can help New Jersey, NJ 101.5, 10.31.17

A.C. visitation on pace for lowest year since 1982.  Will there be a reversal in 2018?, Philadelphia Business Journal, 10.24.17

Fall Edition of LIGHT's On Looks at Atlantic City's Future, 10.24.17

Media Briefing: Supreme Court Showdown on Sports Betting, Marketwired, 10.18.17

A year after near-bankruptcy, Atlantic City and its tourism thriving again, NJ101.5, 9.27.17

Could baseball work in Atlantic City?, Press of Atlantic City, 9.24.17

Immigration Officers Won't Get Guest Lists Anymore, Motel 6 Says, NY Times, 9.22.17

Atlantic City tourism on an upswing, World Casino News, 9.20.17

Atlantic City Tourism On The Rise, Online, 9.20.17

Stockton Study Shows Growth in AC Tourism Industry, SNJ Today, 9.19.17

Atlantic City Tourism Report Provides Plenty of Optimism for Casinos,, 9.19.17

Atlantic City: Gaming vs. Non-Gaming Revenue, Rummy Pandit, SNJDC Tourism Edition, September 2017

Atlantic City tourism market continues to show signs of growth, Press of Atlantic City, 9.19.17

Atlantic City gaming, hospitality and tourism remain in flux, says Rummy Pandit, Press of Atlantic City, 9.13.17

Atlantic City club scene in a state of change, Press of Atlantic City, 9.7.17

What's next for Miss America in Atlantic City, Press of Atlantic City, 9.2.17

Atlantic City Yearns for Its Own Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight, Rematch Odds Set, 8.29.17,

Atlantic City Casino Profits Soar During The First Six Months of 2017, 8.25.17, Play NJ

Atlantic City casinos trying to get piece of Mayweather-McGregor pie, Press of Atlantic City, 8.25.17

Resorts first NJ Casino to launch daily fantasy sports games, Press of Atlantic City, 7.18.17

Pink gets the party started for Atlantic City Beachfest concert series, Press of Atlantic City, 7.13.17

Supreme court to end debate over sports betting in NJ, NJTV, 6.29.17

Transition Begins, by Rummy Pandit, Global Gaming Business Magazine, 6.23.17

Stockton University Study Shows A.C. Tourism Economy is Prospering, SNJ Today, 6.20.17

Internet gaming grows while people coming to the city falls, Press of Atlantic City, 5.19.17

What's the Jersey Shorecast for Summer 2017?, SNJ Today, 5.11.17

Atlantic City Tourism Performance Indicators: Positive Growth during First Quarter of 2017

Jersey Shorecast Expert Panel Optimistic on 2017 Tourism Season, Bullish on 2018, 5.11.17

Tourism industry is expected to grow in 2017 and 2018, Press of Atlantic City, 5.11.17

'Polarcoaster' proposed for Atlantic City, Courier-Post, 4.13.17

Three-event weekend offers hint on Atlantic City's future, Press of Atlantic City, 4.4.17

Atlantic Club to become water park, family entertainment complex, Press of Atlantic City, 3.14.17

Hard Rock could be just what A.C. Needs, NJBiz, 3.6.17

Can Hard Rock culture work in Atlantic City?, Press of Atlantic City, 3.5.17

Trump's Immigration Policies Have Already Taken a Toll on the U.S. Economy, NY Mag, 2.21.17

Atlantic City Casino Jobs Abound Yet Some are Difficult to Fill, Press of Atlantic City, 2.21.17

Is Online Gaming Driving Additional Business at Atlantic City Casinos?, NJ 101.5, 2.19.17

Is It Good or Bad for Atlantic City if Icahn Sells Trump Taj Mahal?, NJ Gambling Sites, 2.8.17

Florida's Tourism Industry Still Thriving Despite Tragedies, Zika Virus, Travel Pulse, 1.12.17

Despite Shootings and Zika, Florida Tourism Remains Strong, Herald Tribune, 1.11.17

Despite Shootings and Zika, Florida Tourism Remains Strong, NY Times, 1.10.17

Atlantic Club Waits for Its Next Incarnation, Press of Atlantic City, 12.23.16

Job Protection or Job Killer? Lawmakers take on Atlantic City Casino Licenses, NJ 101.5, 12.4.16

Who Dropped the Ball on Atlantic City New Year's Eve Show?, Press of Atlantic City, 11.29.16

Hard Rock Cafe Continues to Operate in the Shadows of the Shuttered Trump Taj Mahal, Press of Atlantic City, 11.21.16

Failed Casino Vote Might Spur Investment in Atlantic City, Press of Atlantic City, 11.12.16

State takeover, no North Jersey casinos: Good or bad for Atlantic City?, New Jersey 101.5 Radio, 11.15.16

Atlantic City now a safer bet for investors,, 11.14.16

In Jersey, Election Has Implications for Gov Race, NJTV News, 11.9.16

Stockton Students Learn Why Food & Beverage is a Business that Never Sleeps, Press of Atlantic City, 10.30.16

Atlantic City's Big Bet, Mid-Jersey Business Magazine, October 2016

A New Trump Brand Not Named for Trump?  Yes, Meet Scion, NY Times, 10.25.16

Stockton Officials Talk About Atlantic City Campus, Press of Atlantic City, 10.19.16

Stockton Report Highlights Casino Parking and County Hotel Performance, Press of Atlantic City, 10.12.16

What's Next for Bart Blatstein's Showboat Hotel?, Press of Atlantic City, 9.29.16

New Gaming Market: Tech Savvy Millennials, Macau Business Daily, 9.27.16

Fight to Allow North Jersey Casino Gambling Isn't Over Yet, Developer Says,, 9.24.16

Millennials Shown to be Selective Gamblers, The Daily Gazette, 9.21.16

Atlantic City Casino Ten Moves Forward in Wake of Revel, World Casino News, 9.21.16

Revel's a Ten, Straub Owned Casino Gets New Name, Managers, Press of Atlantic City, 9.20.16

Millennials Not Very Interested in Gambling, Study Says,, 9.20.16

Millennials: Gambling?  Meh! Especially Slot Machines, Philly Voice, 9.13.16

Want to Lure Millennials?, Offer Food, Drink, Music, Press of Atlantic City, 9.6.16

Millennials Say More Skill Games Mean More Players, GGB News, 9.5.16

Repeating Summer's Successes, Can A.C. Meet Its Goal of Being a 3-Season Town?, Press of Atlantic City, 9.4.16

AC Casino Study Centers on What Millennials Want, KYW, 9.4.16

AC Casino Study Centers on What Millennials Want, CBS Philly, 9.3.16

Emergency at America's Most Popular Playground, Finanz und Wirtschaft, 9.2.16

Atlantic City Looks to Attract Millennials, NJTV News, 9.2.16

Survey of Millennials' Entertainment Preferences Finds Opportunities for AC Market, NJ Business, 8.31.16

New Survey on Millennials Aims to Draw Crowds to Atlantic City, SNJ Today, 8.31.16

All A.C. Casino's Operating Profit Up, Numbers Show, Press of Atlantic City, 8.23.16

A.C. Tries to Pivot from Bad News to Big Events, Press of Atlantic City, 8.8.16

Risky Implications of Levying Extra Tax on A.C. Rooms, Press of Atlantic City, 8.7.16

Showboat Hotel Reopening Its Doors, Philadelphia Business Journal, 7.8.16

In Atlantic City, Gaming Experts say Reopening Showboat as "hotel" is "good news", New York Business Journal, 6.6.16

Jersey Shorecast Panel: Offering Customers More Fun Experiences Is Key for Atlantic City, Shore, 6.1.16

Timeshare Trials and Tribulations, The Real Deal, NY Real Estate News, 6.1.16

At Shore, No Dampening Merchants' Spirits,, 5.31.16

Summer Heat & Sun bring Jersey Shore Large Crowds & Optimism, North, 5.29.16

Ready, Set, Summer, Philadelphia Inquirer, 5.27.16

Can New Jersey Lawmakers Save Atlantic City?, Christian Science Monitor, 5.24.16

Tom Ballance, Borgata President & COO, to Chair Advisory Board of Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism at Stockton, 5.20.16

Atlantic City Tourism Performance Indicators: Hotel Spending Shows Positive 1st Quarter Trend, 5.25.16

Atlantic City Tourism Performance Indicators: Hotel Spending Increased During 2015, 5.3.16

Stockton study finds gambling among middle, high school kids; 'serious problem' for some, 5.2.16

Study of Middle and High School Students Shows 37% Have Gambled; 98% Use Internet Daily, 5.2.16

Room for Growth:  Spending up in A.C. Hotels, Other Non-Casino Areas, 4.12.16

Dr. Rummy Pandit, Executive Director, Discusses South Jersey Hotel Business in 2015, 2.27.16

Felicia Grondin, Associate Director, Compares Casino Revenue of Atlantic City Boardwalk and Marina Properties, 2.22.16

Dr. Rummy Pandit, Executive Director, LIGHT, Comcast Newsmakers Interview, LIGHT Publications, 1.27.16