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Trump Taj Mahal to close

The Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City will close after Labor Day weekend, in part because of a workers' strike.  About 1,000 workers from Local 54 have been striking since July 1st after negotiations fell apart over health and pensions benefits.  Local 54 members include bellhops, cooks, and housekeeping.  About 3,000 workers w...
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Boyd completes Borgata sale

Boyd Gaming has completed the sale of its half-ownership of Atlantic City's Borgata casino to MGM Resorts International.  Nevada-based Boyd says it received $589 million from Monday's transaction, after deducting its share of Borgata's currently outstanding debt. That amount does not include Boyd Gaming's 50 percent share of any future propert...
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Casinos not interested in later serving hours

Pennsylvania lawmakers recently passed legislation to allow the state's 12 casinos to sell liquor between 2 A.M.and 6 A.M., but casinos say they aren't interested.  That is partly because the cash-strapped state wants $1 million per license.  Several casinos have said it was not worth hiring staff to serve sparse late-night crowds.
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Casino Nights Live! hosts fund raiser

Casino Nights Live! hosted a fund raiser Thursday night at a local Harley Davidson dealership.  The event was a benefit for the B+ Foundation whose mission is to battle childhood cancer.  The dice flew and the roulette ball spun while the guests were treated to music by a live band, as well as some tasty food and an open bar.  Everyo...
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Hundreds of protesters surround Taj Mahal

With a strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino about to enter its fourth week and no end in sight, Atlantic City's main casino workers union turned up the heat Thursday, surrounding the massive gambling hall with hundreds of picketers, some traveling hundreds of miles to support the walkout.  Local 54 of the Unite Here union held a rall...
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Union refuses Taj Mahal health insurance offer

A casino owned by billionaire Carl Icahn withdrew an offer to restore health insurance for its striking workers Monday after the union refused to put the measure up for a vote 18 days into a walkout. The Trump Taj Mahal had given striking Local 54 of Unite Here until Monday to vote on its offer.  About 1,000 union members from the Taj Mah...
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Boyd purchase receives regulatory approval

MGM Resorts International's purchase of Boyd Gaming's 50 percent stake in Atlantic City's top casino has received regulator approval in New Jersey.  The Casino Control Commission on Wednesday voted 3-0 to approve lease agreements needed for the sale that will give MGM full control of the property Related Post Title A Related Post Title B Relat...
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Casino revenue down slightly

Atlantic City's casino saw revenue decline slightly in June, down a bit more than 1 percent compared to a year ago, while revenue for the first six months of the year was slightly higher.  Only the Trump Taj Mahal and Resorts casinos saw increases in June.  About 1,000 workers at the Taj Mahal went on strike July 1, but the casino's ...
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Taj Mahal: Take health deal by Monday or it's gone

A strike against Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino grew more contentious Wednesday as strikers rallied outside the New York offices of Donald Trump, who opened the casino, and Carl Icahn, his fellow billionaire who now owns it.  As the protest unfolded, Icahn's management team issued an ultimatum to Taj Mahal strikers: Accept the com...
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Gaming board ends plans for casino, mile-long harness track

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has put an end to plans for a gambling facility in Western Pennsylvania.  The seven-member board voted unanimously Wednesday to abandon the application for Lawrence Downs Casino & Racing Resort near New Castle.  Endeka Entertainment had proposed a one-mile harness racing track and a full casino Re...
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Showboat reopens hotel, but no casino

The Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City reopened recently.  Sadly, the casino was not part of that reopening.  It was a soft reopening, with little fanfare, no balloons, no music, the former casino area off the lobby darkened and blocked off by a series of draperies with images of old Atlantic City postcards.  Ahhhhh, the old days..........
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Welcome back to White Plains, New York!

Casino Nights Live! hosted our third event this year in White Plains, New York last night.  They love us in White Plains with Mike on the Mic spinning the tunes while the dice were flying and the Roulette ball was spinning!  Everyone had a great time again, and three lucky players won some valuable prizes.  Don't worry, White Plains!...
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Taj Mahal workers continue strike over health care, pensions

A strike against Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino continued with both sides appearing confident they could out wait the other and prevail in the bitter dispute that has seen 1,000 union members walk off the job and has raised fresh questions about the future of the struggling gambling resort.  Local 54 of the Unite Here union went on str...
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Happy 4th of July!

Bob "DJ Bobby A" Arcaini and Casino Nights Live! would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, fun, festive and safe Independence Day! Related Post Title A Related Post Title B Related Post Title C
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Pennsylvania House advances expansion of betting

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives gave preliminary approval recently to a proposal to legalize online wagering and permit slot machines in airports and off-track betting sites, a plan supporters say could generate $250 million a year in revenue.  The bill, which also would regulate and tax fantasy sports contests, still needs final app...
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Union Strikes at the Taj Mahal

‚ÄčAbout 1,000 bellhops, cooks, cocktail servers, and housekeepers went on strike early Friday at the Trump Taj Mahal casino, leaving the city's most financially fragile casino scrambling to keep up with the start of the big Fourth of July weekend.  The workers, members of Unite Here Local 54, set up picket lines at 6 A.M. on the Board...
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Revel's new owner balks at licensing

The new owner of the former Revel casino in Atlantic City said recently that he won't begin reopening the property while state gambling regulators insist that he get a casino license.  Glenn Straub told the Associated Press that he should not have to go through the same costly, time-consuming licensing that other casino owners do because he is...
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5 A.C. casinos now could face a strike

Casino workers said Thursday that they will go on strike against five of the city's eight casinos on July 1 if a contract agreement is not reached by then.  Members of Local 54 of the Unite Here union voted to authorize a strike against Bally's, Caesars, Harrah's, and the Tropicana.  The union had already authorized a strike against the T...
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Happy Father's Day

We would like to wish all the fathers a Happy Fathers Day!  It's not too late to book one of our DJs for a summer party or wedding.  We are also booking casino fund raisers for the fall.    Related Post Title A Related Post Title B Related Post Title C
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A.C. casino revenue down

‚ÄčAtlantic City's casinos saw their revenue decline slightly in May, down less than 1 percent compared with a year ago.  The eight casinos collectively won $219.8 million from gamblers, a decline of 0.6 percent compared with May 2015, a month with more weekend days.  Table games revenue was up 4.5 percent at the eight casinos, to $53....
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