The Borgata's 8,000-square-foot Moneyline Bar and Book features a 35-foot-long circular bar with video poker in the center surrounded by 18 screens, including one that stretches 40 feet wide. There are also tables and booths for dining as well as sofas and a VIP lounge area for hanging out. (Todd Prince)Caesars opened a new sportsbook at Harrah’s in Atlantic City in May that features more than 50 plush seats and about a dozen screens as well as two Fan Caves. (Todd Prince)This Sept. 5, 2019 photo shows customers at the sports book at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. checking sheets listing the odds on that night's games. Figures released Sept. 12, 2019 show more than $293 million was wagered on sports in New Jersey in August, helping Atlantic City's nine casinos increase their revenue by 13% compared to a year ago. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)This Sept. 4, 2019 photo shows a customer checking the odds at the sports book at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Figures released … [Read more...] about New Jersey casinos woo bettors with new sportsbooks
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With three confirmed cases of vaping-related lung disease in New Jersey and at least 450 being investigated across the United States, a state lawmaker is considering introducing a bill to ban all vaping and e-cigarette products. New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney will propose a plan that would phase out the sale of all vaping products over the next few years, he told NBC10.But the bill hasn't been drafted yet, NJ.com reports. If such legislation were to pass and be signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey would become the first state to ban all electronic smoking devices and products. In June, San Francisco's leaders banned the sale of e-cigarettes in that city, and two other Bay Area cities are moving forward with legislation that imposes restrictions. New Jersey Sens. Shirley Turner and Joe Vitale introduced bills in the state senate on Wednesday that would prohibit the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Sweeney said he sees those as a stepping … [Read more...] about Could New Jersey become the first state to ban all e-cigarettes?
opinion Chris Christie Published 10:08 PM EDT May 22, 2019 When I was the governor of New Jersey in the aftermath of the Great Recession, we had a depressed tourism market in our gaming hub — Atlantic City — that had been left for dead. In addition to taking over a dysfunctional municipal government, I knew the problem could be improved with a new option: sports betting. We passed a law in 2012 authorizing sports betting. The NCAA and the four major sports leagues challenged our legislation, so we passed a new law. They challenged us again, so we took our case to the United States Supreme Court, and we won. Now every state in the country has the opportunity to authorize legalized betting on sports. Since New Jersey became the first new state to authorize sports betting, more than a half-dozen states followed our lead. And while other states had their heads in the right place, the manner in which they authorized sports betting has led to less than expected … [Read more...] about Opinion: On online gambling, follow New Jersey
What would happen if a massive, 8.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Puerto Rico? New Jersey residents might shoulder some of the worst of the resulting tsunami sent by shockwaves along the East Coast. This disaster scenario will be simulated as part of a tsunami drill being conducted by the by the National Weather Service's Tsunami Warning Center on Tuesday, March 26. Dubbed LANTAX 19, the annual safety drill goes largely under the general public's radar. "This annual exercise helps improve effectiveness of the U.S. Tsunami Warning System," said Susan Buchanon, a spokeswoman for the National Weather Service. "It allows NWS and our partners in emergency management and the states the opportunity to practice response plans by reviewing communications and procedures, and promoting tsunami preparedness." For context, the devastating 2004 tsunami that struck Indonesia was precipitated by a 9.1-magnitude earthquake. The disaster killed more than 225,000 people. More than … [Read more...] about New Jersey included in East Coast tsunami drill on Tuesday
Plans for 525 new homes in Angmering could be approved by councillors next week. Developers Rydon and Gleeson want planning permission for land north of Water Lane with one access using the existing route to the motor racing circuit and the second from Dapper’s Lane. The scheme includes 30 per cent affordable housing, employment land, play areas and informal open space.The outline application is due to be discussed by Arun District Council’s development control committee on Wednesday January 23.Officers are recommending approval, subject to conditions.The development is separate from another scheme for 175 home south of Water Lane, which was supported by the committee back in November.Two highway improvements are proposed. Firstly to build a roundabout at the A280/Water Lane junction and a two-lane entry on the A280 south west approach to the Titnore Lane/A27 roundabout.Angmering Parish Council has objected due to flooding concerns, lack of employment in the parish, … [Read more...] about Decision due on 525 new Angmering homes