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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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey's governor has signed a bill allowing Atlantic City's Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association games. Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta owns the casino — and also owns the NBA's Houston Rockets. When New Jersey lawmakers legalized sports betting last year, a provision in the law banned team owners from placing or accepting bets on any games involving their sport. It was directly aimed at the Golden Nugget and enacted over protests that Nevada regulators allow Fertitta's casinos to take bets on pro basketball games as long as they don't involve the Rockets. The bill Murphy signed Friday brings New Jersey in line with regulations in Nevada and Mississippi, which also allow Fertitta's casinos to handle NBA bets that don't involve the Rockets. … [Read more...] about New Jersey to allow Golden Nugget to take most NBA bets
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?
A little girl walking her dog in New Jersey Thursday morning heard screams coming from the trunk of a car and alerted her mom -- then cops found a man tied up inside, according to authorities and witnesses. The girl was walking along Lindsley Avenue in Irvington around 7:10 a.m. when her mother, Marie Banks, says she heard a scratching sound. Then the girl heard it again. Banks says her daughter told her she said, "Hello?" and someone from inside the trunk said, "Hello! Help me, help me, help me!" The mother called authorities, who made the disturbing discovery. The victim's condition wasn't clear but he was speaking to police, authorities said. The man told cops he was kidnapped overnight by two suspects in Hillside and forced to go to ATMs to withdraw money. Then he was found in a car a few miles away. It wasn't immediately clear if he knew the suspects, nor could police say how long he was trapped in the vehicle. Prosecutors say he reported being carjacked around … [Read more...] about Little Girl Walking Dog Finds Man Tied Up in Trunk of Car in New Jersey: Witnesses, Officials
A retired police lieutenant fatally shot himself inside a police headquarters in New Jersey after he was arrested over a domestic violence incident. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says 58-year-old Patrick Montella, who was a retired Newark's police officer, was being processed Tuesday at the Bloomfield Police Department when he shot himself. Officials say he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Montella was in the process of being released when he lunged for his old service weapon -- which had been collected during his arrest -- and shot himself, sources said. Top Tri-State News Photos In a statement, Bloomfield Police Director Samuel DeMaio said: "We have policies in place to ensure that tragedies like this do not happen. We are carefully reviewing all facts, body camera footage, in house camera footage and car camera footage to find out where the breakdown was. We will take appropriate corrective actions when the investigation is complete.” … [Read more...] about Retired New Jersey Cop Fatally Shoots Self at Police Department After Arrest