New Jersey saw $385M in sport bets in Super Bowl run-up

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers betting on the NFL playoffs during the January run-up to the Super Bowl helped make more than $385 million in sports bets in New Jersey. It was th...

Gamblers bet on new US football league despite no history

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Almost no one knows the players and there's virtually no history to look back on. But that's not stopping gamblers from making — and bookmakers from taking...

Bad Deal? Suit fears shore towns closing beach access points

DEAL, N.J. (AP) — It was hard to tell what had Matt Schwartz more stoked: the waves rolling in, or the relatively balmy 64-degree February weather as he wrapped up a day of surfing. ...

2 big payouts may endanger New Jersey's post-Sandy dune work

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — After Superstorm Sandy pummeled the New Jersey coast, then-Gov. Chris Christie set out to build protective sand dunes along most of the state's 127-mile (204-kilomete...

Trustee OKd for Atlantic City casino during ownership change

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A veteran casino executive will oversee Atlantic City's cash-strapped Ocean Resort Casino as its new owners seek a gambling license. The New Jersey Casino ...

New Jersey casinos lose $4.6M on $34.9M in Super Bowl bets

New Jersey gambling regulators say its sportsbooks lost $4.6 million on $34.9 million in Super Bowl wagers, the first major sporting event for bettors since sports gambling was legalized in the state ...

US sports leagues split on how to monetize sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them in...

Luxor Capital to own Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New York hedge fund that lent money to Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino is assuming ownership of it. Luxor Capital Group was identified as the new own...

Sportsbook refunds Saints bets over uncalled penalty

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A sportsbook operating in New Jersey is refunding gamblers' bets on the New Orleans Saints due to the widespread belief that the team was victimized by a blown call by refer...

Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Wagers on how many touchdown passes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will throw or how many rushing yards Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley will gain are l...

Atlantic City casino revenue up, but newbies hurt others

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two reopened casinos and half a year of sports betting helped push Atlantic City's casino revenue up 7.5 percent in 2018 to nearly $2.86 million. Sports be...

NJ probes $1M sports gambling tourney with bet timing issues

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are looking into a sports betting tournament held over the weekend in which some competitors were unable to make bets on an NFL playoff game, ...

Ex-New Jersey gov to states: Fight US control of sports bets

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is telling states to oppose a bill that would give the federal government control over regulating sports betting. The Republi...

3rd firm confirms bid on New Jersey wind energy project

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A third firm has confirmed that it's interested in building a wind energy project off the New Jersey coast. Norway-based Equinor says it submitted a bid Fr...

Sports betting may seem easy. It's not. Here's why

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Wanna bet on sports? First, make sure you know what you're doing — and the odds against you. Seven U.S. states now offer legal sports gam...