You Can See Billy Idol in Atlantic City for $9.99

That’s right; get your ’80′s fix for just ten bucks. Tomorrow, Friday, April 18th, Harrah’s Atlantic City, Harrah’s Philadelphia, and Showboat Atlantic City will host a flash sale, reducing tickets for summer shows to just $9.99.

Perhaps the biggest name in the lineup is Billy Idol, who’s starting off his U.S./European Summer tour at House of Blues in Atlantic City on May 31st. That could mean shouting all the words to “White Wedding” along with Billy for less than the cost of a Best of Billy Idol CD.

Also on sale are tickets for Neon TreesMy Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy, Nick DiPaolo and Robert Kelly, Paul Reiser, and Lisa Marie Presley. The promotion is only available for one day and while tickets last, so buy early. You can purchase House of Blues Tickets here.

The New Jersey Casino Experiment Has Failed

AtlanticCityHow low can Atlantic City casinos go? The numbers for 2013 aren’t looking very good — for N.J.’s gambling resort, or for casinos across the country.

Last year, Atlantic City’s casinos brought in $235 million in gambling earnings. That’s bad — 35 percent less than 2012 —and even worse given the following:

  • The 2013 number includes the introduction of the much ballyhooed Internet gambling that was supposed to be the latest and greatest thing to save Atlantic City. Apparently not.
  • The 2013 earnings are still down 35 percent even when being compared to those of 2012, a year that included Superstorm Sandy. The storm shut down casinos entirely and slowed business for months after.

It’s not getting any better this year, either.

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AC’s Bella Condominiums Offers Buyers Deal Sweeteners

Bedroom inside Bella Condos in Atlantic City.

Bedroom inside Bella Condos in Atlantic City.

Talk about too good to be true! Bella Condominiums, a luxury residential tower in Atlantic City, is offering free smart products (car, TV, phone) to those who buy a two-bedroom condo between now and April 30th.

Bella Condos, which sits directly across from the Revel Casino Hotel, is 27 stories and contains 200 units, most of which have private balconies. Each condo features travertine flooring, full washer and dryer, a kitchen with SS appliances and European style cabinetry, plus views of the city and/or ocean.

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Travel Channel Names Atlantic City ‘Best Beach Boardwalk’ in World

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When I first heard that the Travel Channel had said Atlantic City’s was the best beach boardwalk, I was a little confused. I figured I’d misread the category: Was it actually Best Beach Boardwalk Mentioned in a Bruce Springsteen Song? Because Atlantic City’s boardwalk certainly puts Asbury Park’s to shame.

But, no, it’s Best Beach Boardwalk in general — and since the list contains beaches from places like Fiji, it’s actually naming the Atlantic City boardwalk the best beach boardwalk in the world. Take that, boardwalks that I don’t know exist in, say South American and East Asian cities!

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Kevin Spacey to Bring Donald Trump and Steve Wynne’s Battle Over AC to the Small Screen

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Kevin Spacey may be the bringing about the next Donald Trump media onslaught, with plans to develop Trump and Steve Wynne’s battle for an Atlantic City monopoly into a TV series.

According to The Wrap,  Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions is teaming with Spike TV to adapt Richard “Skip” Bronson’s book The War at the Shore into a television series. The show is still in development, but stay tuned for updates.

Blood Supply Running Low as Almost No One Shows Up to Atlantic City Blood Drive

Yesterday, the Press of Atlantic City‘s Steven Lemongello tweeted this photo:

Eventually, he writes in the paper today, people did show up. Three of them. Only two who could give blood.

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Atlantic City’s Irish Pub Closed After SUV Drills Facade

Photo via Press of Atlantic City | Ben Fogletto

Photo via Press of Atlantic City | Ben Fogletto

Atlantic City’s Irish Pub is closed for the first time since Hurricane Sandy after an SUV rammed through the front of the 24-hour bar on Sunday afternoon. A fifty-year old Pleasantville man has been charged with DWI in connection with the accident.

According to the Press of Atlantic City, the driver of the SUV was refused service around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. After using the restroom, he reportedly smiled, waved and left the building. Surveillance footage spotted the man getting into his car and looping around the parking lot across the street before colliding with the front wall of the bar. A spokesperson for the Atlantic City Police said the driver was dazed and asked, “did I do that?”

UPDATE: The Atlantic City landmark will reopen Thursday, January 3th at 11:30 a.m.

Security camera: Man drove SUV directly into Irish Pub in Atlantic City [Press of Atlantic City]
A.C.’s Irish Pub closed after SUV rams landmark [Philly.com]

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