The arrival of online gaming in New Jersey was supposed to help save the industry there—and it may, but the Inquirer today reports that Atlantic City’s boosters worry the city won’t benefit.
Right now, Atlantic City International Airport isn’t doing much international business. It’s got one carrier, Spirit Airlines, which mostly shuttles oldheads between the Shore and the gulf coast of Florida. No longer! United Airlines
(or should we say USUNITEDAIRLINEWAYS?) will start flying planes from A.C. to its hubs in Chicago and Houston.
I know, you’ve had more than enough of Snooki and JWOWW, but tonight, on their MTV reality show, Snooki & JWOWW, a special guest from Philly will give us a whole new reason to tune in. Brittany Lynn joins the gals for the fourth episode of the show, which finds them partying at the recently shuttered Pro Bar in Atlantic City. Back in August, Brittany (aka Ian Morrison) told me that her role in the episode is to show the girls a good time. She lets them try on her dress and boobs, and teaches them how to work it like a drag queen. “They were so cool and fun,” she says.
Atlantic City made LGBT headlines today when it elected out mayor Don Guardian, but later in the evening the town became a little less gay when manager and Philly native Mark Dahl announced that Pro Bar, the town’s first gay nightclub, has closed. He posted the following message on his Facebook page:
There were lots of exciting election LGBT-centric results all across the country last night: ally and gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe eked by with a win in Virginia, Seattle elected an out mayor, Ed Murray and, a little closer to home, openly gay Republican Don Guardian won the race to become mayor of Atlantic City. Press of Atlantic City reports:
Philadelphia Business Journal reports: “Atlantic City paid a pretty penny to host the Miss America pageant — and much of that went to city workers. The city paid $400,000 in overtime during the pageant and its preliminary events, according to the Press of Atlantic City. Around $250,000 of that was paid to police who logged 3,000 hours of overtime at $78 per hour.”
In May, Florida investor Eli Hadad purchased the 121,000-square-foot Madison House Hotel at auction for $4 million. It wasn’t a competitive auction; Hadad was the only bidder, perhaps because the once grand hotel on the block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is not what it used to be. To put it mildly.