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COVID-19 Made Pa.’s Casinos Smoke-Free. Now Advocates Want to Make the Change Permanent.

When Pennsylvania lawmakers approved the Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) in 2008, placing an effective ban on smoking in public places and workplaces, the law […]

Melonie Johnson, the new CEO of the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey
City Life

The First Black Woman to Run an AC Casino on Starting Her New Job Amid COVID

This summer, Melonie Johnson became the new president of the Borgata Hotel & Casino. That makes her the first Black woman to run a casino […]

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City Life

Atlantic City Casinos Now Accepting Hotel Reservations for June 1st and Beyond

Could Atlantic City casinos reopen as early as June 1st? That’s what most of the casino properties in the Jersey Shore town seem to be […]

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Things to Do

Craps Is the Only Casino Game You Should Play

I used to walk through a casino like a self-conscious teenage girl in a high-school cafeteria — unsure of what the unwritten rules were, but […]

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Things to Do

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Hang Out at Philly-Area Casinos

Sports betting is legal, the food is better than ever, and there’s a new venue coming to town: Why not hit up a casino? Here […]

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Things to Do

How to Get Started With Sports Betting the Next Time You Visit a Casino

Slots and table games have been around for a while, but sports betting? That’s a relatively new phenomenon around these parts. Tom Gable, director of […]

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Foobooz

The Borgata Has a New $40,000 Drink on Its Menu

There are a lot of things you can buy for $40,000. You can order a one-bedroom tiny house with a covered deck online, free shipping […]

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City Life

140 of Philly’s Hundred-Year-Old Citizens Partied With the Mayor at SugarHouse

In 1919, the average life expectancy at birth in the United States was just 55 years. But statistics are no match for good genes and […]

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City Life

Gamblers Sue SugarHouse Over “Illegitimate” Decks and Botched Card Games

When you sit at a casino card table and lay your money down, you probably assume that you’re playing with a full deck and that […]

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Foobooz

A Self-Serve Beer Bar Is Set to Open in Atlantic City This Summer

You know how frustrating it can be when you are standing at a crowded bar, trying to get the bartender’s attention so you can get […]

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City Life

Borgata: Poker Star Phil Ivey Is Stiffing Us Out of $10 Million

Phil Ivey is, without a doubt, one of the most recognizable poker players in the world. Ivey, who has said he’s the Michael Jordan and […]

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City Life

It’s Official: Dead Musicians Are Now Touring as Holograms

I’ve been hearing rumors of hologram concert tours coming to the United States for six years now, ever since the Tupac Shakur hologram made its […]

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City Life

Casinos Sue to Stop Pennsylvania Lottery’s Online Games

A coalition of seven Pennsylvania casinos has sued the state Department of Revenue over its online gaming system. In a news release, the casinos blasted […]

City Life

Here’s All the New Stuff in Atlantic City You Need to Know About

About a month ago, I wrote an article about the rebirth of Atlantic City that has had a lot of people talking. Well, now that […]

Foobooz

Garces Is Opening Two More Restaurants in Atlantic City

Things did not go well for Jose Garces in Atlantic City. And while sure, that’s something that a lot of people can say (how many […]