Tag Archives: stephen sweeney
- Lesniak offers Straub lifeline on reopening Revel casino
February 8, 2017
A New Jersey state politician has introduced legislation that would make it easier for the new owner of Atlantic City’s shuttered Revel to reopen the property as a casino. On Monday, New Jersey State Sen. Ray Lesniak (pictured) introduced S3001, which would allow owners of Atlantic City hotels “to lease...
- Fears that Trump Taj Mahal casino could reopen following ‘union-busting’
October 11, 2016
The Trump Taj Mahal has only been closed for 24 hours but speculation is already mounting that the Atlantic City casino could rise from the dead in a few months’ time. The Taj Mahal officially shut its doors at 6am on Monday, after owner Carl Icahn failed to reach agreement...
- North Jersey casino proponent frowns at passive supporters
August 11, 2016
The growing number of New Jersey residents opposing the construction of casinos in the northern part of the state has been troubling State Sen. Stephen Sweeney lately. After winning a bruising political battle this year for a November 8 ballot referendum, North Jersey.com reported that Sweeney is “disappointed” at North...
- New Jersey pols reach compromise on north Jersey casino plans
January 11, 2016
New Jersey legislators have reached a compromise deal to pursue two new casinos in the northern part of the state. On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto held a press conference to announce they’d reached a deal on how to resolve two...
- Atlantic City casinos have mixed June; North Jersey expansion efforts stall
July 14, 2015
Atlantic City’s eight surviving casinos had a mixed June, with four posting year-on-year gains and four posting losses. Total gaming revenue at AC’s elite eight casinos came to $204.9m last month, not counting the $11.7m contributed by the state’s regulated online gambling sites. Compared to the same eight casinos’ performance...
Volumes at Atlantic City show we’re deep into the boom
April 18, 2017