October 20, 1996 |
To a surprising degree, the streets of this salt-air amusement park have maintained their relative real estate values since Charles Darrow, an out-of-work engineer from Germantown, Pa., carved their names into the American psyche with his Depression-era board game, "Monopoly." Boardwalk and Park Place remain the priciest addresses; Baltic and Mediterranean avenues are still low-rent. In the real-life city, as in the game, the only way to riches is by owning the hotels.
August 24, 1996 |
In a move harshly criticized by experts on compulsive gambling, state regulators agreed to let casinos accept credit cards and debit cards at Atlantic City gaming tables for the purchase of chips and slot tokens. Currently, the only way to buy chips is with cash. Critics say the practice will ruin some problem gamblers and make even casual ones lose more than they want to.
April 16, 1995 |
The old plastics factory was fading into a blue-collar phantom, the work force down to 48, the future bleak. Then came a promising new technology--and an ambitious new governor searching for ways to make employers feel welcome in a state recently hammered by recession and job flight. Last year, the AlliedSignal Inc. plant sprang back to life. "Here's the government calling me and asking if they could help. It took me off guard," said Gary D.
January 21, 1995 |
A Nevada gaming regulator was arrested with another man on charges of hitting a $100,000 keno jackpot using a highly confidential computer code. Ronald D. Harris was fired as an electronics expert for the Nevada Gaming Control Board after his arrest Sunday in the alleged scam at Bally's Park Place Casino Hotel.
May 27, 1993 |
Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls spent a late night at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino before his team played the New York Knicks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday, according to a published report. The New York Times said in today's editions that Jordan was spotted at Bally's Grand by employees and guests. Some reports placed Jordan at the casino as late as 2:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday. The game began at 8 p.m.
May 4, 1993 |
Donald Trump is suing Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt and the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, claiming Indian tribes are given preferential treatment in the granting of casino licenses. The civil lawsuit argues that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 also mandates states to authorize Indian gambling operations, stripping the states of their "sovereign, constitutional powers to tax, regulate and police gambling activities conducted within their borders."