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On Tuesday, Prince Harry will be visiting Seaside Heights and Mantoloking, two towns that were torn apart by Hurricane Sandy. That's a very nice gesture, and one that should raise spirits—or at least throngs of screaming women—for a town that's been through so much in the last six months.But let's be real here: This is Prince Harry. Prince "Parties Naked in Las Vegas" Harry. The guy's got some more touring to do.
This can't be good for the troubled Atlantic City resort: NBC 10 reports two people—a 56-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman—were found dead over the weekend in a seventh-floor hotel room at the Revel Resort. Both are New Jersey residents; officials say it's too early to determine if the deaths are suspicious. The Revel, of course, filed for bankruptcy last month, less than a year after it opened.
More trouble for the Atlantic City's Revel casino, which declared bankruptcy this week: A new lawsuit says one of the casino escalators grabbed an Englishman, and dragged him more than 40 feet through the air until he was rescued by the resort's other guests. The Englishman, Christopher Eades, said he wasn't even standing too closely to the escalator when it snatched him bodily and began his short-but-horrifying flight of fancy. The incident took place last August.24:"At the above time, place, and location, a portion of plaintiff's clothing was snared, gathered, collected, pulled, caught into the escalator apparatus."At that time and
It finally happened—"finally" being a weird word to describe the bankruptcy of a casino that's less than a year old, perhaps, but not when that bankruptcy has been so clearly pre-ordained since the beginning: Revel is bankrupt, filing late Monday for Chapter 11 protection that will let it reduce its debt to a mere $272 million, down from the eye-popping $1.5 billion (!!!!) it now owes. But there are several questions that need to be answered, nonetheless:• Is this the death of Atlantic City as we know it? An alarmist question, perhaps, but gambling has been on the decline in
The beginning of the end (or the beginning of a new beginning?) starts Monday, when A.C.'s most troubled casino is expected to file for bankruptcy.Revel will maintain normal business operations during the bankruptcy. But the financial restructuring appears to clear the way for a series of practical changes, including addition of a smoking area, a beach bar, and more reasonably priced restaurants, among other things, by Memorial Day weekend, in time for the resort's peak season.If Revel can't save itself, potential buyers include the Penn National gaming group, which is competing for Philly's second casino license, and Neil Bluhm, the
Hey, remember that scene in the early 1980s movie Creepshow, where the old man who loved cleanliness and hated bugs ended up being killed by thousands and thousands of roaches, his body filled with them in a final ironic denouement to his sad, overly sterile life? Why do we mention this?No reason:A Greyhound bus bound for New York City and believed to be infested with roaches had to pull over and evacuate Friday.The bus was carrying 48 people, and an unknown number of roaches when it left Atlantic City at 10 a.m., according to Greyhound."Once the driver became aware of
It was only a matter of time: Revel CEO Kevin DeSanctis and chief investment officer Michael Garrity are being replaced, weeks ahead of a filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (They are, however staying with the bigger Revel conglomerate.) Meanwhile, Daniel Hartmann, a 20-year industry veteran, says he "plans to a large extent to follow the business plan set out by his predecessors." Good luck with that! Read more about the A.C. casino's troubles here. [NY Post]
Fox 29 reports: "Rock star Sammy Hagar won't be back in Atlantic City this summer, having failed to reach a deal with the casino company that owns a bar that had been known as Sammy's Beach Bar for the past three years. The former Van Halen singer, who now fronts the band Chickenfoot, says on his website he couldn't agree with Caesars Entertainment on a deal to operate the bar this summer. Hagar says he's looking for a new partnership in the region."There's no truth to the rumor that Caesars Entertainment is opening a new Gary Cherone-themed bar in Hagar's stead.
You may have heard the recent announcement that the Miss America Pageant is returning to Atlantic City in September after a seven-year affair with Las Vegas. You probably also heard an accompanying “Meh” from almost everyone.
Ah, the bad old days appear to be back. A man reportedly walks into a casino with a mask over his face, and pulls off a robbery at gunpoint.The suspect knocked on the rear door of the restaurant and told the manager he was with “Bally’s security.” When the manager opened the door, the suspect placed a handgun against her forehead and told her he would shoot her if she didn’t cooperate. The suspect ordered the manager to open the safe and had her place money into deposit bags, which he placed into a backpack.Only afterwards do investigators begin to