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Resorts CEO Named New Chief Of Atlantic City Casino Group

Mark Giannantonio is the new president of the Casino Association of New Jersey. He succeeds Joe Lupo, who is moving to Las Vegas to become the president for a new Hard Rock casino. Gianantonios has 40 years of experience in the Atlantic City casino industry.  
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Atlantic City’s Joe Lupo to run Mirage casino for Hard Rock

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Hard Rock said Joe Lupo will become president of the Las Vegas Strip casino once the sale is completed and approved by Nevada gambling regulators.

New leader takes helm at Atlantic City casino trade group

Mark Giannantonio has been president and CEO of Resorts casino since 2012. He succeeds Joe Lupo, who is leaving to run the Mirage casino in Las Vegas. Gianantonios takes the reigns amid a crucial summer season for Atlantic City's casino industry. The industry's profitability increased in the first quarter of this year compared to before COVID-19. However, only four of the nine casinos individually reported higher gross operating profits. All nine have reached new contracts with the industry’s main employee union in recent weeks.
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Casino Association of New Jersey Appoints Mark Giannantonio President

Mark Giannantonio has been appointed as the new president of the Casino Association of New Jersey. He succeeds Joe Lupo, who is moving to Las Vegas. Gianantonie has more than 35 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industry. He is currently the President and CEO of Atlantic City's Resorts Casino Hotel. His professional background also includes nearly four years until May 2011 as President of Tropicana Casino and Resort. The Association promotes the casino industry in Atlantic city. It seeks to help the city transform into a leading destination resort location.
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Hard Rock AC Thriving Entertainment Scene Drives Casino Revenue

Hard Rock offers live music 365 days a year and casino revenue ranks No. 2 among AC's nine gaming halls. The property draws big crowds even with high gas prices and inflation factors. The Lobby Bar is located next to Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce and the 120,000-square-foot casino floor.
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Hard Rock AC Thriving Entertainment Scene Drives Casino Revenue

Indy Gaming: Bally’s says it will close purchase of Tropicana Las Vegas next month

Bally's plans to redevelop Tropicana on the south-Strip are not likely to be realized until 2023. The team is considering two sites in the resort corridor for a new ballpark. Bally’s purchase of Tropicaana still needs approval by Nevada gaming regulators. The matter is not scheduled to come up on this month”s agenda. A's want to build a $1 billion waterfront ballpark in Oakland to replace the 57-year-old RingCentral Coliseum. They are also considering a 27-acre parcel behind Planet Hollywood and Paris Las Vegas.
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New Hard Rock Atlantic City boss looks past his casino walls

Anthony Faranca was hired in June as Hard Rock's general manager. He will take over the top job when current president Joe Lupo goes to Las Vegas to run the Mirage casino. Faranai has been meeting with city officials on safety and cleanliness initiatives. He wants to continue Hardrock's history of supporting charitable and community groups. The casino is considering hotel room and suite upgrades and diversifying its entertainment lineup. Jim Allen, the global chairman of HardRock, has long pushed Atlantic City officials to make the city safer and cleaner. It's the No. 2 casino in terms of money won from in-person gamblers.
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Experts: Efforts to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos wouldn’t succeed in Nevada

New Jersey is considering a ban on smoking in Atlantic City casinos. Nevada has just two casinos that are smoke-free. The industry is the biggest employer of jobs in Nevada. Last year, Atlantic city reported $4.7 billion in gaming revenue. More than $1.36 billion came from New Jersey's regulated internet casino sites. Gaming revenue in the market has been in a 16-year freefall. It hit a low of $2.56 billion last year. In 2006, it was $5.2 billion.
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Atlantic City Casino Smoking Ban Now Seen As Coming

Half of the state senators are now co-sponsoring legislation to enact the ban. Majority of Assembly members back the bill. Senate President Nicholas Scutari doesn't like smoking indoors. He thinks the industry and advocates will work together to get the law passed. The bill has the support of Gov. Phil Murphy and the Atlantic City Council. It has also the backing of majority of South Jersey Democrats. They are copping to the legislation.
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Atlantic City Casino Smoking Ban Now Seen As Coming

Hard Rock casino's charitable donations top $1M in 4 years

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino made donations to four local charities on Tuesday. The donations put the total charitable donations at $1 million in four years. Hard Rock International is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. It bought the building in March 2017 from billionaire investor Carl Icahn. It is the former Trump Taj Mahal casino. it closed in October 2016.
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City names casino guru Faranca as GM

Anthony Faranca has been named general manager of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. Faranaus most recently served as vice president and general generalmanager of Live Casino in Hanover, Maryland. He will be relocating to New Jersey to join the Hardrock team. He is subject to regulatory approvals. he currently lives with his wife Kristin in Maryland and has extensive experience in gaming properties in several states.
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City names casino guru Faranca as GM

Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City names Anthony Faranca as General Manager

Anthony Faranca has been named General Manager of Hard Rock Atlantic City. Farancas has extensive experience in the casino industry. He has managed gaming properties in several states including Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He will be relocating to New York to join the Hardrock Atlantic Coast Team. Anthony currently lives with his wife Kristin in Hanover, MD. he was a student athlete and has a dual master's degree from MIT in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering.
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Atlantic City Casinos Party Like It's 2019

Atlantic City casinos were closed from mid-March until July 4 weekend in 2020. The just-concluded Memorial Day weekend proved to be a success. About $1 billion has been invested by the casino properties in the past several years. The industry's growth and prosperity is more important than ever before.
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Atlantic City Casinos Party Like It's 2019

AC Casinos Kick Off Unofficial Start to Summer

AC Casinos Kick Off Unofficial Start to Summer. Atlantic City casinos have invested approximately $1 billion dollars into the marketplace over the past several years. The properties continue to diversify Atlantic city’s offerings and invest hundreds of millions of dollars in redevelopment projects and amenities to attract new visitors. The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey looks forward to an even stronger summer season.
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The gambling industry is seeing historic revenue numbers

Commercial gaming revenue in March was $5.3 billion. The industry is seeing pre-pandemic numbers. Online gambling is legal in more than 30 states. The question of whether the pent-up demand will run out or slow down is still an open question. However, history is on the industry's side. It's recession proof. Hard Rock Atlantic City is getting into online gaming. For resorts, revenue is more more besides just gambling. it's dinner and drinks. and it includes entertainment. for resorts. They are concerned about inflation and gas prices.
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Jobs Galore as US Casinos Engage in ‘Great Hiring Wave’

US Casinos are hiring more staff. Over 100 employers will offer 13,000 jobs at a Las Vegas jobs fair on Friday. In California, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa has been hosting job fairs since December. Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina needs 900 more employees for its Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Harrah”s Valley River Hotel & Casino.
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Jobs Galore as US Casinos Engage in ‘Great Hiring Wave’

Push To Ban Smoking At Atlantic City Casinos Gains Momentum

There is growing bipartisan support for ending the special exemption for Atlantic City casinos to offer smoking sections on gaming floors. 11 Assembly members, including six Democrats and five Republicans, have signed on to co-sponsor bill A2151. The bill is supported by both Democrats who control the state Senate and Assembly and the governor’s office.
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Push To Ban Smoking At Atlantic City Casinos Gains Momentum

US industry wonders: What should tomorrow's casino floor be?

Gambling industry is trying to attract younger customers to casinos. The industry has tried several tactics to try to draw them, but none of them has been successful. The younger generation likes to do things, and they like to play on their phones. They want varied experiences. Atlantic City's "skill-based" games were introduced six years ago, they were quietly removed in less than a year. It's tough to get young people out of their parents' basement. iReport.com: What should tomorrow's casino floor look like?
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US industry wonders: What should tomorrow's casino floor be?

Atlantic City Casino Smoking Ban Effort Adds Key Ally

Sen. Richard Codey is the longest-tenured state legislator in New Jersey history. He has been governor since 2006 and the state Senate president since 2010. Code has supported a ban on smoking in Atlantic City's casinos. He signed into law the New. Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act in 2006. It prohibited indoor smoking, but not in casinos, except for certain exceptions.
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Atlantic City Casino Smoking Ban Effort Adds Key Ally

Atlantic City Casinos in Danger of Closing

The future of four casinos in Atlantic City hangs in the balance. The state Senate is debating whether to pass an Aid Bill. If the bill is not passed, four of the nine casinos could be closed. New Jersey's online casino industry is worth close to $1.5 billion a year.
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Atlantic City Casinos in Danger of Closing

Online gambling trend in Atlantic City creates land-based challenges for 2022

There were declines in in-person money won from gamblers at Atlantic City casinos during November. The decline is due to a rise in online gambling and sports betting. Last year's 107-day closure forced many casinos to turn to internet gaming. In 2021, the industry will have to maintain national leadership in digital gaming while marketing Atlantic city as a resort with world-class attractions. The drop in land-based gaming revenue helped contribute to state lawmakers approving an amendment to the casino payment in lieu of tax agreement. Without the amendment, four of the city's casinos would have closed.
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Atlantic City Casinos Recovered In November...But Not Really

November's gaming revenue numbers show that Atlantic City casinos are still struggling. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic and Ocean Casino Resort saw double-digit growth in revenue, but the other properties are down 22%. COVID-19 continues to have an adverse impact on the industry.
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Raises Nearly $125,000 For American Cancer Society Via PINKTOBER Initiative

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has raised $124,783 for the American Cancer Society. The resort is the No. 1 fundraising team in the nation. Team members raised more than $75,000. Michael Woodside was a Real Men Wear Pink Ambassador. The money will help support patients in need today and the future of breast cancer research. It will also support the South Jersey and Philadelphia region.
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Raises Nearly $125,000 For American Cancer Society Via PINKTOBER Initiative

Coronavirus recuperation for Atlantic City casinos

August's gross gaming revenues for Atlantic City casinos increased by 31% year-on-year to $427.6 million. August of 2020 was the first full month of restored casino operations following a full coronavirus-related shutdown that lasted 108 days.
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Atlantic City casinos post $427M revenue in August, up 31% versus 2020

tlantic City casinos and racetrack sports betting outlets took in 31% more in August than in the same month 2020. Total Gaming Revenue for the month was $426.7 million, up from $326.3 million in 2020, while casino win was $262.4 million. Internet gaming win was up by 29.0%, sports wagering gross revenue was increased by $52.5 million and internet gaming revenue increased 29%.
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Atlantic City casinos bounce back, up 31% from a year ago

Atlantic City's casinos and racetracks took in 31% more in August 2020 than a year earlier. The improvement was in all three major categories: in-person gambling revenue, internet gambling and sports betting revenue. All nine casinos posted revenue increases in the last month. The Golden Nugget saw the biggest increase in in person casino winnings. Hard Rock saw a 33% increase. NFL season earlier this month is expected to boost sports gaming revenues moving into the fall. However, the market was down 8.4% from August 2019 before the pandemic hit.
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Atlantic City casinos bounce back, up 31% from a year ago

Las Vegas restaurants from L.A. chefs and restaurateurs

Kris Yenbamroong opened a new restaurant in the Virgin Hotels in March. It's the latest venture of L.A. chefs and restaurateurs opening restaurants in Las Vegas. In 2019, more than 42 million people visited Las Las. Vegas raked in more. than $10.3 billion in gambling revenue. Las Nevada tourism is expected to bounce back quickly post-pandemic. Hotel room occupancy is already back to 95% on the weekends. Larger staff of hospitality workers gives Vegas restaurants an advantage. Chefs Ray Garcia, Roy Choi, Alvin Cailan, Angelo Auriana, David Chang, Bruce Kalman, Bricia Lopez, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger have all opened restaurants there in last five years.
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Hard Rock And Ocean Casinos Have Reasons To Celebrate Turning 3

Hard Rock and Ocean casinos celebrated their shared third anniversary in true Atlantic City fashion. Since opening on June 27, 2018, Hard Rock has solidified its position as market leaders. Ocean has followed it, trailing only Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in reported land-based gambling revenue.
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Hard Rock And Ocean Casinos Have Reasons To Celebrate Turning 3

Headed to a casino this summer? Here’s what to expect.

The El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has introduced some measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic. The casino closed in March 2020 and reopened on June 4, 2020. It is family-owned and there was no corporation to get permission to make changes. They reduced the number of slot machines to 700. There are acrylic dividers at the table games. The general manager has no plans to bring back the old arrangement. He had to kick some people out. Mask enforcement was a challenge. Some people had political views. People with political beliefs started arguments with security guards. This created confrontations. Adam Wiesberg worked with a designer in spring 2020 to design the divider.
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Headed to a casino this summer? Here’s what to expect.

Atlantic City Casinos Report $189.6 Million In Table And Slot Revenue

Gambling revenue from table games and slot machines at Atlantic City casinos fell short of pre-pandemic levels again last month, but overall revenues were up. The trend of online gambling and sports betting revenues propping up the brick-and-mortar industry continued in April. New Jersey's COVID-19 restrictions and more of the general population is vaccinated, so officials believe Atlantic city casinos will have a resurgent summer.
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Atlantic City Casinos Report $189.6 Million In Table And Slot Revenue

Hard Rock Atlantic City's $20M investment joins other city casinos' upgrades

Hard Rock Atlantic City will invest $20 million in renovations. The resort opened less than three years ago. New Starbucks is scheduled to open late May. Additional gaming units will be created in the Asian and High Limit areas. Main casino floor and cage areas will also be expanded with added table games and slot machines. Upgrades will make to the Hard Rock Beach Bar including new restrooms and more than 1,000 beach chairs. Sound enhancements will made to both Hard Rink Live at Etess Arena and Sound Waves.
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