Atlantic City

  • 1,600 Jobless After Atlantic City Casino Closes

    1,600 Jobless After Atlantic City Casino Closes

    Too many casinos, not enough gamblers?

    Atlantic Club Casino Hotel fell victim to competition from newer, bigger casinos that have popped up in surrounding states. Continue Reading

  • Union OKs Pact With 4 N.J. Casinos, Gets Raises

    Union OKs Pact With 4 N.J. Casinos, Gets Raises

    By Wayne Parry ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Atlantic City casino workers successfully fought off a management demand that they take pay cuts and contribute for the first time to their health benefits and pension costs. Members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE casino union on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a... Continue Reading

  • Casino Workers Fear Falling From Middle Class

    Casino Workers Fear Falling From Middle Class

    By Wayne Parry ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Since coming to this country from the Dominican Republic, Marcos Vidal has scratched and clawed his way up to a lower-middle class existence, a status to which he is tenuously clinging. He has not had a raise in seven years at his housekeeping job at Resorts Casino... Continue Reading

  • Lightning Strike Kills Worker At N.J. Casino Site

    Lightning Strike Kills Worker At N.J. Casino Site

    By Wayne Parry ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Lightning struck three workers who were finishing concrete at an Atlantic City casino project in one of the state's tallest buildings on Thursday, killing one and injuring the others. The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. during a brief but intense storm that... Continue Reading

  • A Day in the Life of a Burlesque Dancer

    A Day in the Life of a Burlesque Dancer

    By Veronica Dudo Performing over a dozen different routines (complete with props and costume changes), applying full makeup, styling hair, entertaining the audience and interacting with the crowd: It's just another night on the job for Amy Toliver. This is a day in the life of a burlesque dancer. Continue Reading

  • Revenue Up, Jobs Down at US Casinos in 2010

    Revenue Up, Jobs Down at US Casinos in 2010

    By WAYNE PARRY After two bad years in which gamblers either stayed home or held onto their wallets more tightly, the nation's casinos began to slowly rebound last year, with revenue increasing slightly even as the number of jobs declined. Continue Reading