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Jon Gosselin's 'Blessing' Involves Stripping

'Being a part of something is a blessing,' he says of new gig

(Newser) - "Being a part of something is a blessing," former reality TV star Jon Gosselin tells Entertainment Tonight . The "something" he's referring to is a group of people, but not the one he originally became famous for. The 39-year-old confirms that he'll be stripping in Atlantic... More »

Teens' Street Fight Ends in ... a Viral Handshake

Ibn Ali Miller is sad more people don't step in like he did in scuffle between boys

(Newser) - Ibn Ali Miller is distressed. Not because he was able to talk down two teens who were involved in an Atlantic City street fight, nor because the Facebook video of him doing so has now gone viral—and definitely not because LeBron James acknowledged him on Twitter for what people... More »

10 Unfriendliest Cities in the US

Who knew Delaware was so mean?

(Newser) - Planning an end-of-summer vacation? Better stay away from these US cities, apparently the kinds of places where locals will give you bad directions, then steal your wallet. Condé Nast Traveler asked travelers to rate the "friendliness" of US cities for its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards and received 128,000... More »

10 US Cities Losing the Most Jobs

Sorry, Atlantic City

(Newser) - More bad news for Atlantic City: It's losing more jobs than any other US city, based on employment declines from June 2012 to June 2016, per 24/7 Wall St . The 10 cities that have lost the most jobs, plus their employment declines: More »

Trump Taj Mahal Is Shutting Down

Striking workers blame owner Carl Icahn

(Newser) - The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City is closing down for good—two years after Donald Trump sued to get his name off the casino because its "appalling condition" was wrecking his brand. The casino is now owned by billionaire Carl Icahn and operated by his Tropicana Entertainment company,... More »

Casino to Gamblers: You Owe Us $1.5M

Golden Nugget casino says mini-baccarat cards were unshuffled

(Newser) - So you failed to unshuffle the deck—why is that our problem? That's essentially what a group of 14 gamblers are arguing in an effort to retain $1.5 million they won at an Atlantic City casino in 2012, the AP reports. They filed a motion yesterday in an... More »

Christie: I'm Taking Over Atlantic City

Crumbling casino town is in 'enormous hole'

(Newser) - This is why New Jersey can't have nice casino towns: financial woes, and Atlantic City's are so dire that Gov. Chris Christie has issued a state takeover of the city of 40,000, reports NJ.com . "I can't wait any longer," said Christie today in... More »

Guy Gets Out of Jail, Kills Mom 2 Days Later: Police

Family had just thrown welcome-home party for Steven Pratt

(Newser) - Thirty years ago, Gwendolyn Pratt broke up a fight between her son Steven, then 15, and his next-door neighbor inside the Pratts' Atlantic City apartment. Steven Pratt later shot the neighbor to death—and almost exactly 30 years later, police say Pratt killed his mother in her Atlantic City home... More »

New Miss America's Talent Involves Red Plastic Cup

Kira Kazantsev wins after non-traditional talent performance

(Newser) - Miss New York Kira Kazantsev didn't exactly showcase a traditional talent last night in Atlantic City—but she was still crowned Miss America, despite what the AP calls a social media "furor" over her performance. Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' hit "Happy" ... while sitting on the floor banging... More »

Trump's Onetime Boardwalk Empire Is Bankrupt

Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. files for bankruptcy

(Newser) - Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel and the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino met their likely ends this morning in Delaware bankruptcy filings, Reuters reports. Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.—associated with the billionaire and reality star Donald Trump basically only in name , as per CNBC —operates... More »

Armored Car Loses $21K After Bag Left on Roof

Casino money long gone

(Newser) - Some lucky traveler in New Jersey may have scored the easiest jackpot ever from a casino. The Press of Atlantic City reports that a bag filled with $21,000 from Revel casino went missing because an armored car drove off with it on the roof. The best part is that... More »

Trump Wants Name Off 'Appalling' NJ Casinos

The Donald says run-down Trump Plaza, Taj Mahal ruining his 'luxury' brand

(Newser) - Donald Trump is taking a break from protesting the arrival of Ebola-infected health workers in the US to attend to more important matters: himself. Specifically, he's suing Trump Entertainment Resorts to take his name off of Trump Plaza and the Trump Taj Mahal, two Atlantic City casinos the corporation... More »

Casino Accuses Gambling Champ Phil Ivey of Cheating

Poker great is sued over winnings in baccarat

(Newser) - A lawsuit from a casino accuses one of the world's highest-profile poker players of being a cheat—at least when it comes to baccarat. The Borgata casino of Atlantic City has sued Phil Ivey, claiming he won a total of $9.6 million through a scheme that violates New... More »

Miss America Crowned, Hit With Racist Tweets

Nina Davuluri is first winner of Indian heritage

(Newser) - For the first time, we have a Miss America of Indian descent. "I'm so happy this organization has embraced diversity," said Nina Davuluri in a press conference after winning last night. "I'm thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a... More »

Trump Casino Offers Plastic Surgery Jackpot

Winner will walk away with $25k worth of work

(Newser) - An Atlantic City casino is offering frequent gamblers a chance to win a new face. Loyalty card holders who amass enough points at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City will be entered into a drawing for $25,000 in plastic surgery procedures of their choice, AP reports.... More »

Two Gamblers Take NJ Casino for $11M

Winning craps player leaves $150K tip

(Newser) - The balance sheet of Atlantic City's Tropicana Casino has taken a pounding from a pair of high rollers who won more than $5 million each just 6 weeks apart. A blackjack player beat the casino for $5.8 million in April and a craps player won $5.3 million... More »

Blackjack King Scores $15M in 6 Months

And he's not cheating, says Pennsylvania man

(Newser) - The house always wins, right? Not for blackjack aficionado Don Johnson, who’s won $15.1 million over six months at Atlantic City casinos. The Pennsylvania man took home $4.23 million from Caesars, some $5 million from Borgata, and $5.8 million from Tropicana—and he scored that last... More »

Lunch Ladies Get Even —With Cheese Sandwiches

Unruly students get lame lunches as discipline

(Newser) - An Atlantic City high school punished students who engaged in a food fight with an unusual disciplinary tool: the dreaded cheese sandwich. After the melee, the cafeteria decided to teach the kids a lesson by serving only bare cheese sandwiches for 2 days. Parents protested what the Press of Atlantic ... More »

Fat Lady: My Love Handles Stopped a Bullet

Bystander survives Atlantic City shooting, doesn't want to diet anymore

(Newser) - Samantha Lynn Frazier has sworn off dieting after surviving an Atlantic City shooting in a particularly unusual fashion: “My love handles saved my life,” she says. Frazier had just arrived in Atlantic City, and was out on the boardwalk headed for a bar with her friend when she... More »

Trump Drops Bid to Control Bankrupt Casinos

Donald, Ivanka allow creditors to control resort

(Newser) - Donald Trump will let creditors have the Trump Entertainment Resorts, easing the way for the three Atlantic City casinos to emerge from bankruptcy. The Donald and daughter Ivanka have stopped all litigation against a group of creditors who sought to block a bid by the Trumps to regain control over... More »

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