Lyft tapped as ride-share partner for Boardwalk Hall, Convention Center
Posted in: In The News on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor has named Lyft its official ride-sharing service at various sites, including the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall. Under the agreement, Lyft will expedite pickups and drop-offs around the venues via its ride-hailing app. “Summer is one of our busiest seasons down the shore and one of the many reasons why we’ve chosen to partner with Lyft, a safe ride option for all our guests,” Spectra’s Kara Cermanski, director of corporate partnerships at Boardwalk Hall and the Convention Center, wrote in a statement. The agreement comes as state regulators have imposed safety standards and consumers protections on ride-hailing services, such as Lyft and Uber. Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation in February that went into effect May 1.
Resorts first N.J. casino to launch daily fantasy sports games
Posted in: In The News on Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Who will score more points: Russell Westbrook or LeBron James? Who will throw for more touchdowns: Cam Newton or Carson Wentz? Will Manny Machado or Mike Trout have a better night at the plate? Resorts Casino Hotel is giving sports fans a chance to use their knowledge to make money. On Monday, Resorts launched FastPick, an online daily fantasy sports game in which customers choose head-to-head player matchups of athletes. To start, the contests will only be available online. If a customer’s team of players gains more points than those assigned to the casino, the customer wins. Resorts is the first casino in New Jersey to let patrons play daily fantasy sports contests for money. According to a spokesman for the American Gaming Association, Nevada is the only other state to offer daily fantasy sports games for money through casinos.
Resorts Casino Hotel Becomes First In New Jersey To Offer Daily Fantasy Sports
Posted in: In The News on Tuesday, July 18, 2017
As New Jersey awaits the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on a case concerning whether it can allow sports betting within its borders, an Atlantic City casino is launching daily fantasy sports contests for money. The Resorts Casino Hotel will offer a competition whereby customers win cash if they choose a group of players who statistically beat the lineup that is assigned to the casino. It is a new form of daily fantasy sports play that, if successful, could become widely adopted by other casinos desperately seeking new ways to draw a younger demographic. The opportunity to participate in the daily fantasy sports contests will first be only offered online, which is a focal point for casinos in New Jersey constantly looking for creative ways to increase their revenues.
Pink and Brantley Gilbert concerts draw much needed midweek crowds
Posted in: In The News on Saturday, July 15, 2017
For years, the resort has come under fire for its lack of midweek entertainment options, but city and state officials hope its summer beach concert series changes that. Nearly 50,000 people packed the Boardwalk Wednesday night to see Pink perform on the beach. On a normal Wednesday, only a couple thousand stroll the boards. The city, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and Live Nation hope the scheduling of beach concerts earlier in the season and midweek will lead to people returning to the city and creating more business for local merchants. In addition to Pink’s show, the city hosted a beach concert with country music star Brantley Gilbert on Thursday. A total of 60,000 to 70,000 attended the two shows. Last year, Mayor Don Guardian called for the shows to take place early in the summer, so people who had a good time could come back later in the season.
Pink gets the party started for Atlantic City Beachfest concert series
Posted in: In The News on Thursday, July 13, 2017
"Lets get this party started Atlantic City," is what three-time Grammy award winner Pink exclaimed Wednesday night to a packed beach. The artist opened with her 2001 breakthrough single "Get This Party Started." Her drummers drum set sat on a gigantic artificial pin cushion and strobe lights went off as the artist broke into her 2006 single "Who Knew" before going back to the 2001 song "Just Like A Pill." The party was just beginning for a crowd that had been waiting all day for the singer to grace the stage. Pink opened the Atlantic City Beachfest concert series Wednesday night to an estimated crowd of more than 40,000 fans. Fans, who sat side-by-side on chairs and towels, got to their feet as Pink took the stage at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday; Opening act DJ went on at 6 p.m. followed by Dreamcar at 7:20 p.m.
Atlantic City casino revenue remains flat
Posted in: In The News on Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The resort’s casino industry saw revenues stay flat in June compared to a year ago, according to state gaming figures released Wednesday afternoon. Casino revenue totaled $197.5 million, the same as in June 2016, according to the figures. The numbers include comparisons to when the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort was open. Internet gaming grew by 23.4 percent. Revenues totaled about $20.2 million in April compared with $16.4 million a year ago. The overall industry gaming total win for the month was $217.7 million compared with $213.9 million the year before, a 1.8 percent increase. “June’s report reflects continuing overall financial stability within the industry and increasing strength for internet gaming operations,” said David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. “Both factors are positive indicators of the Atlantic City casino industry’s ability to successfully perform in an extremely competitive regional marketplace.”