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Barbara Nathan

Barbara Nathan is such an ardent casino enthusiast that she moved closer to Atlantic City when New Jersey legalized the online gambling industry. A highly experienced professional writer, Barbara likes to spend time volunteering when she is not busy covering the NJ casino industry.

Prolonged Atlantic City Casino Shutdown Will Cost NJ Millions

Barbara Nathan April 2, 2020
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On March 16, Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all nine Atlantic City casinos to close for as long as the COVID-19 health crisis necessitates. The mandatory Atlantic City casino shutdown is in effect with no end in sight. Atlantic City casinos not only provide a livelihood for thousands of employees and their families but are the bread and butter for New Jersey’s economy. The devastating impact of the mandatory AC casino shutdown is already apparent and […]

Atlantic City Casino Revenue Is Up For The 21st Straight Month

Barbara Nathan March 19, 2020
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On Feb. 26, in my article for NJ Online Casino, “Atlantic City 2020 Casino Revenue Is Off To A Great Start,” I summarized the data on the revenue for January. Total gaming revenue for the nine Atlantic City casinos combined exceeded $270.5 million. That was nearly $50 million (22.6%) more than in January 2019. Atlantic City casino revenue climbed even higher in February Gambling industry executives have been anxiously awaiting for the February results. Would […]

AC Casino Closings Keep Players At Home. But NJ Online Casinos Remain Open!

Barbara Nathan March 16, 2020

Amid mounting concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus, the list of NJ businesses that are not allowed to remain open grows longer by the day. UPDATE: All NJ restaurants and bars have been ordered to limit serving to takeout and delivery only. The statewide curfew that was initially set for 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., is now in effect 24/7.  The state of New Jersey is now on lockdown.  That means no social or […]

Atlantic City 2020 Casino Revenue Is Off To A Great Start

Barbara Nathan February 26, 2020

Atlantic City casinos ended the past year just the way casino gambling regulators and executives hoped it would–with another bang-up month. So it came as no surprise that the Atlantic City casino industry continued its momentum and got off to another great start in 2020. As reported in a 2/12/20 article on, according to figures released by the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) in mid-February, total gaming revenue reported by the nine Atlantic City […]

Top 3 NJ Online Casinos With The Best Live Dealer Games

Barbara Nathan February 26, 2020
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When the first NJ online casinos appeared on the scene in November 2013, live dealer games were not yet an option. Although live dealer games were already a big hit in international online casinos, which were not open to US  players, surprisingly, they were slow to catch on in this country. It was not until August 2016, with Golden Nugget leading the way, that NJ players got their first introduction to this exciting alternative to […]

Showboat Plans To Give Atlantic City Another Casino!

Barbara Nathan February 11, 2020

Just because Atlantic City seems to be back on track with nine casinos, don’t assume that nine will be the grand total indefinitely. No, none of the casinos, including Ocean Casino Resort, which in its first few months of existence was barely staying afloat, is in danger of closing in the foreseeable future. But the odds look good for another casino to open. Showboat is moving full speed ahead to give Atlantic City its 10th […]

Atlantic City Casinos Rebound With A MultiBillion Dollar Year

Barbara Nathan January 24, 2020
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If you moved to or first visited the Atlantic City area in the past year, it’s hard to imagine that only a few years ago. The city was on a major downward spiral. In just two years (2014-16), five Atlantic City casinos had closed, more than 11,000 people lost their jobs, and the future of the town looked bleak. I was there to see the sad saga unfold firsthand. But now I am still there […]

Five AC Casino Developments Making Serious Waves In 2020

Barbara Nathan January 6, 2020
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Casino gambling has been legal in New Jersey for more than four decades. From the opening of the first legal casino outside of Nevada–Resorts–in 1978 to the present day with nine Atlantic City casinos, the industry has been in a continuing state of flux. Here are five important developing stories affecting the Atlantic City casinos cited in the 1/2/20 edition of NJ Online Casino will also follow each of these stories closely this year. […]

Atlantic City Top 10 Stories Of 2019

Barbara Nathan January 3, 2020
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2018, the 40th year of legalized casino gambling in New Jersey, was a monumental year for Atlantic City Two new casinos opened on the same day. Here’s our Atlantic City top 10… Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Ocean Resort Casino (now Ocean Casino Resort) replaced the defunct Trump Taj Mahal and Revel, respectively. New Jersey also became the third state in the country to offer full-scale legalized sports betting. What could possibly top all […]

Three Top Online Slots To Kick Off The New Year

Barbara Nathan January 2, 2020

2020 is not just the start of another year but a brand new decade. So it’s the perfect time to make new resolutions. One that you might have overlooked but needs to be on the list of anyone who loves playing NJ online slots is to be very choosy about which games you play. Obviously, your betting stake should not exceed what you can comfortably afford, and you should avoid marathon sessions. But that isn’t enough. […]

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