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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.

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. […]

Atlantic City 2019 Casino Gaming Revenue Has Topped $3 Billion

Barbara Nathan January 2, 2020
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Month after month, Atlantic City casino gaming revenue continues to grow. November 2019 proved no exception. In fact, as reported in a Dec. 13 article on, according to the latest reports from the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), the nine Atlantic City casinos achieved a new milestone in November.  Even before the revenue for the final month of the year gets added, total casino gambling revenue, including NJ online casinos for 2019, has already […]

Golden Nugget Online Casino Keeps Setting New Revenue Records

Barbara Nathan December 11, 2019
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Month after month Golden Nugget Online Casino continues to dominate the competition in online casino revenue. Moreover, with each passing month, Golden Nugget has been setting new records. Meanwhile, its competitors, though unable to catch the leader, are also showing big gains. Is the NJ online casino gravy train likely to slow down anytime soon? Apparently not. Golden Nugget NJ – 4th straight record-breaking month According to the latest data from the Division of Gaming […]

“What’s The Deal? Is NJ Online Poker Just Dead Now?”

Barbara Nathan December 6, 2019
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Month after month, the revenue from NJ online casino gambling and sports betting continues to climb. But the opposite is happening with NJ online poker. With online sports betting & online casinos gaining in popularity, online poker has definitely taken a hit. But how and why? NJ online poker was already spiraling in 2018 According to Poker-Online, NJ online poker revenue for 2018 totaled approximately $21.3 million. That figure represents a decline in revenue from the […]

Atlantic City Gaming Revenue Has Gone Up 17 Straight Months

Barbara Nathan November 25, 2019

Some NJ legislators are pushing for a cap on the number of casinos and think that nine is already too many. But based on the increased gaming revenue that keeps rolling in months after month, Atlantic City seems to be doing just fine with nine. Last month Atlantic City had its biggest October since 2011 October 2019 proved to be a great month in New Jersey for both brick and mortar and  online gambling. According […]

Should There Be A Cap On The Number of Atlantic City Casinos?

Barbara Nathan November 21, 2019
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Every month we keep reading how Atlantic City and NJ online gambling revenue keeps breaking new records. In fact, in October, Atlantic City casinos reported increased gaming revenue for the 17th straight month. Yet according to a Nov. 14 article on, some NJ government officials would like to see the state place a limit on the total number of casinos allowed to operate in Atlantic City. The casino market in the northeast might already […]

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