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Tropicana to Add Chelsea Hotel To It’s Boardwalk Property

Tropicana has signed a deal to acquire The Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City. It will connect the property to its neighboring Tropicana Atlantic City property via a skyway bridge. This will bring total Tropicana Atlantic City rooms to around 2,730. The 20-story The Chelsea Hotel will soon be called The Chelsea Tower at Tropicana. Tony Rodio, President…

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Blatstein Sued By AC Fan Xpo, Finally, A ‘Due For a Win’ Scoop!

The operators of AC Fan Xpo, who had a very short-lived run inside Bart Blatstein’s Showboat Hotel are taking the vulture investor to court. This is according to the ‘Due For a Win’ podcast about Atlantic City. AC Fan Xpo is all about geeks, video-games and e-sports. It was Blatstein’s shot at tapping a gamer-focused…

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CRDA OK’s $800K for Harrah’s Restaurant Upgrade

The CRDA blessed Harrah’s plan to use $800,000 in Casino Reinvestment Development Authority money to help with a restaurant upgrade complete with a celebrity chef. According to the Press of AC, $800k was left over from the Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center project, backed by $45 million in public funding via the CRDA. CRDA’s mission is…

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Bally’s Dennis Tower is Black Eye for Atlantic City

Downsizing from 12 to 8 casinos, virtual bankruptcy and a State takeover, Atlantic City had no choice but to wake up. Re-invention & updating it’s attractiveness to visitors is finally job #1 for Atlantic City. Unfortunately, Bally’s Casino, part of Caesars Entertainment, didn’t get the memo. To be fair, Bally’s is perfectly positioned in the…

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CRDA Board Quietly Awards Insurance Deal With Vague Financials

CRDA director Chris Howard says the juicy insurance deal awarded to the George Norcross affiliated insurance company went to a “stronger and more thorough proposal”. Hmmmm…. Just a few things missing though. Costs and savings were not part of the review process. Amy Rosenberg from Philly.com: The infamous contract was awarded based on a Request…