In the bootlegging era of the 1920’s, Atlantic City was known for its booming success and questionable corruption. While AC has experienced an unfortunate decline since the pandemic, the tendencies to engage in unethical activities seem to have withstood the test of time. A former Ocean Casino Resort executive has filed a lawsuit, claiming she was terminated from her position in retaliation for acting as a whistleblower. She had questioned the submission of paperwork to the New Jersey gaming division, defining it as falsified. In response to her concern, the director of the state agency suggested that the executive be removed from her position. Continue reading
A lawsuit ten years in the making, five former Atlantic City Borgata Casino cocktail waitresses finally have the chance to speak at trial in defense of their gender discrimination claim. In their argument, the christened “Borgata Babes” faced a hostile work environment, in which they were forced to adhere to certain weight requirements. In the event of pregnancies or adverse health conditions, the women were either suspended for their weight gain or were pressured into ceasing medications that contributed to the weight gain. As part of their job, the cocktail waitresses were subjected to routine weigh-ins, and were forbidden to gain more than 7% of their weight from when they started working as a Babe. While some contend that this policy is discriminatory to women, others believe these employees were fully aware of the policies before commencing employment. A jury will be left to decide their fate. Continue reading
A cheer could be heard from residents across the tri-state area (New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut) when the decision came through. After 6 years of failure, the Supreme Court decided against a law preventing U.S. States from allowing its citizens to gamble on sports. New Jersey is at the top of the list and looks to use their newly found legislative freedom to pump life back into the struggling Atlantic City. While sports gambling is already legal in Nevada, this decision will allow each state to decide whether or not they accept bets on all major league sports, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, passed in 1992, allowed Nevada (and specifically Las Vegas) to become the mecca of sports gambling, and since then other states across the country have been left in the financial dust. Read More
A federal lawsuit has been filed against a former VIP host at Maryland Live Casino who allegedly stole a confidential list of high rollers, in an effort to lure them to the Horseshoe Casino. Helena Wong worked as a host at Maryland Live before taking a job at Horseshoe Casino. On August 20th Wong sent an email to over 1,000 High rolling Maryland Live customers that landed her in some serious legal trouble. Wong was was in violation of company policy and allegedly abused her access as a VIP host at Maryland Live Casino.