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Food & Hospitality

AACCNJ announces inaugural Black business expo

Heading to Montclair State University next year, the event will convene more than 80 exhibitors under the theme of A Legacy of Excellence. "We have come a long way ... however, more must be done to create opportunities and partnerships for Black business owners," African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey founder, President and CEO John Harmon said.

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Atlantic City skyline with several casinos.

August gaming numbers show encouraging brick-and-mortar trend

“August, traditionally one of the strongest months for Atlantic City’s casino industry, especially regarding brick-and-mortar gaming revenues, put in a solid showing for 2022,” said Jane Bokunewicz, who analyzed the August 2022 numbers from the Division of Gaming Enforcement for Stockton University’s Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism. “Brick and mortar GGR (gross gaming revenues) for the month outperformed 2021 (4.4% increase) and though it fell short of pre-pandemic 2019 it beat out every other August since 2015.”

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Sporttrade website

Sporttrade launches platform in New Jersey

The company allows customers to trade in and out positions on sports outcomes as they would trade stocks, options or crypto currencies. The platform uses capital markets technology and infrastructure to allow users to make profit or trim losses based on probability changes in an event at any time.

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Hard Rock Atlantic City

Hard Rock employees receive surprise raises

“My career has encompassed over four decades and I have never been involved in such a historic event,” said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming. “The support the Seminole Tribe of Florida has given me to enhance the standard of living for so many people is a dream come true. We have changed people’s lives and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

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