Legalized sports betting, the opening of two casinos, the 40th anniversary of another, an expansion in entertainment options for visitors, and some jaw-dropping payouts online and in the casinos made 2018 one for the record books in Atlantic City.

The New Year has just begun, and Atlantic City casinos have lots of news to share.

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and Atlantic City casinos are offering special deals and discounts to veterans and active duty military. Offers are valid only on Nov. 11, unless otherwise indicated, and proper ID is required. Some restrictions may apply. Visit the casinos’ player loyalty card center…

While sports betting is legal in New Jersey, your knowledge of football could win some big bucks or free slot play — and it doesn’t have to cost you a penny.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a little intimidated by table games. I prefer the mindless entertainment of slot machines.

“Confessions of a Slot Machine Queen” was published in 2010, but Megyn Kelly, during her 9 a.m. segment on “The Today Show” last month brought new life to the book when she interviewed the queen herself.

Among my many interests are theater and — no surprise here! — gambling. Little did I think my two pastimes would coincide until I saw the umpteenth rerun of “Guys and Dolls” on Turner Classic Movies the other night.

Channel your inner Adam Levine or Blake Shelton with the new “The Voice” slot machines, currently available in Atlantic City exclusively at the Borgata Hotel Spa & Casino.

Even though so much of the news today focuses on the challenge to federal law that bans sports betting, New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement last month authorized “virtual” sports betting.

Nov. 21 marked the fourth anniversary of online gaming in New Jersey. The state currently has 23 authorized Internet gaming websites.

Perhaps inspired by M life Rewards Military & Veterans Program (MVP) which MGM Resorts International introduced in July, Total Rewards has created a special loyalty card that upgrades any veteran, active-duty military member, or any member of the National Guard or Reserve, plus their spo…

In honor of Veterans Day, Atlantic City’s casinos are joining many other area businesses to offer discounts and specials for veterans and active duty military. A valid ID is required and restrictions may apply.

“Family Feud” is a popular television game show in which contestants guess the top answers to questions in a survey of 100 people. The top four to nine answers are ranked by popularity, with the No. 1 answer being the one that received the most responses; the No. 2 answer, the second most, etc.

MGM Resorts International last month introduced a Military & Veterans Program (MVP) — a year-round discount program honoring the service of active duty military, members of the National Guard and Reserve, retired military, prior service and spouses of eligible military personnel.

Unless you’re a high roller who gets meals comped, casino restaurants can take a big bite out of your gambling budget. Here’s a less expensive alternative: players lounges. Depending on their card level, many gamblers can eat and drink or free, or for less than $13 per person.

If Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) interests you, but you think you can’t compete against “professional” players, may be the alternative you’re looking for.

Not wanting to carry lots of cash when they travel to Atlantic City, many gamblers used to depend on their banks’ ATMs in their favorite casino. They could check their balance and withdraw small amounts of cash several times during a trip at no charge.

Caesars Atlantic City is betting that spectators will pay to see professional and amateur Gears of War 4 video game players face off in the inaugural Gears Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open Friday to Sunday, March 31 to April 2.

Though this column usually focuses on the latest slot machines, casino promotions and other benefits players enjoy, occasionally it’s good to step back and take a look at the other side of gambling.

Pharaoh’s Secret Temple has replaced most of the Danger Arena Video Game Gambling Machines (VGM) in the Wild Wild West Casino at Bally’s Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort and Tropicana Atlantic City. (Two of the Danger Arena games remain at each of these four locations.)

Atlantic City’s first fully-automated electronic craps game is now available for play exclusively at Bally’s Atlantic City’s Wild Wild West. Manufactured by Interblock, the same company that introduced electronic roulette and other games, the table can accommodate up to eight players at one time.