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A history of casino revenue, jobs in Atlantic City

8-30-14
Here is a look at how gambling revenue and employment have changed since casinos launched in Atlantic City in 1978: ___ May 26, 1978: Resorts Atlantic City opens. Casino revenue: $134 million Casino employment: 3,300 ___ June 26, 1979: Caesars ...

Here’s what happens when a casino closes down

8-30-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a casino shuts down, making an announcement over the loudspeaker and herding gamblers off the casino floor is only the beginning. Here's a look at what takes place behind the scenes: — Secure the money and the ...

Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

8-30-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend. The Showboat is closing Sunday, followed by Revel's ...

Law firm defending Christie bills another $784,000

8-29-14
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — The law firm hired to defend Gov. Chris Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has charged the state another $780,000 for work this summer. The Department of Law & Public Safety ...
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Christie Visits Shore Ahead of Labor Day

8-29-14
Gov. Christie walked the boardwalks in Point Pleasant and Seaside Heights before Labor Day.
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AC Prepares for Showboat, Revel Closings

8-29-14
With Showboat and Revel closing, Atlantic City officials are looking forward to what the shuttered casinos could become.

470 of Showboat workers get new jobs with company

8-29-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than 470 of the 2,000-plus workers at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel have found new jobs with other casinos owned by its parent company. The Showboat is shutting down Sunday afternoon after 27 years on the ...

Montclair-Boonton repairs ahead of schedule

8-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit says regular service will resume on its Montclair-Boonton Line trains on Tuesday. Workers have finished emergency track repairs a week ahead of schedule. Service was disrupted on Aug. 19 when a train ...

Firm: Money from closed casinos should stay in AC

8-29-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Wall Street firm predicts much of the money that had been going to three Atlantic City casinos that are closing will remain in Atlantic City after they're gone. Fitch Ratings predicts Atlantic City's casino revenue will ...

Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

8-29-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Good weather and a wider awareness that the Jersey shore has made great strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first one. Many business owners say their profits ...