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Senator: Slot machines could help fund NJ pension system

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to ask voters if they'd like to amend the state constitution to allow slot machines at the state's four racetracks - an effort that could help fund the state pension system.

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Showboat gets OK to close Aug 31; track slots eyed

Momentum to shift some gambling away from Atlantic City increased Tuesday as a state senator introduced plans for a constitutional amendment putting slot machines at New Jersey's four horse racing tracks, a business group increased its planning for an anticipated full-blown casino at the Meadowlands sports complex just outside New York City and the state gave final approval for the Showboat to shut down this month.

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Homelessness could spike amid casino closures

With three casinos expected to close their doors for good over the next few weeks, the homeless population in Atlantic City could see a dramatic increase. In anticipation, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission is getting ready for what could be an onslaught of new clients.

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Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City
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Jim Gearhart Show callers share what they think should be done with Revel

Revel's closing leaves a lot of questions for the future of Atlantic City - one of them being 'what should be done with the empty building?' Listeners of the Jim Gearhart show called in to give their suggestions about how the hotel could be used.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center back to camera, greets protesters, mostly casino workers, before a town hall meeting Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Ocean City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center back to camera, greets protesters, mostly casino workers, before a town hall meeting Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Ocean City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Atlantic City fears closing casinos may become eyesores

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.

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Revel to close 8 days earlier than planned

Revel Casino Hotel, the $2.4 billion resort that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's sinking revenues, is closing a week earlier than planned.

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Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City
Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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Christie to convene Atlantic City summit

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will convene a summit on the future of Atlantic City.

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Christie vows to help casino workers find new jobs

Gov. Chris Christie is vowing to do everything he can to help laid-off Atlantic City casino workers find new jobs.

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8 arrested in daring New Jersey casino heist

A recently fired casino security guard used his knowledge of when and where large sums of money would change hands to help plan and pull off a daring robbery that netted more than $180,000, authorities said Thursday.

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Revel Casino Hotel to judge: Still talking with potential bidders

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A day after announcing it will shut down next month, Revel Casino Hotel told a bankruptcy court judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers.

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