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What’s Atlantic City doing right?

All of the Atlantic City talk recently has involved impending casino closures, abysmal gaming revenues and thousands of workers fighting to keep their jobs, but the resort town has actually been making progress in some areas, such as attracting more visitors.

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Casino workers gather for prayer service

Soon-to-be unemployed casino workers are gathering on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City for a rally and prayer service.

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Revel
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Revel Casino closing approved for Sept. 1

Hours before hundreds of workers were to hold a prayer rally as three casinos are set to close, New Jersey officials issued a final closure order for another one.

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Christie speaks during a town hall meeting in Long Branch. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
Christie speaks during a town hall meeting in Long Branch. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie aims to grow AC as a ‘resort town’

As Revel, the newest and largest casino in Atlantic City prepares to close its doors in the next month, along with Trump Plaza and Showboat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is moving forward with plans to host an AC summit meeting early in September.

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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
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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
Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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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
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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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