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Debate continues over casinos in North and Central Jersey

As Atlantic City continues to try and recover from economic hardship, the debate continues as to whether casinos should be allowed in Central and North Jersey.

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Gambling chips on a roulette table at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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NJ casino expansion on hold until 2016?

Supporters of a ballot question asking New Jersey voters to amend the constitution to allow casinos outside of Atlantic City are not conceding that it won't happen this year, but they are losing confidence. In order for voters to get the chance in November, a resolution must receive final legislative approval by Aug. 3.

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Clock is ticking on NJ’s casino expansion

The deadline is in early August for the New Jersey legislature to approve a resolution asking voters, this November, if they want to amend the constitution to allow casinos outside of Atlantic City. If that doesn't happen, the question could not go on the ballot until 2016.

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Counties throughout NJ are looking to be added to the state's recent casino conversations. (Andres Rodriguez, ThinkStock)
Counties throughout NJ are looking to be added to the state's recent casino conversations. (Andres Rodriguez, ThinkStock)
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Casino conversations continue throughout New Jersey

Earlier this month a proposal to build a big, new casino in the Meadowlands was unveiled.  Over the last few days, lawmakers in Essex, Hudson, Ocean, Monmouth Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset Counties have indicated they should also be added to the casino conversation.

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Gov. Chris Christie on the May edition of Ask The Governor. (Kira Buxton, NJ 101.5)
Gov. Chris Christie on the May edition of Ask The Governor. (Kira Buxton, NJ 101.5)
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Christie supports expanding gambling in North Jersey

As gambling has continued to expand across the region, it's no secret that, for years, New Jersey casinos have been struggling. Tonight on Townsquare Media's Ask the Governor program, Gov. Chris Christie said he'd support a move to put a question on the ballot that would extend gaming to the northern part of the state.

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Atlantic City makes major tourist pitch for summer

A major effort is underway to put Atlantic City back on its feet in the post-casino closing era.

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Spencer Platt - Getty Images
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Would You Take Your Family To An AC Waterpark?

The once grand Revel Casino is currently an empty glass and steel hulk on the Atlantic City boardwalk. But, if the property's new owner has his way, it'll be a family friendly destination amid the gambling halls of the city.

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Casino Debate Continues

While efforts to save Atlantic City continue on many fronts, a bitter battle continues on whether to allow casinos in other parts of the state.

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Gambling Revenue: A Bad Bet for NJ?

New Jersey lawmakers often turn to gambling as a revenue stream to fund much needed state projects.  But in today's world of shuttered casinos and slouching profits, is that really our best bet?

 

Addiction counselor Arnie Wexler says no - and he

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Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City
Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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Revel Buyer Planning Reopen As Casino Hotel

Atlantic City's Revel is getting another chance at success, as it was sold at auction today for $110M.

Its buyer has announced plans for the massive structure...so what are they?

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