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Atlantic City casinos post meagre increase

11 April 2007

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "The resort's 11 casinos posted a meager increase in gaming win last month, collecting just 1.3 percent more from gamblers than they did in March 2006 and reversing a two-month trend of revenue declines.

"Gaming win, or revenue, is the total won by casinos from slot machine and table-games gamblers. It is not profit.

"Casino Control Commission figures released Tuesday show the city's casinos winning $438.3 million during the month — $312.3 million at the slots and another $126 million at the tables.

"The slight bump is still a victory considering the 2006 figure included win from the Sands Casino Hotel, which closed for good in early November after it was sold to a firm looking to demolish the casino and build a $1.5 billion resort…"

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