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Atlantic City Numbers Down

11 August 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by Reuters: "Casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, won 4.8 percent less money from gamblers in July, when they were closed for three days, compared with a year earlier, the state's Casino Control Commission said on Thursday.

"Casinos' gambling winnings totaled $480.5 million during the month, the state regulator said.

"Atlantic City's casinos were forced to close for three days in early July when a dispute over the state's budget led Gov. Jon Corzine to shut nonessential services including casino regulators.

"The 12 casinos in the second-largest U.S. gambling market saw their slot machine revenue fall 8 percent to $345.8 million, while table game winnings rose 4.7 percent to $134.7 million…"

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