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Atlantic City Casinos Get Approval for Public Beach Bars

9 May 2003

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "Pump the kegs and stock the bars: The casino action is headed for the sand this summer.

"In separate votes Wednesday, the Casino Control Commission unanimously gave final approval for Atlantic City Hilton, Caesars and Trump Plaza to operate public beach bars for the first time.

"...The Caesars Sand Box and the Beach Bar at the Hilton Casino open for business on weekends beginning May 17 and daily beginning June 21. They'll be open until 10 p.m.

"The Beach Bar at Trump Plaza will open May 22. It petitioned the city to stay open until 2 a.m., but it agreed to stop serving alcohol at midnight and close by 1 p.m.

"...All bars will serve regular beachgoers and comped casino guests alike. They plan to offer live entertainment, dancing and limited food service.

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