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Atlantic City Casinos Send in Wish List

17 October 2005

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "They range from relatively benign changes in the way cards or dice are handled to more serious proposals involving security on the casino floor.

"Altogether, they could save the gaming industry millions of dollars a year in operating costs, one casino lawyer estimated.

"Hoping to get legislation introduced by the end of the year, the casinos have submitted a 57-page 'wish list' of items they would like to see changed in the New Jersey Casino Control Act or with their operating regulations.

"…Negotiators have been whittling down the items to decide which ones will need legislative action or regulatory approval from the Casino Control Commission. Other less important changes may be done internally by the casinos.

"…Already, the casinos have backed off from some of the security proposals, according to Patricia Wild, a vice president with the Resorts and Hilton casinos and one of four lawyers representing the gaming industry in the talks…"

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