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Atlantic City Casinos to Distribute Pro-Industry Magazine

22 October 2003

ATLANTIC CITY -- As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "The casinos will arm their chief political weapons with knowledge when they begin distributing a pro-industry magazine to their 50,000 employees in December.

"Some 1,000 copies of Casino Connection, a new monthly publication dedicated to Atlantic City gaming employees and vendors, will be placed in the cafeterias and break rooms at each of the dozen casinos.

"…Each casino is represented on the Casino Connection editorial advisory board but final content decisions will be made by Global Gaming Business, Editor Roger Gros said.

"Casinos are not a party to the business side of Casino Connection beyond their two-year agreements to buy 12,000 copies per month, Gros said.

"…The magazine launch will come five months after the industry lost a contentious gaming-tax fight with Gov. James McGreevey and Democratic legislators.

"…The magazine's expected 48 to 60 pages will include feature stories, state-agency information, statistics, political forums, a column by Gomes, a column from Local 54, and lists of business discounts available to employees…"

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