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Atlantic City losing 2
casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

Associated Press, by Wayne Parry

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/30/2014 12:46:47 PM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks. More than 5,000 workers will lose their jobs in an unprecedented weekend in the seaside gambling resort, leaving many feeling betrayed by a system that once promised stable, well-paying jobs. The Showboat is closing Sunday, followed by Revel on Monday and Tuesday. Trump Plaza is next, closing Sept. 16. To the thousands who will be left behind, it still seems unreal. "We

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bobn.t, 8/30/2014 12:54:08 PM     (No. 9987316)

But gambling was supposed to be the golden goose for all states.

We told you so.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: shimp, 8/30/2014 1:10:13 PM     (No. 9987341)

I stayed at Trump towers 9 months ago on business. The rudest front counter folks I have ever met. And I told them all that before I checked out. The looks on their faces were priceless. They acted like they had on idea what I was complaining about. They couldn´t find work here in fly over country, that is for sure.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/30/2014 1:33:51 PM     (No. 9987372)

Over built and not enough spare cash to blow at the casinos

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/30/2014 2:14:09 PM     (No. 9987411)

Now the Federal government will have to give people money to go gamble with, I suppose.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: nerdowell, 8/30/2014 2:19:53 PM     (No. 9987415)

The next Atlantic City redevelopment scheme: licensed wh0rehouses,
or maybe as an intermediate step, legalized rooster fights and dog fights.
Here´s another possibility: medicinal dope outlets.

That´s my prediction.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 8/30/2014 3:15:32 PM     (No. 9987463)

You know it´s bad when Trump asks you to stop using his name.

In all seriousness, the casinos in AC are very expensive, and there´s really nothing at these places that you can´t find on an Indian Reservation casino.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/30/2014 4:00:05 PM     (No. 9987501)

One word - unions!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: provide, 8/30/2014 6:59:39 PM     (No. 9987652)

I guess all those Central American room cleaning staff will have to join the new ones coming across the border.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chefrandy, 8/30/2014 7:54:06 PM     (No. 9987681)

#4-they already do. The casino I used to work at was populated with many using their monthly stipend. First of the month new money, end of the month using up any premiums they were awarded for play on the slot machines and table games.

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