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Mazzeo Opposes Gaming Outside of Atlantic City During East Coast Gaming Congress

New Jersey Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-2) took a major departure away from his fellow Democratic colleague State Senator Jim Whelan (D-2) today.

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Sailing boat (Lidian Neeleman, ThinkStock)
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Boat Sales Tax Would be Capped Under NJ Bill

New Jersey is charging boaters thousands of dollars in taxes and fees, but two South Jersey lawmakers are sponsoring legislation in hopes of leveling the playing field for businesses who build or sell boats in the state.

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The recently closed Showboat and Revel Casinos in Atlantic City.
The recently closed Showboat and Revel Casinos in Atlantic City. (Jessica Kourkounis, Getty Images)
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Christie Expected to Name Emergency Manager for Atlantic City

Despite initial protests by Atlantic City officials, Gov. Chris Christie is expected to announce the appointment of an emergency manager to oversee the troubled resort town's finances.

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A Call To Help Atlantic County Taxpayers

Political leaders in Atlantic County want any tax aid package for Atlantic City's casinos to also help taxpayers in the county.

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Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Senate President Unveils Plan for Atlantic City’s Future

Atlantic City has been a great part of New Jersey's history and immediate steps must be taken to make sure it has a great future, State Sen. President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) said Monday.

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Trump Plaza (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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State Can’t Force Casinos to Stay Open Longer

State casino regulators say they can't force the owners of two casinos to stay open another four months while new buyers are sought.

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Potential New Owners For Revel and Showboat?

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian says there are as many as six potential buyers for Revel Casino Hotel.

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Trump Plaza (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Politicians are Trying to Keep Trump Plaza and Showboat Open a Little Longer

Three South Jersey-area state lawmakers want casino regulators to force Trump Plaza and Showboat to stay open at least four more months to attract prospective buyers.

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WARN Letters Go Out to Trump Plaza Workers

Over 1,000 employees of Trump Plaza will receive their Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) letters today as the casino moves forward with its plans to close in September. However, there could be some hope to save the casino and for Atlantic City's future.

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NJ State Senator Doesn’t Want Caesars to Buy Revel

A New Jersey state senator wants regulators to prevent the world's largest casino company from adding to its portfolio in Atlantic City.

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