New Jersey May Launch Casinos Outside Atlantic City
January 23rd, 2014 by Site Admin
If casinos located in Atlantic City do not generate more revenue, casinos may be constructed outside the borders of Atlantic City, giving blackjack players some more places to play their favorite game.
Chris Christie, the governor of Atlantic City, had given a grace period of five years to Atlantic City casinos to increase their gaming revenue. If Atlantic City casinos fail to perform better in 2014, the state may consider the idea of launching casinos outside Atlantic City.
The number of New Jersey casinos is soon going to reduce to 11 because Atlantic Club Casino will shut down on January 13. The financial problems faced by Atlantic City casinos increased because of competition from land casinos launched in neighboring Pennsylvania. Besides, Atlantic City might have reached saturation point as far as casinos are concerned, as a result of which some more casinos may be shut down in the near future. But this depends on the success of New Jersey’s newly regulated online gaming industry.
Ever since online gaming sites were soft launched on November 21, New Jersey players have created as many as 110,000 accounts. Gaming regulators in New Jersey are happy about this, but marketing strategies have been launched to attract more players.
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They definitely need to loosen the restrictions against gambling within the state, and move some of their casinos closer to the borders, so that gamblers might cross state lines to come over to New Jersey and gamble. Otherwise, I see the casino industry getting worse within the state over the next few years.