As part of a rescue package signed Tuesday by Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey has sent lay off notices to 115 of the state’s 144 casino inspectors. By transferring some functions to the Division of Gaming Enforcement, the state expects to save money to use for Atlantic City marketing.
As part of the layoffs, as NJ.com and the Associated Press report, the Casino Control Commission inspectors will no longer walk the floors of the casinos. Instead, gamblers with complaints will have to make a phone call or file a report.
Shai Ben-Yaacov has an update on Revel Casino, which is slated for $260 million in state funding.