NJ frets over PA table games

    The decision by lawmakers to allow table games in Pennsylvania casinos is causing some concern in Atlantic City.

    The decision by lawmakers to allow table games in Pennsylvania casinos is causing some concern in Atlantic City.

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    Gaming officials in New Jersey say putting poker, roulette and other table games in Pennsylvania casinos will have an effect on Atlantic City.

    New Jersey Casino Control Commission chairwoman Linda Kassekert says she’s not sure how much of a revenue impact there will be or how long it will last.

    Kassekert: We have other amenities that we look to offer to make Atlantic City a full destination resort, the shopping, the restaurants, the spas, the Atlantic Ocean and the boardwalk.  So while there will be an effect I think it will make Atlantic City strive to be even a better and more complete full destination resort.

    Atlantic City casinos are now in their third year of revenue declines resulting from a combination of competition in other states and the recession.

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