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Atlantic City Casino Competition

   Last year Atlantic City casino revenues declined for the first time in a long time.  Much of the attributed reason is newly opened casino gaming in Philadelphia.  New political debacles are halting future development in Philadelphia.  Finally, political bickering to balance our own political bickering.
   Reading Casino Connection’s Blog –

Long-term prospects in Atlantic City are not in danger from Pennsylvania, but it’s not only because of Pennsylvania’s onerous gaming tax. Pennsylvania lawmakers and city authorities are, right now, the best friends of Atlantic City operators. Not to mention their own worst enemies.
Frank Legato 

   While Atlantic City breathes a sign of relief – for now NJ has competition for ineffective government – a lesson should be drawn.  Undue government interference and double-standards are bad for business.  They are bad for casino workers and bad for casino operators.  Excessive government interference and double-standards are bad for the entire city-region economy that is fueled by casino gaming success.

   In light of PA’s governmental failures, NJ can clean-up its act and get out of Atlantic City’s way.  NJ will not, but NJ could.


About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.


One thought on “Atlantic City Casino Competition

  1. If NJ can keep its hands off the AC casinos, they will blossom. The PA casinos, particularly in Philly, are going to shoot themselves in the foot, and AC will benefit. The casino in the Catskills is now not going to happen and the racino at Aqueduct will be just as bad as the one at Yonkers. So if AC continues to build, it will only thrive….

    Posted by dave202 | February 9, 2008, 10:10 pm

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