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New Jersey to consider opening casinos in other parts of state

New Jersey to consider opening casinos in other parts of state

Atlantic City opened its first casino back in 1978 and became one of the most popular gambling destinations in the United States with annual revenues of up to $5.2 billion in 2006 which started decreasing over the years to almost half of that figure in 2012.

In an effort to stop the falling revenues of Atlantic City, New Jersey decided to join in the online gambling revolution along with Nevada and Delaware and legalized online gambling in 2012. However, as a failsafe, Governor Chris Christie has decided that if Atlantic City's revenues keep waning he might consider opening more casinos in other parts of the state.

Until now, only Atlantic City has been allowed by state law to offer gambling and poker, but soon other locations such as northern New Jersey could start offering gambling in state-approved venues.

Governor Christie explained in a recent interview, "It’s obviously a critical year because we need to begin to see progress in Atlantic City, or we’re going to start considering alternatives".

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