Issue 303
July 3 - July 9, 2006
Volume 6
page 1

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Gaming News

Casino City's July Sweepstakes

Casino shutdown set for 8 a.m. July 5

Gulfport Has a New View

PlayWizard Launches Mobile Casino Technology

Schwarzenegger Threatens Casino Closure

Show Time Boyz II Men performs at the Orleans Showroom.

Column Consistency Is Not the Best Thing with
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Casino shutdown set for 8 a.m. July 5

Press Release

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- Casino Control Commission Chair Linda M. Kassekert Sunday ordered that all gaming activity at Atlantic City casinos must cease as of 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2006.

“I direct that, absent the enactment of an Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2007, the operation certificate of each casino licensee shall be temporarily suspended, and no gaming wager shall occur after 8 a.m. on July 5, 2006,” she said. “At that point, each casino licensee shall commence the implementation of its internal controls governing the cessation of gaming and the orderly closure of its casino and simulcasting facilities.”

Kassekert said she selected the time and date after meeting Saturday with representatives of 10 of the city’s casinos, security directors, the Division of Gaming Enforcement, New Jersey State Police, Atlantic City Mayor Robert Levy and Atlantic City Chief of Police John Mooney. She said participants at the meeting raised concerns about the potential security and public safety issues that could arise as a result of simultaneously closing all 12 casinos. Chief Mooney indicated at that meeting the problems would be exacerbated by the presence of up to one million people estimated to visit the city over the four-day Fourth of July weekend.

“In light of the number of people expected to be present during the holiday weekend, a minimum of 48 hours notice would be appropriate to advise travel industry providers and patrons, both those already present in the casino hotels and those having been actively solicited by ongoing advertising, of the closing of gaming operations,” she said.

Kassekert notified casino operators that they will have to remain closed “until such time as you are notified by me that you are authorized to reopen your casino and simulcasting facilities and resume gaming operations under such conditions as I deem


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