Christie to convene Atlantic City summit

Christie says there are signs of economic progress

Christie says there are signs of economic progress outside of gaming.

TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will convene a summit on the future of Atlantic City.
    
Political, business and labor leaders will gather on Sept. 8 to discuss the city's changing landscape as the casino industry suffers from competition from neighboring states.
    
Christie says there are signs of economic progress outside of gaming.
    
The governor's announcement on Wednesday came as officials announced Atlantic City's 11 casinos took in 11 percent less from gamblers in July than they did a year ago.
    
The numbers were released one day after the city's newest casino, Revel, announced it will shut down after just over two years of operation.
    
Atlantic City started the year with 12 casinos, but will have eight remaining before fall.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

From left to right: New Jersey State Trooper 1 New Jersey state troopers help deliver baby on I-287
The Pascack Valley High School girls lacrosse team 2 HS lacrosse team 'adopts' 8-year-old fighting brain cancer
An Amtrak power problem in one of the 3 More headaches for LIRR riders after Amtrak power problem
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 4 New Jersey Weather Forecast
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 5 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE