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Atlantic City’s Newest Gambling Hall Projects Move Forward

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(The Revel casino, under construction.  File photo)

(The Revel casino, under construction. File photo)

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By David Madden

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — As Atlantic City’s twelfth casino prepares for a grand opening, number 13 has received an extension from regulators on beginning its casino project.

”Revel” will start welcoming guests next month (see related story), with the casino expected to open in May (another related story).

Meanwhile, the people behind the “Hard Rock” casino (see related story) asked for and got a six-month extension on putting up a $1-million down payment with the state Casino Control Commission.

“They just need to go through their process to seek all of the regulatory approvals,” says CCC chair Linda Kassekert, “because it’s much smarter to have all the i’s dotted and the t’s crossed before seeking a casino license.”

The Seminole Indian tribe of Florida is seeking one of the two so-called “boutique” licenses approved by legislators that would allow for a smaller facility — another way they’re trying to revive gaming at the Jersey shore (see related story).

No one has expressed interest, though, in the other license.

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