TRENTON, NJ (CBS) – More layoff notices have gone out to workers at the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, as oversight of gambling “down the shore” shifts to another state agency.

All but three of the more than 250 people who work at the commission have now received layoff notices, which were expected as Governor Chris Christie’s plan to revitalize Atlantic City gaming plays out.

That does not necessarily mean they’re losing their jobs.  Many have reapplied — or soon will reapply — for those positions within the Division of Gaming Enforcement, which is taking over much of the CCC’s work.

The commission will remain in business after the process is completed in May, albeit with a much smaller workforce and diminished responsibilities.

It’s thought the shift will allow the casinos to save millions of dollars, which will be put into marketing efforts to increase tourism and investment in Atlantic City.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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