Sandy sent N.J. casino revenue down sharply
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Hurricane Sandy blew a big hole in the New Jersey casino industry as the take from Atlantic City fell almost 28% to 6.6 million last month, the Division of Gaming Enforcement said Monday. All gambling halls in the Garden State were closed on Oct. 28 and reopened between Nov. 2 and Nov. 5 but took longer to get back to full operation. At least nine conventions and 15 other large functions were also scrapped during the month. Among the top operators in the market are Caesars Entertainment and Boyd Gaming .
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