Unless a buyer comes forward in the final hours, two casino hotels in Atlantic City will shut down this holiday weekend, and local leaders continue to move full steam ahead with transforming the city's reputation into more than just a place to gamble.
As Revel, the newest and largest casino in Atlantic City prepares to close its doors in the next month, along with Trump Plaza and Showboat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is moving forward with plans to host an Atlantic City summit meeting early in September.
A New Jersey lawmaker wants to ask voters if they'd like to amend the state constitution to allow slot machines at the state's four racetracks - an effort that could help fund the state pension system.
Atlantic City casinos will start dropping like flies at the end of this month, but the closures appear to be necessary right now for a market that has dwindled by billions of dollars over the past several years.