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This new casino looks like an old shoe

With State Help, a $2.4 Billion Casino Nears Completion in Atlantic City - NYTimes.com: "The Revel’s supporters hope the 6.3-million-square-foot resort will usher in a new era for Atlantic City, one modeled after Las Vegas-style entertainment. Revel intends to cater to a younger, well-heeled clientele looking for a lavish weekend getaway that focuses less on gambling and more on fine dining, luxury spas and lavish nightclubs, as the Borgata does.


“It’s going to be a game-changer,” said Jeffrey Vasser, the president of the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority. “It’s going to reach a whole new group of folks who haven’t been to Atlantic City in a very, very long time, if at all.”"

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More a game loser than a game changer. Why. Blame it on gadgets and the recrudescence of online gambling now that more and states accept it. Not to mention rising transportation liabilities and changing tastes. It's more fun not to lose money.

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ShortFormContent at Blogger: How President Obama Can Win Christian Conservatives:

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To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.

There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.

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