ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—Gov. Chris Christie will holda closed-door summit here of approximately 30 politicians, casinoexecutives, and labor leaders today to discuss the crisis facingAtlantic City with three casino closures this yearand another set to shut down later this month.

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The summit, not open to the public or the press, will be held atan Atlantic City office building, according to the Star-Ledger.“There's not going to be any solutions coming out of this meeting,”says State Senate President Stephen Sweeney(D-Gloucester). “There's going to be conversations.”

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Among the topics expected to be discussed include how to turnaround Atlantic City's economy that will be losing 8,000 jobs dueto the casino closures. Another hot button item will be thepossible expansion of casino gaming outside of Atlantic City intoNorthern New Jersey.

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“At the end of the day, if we expand gaming outside of AtlanticCity, it's making sure we do it to maximize the revenue we get fromit and strengthen our programs for seniors and the disabled,”Sweeney says. He adds that funds generated from any North Jerseycasino would have to be devoted to rebuilding Atlantic City. Seestory in the Star-Ledger.

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John Jordan

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