Sunday, July 02, 2006

Atlantic City casinos and state-wide beaches forced to close!

News sources have indicated that the head of the Casino Control Commission (C.C.C.) has ordered to bring a close to casino gambling in Atlantic City, beginning on Wednesday, July 5 at 8am.

Atlantic City's casinos were ordered to close Wednesday, the latest casualty of a state government shutdown that entered its second day Sunday after the Legislature failed to adopt a budget by its July 1 deadline.

-Associated Press; Forbes.com

The reason behind this decision is due to a budget plan that was supposed to be made by July 1 to over come a $4.5 billion budget deficit. This is all because Governor Jon S. Corzine has proposed a sales tax increase from six to seven percent. There have been heated discussions of tax increases throughout the year.

Gov. Jon S. Corzine said Sunday there was "no immediate prospect of a budget." State parks, beaches and historic sites also were expected to shut down Wednesday.

-Associated Press; Forbes.com

It is a fact that the beaches, state wide, are being shut down. Tourists will still be permitted to enter the beach, but there will be no lifeguards or anyone monitoring the safety of those who go swimming in the water and put their own lives at risk. Furthermore, those who choose to enter the beach for sun bathing may do so free of charge. I suppose that is one good thing about all of this.

Ultimately, the people who suffer are the casino gamers of our state. For further details related to this story, read the Associated Press article in its entirety on Forbes.com.

No more walking through the casinos, gambling, and drinking Tanguray until the sun comes up. :(

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