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Rally, prayer service for soon-to-close casinos

Local News | Aug 20, 2014

Rally, prayer service for soon-to-close casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of workers who will lose their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close in the next few weeks are looking for some divine intervention.

Employees of Revel, the Showboat and Trump Plaza will hold a rally Wednesday night followed by a prayer service at a nearby church.

Showboat and Revel are due to close over Labor Day weekend, with Trump Plaza shutting down on Sept. 16.

The rally is being organized by Local 54 of the Unite-HERE casino workers union, which has been trying to rally popular support against the closings.

The shutdowns are part of a rapid unraveling of Atlantic City’s gambling market, which began the year with 12 casinos, but will have eight before summer ends.

The Atlantic Club closed in January.

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