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Battered by competition, Atlantic City casinos offer lesson for Maryland
Battered by competition, Atlantic City casinos offer lesson for Maryland

Open gambling tables and slot machines were easy to find this week at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, now that the standing-room crowds once common to the high tourist season at the world's most famous boardwalk have found spots closer to home to place their bets. The Trump Plaza's 30-year run is coming to an end, making it one of four casinos here that since January have closed or announced they will close by the fall. That's four of 12 casinos, taking with them nearly 9,000 jobs — roughly a quarter of the city's casino employment. "It's devastating," said Marie Mazzeo, a cocktail server at Trump Plaza who has held the job since the...

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