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by Lisa Grimaldi | August 04, 2010

Atlantic City is responsible for a third of all tourism in New Jersey, and its casino resort industry employs or supports 100,000 workers, according to a report commissioned by the Casino Association of New Jersey and conducted by the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University. Other findings show that in 2008, Atlantic City was the second most-popular U.S. gaming district following Las Vegas, luring 34 million visitors. The study was released in the wake of N.J. Gov. Chris Christie's announcement that he plans to create a new state-operated tourism district in Atlantic City, as reported in M&C's Midweek News last week. Click here to see the full Rutgers report.