Hard Rock gets 6-month delay for AC casino
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - March 14, 2012 (WPVI) -- New Jersey casino regulators have agreed to let Hard Rock International delay its new "boutique" casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk by six months.
The company, owned by the Seminole Indian tribe of Florida, has applied to build one of two new smaller casinos under a pilot program intended to jump-start the struggling Atlantic City market.
Under the plan, they were to put up an initial $1 million payment by Thursday, and start work by July 15. But the company says it needs more time to obtain environmental permits for the work, much of which will be done on the beach.
The Casino Control Commission on Wednesday approved the request for the delay.
No other taker has materialized for the second slot in the pilot program.
new jersey, atlantic city, casinos, business/finance
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