ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City could see major changes in 2011 that could help the nation's second-largest gambling market come back to life after stalling and struggling for four years.
By the end of the new year, construction could be under way on two new casinos, gamblers could be allowed to place bets over the Internet and voters will have weighed in on whether they want New Jersey to offer legalized sports betting.
A new state-run tourism district is expected to be up and running, taking responsibility for making the area around the casinos and boardwalk safer, cleaner and better-run. The 11 casinos themselves could be subject to much less regulation and oversight by the state.
And one or more of the casinos could be in new hands before next New Year's Eve.
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