Mapping AC Overdoses, Casino Numbers – Friday’s Roundup

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Mapping AC Overdoses
The opioid overdose antidote naloxone was administered at least 47 times in Atlantic City between March and the end of August this year. Most of the overdoses were in the city’s Tourism District. The district was established in 2011 in part to help the cash-strapped city improve safety and security. Check out our story and interactive map here.

A throwback to @themoonbeast’s work for ChalkAboutAC in 2015. This year’s edition is tomorrow (Saturday Oct. 14) from 9 am to 1 pm. Click through for details.

Casino Numbers
Atlantic City’s casinos had a good September and the seven remaining properties recorded 4.1 percent higher monthly revenue than the eight properties (including the soon-to-shutter Taj Mahal) in September last year. For the year through September, however, revenue for all the casinos was up just 2.3 percent. Internet gaming is still increasing and helping plump revenue numbers for the companies that offer it. It is also clear that some properties (Resorts and Tropicana, to be specific) have been able to nab some of the Taj’s former customers. On the other hand, revenue at Bally’s and Caesar’s is down or flat for the year through September. Full details here via the Division of Gaming Enforcement.

In the rest of the day’s news, two more blocks of Boardwalk were officially unveiled yesterday in Atlantic City (the extension to Gardner’s Basin will be ready in the spring), mold inspections have been completed in Monroe Township but it is not clear when the school district’s 6,000 students will return to school,  state employees’ healthcare premiums aren’t going up but it’s not all good news, and read about the “lost in plain sight” New Jersey Rodin sculpture. All that and more below:

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