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Gamblers to Be Able to Charge for Chips

August 24, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

In a move harshly criticized by experts on compulsive gambling, state regulators agreed to let casinos accept credit cards and debit cards at Atlantic City gaming tables for the purchase of chips and slot tokens. Currently, the only way to buy chips is with cash. Critics say the practice will ruin some problem gamblers and make even casual ones lose more than they want to.

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