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Casino Royale LLC is making a bet that a floating casino boat would succeed in the waters off Atlantic Highlands, and the borough could be the winner.

People in Atlantic Highlands are talking about a proposal to dock a three story floating casino boat off Atlantic Highlands that could hold up to 400 passengers. 

On July 10, residents packed a Harbor Commission meeting to learn more about a proposal by Casino Royale LLC to berth a 184-foot vessel in the marina to provide gambling and entertainment offshore in Federal waters.

The upside is the potential to create 65 to 100 new jobs, and churn up a new source of revenue such as docking fees for the Harbor Commission, according to a summary of the meeting by the Commission on its website.

But some asked, at what cost? Residents had questions about parking, noise, utility demands, safety and licensing. 

The Two River Times' John Burton has been following the issue. You can read his coverage about the casino boat proposal on TRTnj.com.

What do you think about the idea of a casino boat operating out of the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor? What concerns do you have? And, would you want to go? 

BARBARA FESTINO July 18, 2012 at 08:56 PM
John Hayes July 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM
At least until they make it legal.
John Hayes July 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Why not? There's plenty of parking.
Bayshore August 02, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Carlo festino January 12, 2013 at 06:01 AM
How was the boat ride


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