Bruce Millington, owner of Specialites La Cote Basque Bakery in Pleasantville, stands next to an idle oven in his facility on Saturday. Casino closures during Hurricane Sandy has hurt business for casino vendors dependent on the revenue of contracts.
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Avalon Limousine Services president/owner, Jeff Roberts, of the Bargaintown section of Egg Harbor Township, and mechanic Sean Merendino, of Galloway Township, wash one of the limousines on the lot Sunday. Hurricane Sandy left the casinos closed for five days, and the limos parked in the lot.
- On casino vendors
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, more than 4,000 New Jersey businesses sold goods and services to the casinos. That number has declined over the years, reaching a low of 1,782 in 2011.
Total casino vendors, 2011: 4,892
New Jersey casino vendors 2011: 1,782
Total casino vendor business volume, 1987-2011
1987: $1.23 billion
1990: $2.02 billion
1993: $2.03 billion
1996: $2.47 billion
1999: $2.31 billion
2002: $3 billion
2005: $4.15 billion
2008: $2.97 billion
2009: $2.87 billion
2010: $2.16 billion
2011: $2.45 billion
Sources: New Jersey Casino Control Commission, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012 12:00 am
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