Many individuals and agencies have a stake in the state's plan. Now that the private lobbying and public debate is over, who came out on top?

Gov. Chris Christie: He lost his fight over funding the horse racing industry, but most of what the governor proposed in July remains in the bills he signed today.

Casinos: Executives will run their businesses in a far-less regulated industry, with opportunities to cut employment costs and use regulatory funding to market the city and beautify the area.

Revel: The half-built casino is closer to continuing construction because of changes to licensing requirements for some casino investors.


CRDA: The authority is now the dominant government presence in Atlantic City, despite many believing the agency could be disbanded when revitalizations plans were first proposed.

Atlantic County's state legislators: State Sen. Jim Whelan, D-Atlantic, got nearly everything he pushed for in the bills, while Republican Assemblymen Vince Polistina and John Amodeo convinced controlling Assembly Democrats to include them as sponsors.


Mayor Lorenzo Langford: The Atlantic City mayor now governs a fraction of the city he once controlled. But don't count him out just yet. The city may make things messy with a federal lawsuit.

CCC: The commission is a shell of its former self, with much of its power being taken over by the DGE.

Casino employees: Some employees, most notably pit bosses, could now be expendable based on regulatory changes.

State Sen. Jeff Van Drew: He fought against marginalizing the CCC and pushed to establish an "elite force" of state and city policing in the Tourism District. Both of his efforts failed.

ACCVA: The authority managed to survive attempts to completely abolish it, but becoming a division within the CRDA could mean employee cuts to an agency long considered a hiring haven.