ATLANTIC CITY — The last 12 months in the casino industry were nothing like the whirlwind that was 2018, when two shuttered gambling parlors reopened on the Boardwalk and legalized sports betting was introduced. Atlantic City's nine casinos each sought to find solid footing in an ever-changing market.

"It’s a very competitive market. Everybody’s fighting for market share, so marketing spends are going up around the city a little bit, and I think that’s affecting people," said Steve Callender, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey and senior vice president of operations for the East Region of Tropicana Atlantic City’s parent company, Eldorado Resorts. "But, I’m glad to see there’s growth, and I think the growth will continue, although most of that growth is in online gaming and sports book...All the casinos look like they’re doing well enough that I don’t think anybody’s in danger, which is a good thing."

Here are nine of the biggest stories about the Atlantic City casino industry from 2019:

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I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.

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