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Many do-si-dos, lead, at last, to a deal

The acquisition of slot machine manufacturer International Game Technology by lottery provider GTECH shouldn’t have surprised anyone in gaming. “This is a dance that has been going on for 20 years,” said one gaming industry insider.

Tough sell: Official markets Atlantic City

Imagine the dilemma in trying to market Atlantic City to the world. One casino closed in January. Three of the remaining 11 resorts could be shuttered by September. Atlantic City gaming revenue fell to $2.8 billion in 2013, the Boardwalk’s lowest total since 1989.