The return of the Miss America pageant to Atlantic City brought attention to the seaside gambling mecca and a boon to police and public works employees.
The Press of Atlantic City reports the pageant cost the city about $400,000 in overtime. The city's business administrator tells the newspaper that some of the costs will be reimbursed, possibly by the state. But it isn't known how much, or when.
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The majority of the overtime went to police. The newspaper reports full-time police officers logged about 3,000 hours of overtime, at an average rate of about $78 per hour.
The pageant returned to Atlantic City after a six-year stint in Las Vegas.
The impact on gambling revenue appears minimal. Revenues fell at all but one casino last month compared to 2012.
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