U.S. casino revenue up nearly 5 percent in 2012

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FILE - In this May 21, 2012 file photo, a dealer at Revel prepares for another round of roulette at the Atlantic City, N.J., casino as patrons await the result. Commercial casinos in the U.S. have made it almost all the way back from the hard times of the Great Recession. The American Gaming Association says revenue at non-Indian casinos hit $37.3 billion last year, just a shade under the all-time high reached in 2007. However, New Jersey experienced the largest decline in casino revenue, despite adding a 12th casino, Revel, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after less than a year of operation. Furthermore, Atlantic City?s casinos were hurt by the after-effects of Superstorm Sandy, which kept many visitors away from months after the Oct. 29 storm. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)