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(AP) A federal bankruptcy court judge is getting ready to decide whether the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City can be shut down next month.

Two rival companies, Tropicana and Caesars, reached a deal last week to buy the casino for $23.4 million and shut it down Jan. 13.

The Tropicana would take the slot machines and table games, while Caesars would get the 800-plus-room hotel.

Neither has any interest in operating the business in Atlantic City's now-diminished market.

Atlantic City would have 11 casinos if the shutdown is approved.

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