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Funding The Miss America Pageant

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The  Miss America Pageant is returning to the Garden State.

This year, the Miss America pageant received $7.3 million to make the move back to Atlantic City from Las Vegas, where the pageant called home for the past seven years.

Sam Haskell, the Chairman and CEO of the Miss America Organization says there is a lot of moving parts behind the move and what goes into the planning of such a big event like this.

Haskell said, “When we got the call from the governor’s office about what it would take to return to Atlantic City, obviously it was perfectly timed because our deal was up in Las Vegas.”

Haskell also addressed questions about funding as well.  He said, “Yes, they are paying us, but that money is paid by the ACA and the CRDA from tourism dollars to promote what is great about Atlantic City.”

For more information about the Atlantic City Alliance (ACA), visit: http://atlanticcityalliance.net/

For more information about the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), visit: http://www.njcrda.com/  

For more information about the Miss America Organization, visit: http://www.missamerica.org/ 

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