Miss America Pageant Heads Back To Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (February 14, 2013)--The Miss America pageant will return to Atlantic City in September after six years in Las Vegas, New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced Thursday.

Terms of the three-year deal with pageant were not immediately available.

She said the pageant will show the Jersey shore is open for business in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Atlantic City casinos have been struggling in recent years amid the recession and competition from gambling halls in neighboring states.

The pageant was an Atlantic City fixture for decades until 2006 when organizers moved it to Las Vegas in hopes of attracting a younger TV audience.

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