ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's casino industry is bidding good riddance to its worst year and is looking forward to 2015.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Atlantic City's casino industry is bidding good riddance to its worst year and is looking forward to 2015.

Four of its 12 casinos shut down this year, 8,000 workers lost their jobs and revenue continues to plunge.

Tropicana president Tony Rodio says he hopes the worst is over.

Many developments are expected to take shape in 2015. They include the outcome of state efforts to help the struggling resort town, a decision on whether PokerStars can join New Jersey's Internet gambling market, the fate of the former Revel casino and a push for a statewide referendum on whether casinos should be allowed elsewhere in the state.

The closings seem to have stabilized the market for the remaining eight casinos, a trend that will be closely watched in 2015.