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Miss America pageant headed back to New Jersey

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., (KNOE 8 News) - 93 years ago, the Miss American pageant began in Atlantic City, N.J.

And now, it'll be headed back there. The casino and tourism industries are providing financial incentives that helped lure the Miss America pageant back after six years in Las Vegas.

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced a three-year deal with pageant officials on Thursday.

Organizers would not reveal terms. But Liza Cartmell, head of the Atlantic City Alliance, says her casino-funded group is among those providing financial incentives to bring the pageant home.

Officials say ABC will broadcast Miss America for the next three years. Dates are not set yet.

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

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