During its prime, Atlantic City was one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, primarily known for its gambling resorts as well as its boardwalks and beaches. When casino gambling was legalised in 1976, the city was revitalised and quickly achieved nationwide attention as a gambling resort.
However, since the turn of the millennium, the city has being struggling. Atlantic City no longer has the benefit of being one of the few places in the States where gambling was legal, and it failed to deal with the competition when it became legal in nearby states.
In the past decade, casino revenues have fallen dramatically which has led to multiple casinos being closed and led to thousands of job losses.
However, last month Atlantic City welcomed two new casinos – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino. These new resorts have the potential to revive a city that has been suffering since the turn of the millennium. (more…)