The Real Deal New York

Atlantic City looks to roll the dice on life after large casinos

With gambling on the decline, seaside spot tries to craft a less chancy future
By Tom Acitelli | December 03, 2014 10:30AM

From the December issue: Atlantic City is looking back to its heyday for a map to the future. But the city’s collective eyes are focused, not on its height as the East Coast’s gambling mecca, but further back, to its historical role as a seaside resort. “Atlantic needs to be put back into Atlantic City’s appeal as [the] city pivots away from reliance on the gaming industry,” stated a report from the summit of elected officials and gambling industry leaders, a gathering convened by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last month. [more]