Can Atlantic City Beat the Odds and Reinvent Itself for the Future?

WHYY News | July 23, 2014 | More Issues
Pivotal year for legendary resort may end with only eight out of 12 casinos still in business

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Atlantic City
The cards may be stacked against them. The wheel of fortune may have stopped spinning. Atlantic City’s luck may be running out.

The storied Jersey Shore resort began the year with 12 casinos. By the end of September, that roster may be down to – eight. Casinos in neighboring states have put a serious dent in Atlantic City’s resources — revenues have dropped nearly 50 percent since 2006. The remaining hotels and casinos are trying to reinvent themselves and redefine themselves as vacation destinations. But it may be too late.

Read and listen to a full report by Emma Jacobs of WHYY/NewsWorks, a partner of NJ Spotlight, on Atlantic City’s uncertain future — and the people affected by the resort’s demise.