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November 30th, 2013 at 8:07:44 PM permalink
My sympathies on AC ranking high, but with 13 out of 100, I'm not too thrilled with Florida either.
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Tomspur
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December 1st, 2013 at 8:59:53 PM permalink
Quote: 7star4now

interesting post preserved from another AC board- prior to deletion

Re: Is Atlantic City worth a visit?
Nov 30, 2013, 7:04 PM
"No real data" ok try this link and see who made #7

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates/top100dangerous/



I'm absolutely shocked LV didn't make this list.....but on the other hand I'm pretty relieved too I guess :)
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December 1st, 2013 at 10:00:20 PM permalink
4 MI cities are in the top 10, all over by Detroit.
I've said before that Flint is like a demilitarized
zone, street after street of houses with bars on
the all the windows and doors, even the basement
windows. I mean every house on every street,
block after block. And nobody outside in their
yards. It's a really frightening place.
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Tomspur
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December 1st, 2013 at 10:04:47 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

4 MI cities are in the top 10, all over by Detroit.
I've said before that Flint is like a demilitarized
zone, street after street of houses with bars on
the all the windows and doors, even the basement
windows. I mean every house on every street,
block after block. And nobody outside in their
yards. It's a really frightening place.



Sounds like where I grew up :)
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Ibeatyouraces
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December 1st, 2013 at 10:10:19 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
Mosca
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December 2nd, 2013 at 10:07:37 AM permalink
Bringing it back to AC,

We've shared at length here about what a wasted opportunity gambling has been for AC, and by extension all of New Jersey and the Jersey shore area. But there are still some bright spots. The thing you can't ignore is that a few of the casinos are really good places to play. In my opinion, Borgata, Harrah's, and Revel as self contained units deliver, with good games, good staff, and good restaurants.

What AC doesn't have are the shows and the culinary expertise that round out the Las Vegas experience. There are some excellent restaurants, but nothing like the dizzying choice available in LV. Same with shows: on any day there might be a good show, but you don't have 3 internet pages of choices, so you might have trouble getting tickets. Donna Summer will play one night, not 3 months like she might were she to have a show in Vegas.

Having just come from Las Vegas, I really can't say I thought The Strip was safer than The Boardwalk. There was a murder when we were there, there was at least one street fight (in front of The Bellagio). I feel safer on The Boardwalk, actually, because it's self-contained. No way would I venture a block off the tourist area in either city.

Summing it up, we will drive 3 hours to go to AC and stay 2 nights if we want to gamble, but we'll fly 5 hours to Las Vegas and stay 5 days in order to have a stone cold blast. AC I don't think has much to say about that. There's no real reason to stay 5 nights in AC.
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AcesAndEights
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December 2nd, 2013 at 10:42:33 AM permalink
How long can the N* casinos in AC remain open, each bleeding money? It seems like the only course of action is to close about half of them, either proactively or when the owners finally realize they aren't going to make money, and then let the remaining casinos consolidate the gambling market. Maybe then they can turn a profit from the casino floor.

The problem then is that half of the boardwalk is a dead zone...not great for attracting tourists, I suppose.

*I don't actually know how many casinos are in Atlantic City.
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aceofspades
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December 2nd, 2013 at 10:49:26 AM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

How long can the N* casinos in AC remain open, each bleeding money? It seems like the only course of action is to close about half of them, either proactively or when the owners finally realize they aren't going to make money, and then let the remaining casinos consolidate the gambling market. Maybe then they can turn a profit from the casino floor.

The problem then is that half of the boardwalk is a dead zone...not great for attracting tourists, I suppose.

*I don't actually know how many casinos are in Atlantic City.




Each casino owner is going to point at the other and tell them to close their doors. If closing casinos will be a winning proposition for the ones that remain open...none of them will wish to close (a la the 'prisoners dilemma')


The rumors around AC I have heard are that CET is going to get rid of Showboat and make a move to buy Revel.
7star4now
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December 2nd, 2013 at 2:18:09 PM permalink
Keep your doors locked when driving in AC:

-from a google news abstract :

"Man claims he was shot and robbed at traffic light in Atlantic City

Charlie Hvasta, 30, of North Bergen, told police he was stopped at a light at 11:16 p.m., when a man opened his unlocked car door, and demanded money, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said. Hvasta -- who had just left the Borgata and was on his way to another casino...
rdw4potus
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December 2nd, 2013 at 2:40:49 PM permalink
Quote: 7star4now

Whoa ! this is some story- not sure I buy it:

A poker pro who was toting $100,000 after a big win in Atlantic City escaped with his cash from two harrowing robbery attempts while trying to catch a flight out of Kennedy Airport.

http://nypost.com/2013/11/30/atlantic-city-poker-pro-escapes-from-two-airport-robberies/



Quote: 7star4now

interesting post preserved from another AC board- prior to deletion

Re: Is Atlantic City worth a visit?
Nov 30, 2013, 7:04 PM
"No real data" ok try this link and see who made #7

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates/top100dangerous/



You know that Kennedy is in Queens, right?
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