That run from the Marina to the Boardwalk at night with those long lights on the cross streets have spooked me. I've seen people hanging out on those corners and I run the red light not to be a sitting duck alone in my car. Now I just cab it. It's sad because I get free parking everywhere and have to put out $26 just for safety's sake and peace of mind.
I know my money doesn't go as far as it used to and more and more losing trips dampen the enthusiasm. When you get a machine that's only been played once a week what makes you think you're going to hit and have a winning session. I know about the RNG and each time I sit down I have a shot but, boy those machines are so dead in most places especially over the winter months, they don't even have a chance of getting "hot".
There have been many times I've felt unsafe both in a casino and out.
That run from the Marina to the Boardwalk at night with those long lights on the cross streets have spooked me. I've seen people hanging out on those corners and I run the red light not to be a sitting duck alone in my car.
I spent many summers as a child, teenager, and young adult on Absecon Island, but it's a very different place than it was in my youth. Even then, we'd walk up to AC from Margate or Ventnor but never leave the boardwalk after we got past where the Atlantic Club had been (Boston Ave.?). I've felt that same unpleasant vibe when (rarely) venturing out these days. Generally speaking, I only go to the Borgata when I go now, and stay at the hotel the majority of the time I'm there. They have treated me well for years, but if it wasn't for the Borgata, I'd likely not visit the state of NJ again (let alone AC).
Christie promised years ago to bring in state law enforcement. For a number of astoundingly dumb reasons, none has been visible. Atlantic City is like Managua, Nicaragua, one of those pathetic cities that keeps consuming itself.Quote: Gabes22
The fact is, that people do not feel it is safe to go there, and they will take their gambling dollars elsewhere.
Casinos created more jobs then there are residents. The C.R.D.A. sunk 1.5 billion into the city. Casinos created more jobs then residents.
Casino construction costs in 2015 dollars are perhaps another 10 billion. If A.C. proves anything it is that you can't solve social problems with money