MrsHeartRN
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March 23rd, 2015 at 3:57:28 PM permalink
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. 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".
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March 23rd, 2015 at 4:12:47 PM permalink
We've had this mentioned before, but it's not easy to get to AC compared to many other vacation spots; bad and expensive flight schedules, strange road system, difficult to get around AC without a car. And all of them except Orlando and Hawaii have gambling now. I think the perception (largely true) that the Northeast US is the most expensive region of the country, coupled with the slummy approach to AC properties, the proliferation of gaming in the area, and the cold weather all add up to less tourist dollars than a person would think .
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March 23rd, 2015 at 4:36:52 PM permalink
Quote: MrsHeartRN

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).
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March 23rd, 2015 at 5:16:35 PM permalink
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The fact is, that people do not feel it is safe to go there, and they will take their gambling dollars elsewhere.

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.
MrsHeartRN
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March 24th, 2015 at 6:05:35 AM permalink
They are doing some safety upgrades with lighting on the Boardwalk and in addition, the project includes 72 “tilt, pan and zoom” security cameras linked directly to the Atlantic City Police Department through a fiber-optic network. A digital storage facility will oversee the operation of the cameras and collection of data. (probably to monitor your non gaming activity, lol)

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/atlantic-city-s-boardwalk-to-sparkle-with-new-lighting/article_c21397a0-d1b2-11e4-af54-b322675a09c4.html
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March 24th, 2015 at 10:08:42 PM permalink
I think Atlantic City's problems have to do with Jersey as a whole. I used to go to AC every weekend when I moved back to NY from LA. Now I can't deal with Jersey's bullshit anymore (The low speed limits on highways, the rigged courts). I have taken my business to Connecticut and recommend others do the same. (At least they know how to treat tourists who put money into their state)
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March 25th, 2015 at 3:25:28 AM permalink
Atlantic Cities problem IMHO is social in nature. You have entrenched multi-generational poverty and all the problems it causes.
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
dave12038457
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March 25th, 2015 at 3:28:54 AM permalink
whats more they continue to build more "low income housing"

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