gamerfreak
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August 24th, 2017 at 6:10:16 PM permalink
Quote: Sandybestdog

I would say that Atlantic City is the only place I've ever gambled at that I truly felt unsafe. Walking Atlantic Ave between Tropicana and Caesars at 2am is particularly not fun. Add the fact that I have $1000 in my pocket (a lot less than most of you I'm sure) and you start wondering what the he'll you're doing. I think it's different to compare it to any standard big city because generally in those other cities, a big percentage of the population doesn't have large amounts of cash with them.

AC is a total dump. It's so poorly designed. I don't know why anybody would ever want to go there except to gamble. It should never be mentioned in the same sentence as Vegas. They should blow the whole thing up and start again.


You should go to Harrah's Chester.
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August 24th, 2017 at 6:19:20 PM permalink
The nice thing about Harrah's Chester is that, should anyone who tries to mug you get caught, they're already within spitting distance of the prison.
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August 24th, 2017 at 6:23:17 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

You should go to Harrah's Chester.

i've been there plenty of times. Never felt unsafe.
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August 24th, 2017 at 6:29:23 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

You should go to Harrah's Chester.



While I've never been to AC, I don't know if it's worse than Hollywood Park.

My tactic in such places is to pay attention and make sure nobody gets very close to me when I'm in the parking lot or some other place where you are vulnerable.
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August 24th, 2017 at 7:25:24 PM permalink
Just stay in the casinos or on the boardwalk and you will be fine.... There is nothing else to do there anyway. If in a situation where you feel threatened.... just put on your crazy angry face and start cursing at yourself. This will keep would be thugs away!
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August 24th, 2017 at 10:06:50 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

While I've never been to AC, I don't know if it's worse than Hollywood Park.

My tactic in such places is to pay attention and make sure nobody gets very close to me when I'm in the parking lot or some other place where you are vulnerable.



Isnt that the new Rams Stadium
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August 24th, 2017 at 11:59:09 PM permalink
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No it isn't "bullshit". A.C. has gangs,drugs and a host of other problems. Why do you think they installed Shotspotter gunfire detection system to hear seagulls fart?



No one is denying that. However, crime stats are the cities population, not just its residents. Add the 50-75K visitors each day to the residents and divide it by the crime.
Or you can eliminate the crimes involving tourists and casino workers and you'll see that the chance of an AC resident being involved in a crime goes down drastically, from somewhere near the top of the state to almost the middle.
You'll see AC is not even in the top ten for crimes per capita in NJ.
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August 25th, 2017 at 1:35:31 AM permalink
Quote: aerules

Isnt that the new Rams Stadium



Yeah, I think so. They gussied everything up.

I haven't been there in over 4 years.

It was said to be far worse, before when I went there and it was pretty bad. Several people were foolish enough to leave with decent sized jackpots and were followed home and robbed and/or murdered.

That also happened at Hawaiian Gardens a few years ago.

Having said that, if you DON'T walk out the door with $50,000 in cash that the whole casino saw you win, I think you'd be OK.

Reminds me. Once this guy really wanted to beat me up over something in poker. He had been a high school football star or something, so I was a big underdog to even run away successfully.

However, he was a white dude from The Valley, so I said, "you don't want to go to jail in Inglewood" and it was obvious I was in the clear.
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September 3rd, 2017 at 5:04:47 PM permalink
Just how can you make these asumptions?
Do you have detailed access to crime reports in A.C. detailing the perps residence? Or is this a case of shooting from the hip?
Crimes do happen between casino patrons.
But the overwelmingly majority of serious crime occurs in the residential neighborhoods amongst residents or visitors of these residential areas.
Fortunately serious crimes are not very common in casinos or the boardwalk.
Those crimes tend towards crimes of opportunity cell phone thefts and such.
The drug problem is rampant outside the casinos, and all the crime it brings fo)lows.
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September 3rd, 2017 at 10:54:18 PM permalink
Atlantic City is sad along the boardwalk. Casinos are old and need serious renovating. Beach can be nice in the daytime. The boardwalk would be far better with family friendly hotels along the boardwalk rather than the stinky old casino-hotels.

The city was so poorly designed with plenty of alleyways and crevices to do crime right next to the casinos on the West side of the casinos and not enough police protection to clear it out and deal with the impoverished communities. So many streets heading up to the boardwalk simply come to dead ends, parking lots, etc. Atlantic and Pacific avenues are holes.

A well thought out plan would have resulted in a completely different outcome for the city.
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