boymimbo
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September 3rd, 2017 at 10:54:20 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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September 3rd, 2017 at 11:08:14 PM permalink
You do realize the casinos were added long after the city was constructed, right? The City had a hey day in the 1910-1920s then was a bit depressed until WW2 saw a large influx of GIs. After the war, they returned with their families but by the late 60s, other spots on the Jersey Shore replaced it as a get away. Without casinos, the city would have gone the way of Asbury Park years ago.
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September 3rd, 2017 at 11:48:52 PM permalink
What city associated with gambling doesn't have more crime? Except maybe Monte' Carlo.

Vegas probably has more convicts, ex-convicts and future convicts than most anywhere.

It's just a well run outdoor urban prison. That's the difference.

Don't like it, don't live in such cities.
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September 4th, 2017 at 7:25:00 AM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

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.


While the number of boarded up casino's and businesses is depressing, I think most of the casino's are just as nice as most strip properties. Bally' and resorts could use some renovation, but I think Ceasars, Borgata, Trop, and Harrah's are all very nice.
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September 4th, 2017 at 2:11:47 PM permalink
mostly guys on this site.

i'm a pretty big guy - i never had fear in a.c. and i spent lots of time there. yes there is crime; particularly prostitution and drugs but i was never bothered

for a woman alone the situation can be very different as there are so many asshole guys who will bother a woman even if they don't actually commit a crime against her. of course, that is true in all big cities, not just a.c. which is not really a big city. it's only big if you consider the population of tourists

i once had a tiny asian woman sit next to me at a blackjack table. she was crying. some guy on the street strong armed her and took her cash without a weapon. if i remember correctly he smacked her in the head. it happened right on the main drag in front of some casino on pacific avenue. so sad that she had to endure this.
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September 4th, 2017 at 2:16:38 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

i once had a tiny asian woman sit next to me at a blackjack table. she was crying. some guy on the street strong armed her and took her cash without a weapon. if i remember correctly he smacked her in the head. it happened right on the main drag in front of some casino on pacific avenue. so sad that she had to endure this.


She might've been trying to hustle you. I don't fall for these sob stories, especially in casinos.
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September 4th, 2017 at 2:55:35 PM permalink
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She might've been trying to hustle you. I don't fall for these sob stories, especially in casinos.

My thoughts EXACTLY.
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September 4th, 2017 at 3:21:57 PM permalink
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She might've been trying to hustle you. I don't fall for these sob stories, especially in casinos.



except she had plenty of money which she said she got from the atm and also she didn't ask me or anybody else for money or anything. i didn't fall for anything. there was no transaction. not everybody is a hustler.
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Ibeatyouraces
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September 4th, 2017 at 3:25:36 PM permalink
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except she had plenty of money which she said she got from the atm and also she didn't ask me or anybody else for money or anything. i didn't fall for anything. there was no transaction. not everybody is a hustler.


If I got robbed, I'd be sitting in a police station filling out a report. Not gambling
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September 4th, 2017 at 3:25:45 PM permalink
Plenty of new studies have shown that in some places, crime decreases when a casino comes in because policing is added to deter crime which in turn decreases all crime. I would suspect this is the case when you locate casinos away from residential areas (like in the middle of nowhere) where crime cannot leak into neighborhoods.

Yes, Vegas outside of the strip and Fremont street is awful for crime, but all major US cities have major crime pockets. AC however has the major crime right next to the casinos due to its design and the lack of planning by the city and state when the casinos came. Mind you, I think it would have been difficult to plan given that the only experience in large scale casino experiments was Las Vegas.
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