Atlantic City hitting the jackpot with two new casinos

Atlantic City hitting the jackpot with two new casinos


MARIA: WELCOME BACK. NEW JERSEY HITTING THE JACKPOT, TWO BRAND-NEW CASINOS IN ATLANTIC CITY OPENING THEIR REVITALIZATION BF WE HAVE A REPORT FROM THE AREA. REPORTER: .EPORTER: .REORTER: .REPOTER: .REPORTR: .REPORTER .REPORTER: YESTERDAY WE HAD THE THE ONE I’M STANDING AT IS THE HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL. YOU MAY RECOGNIZE IT. BACK IN THE DAY THIS WAS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TAJ MAHAL. SINCE THEN IT’S UNDERGONE A HALF A BILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION, NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS. THE TWO NEW CASINOS MEANS JOB CREATION, 6,000 NEW JOBS HAVE BEEN CREATED WITH 88,000 PEOPLE FILING THEIR RESUMES TO FILL THOSE POSITIONS. IT’S BEEN A TOUGH STRETCH FOR ATLANTIC CITY OVER THE LAST FIVE TO SIX YEARS, WITH FIVE OF THE CASINOS CLOSING DOORS. THAT MEANS JOB LOSSES OF 11,000 OR OF SO. GAMING REVENUES WERE UP LAST YEAR TO $2.7 BILLION, OPERATING PROFITS HAVE BEEN GOING UP AS WELL. COMING IN HERE TO GAMBLE IN THE FUTURE. IN JUST ABOUT 90 MINUTES TIME, WE’RE GOING TO THE OPENING CEREMONY AT THE HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL. IF YOU I CAN SHOW YOU ONE OF THE GUITARS THAT’S STANDING OUTSIDE THE MAIN DOORS HERE, THIS WILL BE PART OF THE SMASHING CEREMONY. THESE GUITARS. LOOKS LIKE BOTH OF THEM HAVE RHYTHM SPELLED RIGHT. REMEMBER THEY HAD AN EXTRA “E.” WE GOT IT RIGHT. SO DOES IT FEEL LIKE IT’S A REVITALIZATION, SUSAN? REPORTER: IT DOES. I HAVE TO SAY, THERE’S A LOT OF EXCITEMENT FOR THESE TWO CASINO OPENINGS. I MEAN.>>>IT>IT’S ALSO A BRAND-NEWMODERN TAKE IT’S ALSO A BRAND-NEWMODERN TAKO IT’S ALSO A BRAND-NEWMODERN TAKN IT’S ALSO A BRAND-NEWMODERN TAKA IT’S ALSO A BRAND-NEWMODERN TAKL IT’S ALSO A BRAND-NEWMODERN TAKN IT’S ALSO A BRAND-NEWMODERN TAKI IT’S ALSO A BRAND-NEWMODERN TAKC IT’S ALSO A BRAND-NEWMODERN TAKT IT’S ALSO A BRAND-NEWMODERN TAK. SOME PEOPLE HAVE AN IMAGE OF IT OR REPUTATION THAT IT’S STUCK IN THE 2000s OR THE ’80s. THERE’S A PUMP BACK IN THE CITY.>>I LIKE IT. ATLANTIC CITY IS AN ICONIC PLACE AND A LOT OF MONEY HAS BEEN MADE THERE IN REAL ESTATE AND A LOT OF MONEY HAS BEEN LOST. SO IT’S GOOD TO SEE IT’S BACK ON ITS FEET, IT’S GOOD FOR THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. I THINK SPORTS BETTING WILL BE A BIG PART OF THE GROWTH. MARIA: YOU LIKE IT?>>I LIKE IT. FOR A WHILE WHEN YOU WALKED DOWN YOU FELT LIKE YOU HAD TO STAY IN YOUR HOE TESTIMONY I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG FOR BUSINESS. I THINK IT’S GOING TO MAKE ATLANTIC CITY MORE FUN.>>IF YOU GO DOWN THE BOARDWALK, ARE YOU STARTING TO SEE FOLKS MOVING AROUND, STORE FRONTS BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS? THERE WERE A LOT OF SHUTTERED STORES ON THE BOARDWALK. MARIA: IS SUSAN WITH US? SUSAN LEE? I THINK WE LOST HER. THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. I REMEMBER IT WAS GRIM DAYS AT ONE POINT.>>IF YOU WENT AWAY FROM THE TAJ, DOWN TO THE OTHER END, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT COME THE BOARDWALK AT NIGHT, A LOT OF INTERESTING CHARACTERS, A LOT OF BOARDED UP STORE FRONTS. I’M HOPING THAT ALL BOOMS AND COMES BACK. DAGEN: GET MUSICAL ACTS INTO THERE WILL BE OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE.

11 thoughts on “Atlantic City hitting the jackpot with two new casinos”

  1. Who the hell still goes to Ac? The diaper crowd. Who lives in our basements come down with their
    own booze and sleep 6 in a room with maybe $50. In their pockets. And cause havoc.😛

  2. It's about jobs people, not about Atlantic city. The factories are gone which was the bread and butter for families. At least the casinos are putting people to work and keeping other businesses alive

  3. If they buy these coach buses fleet of them bus them from like nyc philly r baltimore free n free slot play n food voucher i bet alot people will go

  4. I still enjoy a nice weekend bus ride down to AC from NYC for some seaside fun, gambling, buffets, boardwalk fare, beach, music, bar hopping, and back to NYC at dawn. Can’t beat the cheap little escape from the concrete jungle …

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