Atlantic City, NJ
Gang Violence, Slums, Donald Trump
Despite the introduction of legalized gambling and Casinos on the boardwalk,
that were supposed to lead to a renaissance for AC, it remains a stink hole.
The Casinos have done little or nothing to improve the slum conditions of the surrounding area. Since the cities decline that began soon after WWII, before the Casinos, in the 60's and ‘70's the only visitors to AC were, either "poor, black, elderly or all three" - now they are its primary residents with drug and rat infested tenements often existing right beside or behind multi-billion dollar casinos.
Visitors are advised not to wear jewellery such as silver, gold or tungsten rings while out on the Boardwalk, and not to stray to far from the resort areas. With the accompanying crime and prostitution that gambling invariably brings, many think that the Casinos have down more to kick the cities downward slide into overdrive then help pull it up.
Even gamblers hate the
place, one said “it’s cold, it smells, most f the table games suck, and to
top it off I can’t stand Trump and I hate seeing his name all over the