Since then, gambling’s gone national. Among new competitors include casinos along many of the highways that carry tourists to the shore: Philadelphia’s Parx Casino, Delaware Park, Harrah’s in Chester, Pa., Perryville, Md.’s Hollywood Casino and Anne Arundel County’s Maryland Live.
Now the city’s gaming revenue is less than half of what it was just two years ago — and about one-quarter of its peak in 2006.
Is Atlantic City “the next Detroit“? Which casino will be next on the chopping block?
Check out Atlantic City’s future in the handy map above — but don’t bet the house on this city’s future solvency.
(Correction: An earlier version of this post inaccurately stated the location of Maryland Live casino and the status of gaming in the U.S. in 1976. It has been corrected.)