Atlantic City was once a bustling traveller heart — here’s how it has changed

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RTR495VHSignage from a Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic City is private after a shutting in 2014.Mark Makela/Reuters

Atlantic City was once New Jersey’s largest traveller attraction. As a initial city to provide gambling outward of Nevada, it supposing those on a East Coast a place to vacation on a beach and gamble. 

But a city has seen tough times these past few years; 5 of a city’s 12 casinos sealed between 2013 and 2016, and Atlantic City’s stagnation rate is 6.3% (well above a inhabitant rate of 4%).

Just this May, the Trump Taj Mahal — that creatively non-stop in 1990 — sole for four cents on a dollar. While a buyer, Hard Rock International, has skeleton to reconstruct a casino and hotel, it competence not be value a $375 million investment given a report that was recently expelled by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Agency.

The news warned of the probability of an “extreme” sea-level-rise unfolding that could means ongoing flooding and have some coastal cities totally disappear underwater by 2100. One of a many at-risk cities, according to a report, is Atlantic City.  

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