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Atlantic city has exciting night life, tons of shopping, and of course, gambling. While the gambling attracts the players to the city, there are many other attractions to keep them there, and keep them spending.
Plenty of activity, slot machines, table games, high rollers, can all be found right along the boardwalk in Atlantic City. While sports betting is still not legal in Atlantic City, the interest is there. In fact, voters will be given the chance in November 2011 to legalize sports betting. Sports betting is legal in only four states right now, Nevada being one of them. The legalized sports betting in Nevada brings quite a bit of revenue into the state. The lobby for legalized sports betting in Atlantic City is huge. While there are obvious reasons for not wanting to legalize sports betting, the majority believes that the revenue that can be brought into Atlantic City could be more than significant.
With a convenient location, Atlantic City is a natural choice. The attractions and accommodations associated with Atlantic City give the sports gambler the confidence that the city is ready. There is already a transportation system in place from pretty much anywhere in the area to get to the casinos in Atlantic City. People from miles away take all kinds of public transportation to lay down their bets.
In a tough economic time, why not offer the people a place to forget their troubles, and perhaps make a little money at the same time? It seems this would be good for both the consumer and Atlantic City.