ATLANTIC CITY: Resorts casino struggling because it never adapted to changing times
ATLANTIC CITY — When Resorts Atlantic City opened its doors in 1978, the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” was the top song in America. Seemingly still stuck in that era 31 years later, New Jersey’s first casino may have trouble staying alive in the harsh climate of modern-day Atlantic City.
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Gambling casinos history:
- Riverboat Gaming Has Captured 20% of the Casino Market Share. Mississippi now has more gambling square footage than Atlantic City.
- Blackjack originated in French casinos around the 1700's where it was called "vingt-et-un" (twenty-and-one) and has been in United States since the 1800's.
- The casino at Spa, a Belgian resort town noted for its mineral baths, was built by the Prince Bishop of the province of Liege in 1763.
- Casino is defined by the Webster's New World Dictionary as the following: a small country house, or a building or room used for meetings, or public amusements, gaming, or a game at cards.