26/05/1978 Atlantic City opens the first legal casino
Atlantic City gets first casino
Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City - Aerial Video of Beach & Boardwalk
In an effort at revitalizing the city, New Jersey voters in 1976 passed a referendum, approving casino gambling for Atlantic City. In 1978, It became the first legal casino in the eastern United States and helped eliminate many of the urban problems that plagued Atlantic City. By end of the decade, it was one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.
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