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How Atlantic City went from a bustling tourist hub to a ghost town

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Atlantic City was once New Jersey’s largest tourist attraction. As the first city to provide gambling outside of Nevada, it provided those on the East Coast a place to vacation on the beach and gamble.

But the city has seen hard times these past few years; five of the city’s 12 casinos closed between 2013 and 2016, and Atlantic City’s unemployment rate is 6.3% (well above the national rate of 4%).

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Source : BusinessInsider.Com

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