Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jersey Shore Fact of the Day 7: AC Gaming Once Outpaced Las Vegas

Yes, you read that right: Atlantic City once beat the Las Vegas strip in gaming revenues.

This, according to David G. Schwartz, director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Las Vegas. Last week, he tweeted about preparing for a lecture on Atlantic City gaming, and shared the tidbit that "from 1982 to 1999, Atlantic City produced more gaming revenues than the LV Strip."

This is startling considering the 31 straight months of decline in AC gambling revenues - new numbers out yesterday.

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