Atlantic City Revenue Sees Slight Shift from Gambling to Tourism

Posted: May. 8th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

You might recall that last year, before the whole Hurricane Sandy tragedy, Atlantic City was making moves to be more tourism friendly rather than being entirely focused on gambling. With a slight shift in the city's revenue toward said tourism sectors and away from gaming, it seems the city's initiatives might actually be working as intended.

Although it’s not quite an epic shift yet, the local economy is making a slow turn away from being a purely gambling-centric town to one offering more Las Vegas-style diversity, the latest casino statistics indicate.

“It’s validating what we have been saying all along — that the nongambling amenities are continuing to grow,” said Larry Sieg, vice president of marketing for the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority. “I think it’s showing that the overall tourism market in Atlantic City is on the upswing. I think we’re seeing a turn.”

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