Atlantic City casinos — included the newfound belief that the game had a more legitimate place in American life.
Throughout the country, lower budget revenues, tax riots, interest in economic revitalization and greater tolerance for betting have encouraged a certain number to reconsider the restrictions against gambling.
New casinos in which to play blackjack, online poker and other games of chance have been opened in the northeast of the country, in New Hampshire, in Massachusetts and in the state of New York. Obviously these are establishments where the games are legalized: considered by the public as an expedient to make money starting from nothing (or almost), for the public treasury these casinos mean new tax revenue without any investment by the state and federal authorities .
In New Jersey, casino gambling , portrayed as an alternative to a state income tax, as viewed as a source of integral funds for subsidies for aged and handicapped. Furthermore, it was seen as the key to recovery for dying Atlantic City.
Once a prosperous vacation point tied by the guide to the eastern coast population centers, resorting had long regulated the game which would help solve problems of poverty, urban decay and economic stagnation.
Contrary to the troubled western societies, in which the chance trap was an end in itself, gambling was a means to an end in New Jersey. In putting the game at the service of welfare, New Jersey hoped to duplicate the success of Las Vegas in Atlantic City, but tried simultaneously to make sure that the game was less influential than it had become in Nevada.
Lawmakers only authorized casinos in Atlantic City, the city that stood to profit more from legalization, and sought to regulate betting in order to safeguard the respectability of “healthy family resort” that had inspired street names for the “monopoly” board game and since 1921 they hosted the annual Miss America beauty show.
Advocates of legal gaming have presented local citizens with a vision of fathers placing inoffensive bets in the casinos, create shopping along the Boardwalk and children playing on the beaches.
In keeping with, the orders placed on the casino industry aiming to exclude undesirable patrons and unreliable businesses, attract family and convention business, and protect the tourist by themselves.
Contrary to the relatively permissive policies Nevada casino, New Jersey was initially required to have an accompanying hotel of at least five hundred rooms; limits daily operation to eighteen hours on weekdays and twenty hours on weekends.
At games, try to tip yourself through the players; limit the amount of accreditation; prohibit the alcohol service from playing the tables; accept nickel wagers in at least 5 percent of their slot machines; and minimize the amount of nudity in floor displays.
Such limitations seemed to promise to keep Atlantic City’s life from dominating the gambling atmosphere of that Las Vegas prevailed.
He outlines the high expectations of those who intended to reduce the risks associated with casinos at the same time as they exploited the game to the needs of social programs.
In the early going, playing could not bear the trouble pushed on it by New Jersey citizens.
The casinos found it difficult to start profitably up, organized crime seemed more deeply rooted on the east coast than it had in the far west and profitability in income and social services implemented but slowly.