• 5 Things Atlantic City is Doing to Reverse Slide

     
    POSTED July 31, 2014
     

Striving to improve the resort’s prospects - especially after multiple casino closings, five specific areas of improvement became the focus of gambling operators, government officials and regulators of Atlantic City. Conventions, better self-promotion, diversification, internet gambling and deregulation promise a better Atlantic City.

Meet AC, the Atlantic City based marketing group is focused on recruiting businesses for conventions and meetings. Caesars Entertainment is building a $126 million convention center next to Harrah's to complement the existing Atlantic City Convention Center. The city also is focusing on free public events, all unrelated to gambling, such as beach concerts with Country music stars Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum, a daredevil aerial show, sand sculpting contest, beach volleyball tournament and the Miss America "show us your shoes" parade.

Supported by Gov. Chris Christie and the state’s five-year turnaround plan, the seaside resort also plans to benefit from the positive press created by the Atlantic City Alliance. The Alliance plans to repurpose casino funds for the “Do AC” campaign, which showcases everything the city has to offer outside of gambling.

With new restaurants, nightclubs and amenities, visitors of AC will find more diverse options, including more noncasino properties. Resorts Casino Hotel, The Quarter at Tropicana and The Pool at Harrah's, The Walk shopping outlet and The Miss America pageant are all examples.

Finally, revenue is still planned through casinos, based on internet gambling and reducing casino regulations. Internet gambling strives to entice people to the brick-and-mortar casinos through special deals and marketing offers. The reduced regulations will save money for casinos, plans that were approved by state officials.

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.