Monopoly's 80-Year Anniversary Holds True to its Roots

Atlantic City’s Boardwalk and its streets were the inspiration for the board game Monopoly back in 1935. Today, the area remains a part of the game, even as new editions are released.  

Recently, Hasbro, Inc.—the game’s manufacturer—announced they were asking the public to vote on new cities for an updated Here and Now edition. Atlantic City did not make the cut.

5 Things Atlantic City is Doing to Reverse Slide

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.

A Bit of Good News

I attended this week’s NJ Conference on Tourism at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City. The conference was packed with interesting sessions featuring talks on attracting diverse audiences (from African American and women to the LGBT community) to safety, but the best takeaway from the conference was a burst of good news - the numbers are up! Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno happily reported that tourism accounted for $40.4 billion of the state’s economy last year. That’s up a bit from the previous year - which is especially surprising since it was the first summer after Hurricane Sandy.


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