Nation: Trouble in Las Vegas East

Fear of the mob delays casino gambling in Atlantic City

The seagulls have Atlantic City's famous Boardwalk almost to themselves these days. Icy winds and frigid surf have driven away the taffy sellers, the carny barkers, even the sideshow girl who turns into a gorilla before the very eyes of anyone with the 750 price of admission to the Million Dollar Pier. But in hotels along Pacific Avenue, restaurants on Atlantic Avenue and offices along North Carolina Avenue, there is heated talk about options, leases and multimillion-dollar deals—life imitating a Monopoly game. Almost all...

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