Atlantic City Hits a Streak

Day trippers turn the Jersey Shore into Las Vegas East

At 6 each evening, a plush white-red-orange-and-yellow Dash 7 deHavilland jet takes off from New York City's Butler Marine Air Terminal in Queens. Aboard are 48 or so professional and business people, but the flight is pure pleasure, the complimentary champagne flows and, best of all, the round-trip ticket is free. Thirty-five minutes later, the aircraft touches down near Atlantic City, and after a ten-minute ride into town, the jetting junketers are at the crap and blackjack tables of Resorts International's huge Casino Hotel. Resorts expects each of them to wager at...

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