A history of gambling revenue and employment in Atlantic City since casinos launched in 1978

  • Article by: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 30, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Here is a look at how gambling revenue and employment have changed since casinos launched in Atlantic City in 1978:

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May 26, 1978: Resorts Atlantic City opens.

Casino revenue: $134 million

Casino employment: 3,300

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June 26, 1979: Caesars Atlantic City opens.

Dec. 29, 1979: Bally's Atlantic City opens.

Casino revenue: $325 million

Casino employment: 11,300

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Aug. 13, 1980: Sands Casino Hotel opens.

Nov. 23, 1980: Harrah's Atlantic City opens.

Dec. 9, 1980: Atlantic City Hilton opens. (It closed January 2014 as the Atlantic Club.)

Casino revenue: $642 million

Casino employment: 23,500

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Nov. 23, 1981: Tropicana Casino and Resort opens.

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