a major tourist destination that was world famous
for its steel pier and boardwalk attractions, New
Jersey's Atlantic City gradually fell into decline.
Casino gambling was seen as its salvation when voters
approved it there in 1976.
The first casino,
Resorts International, opened to "standing room
only" crowds in 1978. Since then eleven more
casinos have opened and all but two are located along
the boardwalk. The other two, Harrah's and Trump's
Castle, are located in the marina section. A twelfth
casino, Trump's World's Fair Casino, is an extension
of Trump Plaza and opened in early 1996. Atlantic
City was the northeast's only area for casino gambling
until the Foxwoods Casino opened in Ledyard, Connecticut,
There has been
a resurgence of interest among casino operators in
Atlantic City and it is estimated that the number
of hotel rooms will triple over the next few years.
City casinos offer a full variety of table games and
machines. The minimum gambling age is twenty-one.
For more information
on visiting New Jersey call 800-537-7397, and for
visiting Atlantic City call 800-262-7395.
terms "loose," "tight," "passive,"
and "aggressive" can be used to describe
not only individual players but an entire game. The
phenomena I describe below are more apparent and relevant
in serious casino games, but you will see some of
these factors at work in a real home game too.