Vintage Atlantic City

If you bought a t-shirt with the names of all Atlantic City casinos back in 1985, it might have looked like this:
AC casinos, c. 1985

If you like this shirt, you can bid with Vintage Pimps and maybe take it home.

This shirt is cool because most of the casinos have changed names, which shows how much the city has changed in the past 20 years.

For example:
Golden Nugget >> Bally’s Grand >> The Grand, a Bally’s Casino >> Atlantic City Hilton
Atlantis >> Trump Regency >> Trump World’s Fair >> vacant lot
Harrah’s at Trump Plaza >> Trump Plaza
Claridge >> part of Bally’s Atlantic City
Bally’s Park Place >> Bally’s Atlantic City
Harrah’s Marina >> Harrah’s Atlantic City

Two casinos have gone full circle:
Tropicana >> TropWorld >> Tropicana
Resorts >> Merv Griffin’s Resorts >> Resorts

Anyway, this shirt brings back the days when there were two or three Dipstix on the boards and Ocean One was the area’s retail mecca.

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