Steve Persall writes a mixed review of Atlantic City. One stinging passage from his review:
Atlantic City is Biloxi, Miss., with a boardwalk, a proud but economically challenged community hoping tourists tide them over until summertime. The main attractions are fine dining and gambling, with nine casinos in quasi-elegant resorts — three owned by Donald Trump.
Anyone not familiar with Biloxi does not have to pick up a John Grisham novel to know that the comparison is not flattering.
Mr. Persall gives favorable remarks as well. Yet his underlining point lingers: Atlantic City is still far from being an all-purpose resort. We need more attractions and we need them soon, in order to compete with PA slot parlors.