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New Gambling Venue

The first legal gambling casino in the United States outside of Nevada opened its doors in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 26. Through the month of June, the Resorts International Hotel (formerly the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall) reported that it had taken in $16,038,805 in bets, about 45% of them on slot machines.

Patrons lined up for hours to put their money on the tables at New Jersey's first legal gambling casino.
Resorts International Hotel casino

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