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Casinos no longer golden for Atlantic City
Casinos no longer golden for Atlantic City

The fortune-tellers hawk their services along the boardwalk, offering to read palms, study tarot cards and gaze into crystal balls for $5. But for free, you can get most anyone along the seaside stretch to peer into the future, and it doesn't look pretty. Since January, four of the city's 11 casinos have closed, announced plans to close or gone bankrupt, jettisoning jobs and eating away at revenue from visitors who, when they weren't gambling, could be found spending money in local businesses. With nearby states building up gambling industries, people are finding fewer reasons to travel to this sandy spit, where gritty streets and dilapidated homes sit in the shadows of...