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Legalized Gambling / Atlantic City / Nevada-California Land Dispute #258072

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 29, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning of legalized gambling in Atlantic City, New Jersey, previously famed for salt water taffy and Miss America, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlantic City, New Jersey) Holiday wkend. conditions in Atlantic City described. Success of 1st wkend. of legalized gambling reported [Resorts International Vice President Steve NORTON - says they haven't been able to count total take yet.] [MAN - states complaints about casino preparation.] [NORTON - notes length of lines on Boardwalk; says it was fabulous start for them.] [2nd MAN - cites complaints.] [NORTON - says anyone who had room in hotel was allowed in, regardless of crowd.] Other details of 1st wkend.'s activities given.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) Report on possibility that some casinos in Nevada face suspension if they find themselves actually in California.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(N. Lake Tahoe, NV) Western movies' method of settling land disputes mentioned; film shown. Present method of settling such disputes in court, in this case Supreme Court, noted. Details of NV-California dispute over land from North Lake Tahoe to Oregon border given. Effect of final decision on 4 casinos in what is now Nevada described. [California controller Ken CORY - thinks this is attempt at theft.] [NV attorney general Robert LIST - says Cory was one who 1st reached out and tried to grab land.] Details with regard to original surveying of West lands in 1800's and inaccuracies involved in process given. Photos shown. [Georgia Lands Commission spokesperson Bud UZES - thinks that state boundaries thruout West are probably off 1 or 2 mile]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Goldberg, Bernard;
Kilpatrick, Jim

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