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Gambling / Atlantic City / Las Vegas #498982

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 25, 1978
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(Studio) Atlantic City's preparations for beginning of its gambling industry and hopes for future of city and industry noted. Frank Sinatra and Las Vegas mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Atlantic City, New Jersey) Details given with regard to city and state preparations for opening of 1st casino in Atlantic City, remodeled former hotel building, remodeled by Resorts International Mtg. of New Jersey Casino Control Commission in Trenton mentioned. Is noted that Resorts International also owns casino in Bahamas. Viewing of new casino by Lions Club conventioneers from Maryland and Delaware cited.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Report on reaction of Nevada gambling industry to opening of casinos in New Jersey.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Las Vegas, NV) Las Vegas' successes with gambling described. [Las Vegas newspaper publisher Hank GREENSPUN - details what Atlantic City can expect to come with gambling. Says it will make no difference to Vegas that Atlantic City has legalized gambling; states reasons.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Perkins, Jack

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