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Jan 28, 2016

These are hard times in Atlantic City

These are hard times in Atlantic City

If you've seen Boardwalk Empire you'll know Atlantic City used to be a bustling city thanks to it's casinos and nightclubs.
However, in 2016 Atlantic City, like so many gamblers at her tables, is about to go bust, but it is trying to reinvent itself.
Someone better call Nucky Thompson.

These are hard times in Atlantic City
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A man waits for customers on his pedicab outside the Playground Pier, a luxury shopping mall, on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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An empty parking lot is seen in front of casinos near the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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A man mops the entrance to a store along the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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A house sits near the Revel Atlantic City, a casino and resort that opened in 2012 and closed in 2014, in Atlantic City, New Jersey SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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An auction sign is seen on a piece of property in Atlantic City, New Jersey SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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Stickers are seen on the closed doors of a casino in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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Angel Ortiz poses for a portrait in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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The Water Club is seen through a locked fence in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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People play slot machines inside a casino in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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The doors to the Showboat Casino are marked with "closed" signs in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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An expired meter is seen along a street in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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A pedicab driver waits for riders outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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A house stands near the Revel Atlantic City in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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An auction sign is seen on a piece of property in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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A napkin and glass are seen on an empty table inside a boardwalk restaurant in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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A man pushes a walking aid past an adult novelty store in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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A man stands outside a shuttered store on the boardwalk in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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A man walks with a dog along a sidewalk one block away from the boardwalk in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa and the Water Club is seen behind a painted wall in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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A man rides his bicycle past a boarded up building in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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A man looks at the ocean through the windows of the Playground Pier in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is seen through a hotel window in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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The side of Harrah's Resort Atlantic City advertises for new slot machines in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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Atlantic City police officers question men on the sidewalk along Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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An excavator sits on a pier in the Snug Harbor section of Atlantic City SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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