Atlantic City Opens 1st Gay Club

"Prohibition" opened at Resorts on Thursday with no advance notice

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The first gay nightclub at an Atlantic City casino is now open.

Resorts Casino Hotel opened "Prohibition" Thursday night with no advance notice.

The name is a twist on the casino's new "Boardwalk Empire" theme based on the HBO series that takes place in Atlantic City.

Prohibition will open before Resorts' gay-themed show called "Believe - Divas In A Man's World."

It's part of a growing effort in the nation's second-largest casino market to attract gay visitors.

Atlantic City hosts a Miss America drag queen spoof each year, and some casinos offer gay bingo or special gay-themed weekend events aimed at attracting gay travelers.

The Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas has a gay nightclub, and several other casinos on the strip host gay nights or pool parties.

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