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Success of "Boardwalk Empire" Inspires Resorts Atlantic City

The casino will have a roaring 20s theme beginning in December.

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    Success of "Boardwalk Empire" Inspires Resorts Atlantic City
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    Resorts Atlantic City will have a roaring 20s theme starting in December.

    Resorts Atlantic City, the nation's first casino to open outside Nevada, will adopt a roaring 20s theme to capitalize on the success of "Boardwalk Empire," the HBO series about Prohibition-era Atlantic City.

    Dennis Gomes, who is buying the casino-hotel with developer Morris Bailey, says dealers, cocktail servers, bellhops and others will dress in 1920s-period costumes, music from that period will play constantly, and even the drinks and casino shows will have a roaring 20s theme.

    Gomes says it's part of the fascination with "Boardwalk Empire," but also a nod to Resorts' own history. Its main building was built in the 1920s and the decor is already faithful to that period.

    The changes will take effect in early December.
       
     

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