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.