A gay nightclub opens in Atlantic city casino for first time since gambling legalized.
The Associated Presss reports:
For the first time in its 33-year history of legalized gambling, Atlantic City has a permanent gay nightclub in one of its casinos.
Prohibition opened its doors Thursday at the Resorts Casino Hotel, marking the city’s strongest bid yet in a yearslong effort to attract one of the tourism industry’s most sought-after demographic groups.
“It’s long overdue for Atlantic City to have a club like this,” said Joel Ballesteros, the casino’s new director of marketing for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender communities. “It filled right up and people danced until 3 o’clock in the morning. With the rainbow flag flying outside and all the energy in here, it felt like a celebration.”
Prohibition is housed in a 13th floor room that used to be a lounge for slots players. Its name is a play on the casino’s new roaring ’20s theme, inspired by the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” about Prohibition-era Atlantic City.
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