If you ask most blackjack players on the East Coast where they played their first hand in a casino, they will most likely say, “Atlantic City.” That’s because it wasn’t long ago when Atlantic City was the only option for legalized blackjack on the East Coast. Now there are casinos in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and New York. Therefore, many gamblers will weigh the pros and cons of each location and often decide against Atlantic City. It’s simply too dangerous.
It’s extremely unfortunate that two female Canadians of Asian descent recently chose to visit Atlantic City to play blackjack. They didn’t do anything wrong; they were simply too trusting of the city. At 47 and 80 years old, they weren’t a threat to anyone.
One night during their trip, they chose to wander the streets around Bally’s. If you’re familiar with Atlantic City, then you know this isn’t a good idea, especially at night. They ran into a homeless, paranoid schizophrenic, 44-year-old African American woman wielding a machete. Other than one job at Wendy’s, this woman had been on welfare her entire life, which often leads to drug abuse … especially in Atlantic City. The paranoid schizophrenic murdered the two innocent women. Nobody knows why.
This is one of many horrendous horror stories about people who went to play blackjack in Atlantic City and came back robbed, wounded, or not at all. If you live on the East Coast and you want to play blackjack at a live casino, consider Connecticut and Pennsylvania before all other options. The streets are clean, the people are friendly, and you will feel safe.