Neighbors at odds with resort’s buttocks billboard

    Resting just above the Atlantic City train station is a woman’s buttocks. Clad in sheer tights with a conveniently located strand of dangling beads, the billboard image has caused a rift between those who live in Atlantic City and those who want to promote the town’s wild side.
    The billboard went up Feb. 1 and belongs to Resorts Casino Hotel, advertising its ’20s-themed cabaret show.

    As the city moves forward with a state-owned tourism district designed to market the Vegas-esque lifestyle, those concerned about the town’s youth and families say the image is too risque.

    Resorts owner, CEO and President Dennis Gomes told the Press of Atlantic City,  “Atlantic City needs to get out of the Victorian kind of culture that it has been in for so many years.”

    Feed the Feed: Do you think Atlantic City can find a resort/residential balance? Or can the town play to one strength only?

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