Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Is Atlantic City getting desperate? Oceanside gambling resort to build $950 million 'Full House'-themed casino

In early 2015, Atlantic City will welcome another casino along its historic boardwalk: Full House: The Casino. It is a planned mega-casino based on the popular sitcom "Full House," which ran from the late 80s to the mid 90s on ABC. The news came as a shock to many in the region, given that upscale Revel, the city's newest gaming establishment, which opened just last year, continues to struggle financially. New casinos popping up in neighboring states have taken large gulps from A.C.'s once thought endless flow of visitors and have even lured New Jerseyans themselves to pay the bridge toll and play the slots and tables in Pennsylvania. But state officials feel Full House: The Casino can stop the bleeding. "I put my best people in a room--with sandwiches, water, and two porta potties--and told them not to come out until they came up with an idea to return A.C. to its former glory. Wow, did they hit a home run or did they hit a home run?" boasted a very proud Chris Christie, the Garden State's governor. "A Full House casino will save A.C., there's no doubt in my mind. You know why? Because we're stronger than the storm. I personally talked with Dave Coulier, the actor who played Joey, and he is psyched. We're all psyched." So, get ready for Jesse and Joey's Basement Black Jack, D.J. Dizzy Roulette, Danny Deck of Cards Poker, Stephanie's Slots, Michelle Bingo, Kimmy Craps, and Comet Keno. The entire cast of the hit show has signed on to make regular appearances at the state-of-the-art gaming palace, and, if not on site, must personally congratulate patrons holding a full house by telephone.

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