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Casino Control Act

 
 
Casino Control Act Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gary Nigh, circa December 2007
1. Casino Control Act Marker
Inscription.  On Thursday, June 2, 1977, New Jersey Governor Brendan T. Byrne signed into law the Casino Control Act, enabling New Jersey to become the second state in the United States to allow casino gaming. This landmark Atlantic City event took place on this site, in front of historic Boardwalk Hall.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is June 2, 1939.
 
Location. 39° 21.245′ N, 74° 26.276′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker can be reached from Atlantic City Boardwalk, 0.1 miles south of S. Mississippi Avenue. This marker is on the front of the Atlantic City Convention Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Boardwalk (here, next to this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Atlantic City Workers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Workers' Memorial Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Walter P. Reuther
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(within shouting distance of this marker); John L. Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Fannie Lou Hamer (within shouting distance of this marker); A. Phillip Randolph (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
Additional keywords. Gambling
 
The marker as seen from the Boardwalk. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gary Nigh, December 2007
2. The marker as seen from the Boardwalk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,532 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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