Monopoly: The Rise and Fall of Atlantic City

atlanticcity1We all have played or, at least, know the game “Monopoly”.  There have been many variations of this game over the years, but the original version still remains the most popular one of all.  Created by the Parker Brothers in 1935 and later acquired by Hasbro in 1991, the main objective is to buy up all the properties you can and place hotels on them – creating a monopoly.  We all know Boardwalk and Park Place are the most valuable, while Mediterranean Avenue and Baltic Avenue are the least valuable.  What some of you may not know is this game is based on a real place: Atlantic City, New Jersey a timeshare destination resort area.

Atlantic City was a booming city and popular destination in the 1920’s, even before the legalization of gambling and alcohol.  With its beautiful beaches and close proximity to Philadelphia, many enjoyed a delightful train ride to Atlantic City’s beaches and the four mile stretch of its famous boardwalk.  Even better was the ability to indulge in illegal alcohol and gambling thanks to Atlantic City’s Sheriff Enoch “Nucky” Johnson.  Together with a clan of infamous mobsters, including Lucky Lucian, Johnson held a monopoly over Atlantic City’s illegal activities.

At the end of World War II, Atlantic City’s popularity was in decline.  People opted to travel by jets instead of trains.  People could travel further distances and enjoy other cities in America.  By the 1960’s, Atlantic City was in deep despair.  Crime, poverty and corruption ravaged the once glorious city until the late 70’s when gambling was legalized and shimmering and luxurious resort casinos began to adorn the skyline.

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Atlantic City thrived during the 1980’s, along with booming timeshare sales at various resorts, but was once again was experiencing a decline in popularity: this time in the 1990’s.  With the revival of Las Vegas, two Native American resort casinos in Connecticut, and other casinos only a few hundred miles south of Atlantic City, six casinos in Atlantic City closed between 1999 and 2014. To make matters worse, in October, 2012, hurricane “Sandy” destroyed most of the north end of the famous boardwalk.

So what if you own a week at one of these timeshare resorts? You may have many questions and concerns regarding the future of Atlantic City.  If you continue to enjoy your timeshare, but dislike the cost of maintenance fees and an uncertain future, wish to sell or trade it for “points”, or just have an uneasy feeling about it in general, there are simple ways to fix your timeshare problem.

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