Jim Allen, is CEO of Hard Rock International. He spoke with Casino Connection Publisher Roger Gros. Atlantic City was one of the topics discussed.
“Candidly, we’re disappointed with Atlantic City,” says Jim Allen. “There’s no other way to say it. … It’s a shame that they did not rise to the occasion of a company coming in, putting $500 million into that city.”
“Pacific Avenue has identical problems that it’s had the last 20 years,” Allen said, “and, frankly, it’s worse now than it was 10 years ago.”
There were all kinds of promises from Trenton and CRDA and the city (that) things were gonna change.
And, candidly, I think Atlantic City is in worse shape today than it was two years ago. And that’s a shame.”