The new year holds promise and peril for Atlantic City, with new benefits facing off against old problems.

The East Coast gambling resort is on something of a roll, having regained its balance as a smaller market following years of casino closings and job losses.

It is part of New Jersey’s skyrocketing sports betting market, which could rival that of Nevada before too long. Atlantic City reversed some of the casino closings and job losses by reopening two of the five casinos that shut down since 2014, and a new college campus has brought thousands of students and renewed economic activity to the downtown area.

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