Gambling is a $100 billion-a-year business in the United States, but even before the pandemic struck, the casino destination of Atlantic City, New Jersey, had been struggling. After COVID-19 came into the picture, the gaming industry took an even bigger hit across the board with revenues dropping more than 31 percent year-over-year in 2020.
Now, with the month-long betting holiday known as March Madness returning and vaccination rates rising, Atlantic City casinos are betting big on the return of both sporting events and visitors at gambling parlors. Cheddar's Michelle Castillo reports.