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The last old home on a block, center left, is seen near the Revel hotel and casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
Melissa Harris-Perry

Atlantic City's great divide

Roughly two decades ago, casinos could only be found in six states; as of last year, 22 states have commercial casinos, according to an American Gaming Association survey. That same survey found that casinos raked in $37.34 billion nationwide in 2012. Only in 2007, the year before the financial collapse, did the industry collect more in revenue. The question facing a growing number of other communities is where that revenue goes.

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