Atlantic City is a resort city, located on Absecon Island on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, known for its casinos, boardwalk and beach. Itís the East Coastís answer to Las Vegas. It is the home of the Miss America Pageant. Atlantic City served as the inspiration for the original version of the board game Monopoly. Atlantic City was incorporated on May 1, 1854, from portions of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township. During Prohibition 1919 - 1933, much liquor was consumed and gambling regularly took place in the back rooms of nightclubs and restaurants. Prohibition was largely unenforced in Atlantic City, and, because alcohol that had been smuggled into the city with the acquiescence of local officials could be readily obtained at restaurants and other establishments, the resortís popularity grew further. In 1976 New Jersey voters passed a referendum, approving casino gambling for Atlantic City. Immediately after the legislation passed, the owners of the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Hotel began converting it into the Resorts International. It was the first legal casino in the eastern United States when it opened on May 26, 1978. Other casinos were soon constructed along the Boardwalk and in the marina. Donald Trump helped bring big name boxing bouts to the city to attract customers to his casinos. The boxer Mike Tyson had most of his fights in Atlantic City in the 1980s, which helped Atlantic City achieve nationwide attention as a gambling resort.