Atlantic City needed a makeover anyway.
As for the dumb Mayor, it's a piss poor neighborhood right outside of the boardwalk. This is a way to get more government money for those po' people, like Nagin did for Nawlins.
"Everything dies, baby, that's a fact
Maybe everything that dies will some day come back
Put your make up on, fix your hair up pretty
and meet me tonight in Atlantic City".
Did you ever think he might of been visiting the states? Or his family had a vacation back home? Or maybe he might have adult children? I'm not saying any of this is true or not true, but for someone...