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Though it’s betting on a comeback—thanks in part to HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, which puts the spotlight on its glamorous 1920s heyday—this East Coast gambling destination doesn’t offer the best odds when it comes to romance. On the contrary, it could be fodder for a lovers’ spat if, say, you don’t know when to walk away from a bad hand and lose a month’s salary.

How to Find the Romance: Take a break from the casino, and spend some quality time together. Book a Club Room with coastal views at the Borgata’s Water Club, and then top it off with a soothing couple's treatment at the on-site spa.

Joshua Pramis

World's Least Romantic Places

Atlantic City, NJ

Though it’s betting on a comeback—thanks in part to HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, which puts the spotlight on its glamorous 1920s heyday—this East Coast gambling destination doesn’t offer the best odds when it comes to romance. On the contrary, it could be fodder for a lovers’ spat if, say, you don’t know when to walk away from a bad hand and lose a month’s salary.

How to Find the Romance: Take a break from the casino, and spend some quality time together. Book a Club Room with coastal views at the Borgata’s Water Club, and then top it off with a soothing couple's treatment at the on-site spa.

Joshua Pramis

Mauritius Images GmbH / Alamy

World's Least Romantic Places

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