"IT WAS JUST AN IDEA ..."
" BEST BET TO ATLANTIC CITY "
Registered Trademark - 1978
In November of 1976, the state of New Jersey voted to legalize casino gambling in Atlantic City.
This quiet little seashore town would now join Las Vegas as the only two U.S. cities to have
legalized casino gambling.
On May 26, 1978 Resorts International Hotel & Casino became the first to open its doors.
During this time, a young man had an idea.....bring busloads of gamblers to Atlantic City!
First, he chose a date....then chartered a bus, purchased 50 Victor Borge Show tickets,
and got a deal on some boxes of salt water taffy ( the first casino package ) .
With a limited budget, a modest ad was placed in a local newspaper.
Within 2 days, that first casino bus trip was sold out!
Two years later in 1980, that same young man began buying his own buses!
So, on July 8, 1978 a small, family-owned company then named COASTAL TRANSPORT,
operated the first ever, bus trip to an Atlantic City casino.....yes, it's a true story!
In the years to come, other parts of the country would vote to legalize casino gambling.
Eventually, hundreds and even thousands of buses would arrive
at casinos all across the United States.
SHIP & SHORE GROUP TOURS became COASTAL TRANSPORT'S new name.
On July 8th, 2023 ... we celebrated the 45th ANNIVERSARY of our first bus tour ever!
You may not have been part of our past, but we invite you to be part of our future!
WELCOME TO OUR TRAVEL FAMILY !
<----- The ORIGINAL tickets from our first 2 trips ever !
Victor Borge show ticket: July 8, 1978 ... $9.00 ! ----->