The scheduled closing of Atlantic City's Trump Plaza hotel and casino this week will mean the shuttering of four casino hotel properties there this year.
There isn't much of an upside to this chain of events. The empty hotels and the loss of jobs are bad for the city and its image, bad for New Jersey, bad for the gaming industry.
But if the game of Monopoly has taught us anything, it's that nothing sits still. You have to roll the dice, move your marker, pass Go! and roll again.
Atlantic City has been a tourist resort town for over 100 years. We're confident that, in time, it will right itself once more.