Loud Commercials, No Ocean View on Atlantic City Boardwalk. Who’s Idea Was That?

Why is the Atlantic City Boardwalk filled with non-stop, loud commercials blaring from those TV screens and most casinos? Why can’t you see the ocean? These are the two most common questions asked by visitors.

Sonny Ireland is a long time resident & member of Boardwalk Committee. He spoke about the so-called Boardwalk ‘noise pollution’ from those digital screens that line the wooden way.

Casino loud speakers and beach bar DJ’s contribute to the cacophony of sounds, sales pitches and adult-oriented lyrics that assault those who just want a pleasant stroll on the boards.

Often, these noise sources overlap. This is the #1 reason why we no longer walk or ride the boards.

Before Mr Ireland takes legal action, he wants to know how council feels about this. None of this audio advertising money is helping the average AC citizen.

WATCH VIDEO. Sonny asked a question, yet Small moves onto the next issue without answering the question. Small does this often when council is cornered with a question like this.

Thankfully, Councilman Kurtz offered to answer. Council Attorney Tarver, immediately shut down that conversation the moment he heard the word ‘lawyer’ mentioned. That’s sad, but understandable.

A summer visitor approached council as well. Dave Davis is from Galveston, Texas. He loves AC. But he just can’t understand why there’s so much insane advertising noise on the Boardwalk.

Is Atlantic City trying to create an uncomfortable environment? Maybe it’s all designed to push you into the casinos?

Mountainous dunes that block the beach and surf, noise, loud music and sales pitches encouraging you to bet online. How supremely stupid.

You got a gold mine here. Why mess it up with all that loud noise? says Davis.

  • Jeff Kravitz says:

    Plus, more than half of the phone chargers located underneath the video screens don’t even work.. The only people who are benefitting from this visual and sound pollution are the companies that rent ads and those who installed these video screens.

  • Bob says:

    On top of that I heard the CRDA paid $12,000,000 for those electronic billboards. The CRDA needs to be investigated and audited! It’s time for the taxpayers to fix this insane asylum of a City.

  • Peg says:

    Thank god someone spoke up — THANK YOU!!
    I thought it was just me. The advertising noise from those ugly, super-tacky tv screens – AND from the Bally’s PA system
    — is and defeating and depressing. The screens should be silent – or better yet, replaced with decent lighting. It would be so great and mood-enhancing if Bally’s and other businesses would replace those ads with good music at a limited volume, the way Showboat and Ocean now do.

  • Mitch says:

    Those TV towers are obscenely loud. Off the charts. They are doing damage to this city. Something needs to be done.

  • Bennie Hickson says:

    At 7:00 am in the morning, ” Awl tell me you wouldn’t want some ribs, mac and cheese and an ice cold beer right now!” Loudly boasted by Guy Fieri from Ballys every day, all day and night.

  • Robert Thompson says:

    They are way way way too loud and takes away from the pleasant experience of walking down the boardwalk every time I go down there would be extremely happy if they got rid of that