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POSTED: Friday, September 17, 2010, 2:50 AM

That’s a conclusion that could be drawn from Thursday night’s “Boardwalk Empire” event sponsored by HBO and Caesars Atlantic City.

The invitation-only, hours-long bash was staged to celebrate this Sunday’s premiere of the highly anticipated series based on Atlantic City’s wild and wooly days as America’s first “Sin City” during the 1920s. It was attended by a slew of the show’s stars and included a red carpet session with the actors, remarks from series creator, Terrence Winter, a screening of the first episode and a pretty fabulous (by local standards) post-showing soiree at the elegant One Atlantic facility atop The Pier Shops at Caesars.

It’s not that the evening was heavy with bold-face names. Veteran character Dabney Coleman (“9 to 5,”) was probably the most familiar face (especially for older partygoers); headliner Steve Buscemi, who portrays Nucky Thompson (a fictional version of AyCee rackets czar Enoch “Nucky” Johnson) passed on the bash, as did executive producer—and first episode director—Martin Scorsese.

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Philly native Chuck Darrow has literally covered Atlantic City’s casino scene since Day One: He was there on assignment the night in November 1976 when voters approved legalized casinos.

Since then, Chuck has covered the town and its gaming industry for several area newspapers -- which is why, in some circles, he’s known as “Boardwalk Charlie.”

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