Here's some fun end-of-the-week irony. Civic leaders in Atlantic City, NJ, are organizing a petition drive to make sure their city's landmarks remain on the Monopoly board game.

Hasbro, which makes Monopoly, is introducing a new Here and Now version of the game, in which the famous Atlantic City streets (Baltic Ave., St. Charles Ave., Boardwalk, etc.) are replaced by streets and landmarks from across the country.

So the Atlantic City Convention and Visitor's Authority has launched a site where visitors can demand that Hasbro keep an Atlantic City landmark on the board.

It's like Atlantic City is trying to exert exclusive control of a particular market. Or like it wants sole command over the traffic of a good or service. Wait, isn't there a word for that?

Photo via Flickr, from cdw9 .