Casinos in Atlantic City

Casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, have turned this resort city on the Atlantic seaboard into America’s second gambling capital after Las Vegas and one of the major centres in North America.

Casinos in Atlantic City

The leading hotel and casino resorts to be found in Atlantic City are major international brands such as Borgata and Trump Taj Mahal – in fact, it was the arrival of the Borgata Hotel and Casino in 2003 that set Atlantic City’s push to become a major gambling holiday destination into motion.

Since then, casinos in Atlantic City have been designed in the mould of the all-inclusive hotel and casino resorts of the Vegas Strip.

The Borgata Hotel and Casino Resort cost over $1 billion to build and continues to set the pace for the other hotel and casinos in Atlantic City, while investment in high-fashion shopping centres (by gaming company and sponsor of the World Series of Poker, Harrah’s Entertainment) and golf courses is also helping to build Atlantic City’s reputation as a leading destination for a glitzy gambling holiday in the United States.

Many of the casinos in Atlantic City are found along the city’s famous boardwalk. Here is a list of some of these establishments:

  • Bally’s (including Claridge Tower and the Wild West Casino)
  • Caesars Palace
  • Harrah’s
  • Showboat Hotel and Casino
  • Tropicana Hotel and Casino
  • Trump Plaza

Planned Casinos

  • The MGM Grand will boast more than 3 000 hotel rooms and suites. It will have the largest casino floor in New Jersey with 5 000 slot machines and 200 game tables, not to mention a half-million square foot shopping plaza. The opening date is set for 2012.
  • Sands Atlantic City was demolished in 2007 and will be replaced by a casino resort that may cost as much as $2 billion to build. The new resort is scheduled to open in 2011.
  • Atlantic Beach Resort and Casino will be built at a cost of between $1.5 and 2 billion, to the south of the Atlantic City Hilton.
  • Morgan Stanley will build a hotel and casino resort worth over $1 billion to the north of the Showboat Hotel and Casino. Ground has already been broken on the construction site.

Casinos in Atlantic City are clearly going from strength to strength, helping the city to keep up with its neighbours by offering a superb gambling holiday destination on America’s eastern seaboard.