Atlantic City, New Jersey is known for being that Other gambling destination. Atlantic City isn’t quite as over the top as Las Vegas, but still offers high and low stakes games, slots, and entertainment.
You can’t help but try your luck at the Atlantic City casinos. And you have a lot of games to choose from! Slot machines, poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, keno, and much more! Whether you’re taking a break from the boardwalk or playing in the Marina district, you’ll find a game to suit you.
Let’s take a quick look at south Jersey’s casino offerings.
Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort
The Atlantic City Hilton prides itself on being a premier gambling destination. The main floor offers 60,000 square feet devoted to your favorite slot and table games. Recently they added state-of-the-art rooms on the second floor devoted to poker and Asian games. This is the most accessible casino on the boardwalk, located at the southern end of the city. The resort offers all sorts of amenities like five star dining, a full service hair salon, luxurious spa, and more.
Bally’s Atlantic City
Bally’s is home to a dazzling array of games — more than 80,000 square feet of play space! You may spend more time on your first visit exploring the multiple casinos and slot parlors than you will spend playing! And don’t forget to save room in your luggage for all the shopping you’ll do — Bally’s is home to jewelers, fashion boutiques for men and women, Fralinger’s salt water taffy, and more!
Borgata Casino, Hotel, and Spa
Luxury is the name of the game at the Borgata. The seats at the slots are plush. Blackjack tables have room for six (not the usual seven) so you have a little more elbow room. It’s the details that make the difference! They’ve also done away with dirty coins and heavy cups — their rapid pay system keeps your hands clean and gets cash in your wallet faster.
Caesar’s Atlantic City
Caesar’s has one of the largest continuous gaming spaces in Atlantic City — nearly 125,000 square feet! Conquer their gaming empire, take your chance at the slots, or join a game of keno. At Caesar’s, you don’t have to wait long to get some action. You may be lured away from the floor to catch a show in one of their five entertainment venues!
Harrah’s Atlantic City
If you’re a serious poker player, you may be interested to know that Harrah’s Atlantic City is a World Series of Poker satellite location. That means you have a shot at playing your way into the real deal World Series of Poker! If that’s not your style, maybe one of the nearly 4,000 slot machines (video or reel) will catch your fancy.
Resorts Atlantic City
Resorts is action packed with your favorite table games and over 3,000 slot machines. You can choose from smoking and non-smoking gaming areas for your comfort. And with the new EZ Cash system in the luxury tower, you’ll get your payouts faster and not have to fumble with a dirty cup of coins. Visit the simulcast area to keep your eye on horse racing around the country.
Sands Casino Hotel
The Sands is known as the player’s place — they pride themselves on offering the most gaming options and some of the highest payouts around. Sign up for the Sands player club and you’ve got a shot at cash back the same day. (Visit their website or talk to a casino representative for more information.) You can risk as little as a penny at the slots or go for big money with the table games.
Showboat Casino Hotel
It is Mardi Gras all year round at the Showboat! Another member of the Harrah’s family, you’ll enjoy the variety of games and party atmosphere. Tear yourself away from the games and check out a concert or comedy show at the House of Blues.
Tropicana Casino and Resort
Casino Player magazine voted the Tropicana the Luckiest Resort in Atlantic City! The Quarter brings you casino fun with a Cuban flair. Slots, table games, Asian games, and more, plus a 24-hour poker room with table service so you can always find a game! Check out the Turf Room for racing coverage on over one hundred screens.
Trump Marina Casino Resort, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
The Trump family of casinos offers you unmatched service. All your favorite games are here — low and high stakes slots, table games, Asian games, and race coverage. The Trump Taj Mahal was just voted best casino by readers of Casino Player magazine.
It’s a good idea to sign up for any free players clubs at whatever casino (or family of casinos) you decide to play at. The card gives you an opportunity to earn perks like complimentary food, services, and rooms.
And don’t think that casinos are just for gambling. You can take in a wide variety of entertainment from traveling Broadway shows, comedy performances, and concerts during your visit to Atlantic City. The Tropicana even features an IMAX theater — one of those really big, surround sound movie theaters.
Keep in mind, if you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, contact the National Council on Problem Gambling at 1-800-522-4700 or visit www.ncpgambling.org