A Glimpse On Atlantic City Casinos

Atlantic City is the Gambling Capital of the East and is known as the Las Vegas of the East and currently has 7 large casinos and a few smaller ones. But prior to the economic recession that hit the United States there are over ten large casinos in Atlantic City. These casinos are regulated by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission and by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

 

At the moment here are the seven largest casinos in Atlantic City.

 

Resorts

Opened in May 28, 1978 with Roaring Twenties theme. This casino is located in the Uptown area of Atlantic City.  The hotel has 942 rooms.

 

Caesars

Opened in June 26, 1979 with Roman Empire theme. This casino is located in the Midtown area of Atlantic City.  The hotel has 1,141 rooms.

 

Bally’s

Opened in December 29, 1979 with Modern theme. This casino is located in the Midtown area of Atlantic City.  The hotel has 1,169 rooms.

 

Harrah’s

Opened in November 27,1980, with Marina Waterfront theme. This casino is located in the Marina area of Atlantic City. The hotel has 2590 rooms.

 

Tropicana

Opened in November 26,1981, with Old Havana  theme. This casino is located in the Downbeach  area of Atlantic City. The hotel has 2,078 rooms.

 

Golden Nugget

Opened in June 19, 1985 with the Gold Rush Era theme. The casino is located in the Marina area of Atlantic City. The hotel has 727 rooms.

 

Borgata

Opened in July 2,2003, with Tuscany  theme. This casino is located in the Marina area of Atlantic City. The hotel has 2,767 rooms.

 

 

 

 

Even after the United States has recovered from the economic recession in 2008 to 2010, some of the closed casinos in Atlantic city were not able to reopened and were permanently closed up to this date. Here are a few list of the big casinos that has closed and never reopened.

 

Trump Taj Mahal- Closed in 2016 because the casino failed to reach a deal with its union employees for the restoration of health care and pension benefits that were denied to them due to the filing of bankruptcy. It was estimated that almost 3,000 people lost their jobs.

 

Atlantic Club- Closed on January 13, 2014. The building and all of its contents were bought by Caesars Entertainment Corporation, while the slot machines and tables were sold to its competition the Tropicana Casino and Resort Atlantic City.

 

Playboy/ Atlantis Casino- closed on April 14, 1989 when the owner Playboy Enterprises was found not suited for licensure. Elsinor Corporation reopened Playboy as Atlantis Casino; however, it was closed due to the revoking of Atlantis’ license by the Casino Control Commission in 1989.