The 6 best casinos in Atlantic City

Atlantic City is considered the "Gambling Capital" of the East Coast.
Atlantic City is considered the "Gambling Capital" of the East Coast.

The city on the New Jersey coast has become a major draw for tourists. Here’s our guide to the 6 best casinos in Atlantic City.

Since gambling was legalised in Atlantic City in 1976, the city has grown to become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.

Considered the “Gambling Capital of the East Coast”, Atlantic City has a wide and varied range of casinos. Here’s our rundown of six not to miss.

1. Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino

With architecture similar to Caesars’ casino in Las Vegas, Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino offers an expansive casino floor and food options by multi-Michelin star Chef Gordon Ramsay.

Here you can find everything from slot machines, video poker, and classic table games like blackjack and craps to the largest sportsbook in the city, The Book, conveniently connected to Caesars at Bally’s Wild Wild West Casino.

2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City.

2. Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa

The 3,475 slot machines and 180-plus game tables are reason enough to visit the Borgata, but what many players come for are the poker tables. The 85-table poker room is the biggest in Atlantic City. It hosts daily tournaments, as well as high-stake tournaments in conjunction with the World Poker Tour.

The Borgata also offers a variety of original nightlife concepts and stylish shopping offering men’s, women’s and children’s fashions.

1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City.

3. Golden Nugget Casino

The Golden Nugget Casino is a winner of the AAA Four Diamond award. It offers spectacular views of the bay and the magnificent 630-slip Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina.

The 70,000-square-foot casino offers over 1,300 of the most popular slot and video poker machines and over 80 table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette, mini-baccarat and more.

It also has a luxurious 9-table poker room, while sports bets can be made through the self-service betting kiosks inside the venue and around the casino.

600 Huron Ave, Atlantic City.

4. Bally’s Atlantic City Casino

Bally’s Atlantic City is a casino hotel on the Boardwalk with three casino floors offering baccarat, roulette, Spanish 21, Pai Gow, Pai Gow, blackjack, Let it Ride, and more.

You can’t leave Atlantic City without visiting the connecting Wild Wild West Casino, which offers still more table games, slots and, to top it off, the largest sportsbook in town.

The wide range of gastronomic options includes everything from authentic Italian food to Chinese and Vietnamese comfort dishes like Pho beef noodles, dumplings and speciality drinks.

1900 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City.

5. Harrah’s Resort

Along with the Borgata and the Golden Nugget, Harrah’s Resort is one of the three casinos in the city’s marina district. It offers 175,000 square feet of gaming space with more than 2,600 machines.

The new sportsbook boasts panoramic views, while options for eating include upscale dining from Michelin Star Chef Gordon Ramsay and a Latin-fusion restaurant which features classic fare like tacos, nachos and tableside guacamole.

777 Harrah’s Blvd, Atlantic City.

6. Tropicana

Tropicana has been voted the luckiest Atlantic City casino. It offers more than 2,600 slot machines as well as classic games and poker-style games such as Caribbean Stud Poker, Four-Card Poker, Texas Hold ’em Bonus, and Let It Ride.

It also has over 30 shops under one roof and more than 122,000 square feet of meeting space equipped for both intimate events and large trade shows.

The hotel has 2,400 luxurious hotel rooms and suites with spectacular beach and ocean views.

2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.

See also: 6 slot games to play without internet.

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