The Best Casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey

The best casinos in Atlantic City offer plenty of amenities and entertainment to go with the gambling opportunities
The best casinos in Atlantic City offer plenty of amenities and entertainment to go with the gambling opportunities | © Mira / Alamy Stock Photo
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28 October 2020

Atlantic City, New Jersey is best known for its casinos – world-class gambling combined with an array of amenities makes Atlantic City casinos some of the best in the world. Read on to discover the best casinos in Atlantic City.

Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa

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Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City
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The Borgata Casino offers patrons myriad activities in addition to gambling. The nightclubs mur.mur and Mixx can be found at the Borgata, as can spa services, and you can spend your winnings at numerous clothing boutiques including Carina, Fixation, Hugo Boss, Just Cavalli and Misura. The dining options are also world-class, with restaurants from celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck. Be sure to catch a show at the Borgata, with numerous bands that rotate every weekend.
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Tropicana Casino and Resort

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Tropicana Atlantic City
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The Tropicana Casino has one of the most exciting nightlife scenes in Atlantic City. With attractions like an IMAX Theater, Multimedia Light Show and Family Fun Station, Tropicana has something for all visitors. The casino features numerous table games, slots and poker; drinks are free in the casino area, and a rewards card is available to all that play. The Tropicana Casino is also located on Atlantic City’s famous boardwalk and offers hotel service.
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Harrah's Resort Atlantic City

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Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
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Harrah’s Resort is best known for its diverse experiences – this hotel and casino combination offers the best of both worlds. Customers of Harrah’s can enjoy the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, Viking Cooking School, XBar and the Pool at Harrah’s. Harrah’s is also pet-friendly and will make special accommodations for canine companions. The gem of Harrah’s casino lies in its Keno parlor, which hosts games every five minutes with payouts up to $250,000 (£193,000).
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Bally's Atlantic City

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Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino
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Looking out directly over the bay, Bally’s Casino is ideal for both business meetings and intimate gatherings. The staff at Bally’s specializes in creating the best experience for their guests by offering pre-planned venues, and there’s even a wedding chapel for those looking to get married. The casino offers table games, slots and poker, along with Jubilee, an originally produced showgirl venue.
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Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino

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Golden Nugget Casino, Atlantic City
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The main casino floor at Golden Nugget spans 65,000 square feet (6,040 square meters) and includes everything from blackjack to craps, roulette and mini-baccarat. It also offers over seven types of poker, and the hotel and casino sit right on the marina. The Golden Nugget boasts over 10 restaurant options as well as numerous clothing stores. Be sure to stop in for one of their many blackjack tournaments hosted weekly.
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These recommendations were updated on October 28, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.