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At the Top of Their Game:  10 Reasons to Visit Resorts Casino Hotel in AC

From outstanding accommodations, award-winning dining, and great entertainment to the industry’s hottest new gaming and sports book opportunities, Resorts Casino Hotel is the jewel of Atlantic City.

by Susan Bloom

Since making history in 1978 as the first American casino resort to open outside of Nevada, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City has continued to be a leader in the casino and hospitality industry by providing guests with premier dining, gaming, retail, and entertainment experiences year-round. Sporting a prime 21-acre location with 310 feet of Boardwalk frontage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and fresh off $125 million in renovations completed over the last five years, Resorts Casino Hotel offers a wealth of activities — from fully-renovated rooms and an expansive new casino to two theaters, 10 restaurants, VIP player lounges, a range of bars and hang-out spots, an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, a health club and spa, a salon, retail shops, cutting-edge meeting space, and the all-new DraftKings Sportsbook.

Owned by Atlantic City native Morris Bailey and under the successful management of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment since 2012, Resorts Casino Hotel offers world-class casino action in a relaxed environment that keeps the focus on fun.  Following are 10 reasons why a visit to this legendary Atlantic City destination is a not-to-miss experience:

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1. Outstanding Overall Hotel

Considered one of the finest hotels in the Garden State, Resorts Casino Hotel currently ranks 3rd out of 49 hotels in the region on TripAdvisor.  Connected by an expansive and elegant grand lobby, the hotel’s 942 rooms and suites offer guests their choice of accommodations in either the 27-story luxury Rendezvous Tower, which features the largest standard rooms on the Atlantic City boardwalk, or the Ocean Tower, which recently underwent a $25 million renovation and offers rooms complete with comfortable, tropical beach-inspired décor, breathtaking ocean views, and beautifully-designed and spacious bathrooms.  Among other recent industry recognitions, the hotel earned the status of ‘Best Suite’ by Casino Player Magazine’s 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards.

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2. Award-Winning Dining

Resorts Casino Hotel offers a wide variety of culinary options to please all palates and occasions.  Among those, gourmet Italian restaurant Capriccio was awarded ‘Best Italian Restaurant’ by Casino Player Magazine’s 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards as well as ‘Best U.S. Casino Restaurant’ in USA Today’s com Readers’ Choice Awards; Capriccio also received a 2018 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and was ranked #1 out of 440 restaurants in Atlantic City on TripAdvisor.  For steak lovers, Resorts Casino’s Gallagher’s Steakhouse was voted ‘Best Steakhouse’ by Casino Player Magazine’s 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards.  Other outstanding dining options at the hotel include Cielo Wine Bar, Gallagher’s Burger Bar (recent winner of TripAdvisor’s award for ‘Top Burger Spot in The Garden State’), Breadsticks Café & Grill, and Asian eateries Eastwind (voted ‘Best Asian Restaurant’ by Casino Player Magazine’s 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards) and the all-new Mukashi Sushi Bar.  Within the hotel’s Quick Bites Food Court, guest can also enjoy access to such favorite quick-casual outlets as Ruby’s Diner, Dunkin’ Donuts, Häagen-Dazs, Bubbakoo’s Buritos, The Original Soup Man, and Famous Famiglia Pizza.

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3. Top-Notch Gaming

It’s non-stop action in the hotel’s renovated 80,000 square-foot casino, where more than 70 table games and 1,500 slot machines are open 24 hours a day.  Highlights include over 800 new slots, a new premium slot area, new VIP players’ lounges, a one-of-a-kind iGaming lounge dedicated to the online gaming experience, and over 60 new HD TVs in the table games area.  Resorts Casino Hotel’s excellence in gaming has earned the property numerous industry awards, including ‘Best Dealers,’ ‘Best Slot Tournaments,’ and ‘Best Craps’ by Casino Player Magazine’s 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards as well as Best Video Poker,’ ‘Best Reel Slots,’ ‘Best Penny Slots,’ ‘Best Nickel Slots,’ ‘Best Dollar Slots,’ ‘Best Slot Tournaments,’ ‘Casino Where You Feel Luckiest,’ and ‘Best Non-Smoking Area’ by 2018 Best of Slots Strictly Slots Magazine.

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4. New DraftKings Sportsbook

Resorts Casino Hotel’s recent partnership with a worldwide leader in fantasy and sports betting now provides an innovative sportsbook opportunity located just steps from the boardwalk.  Sporting the most sophisticated, cutting-edge video technology, the hotel’s innovative new 5,000 square-foot DraftKings Sportsbook area features 16 betting kiosks, five betting windows, ultra-high definition LED video walls, comfortable stadium-style seats with chargers, bar top electronic slots, and a VIP seating area complete with food and bottle service, ensuring a best-in-class experience for sports fans.

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5. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Landshark

Since opening in May 2013, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Landshark Bar & Grill Entertainment Complex capitalizes on spectacular views of the ocean and beach and has infused the Resorts Casino guest experience with a fun beach vibe while providing the Atlantic City Boardwalk with a major new attraction.  Among the complex’s many dining opportunities, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Café features signature seafood, burgers, and drinks amid beach-inspired tropical décor, while Landshark Bar & Grill offers Atlantic City’s only full-service, on-the-beach restaurant, with nightly entertainment and year-round service.  Coming this May, the all-new 2,300 square-foot Landshark Boardwalk Deck Bar will feature an additional 140 seats, cozy fire pits, and live entertainment.  Other fun opportunities within the complex include the ‘5 O’ Clock Somewhere’ Casino Bar, Margaritaville Coffee Shop (voted ‘Best Coffee Shop’ by Casino Player Magazine’s 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards), and Margaritaville and Landshark-themed retail shops.

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6. Outstanding Staff and Service

Resorts Casino Hotel has long been dedicated to delivering the utmost in customer support and ensuring the most outstanding guest experience.  Among other industry achievements, Resorts Casino Hotel was recently awarded ‘Best Hotel Staff,’ ‘Best Dealers,’ ‘Best Service,’ and ‘Best VIP Services’ by Casino Player Magazine’s 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards.

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7. Expansive Meeting Space

With over 64,000 square feet of meeting space, Resorts boasts a new $5 million state-of-the-art Conference Center encompassing 27 meetings rooms (14 with natural light and ocean views), four ballrooms, and a multi-purpose showroom providing easy access and customer convenience for conventions and trade shows. With such best-in-class meeting accommodations priced at a fraction of those at competitive spaces in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City, Resorts Casino Hotel was recently awarded the prestigious 2018 Stella Gold Medal for “Best Gaming Property for Meetings & Conventions in the Northeast.”

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8. Best Location

Located on 21 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, Resorts Casino Hotel is situated at the center of all of the excitement within one of Atlantic City’s best beach and boardwalk spots.  In addition to its packed beach in the summertime, oceanfront dining, and proximity to such area landmarks as the famed Steel Pier, Resorts Casino overlooks the area’s best surf beach, conveniently offers its popular Jersey Devil Surf Shop within the hotel, and represents the optimal spot to enjoy all that the hotel and bustling Atlantic City boardwalk and beach scene have to offer.  Resorts Casino Hotel is also just a 20-minute drive from Atlantic City Airport and easily accessible from major cities and airports throughout the Northeast.

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9. Shop and Unwind

Resorts Casino Hotel’s range of specialty shops — from Marshall-Rousseau boutique and AKA Men’s Store to A Time for Wine, LICK candy shop, Jersey Devil Surf Shop, Embellish Fine Jewelry, and more – offer a variety of ‘retail therapy’ opportunities, while the hotel’s health spa and fitness center, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, and salon offer numerous ways to recharge and relax.  When it comes to socializing, the hotel offers 11 different and distinctively-themed venues in which to party, hang out, and have a drink, from its Margaritaville, Landshark Bar and Grill, Landshark Beach Bar, and 5 O’ Clock Somewhere Bar to Wet Willie’s, Gallagher’s Burger Bar, Gallagher’s Steakhouse Bar, Mukashi Sushi Bar, Cielo, Bar One, and Draft Kings Sportsbook (which features a sports bar with great drinks and food).  Or enjoy the great live entertainment at Resorts by catching a Broadway revue or a performance by a top-name act, which have recently included legendary Motown band The Temptations, comedian Brad Garrett, and 1970s-1980s soft rock sensation Air Supply.

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10. Mohegan Sun & Resorts Partnership

Resorts Casino Hotel’s Star Card Club features five benefit levels — Premiere, Epic, Paramount, Paramount Plus, and Red Carpet — with earned tier credits that enable members to advance to the next level.  Club members also earn rewards that range from complimentary rooms and meals to special events and more. And through the resort’s partnership with Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, comp dollars earned at Resorts are also redeemable at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Mohegan Sun at Pocono in Pennsylvania.

Looking Ahead

Following its recent completion of $125 million in property renovations, Resorts Casino Hotel remains committed to the long-term viability of the Atlantic City Boardwalk’s flagship property and continues to invest in new expansions and amenities throughout 2019 that will further transform the casino-hotel into a vibrant entertainment destination that appeals to gamers and non-gamers alike.  Among those exciting developments, the hotel’s multi-million-dollar expansion to Jimmy Buffett’s Landshark Bar & Grill will bring the all-new, 2,300 square-foot “Landshark Boardwalk Deck Bar” to the boardwalk right in front of the property this May.

“We’re constantly expanding, with new slot products coming and great entertainment always on tap,” shared Mark Giannantonio, President and CEO of Resorts Casino Hotel.  “We’re proud to watch Resorts thrive in the Atlantic City region and we continue to support and invest in its future with strong backing from Morris Bailey and Mohegan Sun.  We stand as one of the leadingproperties in Atlantic City and our intimate, family-run business model emphasizing high attention to detail ensures that every guest experience is going to be a great one,” he said.

Overall,” Giannantonio concluded, “Resorts Casino Hotel is committed to remaining the market leader in service and quality for many years to come by providing an unmatched guest experience paired with a premiere beachfront boardwalk and lively tourist destination.”

For More Information

Resorts Casino Hotel is located at 1133 Boardwalk in Atlantic City and can be reached at (800) 334-6378 or by visiting www.resortsac.com.

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