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Resorts Casino Hotel’s Annual Beach Ball Drop and 45th Anniversary Celebration


WHAT: Join Resorts Casino Hotel in celebrating its 45th anniversary this Memorial Day weekend. The celebration gets started on Friday, May 26th with a special giveaway, activities and live entertainment. Plus, meet on the boardwalk at 5:00pm for the beloved Beach Ball Drop, where over 5,000 beach balls will help kick off Hot Summer Fun at Resorts! Guests can also head over to the new retro-themed 45th-anniversary pop-up, Lounge78 at Bar One, for a grand opening and commemorative toast.

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, May 26th


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IN DETAIL: Prepare for an action-packed anniversary weekend! See below for featured boardwalk and showroom events for Friday, May 26th, at Resorts Casino Hotel:

·         Tote Bag Giveaway | 1:00pm – 7:00pm

·         Boardwalk Activities & Entertainment | Noon – 5:00pm

·         Opening of the Sea | 1:00pm

·         Beach Ball Drop | 5:00pm

·         Commemorative Toast in Lounge 78 at Bar One | 5:30pm

·         New York Bee Gees Show Super Star Theater| 9:00pm

Starting at 1:00pm on Friday, the activities get underway as Kelsey Grammer and Mayor Marty Small Sr. host the Annual Opening of the Sea Ceremony. Resorts Star Card members can head to the Promotions Booth to redeem a complimentary 45th anniversary reusable tote bag from 1:00pm – 7:00pm, or while supplies last. Entertainment throughout the day consists of viewing unique sand sculptures by renowned artist John Gowdy, promotions from Wiseguy Entertainment, The Kilted Rogues Bagpipers, Brittany Lynn from Philly Drag Mafia and more. Once the clock strikes 5:00pm, guests can enjoy the Annual Beach Ball Drop at the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. To top the night off, the New York Bee Gees will be performing in the Superstar Theater at 9:00pm. Tickets  to the New York Bee Gees can be purchased at

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The resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel, a Mohegan Property, is a world-class casino offering action and relaxation that keeps the focus on fun. Making history as the first American casino outside of Nevada, Resorts Casino Hotel will soon celebrate its 45th Anniversary in May of 2023. Resorts Casino Hotel is a consistent winner of gaming awards in both Casino Player Magazine and Strictly Slots Magazine. 2013 saw the completion of $130 million in upgrades to Resorts Casino Hotel, including the brand-new, cutting-edge Resorts Conference Center, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Landshark Grill Complex, and the opening of the only full-service bar and restaurant open all year long on the sand side of the Boardwalk Landshark Bar and Grill. In 2018, Resorts also welcomed DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts, a popular on-property sportsbook offering guests live, in-game and general sports betting around the world.

Mohegan assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in 2012, a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City. Boasting a prime location spanning 21 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, the resort features 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, an 80,000 square-foot casino, two theaters, 10 restaurants, a food court featuring six eateries, two VIP slot and table player lounges, a casino bar, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, salon, and retail shops. Its 64,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting space includes 24 meeting and function rooms, most featuring natural light and ocean views, and a 13,000 square-foot ballroom. For more information, visit or call 1.609.340.6300. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram and view us on Youtube.