Atlantic City is one of a handful of American cities which is synonymous with casinos and gambling – much like Las Vegas.
There are currently 10 commercial casinos in Atlantic City, NJ, USA – offering gamblers the opportunity to win (or lose!) big at casino games like slots, roulette, poker, keno, video-poker and much more.
Whether you want to grab a seat at a high-stakes poker cash-game or tournament, or play the penny slots or video poker – there’s something fun for everyone in AC’s impressive casino resorts.
|Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa||Atlantic City||New Jersey||MGM Resorts International|
|Resorts Casino Hotel||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority|
|Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Tropicana Entertainment Inc.|
|Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Caesars Entertainment Corporation|
|Harrahs Resort Atlantic City||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Caesars Entertainment Corporation|
|Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Seminole Tribe of Florida|
|Ocean Casino Resort||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Luxor Capital Group|
|Bally's Atlantic City||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Bally's Corporation|
|Golden Nugget Atlantic City||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Landry's Inc|
|Bally's - Atlantic City - Wild Wild West Casino||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Caesars Entertainment Corporation|
Table Games at AC Casinos
Atlantic City Casinos have massive floor-space for the gaming floor – so in addition to slots and video-poker, you can expect to find all the classic casino games as well as a number of exciting casino table games including:
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em (UTH)
- 3-Card Poker
- 4-Card Poker
- Pai Gow Poker.
Blackjack Variants in AC Casinos
Gamblers who like playing real-money casino blackjack can enjoy a variety of Blackjack variants in the mix at AC casinos, including:
- 6:5 Blackjack
- 3:2 eight-deck Blackjack
- 3:2 six-deck Blackjack
- Blackjack Switch
- Spanish 21
3:2 blackjack is preferable given the choice: It has the smallest house edge, and offers the best payback for blackjack players.
Poker in Atlantic City
The Borgata runs a number of World Poker Tour events, including the popular Borgata Poker Open.
For poker tournament players, The Borgata, Harrah’s and Caesars are the top picks – with the most tables (and thus the ability to run the large live poker tournaments).
Cash-game players in New Jersey can find around the clock poker available in most popular formats at Atlantic City casinos at various stakes (small to mid-stakes to high-stakes).
If you are planning on playing a significant amount of poker while in AC, and plan on staying in one of the resorts, talk to the card-room manager to arrange a “poker-rate” before you book.
|Poker Tables||Casino Name||City||State||Owner(s)|
|85||Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa||Atlantic City||New Jersey||MGM Resorts International|
|8||Resorts Casino Hotel||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority|
|18||Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Tropicana Entertainment Inc.|
|24||Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Caesars Entertainment Corporation|
|40||Harrahs Resort Atlantic City||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Caesars Entertainment Corporation|
|9||Golden Nugget Atlantic City||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Landry's Inc|
|42||Bally's - Atlantic City - Wild Wild West Casino||Atlantic City||New Jersey||Caesars Entertainment Corporation|
Note that The Borgata, Harrah’s and Tropicana card-rooms are open, while the others in the city remain temporarily shuttered since COVID 19 pandemic restrictions came into effect.
New Jersey is one of a handful of states where online poker is regulated & legal, with inter-state poker facilitates my the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA).
Sports betting in Atlantic City
Sports betting is legal in New Jersey – both at land-based casinos and sportsbooks, and via online betting websites / apps. Sportsbetting is also permitted at OTB race-tracks in Atlantic City.
Anyone aged 21 years or older can legally bet on sports or casino games online while within New Jersey state limits via a mobile device or PC.
Atlantic City – Casino Rewards / Players Cards
Many casinos in the city have rewards programs (also known as “players clubs”) – which give customers casino players cards to track play, and earn rewards & benefits.
Atlantic City Casinos & Rewards Programs
- Bally’s Atlantic City (Bally Rewards)
- Borgata (MGM Rewards)
- Caesars Atlantic City (Caesars Rewards)
- Golden Nugget Atlantic City (24K Select Club)
- Harrah’s Atlantic City (Caesars Rewards)
- Tropicana Atlantic City (Caesars Rewards)
- Wild Wild West (Caesars Rewards)
- Ocean Resort (Ocean Rewards)
- Resorts Atlantic City (Star Card)
- Hard Rock Atlantic City (Wild Card Rewards)