Formerly known as the Atlantic City Hilton (or ACH), the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel has established a reputation for excellence that few casinos in Atlantic City can match.
At present, this luxury hotel casino features some 800 deluxe rooms (many commanding stunning sea views of the Atlantic) and a casino some 7,000 m² in size. And having undergone major renovation work in 2012, it looks like its already enviable position will be assured for many years to come.
The casino was the brainchild of Casino magnate Steve Wyatt and his Golden Nugget Companies, and controversial businessman Michael R. Milken. Wyatt was keen to apply the lessons he’d learned in Las Vegas in Atlantic City, and so set about buying the Strand Motel.
Rather than try and convert the existing property into a casino, Wyatt simply tore it down and built a bespoke building for his new $140 million extravaganza. The result was 506-room luxury hotel with a casino with a total floor space of more than 7,000m².
The Golden Nugget Atlantic City (so-named after the famous casino in Vegas, which was also owned by Wyatt’s company) opened its doors on December 12, 1980, and proved to be an instant hit. Indeed, by 1983, it was the city’s top earning casino.
Despite this, a succession of fallings out with local officials resulted in Wyatt selling the casino to the Bally’s Entertainment Corporation in 1987 for $440 million. Thus began a period where the hotel changed hands and names several times.
Some 11 types of table game feature, offering everything from four different varieties of poker to roulette, baccarat and even 10x craps. The casino also features more than 400 classic and cutting edge slots. The amounts you can gamble are equally varied, ranging from penny machines to dedicated high-limit slots areas.
Arguably its most stunning feature, however, is its Asian room. This stylish haven for the serious gambler offers 29 different games, and even has its own cashier and noodle bar.
Rooms come equipped with TVs, internet access, 24-hour room service and luxury fittings and furnishings, and many of them feature stunning views of the Atlantic ocean.
With luxury like this, it’s scant surprise that the hotel has been awarded the prestigious three diamond award by the AAA!
However, those looking for something a little more casual are equally well catered for. Two coffee shops, a burger bar and an eat-all-you-can buffet offer wholesome food and drink at friendly prices.
And if you’re looking to celebrate a big win – or drown your sorrows after losing – in the casino, there’s no better place to do that than in the Atlantic Club’s two bars: Dizzy’s Dolphin and the Beach Bar.
For further information, including how to reserve a room, please visit the Atlantic Club official website.