There on no tribal-owned casinos in New Jersey, however, in 2012 the Mohegan Indian Tribe of Connecticut became managers of the Resort Casino Hotel. See our Resort Casino Hotel page for detailed information.
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Union Wants Atlantic City Hilton Sale Blocked
08.09.2013 Revel Casino Hotel increased Revenues with Gamblers Wanted Campaign
06.28.2013 $200,000 Promotion at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
05.28.2013 Smoking now allowed at Revel Casino
05.13.2013 Chapter 11 Plan Approved for Revel Casino
02.19.2013 Revel Casino Plans for Bankruptcy
12.28.2012 Revel Resort
Casino obtains $150M loan
11.16.2012 Casinos Reopen in New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy Forced Closers
11.02.2012 Atlantic City Casinos plan to reopen
10.22.2012 Caesars Atlantic City gives away Over $750,000
10.12.2012 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Names New COO
10.05.2012 Study finds AC casino comps do not lead to profits
08.07.2012 Resorts Casino Hotel to Change to Mohegan Management
03.19.2012 The Atlantic Club Promotes Value for Budget Gamblers
02.08.2012 The ACH Casino Resort is now the Atlantic Club.
01.04.2012 Revel Casino Prepares to Open
01.02.2012 Harrah's Resort Casino Atlantic City Opens Blackjack Tables at The Loft
12.01.2011 New Jersey
Committee Votes in Favor of On-Site Sports Wagering
08.19.2011 AC Gateway applies to build new Atlantic City Casino
07.06.2011 New Hard Rock Casino Wins Support of Atlantic City Residents
05.27.2011 Bally's Atlantic City Hosts Beat the Heat
05.17.2011 Trump Marina Hotel Casino to be Renamed
04.21.2011 Empire City Casino hosts Easter Buffet
04.15.2011 Taj Mahal Casino celebrates Easter with a brunch
04.07.2011 Caesars Entertainment Celebrates Earth Day
04.01.2011 Harrah's Resort Atlantic City and Caesars Plan for New Restaurants
03.25.2011 New Slots at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino and Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
03.16.2011 Showboat Atlantic City's House of Blues Hotspot in Atlantic City
02.04.2011 Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel to become Dog Friendly
01.31.2011 Penny Slot Pays Out Nearly $5 Million
01.05.2011 Atlantic City to have 2 new casinos
02.08.2008 Assembly Passes Sports Betting Measure
01.29.2008 Penn National seeks deal for Bader Field casino project
01.28.2008 Renewed Bid for Sports Betting
12.22.2007 Connecticut Tribe May Buy Tropicana
May 07, 2018
Both the new Ocean Resort Casino and the Hard Rock will be sharing the same opening date. This will take place on June 28, 2018.
The Ocean Resort is located at the site of the previous Revel casino in Atlantic City. On Monday the announcement for the official opening date was made in front of Ocean Resort Casino employees.
The times of the grand opening ceremonies at the two casinos have not been released. It is unknown if they will happen at the same time or different. Hard Rock is known for a guitar to be smashed during the ceremony for grand opening.
In September of 2014 the former Revel casino was closed. It was one of five casinos to close in Atlantic City at that time. In October of 2016 the Trump Taj Mahal also closed. That former casino is the new location of the Hard Rock.
11,000 casino jobs were lost in 2014. With the opening of the two new casinos there will be a creation of 6,500 new jobs.
Both casinos are still undergoing last minute changes in renovations. Ocean Resort has changed the casino gaming floor layout and also is having the new carpet installed. Slot machines have also been seen moving into the building. The parking garage at the Hard Rock is having gold letters installed on the side. Employees are still in the process of being hired. 3,000 people have been hired so far by Hard Rock.
On Wednesday regulators for gaming in New Jersey will hear officials for the Hard Rock in regard to obtaining the casino gaming license. Ocean Resort has not received a hearing date for the gaming regulators as of now.
April 02, 2018
The former Revel resort is undergoing a change with a new name and a new brand. The property will be named the Ocean Resort Casino. It will be under the Hyatt brand.
Hyatt Hotels Corp has developed a new line of hotel properties. It is called The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. This is the hotel category the Ocean Resort Casino will be placed into.
The Revel Hotel and Casino was purchased in January of this year by AC Ocean Walk group. Bruce Deifik is the lead behind the business from Colorado.
The resort casino property is located at 500 Boardwalk. It is 710 feet tall. When completed it will offer 1,339 guest rooms. There will be space for conventions and meetings. There will also be five swimming pools. This is all in addition to the casino.
The website for the resort casino is actively recruiting for employment. There are many positions available.
There will be a sport bar, day and nightclubs for entertainment options. A fitness gym and spa will be opened with the name Exhale. This a Hyatt brand and will offer 32 rooms for treatments. LDV Hospitality and the Garces Group will also contribute to the dining options at the Ocean Resort Casino.
Atlantic City is a highly visited casino resort location in the country. This will be the first time The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand will be here.
The property is scheduled to open summer 2018.
March 31, 2018
The former Taj Mahal casino was purchased nearly one year ago. The property was bought by the Seminole Tribe of South Florida and local businessmen. The former gaming hall is being transformed under the Hard Rock brand.
The property is currently under renovation.
Any remnants of the former Taj Mahal are being completely removed. Renovations consist of changes being done to both the inside and the outside of the building.
The designers are striving for a welcoming and comfortable environment for guests. It will also be done in a contemporary style. Similar to what guests find at the Tampa and Hollywood Hard Rock properties.
The Hard Rock Atlantic City will carry the brand tradition of being known for an entertainment destination. 200 shows will be scheduled annually at the casino. In addition to weekend performances, there are also plans for midweek shows.
There will be two venues for live music. The Mark G. Etess Arena will now hold 7,000 seats. Before there were 1,800 seats. Xanadu is a small venue that will cater to more casual shows. The venue will offer seats for 1,500 guests. Live performances will also take place at other areas within the Hard Rock property.
The hotel is also undergoing renovations and upgrades. There are over 2,000 guest rooms. Guests will be able to use barrowed guitars and headphones in their hotel room. The option will be given at check in. The headphones will make it so guests in the surrounding rooms will not be disturbed.
A date for the grand opening has not been released. However, it is estimated to be completed by summer 2018.
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