GamblingGambling in Atlantic City is confined to the casino-hotels. To qualify for a casino operation, a hotel must have a minimum of 500 rooms and meet architectural requirements, not the least of which is approval of the design by the Atlantic City Planning Board and the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. Casinos are open daily 24 hours. The minimum age for participation is 21.
Baccarat, minibaccarat, big six wheel, blackjack, craps, poker, red dog, pai gow, sic bo, roulette, slots and keno are available, making the visitor who resists the temptation to gamble a rarity. It is recommended that those who accept the challenge to gamble first pick up one of the readily obtainable “how-to” books about gambling. While knowing something about the game won't alter the odds, which ultimately favor the house, it will increase the chances of breaking even or provide some understanding of why the bet was lost.
Some casinos will provide literature about the games; others even give classes for novice patrons. For first-time visitors, credit will be tight or non-existent. Once credit has been established with further visits, it will be as easy to obtain $1,000 as $10.
Atlantic City, NJ
AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.
Members save 5% or more and earn Marriott Bonvoy™ points when booking AAA/CAA rates!Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel
2 Convention Blvd. Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Members save 5% or more and earn Marriott Bonvoy™ points when booking AAA/CAA rates!Courtyard by Marriott Atlantic City
1212 Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Members save 10% and earn MGM Rewards points when booking AAA/CAA rates!Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
One Borgata Way. Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Members save up to 10% and earn Honors points when booking AAA/CAA rates!Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlantic City Egg Harbor Township
3008 English Creek Ave. Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
New Jersey's statewide sales tax is 7 percent; the county has a 10 percent lodging tax and $5 per day rental car surcharge.
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, (609) 345-4000.
Atlantic City International Airport
Hertz offers discounts to AAA members; phone (609) 646-7733 or (800) 654-3080.
New Jersey Transit travels from the rail terminal at 1 Atlantic City Expwy. to Absecon, Egg Harbor City, Hammonton, Atco, Lindenwold, Cherry Hill and Philadelphia. A valid rail ticket also can be used for free shuttle service from the terminal to casinos; phone (973) 275-5555.
Greyhound Lines Inc., (800) 231-2222, and New Jersey Transit, (973) 275-5555, operate from the terminal at Michigan and Atlantic avenues.
Companies include Mutual Taxi & Limousine Service, (609) 345-6111; and Yellow Cab, (609) 344-1221. Base fare is $3.40, plus 60c per one-tenth mile. Maximum fare to any city destination is $13 for up to five people.
The buses of New Jersey Transit operate along Atlantic and Ventnor avenues as far south as Longport. The fare is $1.60 each way; 75c (ages 5-11 and 62+).
As a AAA member, you'll save even more. Your AAA Travel Agent will check to see if AAA Vacations is combinable with other AAA member benefits, plus cruise and tour past passenger discounts and benefits.