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Atlantic City, NJ

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.

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Atlantic City, NJ

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Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel

2 Convention Blvd. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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1212 Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

One Borgata Way. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlantic City Egg Harbor Township

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Travel Information

City Population

39,558

Elevation

21 ft.

Sales Tax

New Jersey's statewide sales tax is 7 percent; the county has a 10 percent lodging tax and $5 per day rental car surcharge.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(609) 347-5780

Hospitals

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, (609) 345-4000.

Air Travel

Atlantic City International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz offers discounts to AAA members; phone (609) 646-7733 or (800) 654-3080.

Rail Service

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.

Buses

Greyhound Lines Inc., (800) 231-2222, and New Jersey Transit, (973) 275-5555, operate from the terminal at Michigan and Atlantic avenues.

Taxis

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.

Public Transportation

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+).

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