Atlantic City’s 2 newest casinos nearing top of market


This June 4, 2021 photo shows gamblers playing slot machines at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Last year Ocean, the former Revel casino, rose to third place out of nine casinos in terms of the amount of money won from in-person gamblers in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — In their first three years of operation, Atlantic City’s two newest casinos have risen near the top of the gambling market.

In terms of the amount of money won from in-person gamblers last year, Hard Rock and the Ocean Casino resort finished second and third respectively, trailing only the Borgata. Monday marks the third anniversary for both casinos. Hard Rock is the former Trump Taj Mahal, and Ocean is the former Revel.

Gamblers say they like Ocean’s floor-to-ceiling windows letting gamblers look out onto the beach and ocean, and say Hard Rock is the brightest casino in town, describing it as high-energy.

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