Caesars Atlantic City

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Caesars Atlantic City
Caesars logo.svg
Caesars entrance.jpg
The port cochere of Caesars
Location Atlantic City, New Jersey
Address 2100 Pacific Avenue
Opening date June 26, 1979
Theme Roman Empire
No. of rooms 1,158[1]
Total gaming space 145,000 sq ft (1.35 ha)
Signature attractions The Pier Shops at Caesars
Dusk Nightclub
Qua Baths & Spa
Notable restaurants Morton's The Steakhouse
Atlantic Grill
Casino type Land-based
Owner Caesars Entertainment
Operating license holder Boardwalk Regency Corporation
Previous names Caesars Boardwalk Regency
Years renovated 1997 (Centurion Tower)
2006-2008
Coordinates 39°21′21″N 74°26′10″W / 39.35582°N 74.43614°W / 39.35582; -74.43614Coordinates: 39°21′21″N 74°26′10″W / 39.35582°N 74.43614°W / 39.35582; -74.43614
Website www.caesarsac.com

Caesars Atlantic City is a luxury hotel, casino, and spa resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Like Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, it has an ancient Roman theme. Atlantic City's second casino, it opened in 1979 as the Caesars Boardwalk Regency. The 124,720 sq ft (11,587 m2). casino has over 3,400 slot machines, and is one of the largest in Atlantic City. The resort has experienced much expansion and renovation in the past decade, including a new hotel tower, a new parking garage, and a new shopping center, The Pier Shops at Caesars.

History[edit]

Caesars purchased the 11 year old Howard Johnson's Regency Motor Hotel in 1977 and announced that it would renovate the 11-story, 425-room structure and add seven floors to the building, expanding the room count to 548, plus a 52,000 sq.ft. casino at an estimated cost of 300 million dollars. Despite the governor of New Jersey's demands, the Casino Control Commission allowed Caesars to use the Howard Johnson building due to it being relatively new construction. The casino opened on June 26, 1979 being the second casino to open after Resorts International in 1978. The casino first opened as the Boardwalk Regency omitting the Caesars name as the Casino Control Commission continued to investigate the corporation. In 1983 Caesars was added to the name and it became Caesars Boardwalk Regency.

A 1985 expansion of the property included the addition of the 1100-seat Circus Maximus Showroom, replacing the 440-seat Cabaret Theater. Both venues have hosted names such as Diana Ross, Buddy Hackett, Ann-Margret, Paul Anka, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner and Celine Dion.

In 1987, the name of the resort was changed to Caesars Atlantic City. Throughout the late 1990s and 2000s, Caesars expanded the Roman theme to the exterior, which originally had an art deco look. Renovations were completed in 2008, with the Boardwalk and street sides of the casino being renovated into Roman facades, along with a new parking garage and a new hotel tower.

The 25-floor Centurion Tower, added in 1997, has 610 rooms and a height of 299 ft (91 m).

Gaming[edit]

Caesars has 145,000 sq ft (13,500 m2). of gaming space, more than 3,000 slot machines, and 135 table games. The casino is separated into several areas, which are:

Palace East – Asian gaming area.

Slots—Second Floor Casino – The main casino floor that was recently redesigned.

Poker Room – Caesars features 20 poker tables, filled with action 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The room is very nice compared to some of the other poker rooms in Atlantic City. They have state of the art poker tables, automatic shuffling machines, and comfortable chairs. They also have 50 plasma TV's to watch when you are waiting for your next hand. They host a number of tournaments every year, including a WSOP circuit event and some WPT tournaments as well.[2]

Table Games – Caesars features over 120 table games.

Dining[edit]

Caesars & Trump Plaza

There are several restaurants located around the Caesars property:

Amenities[edit]

Qua Baths & Spa is located in the Ocean Tower. The Bellezza Salon is located in the Centurion Tower. There is no pool at Caesars. Guests are welcome to go to Bally's indoor pool which is adjacent to the property. The Beach at Caesars is located on the right side of the Pier Shops at Caesars, just in front of the casino. Caesars features these nightlife areas: Dusk Nightclub and 21 Sports Bar at Dusk, the Boardwalk Beer Garden, and Toga Bar. Headlining concerts and shows can be seen at the Circus Maximus Theater.

Shopping[edit]

The Pier Shops at Caesars is a shopping mall located on the four-story Pier at Caesars adjacent to Caesars and connected via a second-story skybridge.

The Pier Shops offer a high-fashion boutique experience, and feature deluxe stores such as Louis Vuitton, Apple Store, Armani Exchange, Gucci, Tiffany & Company, and Coach.

Aside from the Pier Shops at Caesars, other stores include Caesars Exclusively, Emporer's Essentials, and A Time for Wine.

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