Harrah's Atlantic City
|Harrah's Resort Atlantic City|
View of Harrah's Resort from Borgata.
|Location||Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Address||777 Harrah's Boulevard
Atlantic City, New Jersey
|Opening date||November 22, 1980|
|No. of rooms||2,588|
|Total gaming space||160,000 sq ft (15,000 m2)|
|Permanent shows||DJ Smooth – Saturdays After Dark|
|Signature attractions||The Pool at Harrah's
The Waterfront Shops
|Notable restaurants||McCormick & Schmick's
Bill's Bar and Burger
|Owner||Caesars Entertainment Corporation|
|Operating license holder||Harrah's Atlantic City Operation Company|
|Previous names||Harrah's Marina Resort|
|Renovated in||Bayview Tower (2017)
Waterfront Tower (2008)
Marina Tower (1997)
The casino is one of three in the marina district of the city, along with the Borgata and the Golden Nugget. Harrah's was the first to be located in the district and remained the only resort there until Trump's Castle was opened in 1985. It was the fifth casino to open after the legalization of gambling.
Harrah's Atlantic City was conceived, and initial construction started, by a partnership of LM Walters Co and Holiday Inns. It was originally to be named the "Holiday Inn Marina Casino". Holiday Inns purchased Harrah's Corporation, following the death of Harrah's founder Bill Harrah, during construction of the facility. Though Bill Harrah did not participate in the new casino's development, the facility was re-branded Harrah's Marina Resort prior to opening. The new casino was located in the marina district – the first casino in Atlantic City not located on the famous boardwalk.
Harrah's opened on Saturday November 22, 1980 with a 506-room hotel tower, now known as the Harbour Tower, and became the top-grossing casino in the city. In 1986, Harrah's opened the new all-suite Atrium Tower, due to the complex's popularity and the opening of Trump's Castle across the road. Another expansion occurred in 1997 with the opening of the Marina Tower. The Harbour, Atrium, and Marina towers each stand at 16 stories tall, and the Atrium Tower is connected to the Harbour and Marina towers by hallways on each floor. In 2002, the 25-story Bayview Tower opened, along with expanded gaming space.
The Waterfront Tower opened in 2008, along with a new pool and a spa, to better compete with the nearby Borgata, which opened in 2003. The hotel tower is Atlantic City's second tallest building, at 525 feet. At night, the entire surface of the tower displays varying digital images. On a square footage basis, this installation is believed to be the largest exterior LED display surface in the world.
In November 2016 Harrah's began renovating the 450 Bayview rooms/suites. the rooms will look like the ones in the valley tower at harrah's in las vegas. Floors 4,5, & 6 were done before christmas 2016 and opened on Friday December 23, 2016. the full renovations will be complete by Memorial Day 2017
Harrah's features a variety of restaurants:
- Dos Caminos
- Luke Palladino (now closed)
- Martorano's also (After Dark)
- McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
- The Steakhouse
- Cafe Tazza
- AC Burger CO (Opens Feb 3rd, 2017) (Replaces Bill's Bar and Burgers) (source IG)
- Waterfront Buffet
- Oshi Modern Asian Kitchen
- Deli No.4
- Pizza Joint
- Starbuck's (Coming Soon) (source) (IG)
- Coastal Craft Kitchen+Bar (Replaces Sammy D's) 
The 800-seat Broadway by the Bay Theater opened on New Year's Eve 1980 with Debbie Reynolds and Jay Leno. The room featured many of the staples of Harrah's properties in Reno and Lake Tahoe including Sammy Davis, Jr., Andy Williams, The Oak Ridge Boys, Marilyn McCoo, Shecky Greene and Suzanne Somers. Many professional boxing events have also been held in the theater. In 2007, the room was remodeled to feature theater-style seating and 400 seats were added. The 1200-seat theater was renamed The Concert Venue. Recent headliners have included Ron White, Penn & Teller and Patti LaBelle.
The Waterfront Shops at Harrah's holds a small collection of stores:
- Park Place Jewelers
- Studio Shoes
- Top Drawer
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa is a state-of-the-art spa located next to the domed pool in the new expansion of the resort. It consists of 23 treatment rooms, jacuzzi and sauna rooms, and a cafe.
Harrah's has 177,000 sq ft (16,400 m2) of gaming space, with 5,567 slot and video poker machines and 139 table games. The poker room has 40 tables, and hosts an annual World Series of Poker event.
Poker Room – Harrah's Atlantic City features 40 poker tables open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The room offers mainly low limit cards games. Most big limit poker players tend to play at The Borgata. They host a number of tournaments every year, including a WSOP circuit event and some World Poker Tour tournaments as well.
On November 2, 2016, Harrah's Atlantic City went live with Danger Arena, skill-based gambling machines from GameCo. These machines were the first of their kind in Atlantic City.
The Pool at Harrah's
The new pool at Harrah's is located under a large glass dome and is surrounded by palm trees and other plants. The pool, due to the landscaping and warm temperature year-round, has become a very popular destination in the city. It has an age limit of 21, and guests under 21 can use the family pool on the opposite side of the resort. On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Night's, The Pool is transformed into 'The Pool After Dark' offering live DJ music with artists such as 50 Cent, PSY, Jesse McCartney, and VIP Bottle Service.
the Pool Closed For Major Renovations on January 17, 2017 and will reopen in March 2017. all after dark partys moved to morrtoanos and hotel guests are using the ballys pool at no cost
Harrah's has a bus service, The Total Rewards Shuttle, which takes hotel guests and Total Rewards members to Caesars Atlantic City and Bally's Atlantic City, the other Caesars Entertainment properties in Atlantic City. it operates 10am-11pm Every Day. it goes from Harrah's to Bally's then to Caesar's in that order.
Harrah's Atlantic City is also accessible via the Brigantine Connector and is serviced by Route 2 and 3 of the Atlantic City Jitney Association.
The Casino is also accessible by rail via the free jitney buses to and from the Atlantic City Rail Terminal (NJ Transit Atlantic City Line).
Also accessible by NJ Transit Bus #501.
- List of Caesars Entertainment properties
- List of casinos in New Jersey
- Gambling in New Jersey
- List of tallest buildings in Atlantic City
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