• Atlantic City Named Best Gambling Town

     
    POSTED June 29, 2015
     
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Known as The Entertainment Capital of the Jersey Shore,” Atlantic City, N.J., now has a new title—the Best Gambling Destination in the World.

USA Today named Atlantic City after a month-long online 10Best Reader’s Choice voting campaign. The city t ops 19 other areas including Las Vegas, Monte Carlo and Reno.

“This is great news for Atlantic City,” says CRDA Executive Director John Palmieri.  “These results affirm our continuing commitment to—and investment in—non-gaming attractions that help distinguish Atlantic City from other gaming destinations throughout the world.”

There are currently eight hotel casino gaming properties: Bally’s, Borgata, Caesars, Golden Nugget, Harrah’s, Resorts, Tropicana and Taj Mahal. Of course, the city boasts other forms of entertainment with free beaches, a plethora of restaurants, stellar meeting spaces, an aquarium and the Boardwalk.

“Atlantic City is the Triple Crown winner—a beach, a boardwalk and casino gaming,” says City of Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. “Where else can you go in the world to get all three at once? Atlantic City is the place to be for fun in the sun while enjoying all of the casino gambling that you want.”

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Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 

 

Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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If you want to be sure your meeting in the Northeast will strengthen team bonds, consider holding it at Cliff House Maine. Nestled on 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, the luxury property offers 226 guest rooms, including 40 suites, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and 25,000 square feet of conference and meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. Venues include the Atlantic Ballroom, with its double-height panoramic windows offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean.