• 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.”

This summer, New York is welcoming its first sports betting bar and casino, Rivers Sportsbook Schenectady. The lounge, designed by DMAC Architecture, is approximately 1,800 square feet of comfortable chairs with charging ports, betting terminals and a gaming floor. With walls covered in high definition televsions, Rivers Sportsbook allows guests to place bets on several different games rather than just focusing on one.

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort revealed its recent expansion with a ribbon cutting on May 2. The expansion included several additions and renovations to the resort's event space.

Before the expansion, Mount Airy Casino Resort lacked space to accommodate large scale meetings and conventions, but now it has a full-service four-star diamond resort that can accommodate 750 guests seated or 1,200 standing.