The readers of Casino Player magazine voted Ocean Casino Resort the best casino and overall gambling resort in Atlantic City. Last year’s winner, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino fell to second place, and after years as number one, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa remained in third place for the second year in a row.
Ocean Casino is Best Casino Resort in Atlantic City
Ocean also seized the first-place awards for the best pool, best hotel, rooms, and hotel lobby, as well as best comps. However, Ocean fell to second-place for VIP services and third-place for best hotel suites and staff, best video slots and best casino, non-smoking casino area, and high limit room.
Best of all, Ocean was voted “Casino Where You Feel The Luckiest,” with Golden Nugget Casino Hotel and Marina coming in second and Tropicana Atlantic City coming in third.
Hard Rock is a Close Second Favorite in Atlantic City
Casino Player magazine readers also acknowledged Hard Rock Casino, with first-place awards for best casino, spa, suites, promotions, players club, video poker, slot tournaments, and bingo. Hard Rock also took second-place awards for best hosts, hotel rooms, comps, high limit room, and video slots. Finally, Hard Rock took third-place awards for the craps table and best hotel.
Best of all, Hard Rock took the prize for “Favorite Casino Resort To Vacation At,” with Ocean coming in second and Golden Nugget taking third place.
Borgata Also Ranks High in Atlantic City
Among Borgata’s honors, according to Casino Player readers, are best table game and poker tournaments, blackjack, VIP services, high limit room, and non-smoking area. Borgata’s second-place awards include best hotel and hotel lobby, best spa, and third place awards for the best pool, hotel rooms, carnival games, live poker, and bingo.
Golden Nugget Grabs Four First-Place Awards
Golden Nugget continues to be an all-time favorite in Atlantic City, receiving four coveted first-place awards, including best hosts, carnival games, roulette, and video slots. The Nugget also took second-place awards for best hotel staff, best slots video poker, bingo, craps, poker tournaments, and non-smoking area. The Golden Nugget’s third-place awards include best hotel lobby, players club, dealers, reel slots, blackjack, live poker, spa, VIP services, and promotions.
Resorts Casino Hotel, Tropicana, and Harrah’s also Take Awards
Following the Golden Nugget, Resorts Casino Hotel took first-place awards for best dealers, best craps, and hotel staff. Resorts also took second-place honors for the best casino, suites, players club, reel slots, table game tournaments, blackjack, and carnival games. Finally, Resorts came in third-place for best slot tournaments, roulette, and comps.
Tropicana seized first-place honors for best reel slots. The Tropicana also took second-place honors for best dealers, roulette and best promotions, and third-place honors for best table game tournaments.
Bally’s came in second for best live poker, and third for best poker tournaments and Harrah’s Resort took second-place for the best swimming pool and third-place for best hosts.
Retail Sportsbooks Received Honors Too
When it comes to best casino sportsbooks, DraftKings at Resorts grabbed the top honor as the best overall sportsbook, closely followed by the retail William Hill sportsbooks at the Tropicana and Ocean.
DraftKings also took second-place honors for best prop bets, promotions, and second friendliest retail sportsbooks in Atlantic City.
William Hill at Ocean not only took first place for the friendliest retail sportsbook in town, as well as the best betting options and promotions. William Hill at the Tropicana took second-place honors for the best betting options and came in third for the best prop bets and as the third friendliest.
Finally, the retail Borgata sportsbook came in first for best prop bets, and third for best promotions and betting options.
As the seaside resort city regains its momentum after months of shutdowns, these glowing reviews should reassure visitors that Atlantic City is a great place to stay and play at the best casino resorts on the East Coast.