A casino is a venue for gambling, often consisting of multiple hotels, resorts, restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, shopping malls, and other tourist destinations. The majority of casinos are located in some metropolitan area, although some are found in rural areas. Some offer video poker, craps, roulette, bingo, blackjack, or other games. Some casinos also offer live entertainment, including live concerts, stand-up comedy, tours, and shows.
Atlantic City, New Jersey is one of the most popular tourist destinations, home to five of the world’s biggest casinos. Each year, hundreds of thousands of gamblers from across the country visit the city for gambling, nightlife, fine dining, shows, music, and gambling. The state’s economic and social status, along with the history and culture of Atlantic City, make it an attractive location for tourists and others. In addition to the five casinos, the city also boasts numerous outdoor and indoor parks, beaches, zoos, gardens, museums, art galleries, and professional sports teams.
Atlantic City is made up of seven municipalities, including two townships and two fields. The town of Atlantic City is home to two official casinos, the Harrah’s Atlantic City and the Bellagio. In addition to the two main casinos, several racetrack gaming facilities are located in the surrounding area. The zoning of the area allows for some residential and business development, but most of the land is used for gaming and gambling-related facilities. In addition, some of the land was previously used for landfill.
Outside of the main article, the state of New Jersey also has two official casinos in its largest city, Hobbs, and Mays Landing, which is not a part of the state. In June 2010, the state approved a plan to construct a new casino in fiscal year 2011 in Mays Landing. This casino will be constructed in a part of town closest to Hobbs, rather than in the middle of the Strip, as had been planned prior to the approvals. The original plan had the casino building in Hobbs, while the new one will be built in Mays Landing.
Although the main article does not specifically mention it, there are two more large-scale projects that have been announced for 2010. One new casino is being proposed for the former site of the Monte Carlo Hotel, which was a World War II bombing site. The second project is a revamping of the Monte Carlo Campione, which is currently the only five star hotel in the city. Both projects are expected to cost in the millions of dollars. It is not known if either of them will ever get off the ground, but both projects are still alive and well in their own right. If one or both of them gets off the ground, it will be interesting to follow the progress.
One more huge new venue that is opening in Vegas is the Bellagio casino. Although the opening date has not yet been set, it is being projected that it will be in the first half of the calendar year, or possibly sooner. The Bellagio is the biggest casino in all of Las Vegas and it is also one of the most prestigious. So if you are visiting Vegas this year, there is no doubt that you will want to check out the Bellagio. I would look into booking a room at one of the hotels that are across the street from the Bellagio, just to experience the grandeur first hand.