New Jersey

Atlantic Club Casino

Formerly Atlantic City Hilton and ACH, this newly renamed casino and hotel forgoes the glitz of newcomer Revel.

Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Games to play: There are 58 live table games, including blackjack, roulette, mini baccarat and various versions of poker. Close to 1,500 slot machines line the floor.

Entertainment: Atlantic Club's priority is gambling, so don't expect too many options. (An exception: comedian Mario Cantone is scheduled to perform June 23. Ticket info available at The Beach Bar, a no-cover spot for frozen drinks and live bands, opens Memorial Day weekend.

Where to eat: AC Steak & Seafood and the Italian eatery Carmine's Trattoria offer reasonably priced options.

Where to stay: Like most Atlantic City casinos, the Club offers hotel rooms and suites. AAA recently awarded the Club its three-diamond rating.

Information: The Atlantic Club Casino, 3400 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. 08401. Call 609-347-7111 or go to

Bally's Atlantic City

With 220,000 square feet of gaming areas, Bally's is Atlantic City's largest casino. If you're searching for the extravagance of Las Vegas on the east coast, Bally's is likely the spot.

Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Games to play: Live table games include blackjack, roulette, craps, card games and a separate baccarat room called Baccarat Palace. There are more than 5,000 slot machines.

Entertainment: "The Legends" tribute series — featuring impersonations of Whitney Houston, Adele, Elvis and more — kicks off this weekend, with performances taking place every night except Mondays. Buy tickets at

Where to eat: Looking for a cheap bite? Sack O' Subs and Walt's Primo Pizza offer meals averaging $10 per plate. Arturo's, famous for its veal parmigiana, provides a fancier option.

Where to stay: Bally's has more than 1,700 hotel rooms.

Information: Bally's Atlantic City, 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. 08401. Call 609-340-2000 or go to

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

In 2003, the Borgata became the city's first new hotel property in 13 years. Now, the sleek casino-hotel is one of Atlantic City's most popular destinations.

Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.