Resorts Casino Hotel to celebrate 45th anniversary Memorial Day weekend

April 19, 2023
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The Atlantic City casino first opened its doors in 1978.

Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel will celebrate 45 years of operation during a Memorial Day weekend event. The destination is Atlantic City’s first casino hotel location.

Festivities will kick off on May 26, with an opening ceremony featuring Kelsey Grammer and city Mayor Marty Small Sr. Other notable events include boardwalk entertainment and the Annual Beach Ball Drop.

Guests can stop by the Margaritaville Lobby for a chance to win up to $10,000 cash and get a free pull from the casino’s first slot machine between the hours of 2PM and 10PM on May 27. All players in attendance will leave with a commemorative gift that night.

Resorts Casino Hotel first ushered gambling into the city in 1978 and was the first US casino to open outside of Nevada. Since its opening, the resort has completed $130m worth of upgrades to the property and has added a DraftKings Sportsbook.

Resorts Casino Hotel changed hands to become a Mohegan property in 2012.

Resorts Casino Hotel President and CEO Mark Giannantonio commented on the destination’s longevity and credited both staff and guests for the casino hotel’s long-term success.

He said: "Being the first Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, it's a huge accomplishment to celebrate 45 years of operation.

"This wonderful milestone is a testament to the culture at our hotel, the hard work and dedication of our team members and the loyalty of our guests. We look forward to continued growth and success as Resorts Casino Hotel embarks on its next 45 years and beyond."

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