Resorts opened in May 1978 as Atlantic City’s first legal casino. While most of its early competitors have since folded, Resorts has survived at its Boardwalk location for more than 40 years.
Resorts offers a classic feel. The property does show some age, but it is not as beat up as some of the Atlantic City casinos that did not make it this far. It has managed to stay open during the financial struggles of Atlantic City, which is now on an upswing.
Resorts Atlantic City Casino
Resorts offers two table game pits. One is on the main floor, and the other is in high limit.
There is also a stadium table game section with $5 baccarat, blackjack and roulette. There is also $3 to $1,000 video roulette with two zeros. Live Double Zero Roulette has la partage, which means even-money bets receive half-back if the ball lands on a zero. Craps offers 3-4-5 times odds. The field bet pays double on 12.
Resorts Atlantic City’s table games
- Six Deck Blackjack: $100 to $3,000 (Four tables)
- Eight Deck Blackjack: $15 to $500 (17 tables)
- Craps: $10 to $2,500 (Four tables)
- Single Zero Roulette: $100 to $3,000 (One table)
- Double Zero Roulette: $5 to $200 (Seven tables)
- Three Card Poker: $5 to $500 (Six tables)
- Four Card Poker: $10 to $500 (Two tables)
- Baccarat: $25 to $10,000 (13 tables)
- Pai Gow Poker: $25 to $3,000 (Two tables)
- Pai Gow Tiles: $25 to $3,000 (Two tables)
- Let It Ride: $5 to $200 (Four tables)
- Mississippi Stud: $5 to $50 (One table)
- Spanish 21: $10 to $500 (Three tables)
There is not much in the way of good video poker at Resorts.
The best is 8/5 Bonus Poker. It is spread in quarter, half-dollar and dollar machines throughout the casino. Most Atlantic City casinos offer at least full-pay Jacks or Better, which is not available at Resorts.
Resorts Atlantic City’s Star Card program
There are four tiers in the Star Card program: Epic, Paramount, Paramount Plus, and Red Carpet.
The formula used to compute points at Resorts is a bit of a mystery. It is based on the theoretical hold of the game, size of the bet and length of play. This is typical for table games.
However, Resorts also uses this to determine slot and video poker points. Cashback expires after 72 hours for players at the base tier. Epic members and above have two months to spend their cashback before it expires.
Resorts Atlantic City’s hotel
There are six room trims at Resorts. Rates vary greatly depending on the day of week and time of year.
Hotel rooms start around $59 per night during the week for the deluxe king. A king premier or deluxe queen with two beds is about $10 more. A junior suite king is about $30 more, with the junior suite queen with two beds being $50 more. The executive suite tends to be about triple the base rate.
Weekend rates can climb as high as five times the offseason ones. For example, a summer base room can start about $350 per night. Suites tend to be about $100 more.
The resort fee is $17.08 per night with tax.
Resorts AC offers entertainment several nights per week in the showroom.
Guests include comedians and musical performances. There is a separate Margaritaville-theme area that features Jimmy Buffet memorabilia and music. There are also bars on the Boardwalk and a 5 O’Clock Somewhere bar.
Resorts Atlantic City’s dining
Resorts offers more than a dozen restaurants. They range from fine dining down to a quick-serve food court.
- Eastwind: Traditional Asian fare served on the casino level by the Boardwalk. Eastwind opens at noon daily.
- Capriccio: This Italian option is open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday and brunch and dinner on Sunday. Specialties include chicken and veal, offered in five different preparations, as well as pasta, seafood and steak. Sunday brunch is buffet-style.
- Gallagher’s Steak House: Open daily at 5:30 p.m., Gallagher’s Steak House serves a variety of cuts of steak. Veal, pork chops and seafood are also on the menu.
- Breadsticks: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the menu offers burgers, sandwiches, steaks and salads.
- Landshark Bar & Grill: Landshark is on the beach and opens for lunch and dinner year-round. It specializes in seafood baskets.
- Margaritaville: This restaurant, themed after Jimmy Buffet, serves lunch and dinner. The menu is expansive, with salads, seafood, steak and ribs among the many options.
- Burger Bar: Open for lunch and dinner daily, burgers and chicken are among the menu items.
- Food court: Options in the food court include Bubbakoo’s Burritos, Dunkin Donuts, Famiglia Pizza, Haagen-Dazs, Ruby’s Dinette and Soup Man.