Since the building no longer exists, most people have likely forgotten about the old Playboy casino hotel that opened in 1981. Hugh Hefner’s time in AC was short-lived as Playboy Enterprises failed to secure a permanent gaming license. The list of names included the Atlantis, Trump Regency (a non-gaming hotel), and Trump’s World Fair before being demolished.
Althea Borck is the managing editor of PlayNJ. A longtime journalist with an MBA, Althea has a decade-plus of experience in newspapers and content management including stints at the Houston Chronicle and Azure Standard. While she has dabbled in everything from local news to marketing organic food in Oregon, New Jersey online gambling is now her focus.View all posts by Althea Borck