Resorts Hotel and Casino – Atlantic City Casino Resort

The beautiful, imposing Chalfonte Haddon Hall Hotel, built in the glory days of the 1920’s, was revamped in its totality and opened its doors as the Resorts Hotel and Casino on May 26 1978 to legal punters for the very first time in Atlantic City.

This did not enamour the State leaders – the whole point of legalising gambling was to give the ailing Atlantic City economy a shot in the arm – and they wanted entirely new resorts to be constructed in an effort to provide much needed jobs and opportunities for the locals.

The owners managed to get away with it and the Resorts soon became a powerful and very profitable business on the Boardwalk. At this stage gambling was limited to eighteen hours per week and twenty hours over the week-end.

Business was booming and in 2002 a new 459 roomed tower, the Rendezvous Tower, was added to the property and the casino was further expanded to accommodate 800 new slots, 10 table games and a range of restaurants at a cost of $125 million.


The Resorts boasts an art deco theme which is carried through to the sumptuous rooms, which are legendary in Atlantic City because of their size. Standard rooms are in the region of 550 sq ft, while the suites are well over 1000 sq ft. Hand-painted murals, marbled walkways, outsized bathrooms and showers for two are the added attractions as far as the accommodations go.

Apart from the new Rendezvous tower there is the original Ocean Tower which offers fantastic views of the ocean, the Boardwalk and the back bays of Absecon Island. It houses a further 480 rooms.

The casino hotel offers a health spa and fitness centre, an indoor/outdoor pool, a sun deck, a dining level, the famed casino, gift shops and Club 1133, an exclusive club for the high rollers – qualified casino players.


As with all the American casinos, whether in Atlantic City, or Las Vegas, entertainment is one of the major draw cards of visitors to the Resorts, and they have a fantastic line-up in store for the next few months. Tickets to the Superstar Theatre are really reasonable by today’s standards – guests will pay in the region of $35 to $40 for a world class act.

  • The fabulous Sheena Easton will entertain punters – coming soon!
  • Mickey and Jan Rooney are also billed to perform at the Resorts in the near future
  • Gary Puckett and Neil Sedaka are also part of the upcoming entertainment action

Then, of course there is the casino. It is punted as having some of the highest limits in town, and apart from the usual slots and table games, The Resorts offers two exclusive slots – Blazing Seven Super Spin and Double Loose as a Goose. It also offers Platinum Place Slots where the sky is generally the limit!