The Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City is one of the most popular casinos in New Jersey, and indeed one of the largest hotels with just over 2,100 rooms. It was originally built in 1919 and was called The Ambassador Hotel, and after a very rich history including being the meeting place for the infamous Atlantic City Conference that involved Al Capone and Lucky Luciano it was closed for business in the early 1970’s. It didn’t stay closed long however and was purchased by Ramada in 1978 and for the next 12 years much work took place on the building, including a name change from The Phoenix to what we now know as the Tropicana. The doors of the Tropicana Atlantic City opened officially in 1981 and work continued, however the Old Havana theme remains. Ownership of the casino has changed a few times, but the Tropicana remains a popular place for slots players and gamblers from all over the world, and they get to enjoy much more than just the great gambling that’s on offer.
The Tropicana gaming area is spread over 3 floors and there are over 3,000 slots available for visitors to enjoy, as well as 135 casino table games that include blackjack, roulette and craps. There is also a great poker area and regular tournaments are held there. Like many land based casinos now The Tropicana has a loyalty club. The Diamond Club has 3 levels and rewards players with comp points, and there’s also a nightlife loyalty club for younger visitors called the IN Club, and they enjoy the huge amount of clubs and bars on offer. There are in fact 3 nightclubs within the Tropicana called the Rumba Lounge, Tango’s Lounge and the Alto Vino Wine Bar. A further 10 clubs can be found in the mall attached to the Tropicana called The Quarter.
Visitors to the Tropicana won’t go hungry that’s for sure and there is an excellent choice of restaurants with 11 eateries to choose from. These range massively from the very casual such as Hooters and the Seaside Cafe to the more upmarket offerings of Golden Dynasty, Il Verdi and Wellington’s Seafood and Steakhouse. There’s also a 2,000 seat showroom that provides plenty of entertainment including revue shows and great headline acts, and for those who wish to pamper themselves a little there’s the The Tropicana Salon, a great spa that offers a fitness club, saunas, jacuzzis, as well as an indoor and outdoor pool. The Tropicana really does provide all visitors with a fantastic experience, and although many people will indeed visit for the slots and the table games, they do however stick around and enjoy many of the extras that are on offer.
The Tropicana also now offers residents of New Jersey both online poker and casino games, due to changes in the law that made online gambling legal in the state as of November 2013. Visitors to their website will find a good casino games selection and the Tropicana was one of 7 casinos in New Jersey that launched their online casino offerings after a successful testing period. Players must be 21 years old and physically located in the state to register an account and play.