By Sarah Braley, Lisa A. Grimaldi and Michael J. Shapiro
The latest news from casino properties around the country
Gaming resorts are alluring destina- tions for planners, in no small part because they also offer a lot of nongaming options. As these facili- ties increasingly turn their attention toward additional perks — celebrity-chef
restaurants, luxurious spa facilities, big-name entertainment headliners, state-of-the-art meeting
and event spaces — planners get a one-stop shop
for attendees. When the meeting agenda ends
each day, attendees needn’t be winning at the slots
to feel lucky.
Such improvements for both work and play are
on full display here in our annual gaming roundup, which covers news of note from New Jersey to
California and a whole lot in between. Read on for
the latest developments.
If all goes according to plan, the Garden State’s
sole gambling destination will kick off this summer with two additional casino resorts, giving Atlantic City a total of nine gaming properties. The
two “new” properties are completely reimagined
versions of two shuttered resorts: the former
Trump Taj Mahal and the former Ten (which initially opened in 2014 as Revel).
The glitzy Taj is undergoing a $375 million
transformation into the edgier Hard Rock Hotel
Atlantic City’s former Revel
has a new lease on life: The
gaming property is set to
reopen this summer as the
Ocean Casino Resort.
Meetings & Conventions • mcmag.com 29 March 2018