Bally's Atlantic City Casino is a hotel, resort, and casino located on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It has been open and operational since its opening in 1976 when gambling first became legal in Atlantic City. The resort as a whole features a spacious gaming area that covers over 220,000 square feet and features a number of different casinos. It also features 1,753 contemporary hotel rooms that are divided among four hotel towers and 80,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as a theater, 21 restaurants, 2 indoor pools, and numerous shopping venues.
The main draw for many visitors to Bally's is the wide variety of gaming options it features. Guests have their pick of blackjack, craps, baccarat, slots, poker, and more. However, Bally's is as well-known for its unique themed casinos and slot parlors as it is for the quality of its gaming. One of the most popular and well-known of these is the Wild Wild West Casino, which naturally features a Western theme. Dycor includes an animatronic mountain covered with colorful characters including talking animals and a 49er panning for gold. Above the mountain, an impressive sky display complete with lightning and thunder rounds out the scene. The rest of the Wild Wild West Casino keeps to this theme as well and features weathered buildings and restrooms decorated to look like abandoned mine shafts.
Fine dining is also a huge part of the Bally's experience. Some of the most popular and critically acclaimed venues include, but are not limited to the following. The Red Pearl offers modern Eastern cuisine in a hip, sophisticated setting. The Reserve is known for its varied offerings of fine beef, pork, lamb, poultry, seafood, and more. Arturo's offers traditional yet delicious Italian food in a modern setting that's packed with flare. Many casual dining venues and cafes are also available to help offer a well-rounded, versatile dining repertoire.
However, Bally's has much more to offer beyond gaming and food. A variety of entertainment and special shows can be experienced in the main ballroom. It has been host to such events as Top 40 concerts and heavyweight boxing matches. The Bellezza Salon and the Spa at Bally's are the perfect choices for guests who consider pampering to be a proper part of any vacation. A variety of chic, modern bars offer guests a fabulous array of nightlife options. Last but not least, Bally's is dedicated to offering shopping enthusiasts a fantastic selection of options as well, ranging from upscale designer boutiques, to discount outlets, to souvenir shops.
Children and families may want to visit Bally's Family Fun Center where there is not only a spacious pool area, but an arcade area as well. The arcade features classic video games, skill cranes, sports-related games and more. Players earn tickets that can be redeemed on a number of prizes, some of them quite impressive. Prizes cover a wide range of bases and include everything from candy and toys to jewelry, iPods, and Wii accessories.