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Mega-Casinos in Atlantic City a Good Sign for Poker

On December 19th, 2007, there will be a surge of new mega casino facilities that are scheduled to be completed by 2012. At least four companies are putting more than $9 billion in hopes that Atlantic City will grow into a new Las Vegas strip. The skyline of Atlantic City will be changed dramatically by the time Revel, the Pinnacle, MGM Atlantic City and one unnamed casino hotel are finished.

The Revel facility alone will have two towers perpendicular to the ocean with as many as 3,900 rooms. It will be the tallest structure in Atlantic City and is scheduled to open for business on 2010. The Pinnacle will be the next in line of the mega-casinos to open for business.

It is being constructed on the location of the former Sands Hotel Casino and is scheduled to open for business on 2011 or 2012. The biggest of the casinos is the MGM Atlantic City. The MGM will feature three hotel towers with more than 3,000 rooms, 5,000 slot machines and 200 casino table games. It will be the biggest project ever finished in Atlantic City and will open for business in 2012.

The game of poker is already regularly featured in Atlantic City with regular stops from the World Poker Tour (WPT) at the Borgata, the World Series of Poker Circuit at Harrah's Atlantic City and the U.S. Poker Championships at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino. There is absolutely no doubt that the mega-casinos will also host poker games in the near future.


01/03/2008 07:34 PM