Harrah’s Resort plans to add gambling at The Pool, the casino’s dome-covered swimming and nightclub area. This decision comes just days after Tropicana Casino and Resort won state regulatory approval to put table games and slot machines inside its shopping and entertainment center.
In another attempt to pull in gamblers, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino is pushing the affordability theme by introducing two new low-stakes table games. This includes a 50-cent roulette wheel and a $3 craps table. Those games are in addition to four $1 blackjack tables that are already in service at Trump Plaza. These low-stakes roulette and craps tables follow the growing popularity of penny and nickel-slots in Atlantic City casinos.
“In today’s economy, people are looking to stretch their entertainment dollar as much as possible,” Trump Plaza’s general manager, Eddie Llambias, said in a statement last Tuesday.
Harrah’s is still awaiting approval from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for poolside gambling. Don Marrandino, president of the Harrah’s, Bally’s, Caesars, and Showboat casinos in Atlantic City, said he is unsure when it would begin because regulators still are reviewing the plan.
“There are at least five casinos in Vegas that have blackjack by the pool. I think we should take learnings from there and use them here to make things more unique,” said Marrandino .