Fodor's Expert Review Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Parker Brothers may have to rejigger the Monopoly board to reflect this newcomer. One of the hottest properties in town is not on the Boardwalk but in the Marina district, way on the other side of the city. When it opened in 2003, the $1.1 billion casino-hotel was the first addition to Atlantic City since 1990 and exists on a scale more akin to Las Vegas than anything in these parts. Glitzy yet trendy, Borgata encompasses a 161,000-square-foot casino with more than 250 table games and 3,475 slot machines, 12 restaurants (including offerings from Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck), and two theaters that each seat more than 1,000 people. The architecture and interior design, a blend of modern elements and old-Italy motifs, combined with the Borgata's nightclubs and specialty boutiques pull in a younger, hipper crowd than the other area casinos.