There is optimism in the Atlantic City casinos, despite the pandemic effects and reduced capacity, reports Associated Press.


The US Atlantic coastal resort city is seeing its casinos taking part in a round of development and renovation.

Hard Rock is to spend $20m on its hotel suites, open a Starbucks outlet, buy new slots and table games, add a restaurant and upgrade its beach-front amenities. Meanwhile, Ocean Casino Resort is spending $15m on upgrading the casino floor and its pools and beach area. Harrah’s has three new restaurants, a new spa and fresh lobby bar.

Caesars, Harrah’s parent company, has pledged local regulators that it would spend $400m on its three Atlantic City casinos. And Bally’s is ploughing $90m into its casino that it bought from Caesars last year.