Atlantic City Kicks Off Unofficial Start to Summer this Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2019

The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) today announced that Atlantic City’s casinos are ready to kick off the “unofficial start” of the 2019 summer season this Memorial Day Weekend. As Atlantic City’s busy season approaches, the resort destination offers visitors exciting first-class entertainment, shopping, casinos and beachfront activities.

“As we mark the unofficial start to summer this Memorial Day weekend, Atlantic City is ready to welcome visitors to our fun-filled resort destination,” said Kevin Ortzman, President of the Casino Association of New Jersey. “There are so many reasons for families to spend their summer in Atlantic City, from our beautiful beaches, to our name-brand shopping, top-notch restaurants, exciting entertainment line-up and luxury casino resorts.”

Atlantic City is a summer hot spot with must-see musical acts, family-friendly Boardwalk Hall events, and more.

“We are ready to kick off an exciting summer season,” said Jim Wood, President & CEO of Meet AC. “Last year was one of our best years in recent memory, and Atlantic City continues to see growth in revenue, tourism, employment, conferences, conventions and hotel bookings across the board. We are eager to welcome visitors to experience all of the diverse offerings Atlantic City has in store this summer.”

Atlantic City has seen strong gains in tourism and gaming revenue with the implementation of legalized sports wagering. The resort destination not only saw 11 straight months of revenue gains, but the 2018 Economic Impact of Tourism in New Jersey showed Atlantic City contributing to a 7.4 percent growth in tourism last year. Industry experts believe Atlantic City’s growth will translate into increased revenue, jobs and tourism throughout the summer months.

The casino industry continues to work to solidify the seaside resort’s comeback by diversifying Atlantic City’s offerings, as well as investing hundreds of millions of dollars in redevelopment projects and non-gaming services to attract new visitors. The industry’s efforts have advanced the revitalization of Atlantic City, transforming the city into a business conference destination and first-class resort that features great restaurants, entertainment and shopping.