ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY – The Golden Nugget has become the first casino in Atlantic City to offer outdoor gambling.
The state Division of Gaming Enforcement recently granted the casino’s request to move three blackjack tables onto its outdoor deck.
Golden Nugget general manager Tom Pohlman says the outdoor games debuted right before Labor Day weekend, and did better than expected.
It’s part of a trend under way in Atlantic City casinos to expand gambling beyond the casino floor into areas where it never had been before.
Patrons can now gamble at casino bars, pools and even shopping areas.
The idea is to help the struggling resort deal with cutthroat competition from casinos in neighboring states.