There used to be Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and no other gaming to choose from.

As time has gone on, more and more states have opened their doors to casino gaming, but Atlantic City still has some of the best. According to USA Today's recent 2023 Best Casino Hotels list, which was voted on by readers in New Jersey, three Atlantic City casinos are still among the best the US has to offer.

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The three Atlantic City casinos that landed on the Top 10 list include Ocean Casino Resort, which came in at No. 2 overall on the list.  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ranked No. 4 overall and Borgata Hotel and Casino & Spa came in at No. 6 on the list.

Here is the overall 2023 Top 10 Best Casino Hotels named by USA Today are:

  1. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
  2. Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City
  3. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
  4. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
  5. Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
  6. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City
  7. Harrah’s Gulf Coast, Biloxi
  8. Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
  9. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida
  10. Bellagio, Las Vegas

Ocean has turned into one of the top entertainment spots in the city with top-level acts playing inside Ovation Hall. They have great entertainment options like Villian and Saints, Nola, and restaurants like Ocean Steak, Amada, and Linguini By The Sea, there are plenty of options. The District gives you even more options like Pizza, tacos, subs, sandwiches, and more. There is plenty of shopping and the very popular TopGolf for parties and other outings. Ocean is also home to the Sports Bash every Monday during the football season, which broadcasts live at the Gallery Bar Book and Games.

The Hard Rock has top-level entertainment and shows playing at The Mark Etess Arena.  They have great dining options like Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Kuro, Il Mulino New York, and more. They have plenty of casual options, like the White House Sub Shop, the Noodle Bar and more.

Over at Borgata, which raised the bar for all Atlantic City properties, has plenty of great dining options.  Izakaya by Michael Schulson, B-Prime Steakhouse, Angeline by Michael Symon and more. They have the Food Hall Eatery for more casual selections, the Borgata Beer Garden, Bet MGM Sportsbook, plenty of spas, and more.

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