The Wild Wild West Casino
is a casino
In modern English, a casino is a facility which houses and accommodates certain types of gambling activities. Casinos are most commonly built near or combined with hotels, restaurants, retail shopping, cruise ships or other tourist attractions...
in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, and a nationally renowned resort city for gambling, shopping and fine dining. The city also served as the inspiration for the American version of the board game Monopoly. Atlantic City is located on Absecon Island on the coast...
. Opened in 1997, it was originally an expansion of Bally's Atlantic City
Bally's Atlantic City is a luxury hotel and casino on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey that opened in 1979. It is one of the largest casinos on the boardwalk with nearly 2,000 rooms. Bally's is unique in that two of its four hotel towers are at least 80 years old. The Claridge Tower was...
, but in recent years it has been considered a separate property. It is extensively themed to the American Old West
The American Old West, or the Wild West, comprises the history, geography, people, lore, and cultural expression of life in the Western United States, most often referring to the latter half of the 19th century, between the American Civil War and the end of the century...
, with waterfalls, faux gold mines and a running stream.
The casino is notable for being one of the only themed casinos on the East Coast. The exterior features a facade made to resemble an old west downtown, while the inside features a large mountain and other facades.
The Wild Wild West Casino has a large stage, called the Main Stage, that features live bands and shows frequently.
The casino also features Beer Pong
Beer pong, also known as Beirut, is a drinking game in which players throw a ping pong ball across a table with the intent of landing the ball in a cup of beer on the other end. The game typically consists of two two-to-four-player teams and multiple cups set up, in triangle formation, on each side...
tournaments, a mechanical bull, and a 24-hour happy hour.
There are three restaurants in the casino:
- Virginia City Buffet
- Wild About Wings
- Gold Tooth Gertie's Buns and Bagels
Bally's Atlantic City
Originally, the Wild Wild West Casino was an expansion of Bally's Atlantic City. After Bally's acquired the Claridge Casino Resort, Caesars Entertainment, the owner of Bally's and the Wild Wild West Casino, began marketing the Wild Wild West Casino as a separate property. Bally's hotel rooms are still offered to Wild Wild West Casino patrons, and both properties are linked via a skybridge.