Caesars Hotel & Casino
Caesars Atlantic City is a hotel and casino on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Like Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, it has an ancient Roman theme.
The issue of casino gambling first appeared on a ballot for New Jersey voters in November 1974. This initial referendum was defeated in 19 of New Jersey's 21 counties, with about 60 percent of votes cast against it.
A revised referendum, limiting gambling exclusively to the city limits of Atlantic City, was placed on the ballot in November 1976. The second referendum was approved by a slim margin, with approximately 1.5 million voters in favor of it and 1.14 million opposed.
Resorts International was Atlantic City's first casino. It opened on May 26, 1978. Caesars Atlantic City, which opened as the Boardwalk Regency on June 26, 1979, was the second. It later became Caesars Boardwalk Regency and then Caesars Atlantic City.
Caesars Atlantic City has hosted numerous boxing matches, including Donald Curry vs. Lloyd Honeyghan in 1986. The fight, named Upset of the Year by The Ring, took place in the showroom of Caesars Atlantic City.
Caesars Atlantic City has also been the site promoter for many boxing cards held at Boardwalk Hall (formerly the Atlantic City Convention Center), such as George Foreman vs. Gerry Cooney in 1990 and Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Hector Camacho in 1997.