Atlantic City's oldest casino now has a new entertainment attraction.

 

Casino outside Margarittaville in Atlantic City (Kyle McCann, Townsquare Media NJ)

Hundreds of people including Governor Chris Christie came for the grand opening today for its Margaritaville restaurant, entertainment and gambling complex.

The $35 million Jimmy Buffett-themed attraction is part of a $70 million makeover of Resorts, which opened 35 years ago this weekend.

The complex is expected to breathe new life into Resorts, which has struggled to compete against newer, larger casinos in Atlantic City and in neighboring states.

 

Entrance to Margaritaville casino in Atlantic City (Kyle McCann, Townsquare Media NJ)

In addition to a restaurant, two bars, a coffee shop and a retail store, Margaritaville also spills onto the casino floor, with themed slot machine areas.

A giant blender, an ode to the frozen concoction made famous in Buffett's signature tune, welcomes guests.

 

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