Formerly Trump Marina, Golden Nugget Atlantic City — the east coast version of the Las Vegas staple — officially opened in April after a $150 million transformation.

Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Games to play: There are 68 table games (blackjack, roulette, baccarat, et al.), 22 poker tables and 1,560 slot machines spread over the 70,000 square-foot casino floor.

Entertainment: Concerts and shows range from the power-pop quartet the Smithereens (June 16) to Las Vegas headliner Gordie Brown (June 27 and July 8). Buy tickets at goldennugget.com/atlanticcity/show_performers.asp.

Where to eat: During the summer, The Deck offers live music and food by the water. There's also Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse and Cosimo's Pizza.

Where to stay: There are 725 accommodations, including 151 suites.

Getting there: Take 95 North to the Walt Whitman Bridge, North-South Freeway (Route 42) to Atlantic City Expressway, Exit 1 toward Convention Center/Marina/Brigantine; merge onto Atlantic City Express-Brigantine Connecter; take the ramp to Huron Ave; keep left at the fork and follow signs for Golden Nugget.

Information: Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Huron Avenue, Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City, N.J. 08401. Call 800-777-8477 or go to goldennugget.com/atlanticcity.