ATLANTIC CITY - Margaritaville, the sprawling Jimmy Buffett-inspired dining and entertainment complex at Resorts Casino, was unveiled Thursday, with Gov. Christie cutting the ribbon.
"This place is an example of the fun and entertainment that Atlantic City can be all about," said the Republican governor, who was introduced by Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority chief executive officer Mitchell Etess.
The authority became co-owner of Resorts with majority owner Morris Bailey last year, and the 40,000-square-foot Margaritaville project was among the first announced by the partnership. Mohegan Sun also owns casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
"Resorts is going to be where there's fun this summer. We're opening the eyes of gamblers to entertainment," Etess said at the East Coast Gaming Congress on Wednesday at Boardwalk Hall. "It's not just about adding a chain restaurant to a casino. We're changing the whole attitude."