As someone who can work when I’m mobile I cherish free wifi. When I lived back east and frequented Atlantic City I had to always purchase 24 hours of wifi just to check in on email and access my VPN or files for an hour. There were only a couple options for free wifi. There was a bakery and the Starbucks in the city (not the one in the Pier Shops) and at the “Living Room” at Borgata that could only be accessed if I was staying there.
My main man Baccarat Guy has been scoping out Atlantic City a bunch over the past couple of weeks since Revel opened and reports back that both Revel and Golden Nugget have free Wifi on the casino floor.
— trager (@baccarat_guy) June 4, 2012
There is room to sit and grab some of this free wifi at each property. This is something that would attract me to stay at either property, especially for midweek trips.
Don’t expect much expansion of free wifi across Atlantic City. If Caesars Entertainment is consistant, they probably won’t offer free wifi at their properties since they don’t in Las Vegas. The Atlantic Club Hotel is focused on the low end of the market, which usually means old or poor customers that wouldn’t need wifi.
The two remaining Trump Casinos may choose to do something, but if they’re looking to sell they probably won’t take on the expense.