The Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Tilman J. Fertitta, Chairman, President, CEO and owner of Landry’s, Inc., parent company to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas and Laughlin, announced today that Landry’s has agreed to buy the Trump Marina Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. According to Tilman J. Fertitta, “We are excited to bring the Golden Nugget back to Atlantic City. Our plan is to transform the Trump Marina into a luxurious and exciting hotel and casino with the highest level of service. All improvements are expected to be completed by the end of this year.” Naturally, the Golden Nugget will honor all existing Trump Marina customer points and rewards, not only in Atlantic City but also in the Las Vegas and Laughlin Golden Nuggets.

Pending regulatory approvals necessary to complete the purchase, Landry’s plans to immediately make exciting and dramatic changes to the property and transform the hotel-casino into a Golden Nugget resort destination in the upscale Marina District next to Borgata and Harrahs.

The new Golden Nugget, the only casino with a full service marina, will continue the transformation of Atlantic City into a premier resort destination and feature a number of Landry’s award-winning restaurant concepts including Chart House overlooking the huge marina, Red Sushi, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine and Noodle Bar and the nationally acclaimed Grotto Italian Ristorante and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse.

The entire property will be updated with a fresh modern look to include new bars and lounges with live entertainment, stylish retail offerings and totally updated rooms and suites. The high energy Rush Lounge and a unique new After Hours will complement the new spa, poker room, race and keno room, improved showroom and the innovative H2O Pool and Lounge, which will introduce all season hot tubs and fire pits to deliver an exhilarating experience unlike anything else available in Atlantic City. The updated rooms and suites will provide luxurious accommodations for the Golden Nugget guests.

The Golden Nugget has strong brand recognition worldwide, and especially in Atlantic City where the Golden Nugget Atlantic City operated a casino-resort from 1980 to 1987.

Since Landry’s purchased the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, they have invested more than $300 million to renovate and expand the property, continuing it as one of the top hotel-casinos in Las Vegas. The centerpiece of the Golden Nugget Las Vegas is The Tank, a unique pool and shark aquarium which has been recognized as one of the top ten hotel pools in the world by Forbes Traveler and top ten most extreme pools by The Travel Channel. This stunning pool is open year-round for guests to enjoy. The most recent addition to the Las Vegas property is the Rush Tower which opened in late 2009 offering additional rooms and includes a Chart House restaurant featuring a 100,000-gallon tropical aquarium, and high-end retail shopping.

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is home to hit poker shows, Poker After Dark on NBC and High Stakes Poker on GSN, and also hosted a variety of reality television shows on TLC, VH1, Spike TV, and most recently was the setting for an episode of CBS’s hit series CSI. Landry’s plans to bring this same type of energy and notoriety to the Atlantic City property.


Landry’s, Inc., is one of the largest full service restaurant, hospitality and entertainment companies in the world. Landry’s owns and operates more than 300 restaurant and retail locations, including its upscale dining Signature Group with restaurants such as Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse, Grotto Italian Ristorante and Oceanaire Seafood Room as well as its many other brands including Landry’s Seafood House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Charley’s Crab, Willie G's Seafood & Steak House, Big Fish, Chart House and Saltgrass Steak House, in 158 cities nationwide, as well as 18 international locations. Landry’s also owns several icon developments, including Downtown Aquarium complexes in Houston and Denver, the Kemah Boardwalk, a magnificent 50-acre, family-oriented themed entertainment destination and the Golden Nugget hotel-casino properties in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada.


Winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award consecutively since 1977, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 2,300 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; nightly entertainment with master impressionist and comedian Gordie Brown; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000-gallon, live shark aquarium and the new H20 poolside lounge. Since 2005, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has made more than $300 million in upgrades, renovations and expansions under Landry’s, Inc, introducing first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues. In late 2009, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas unveiled its newest addition, Rush Tower. This $150-million hotel tower added nearly 500 new guestrooms and suites to the property, brought Las Vegas its first Chart House Restaurant and introduced a beautiful new pool, The Hideout, as well as expanded the gaming, entertainment and retail options at the luxury resort. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at