Dec. 9, 1980: Atlantic Club opens as the Golden Nugget, owned by Steve Wynn.
March 1, 1987: Mirage Resorts Inc. sells Golden Nugget to Bally Manufacturing Corp. for $440 million. The property goes through a series of name changes, including Bally’s Grand and The Grand.
Dec. 18, 1996: Hilton Hotels Corp. buys what was then called Bally Entertainment Corp. for $3 billion in stock and debt and immediately changes the casino’s name to Hilton.
August 1997: The casino opens a $50 million expansion, including a 300-room tower.
Dec. 31, 1998: Hilton spins off its gaming division into Park Place Entertainment.
July 15, 2004: Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. agrees to buy Hilton owner Caesars Entertainment Inc. in a proposed $9.4 billion deal.
Sept. 1, 2004: Harrah’s and Caesars, to satisfy regulators ahead of their merger, put Hilton and three other casino hotels up for sale and begin talks with eventual buyer Colony Capital, which owns Resorts Atlantic City.
April 27, 2005: The Hilton is sold to Colony Capital affiliate Resorts International Holdings LLC in a $1.24 billion deal involving four casinos in Atlantic City; Tunica, Mississippi; and East Chicago, Indiana. The Hilton is valued at $513 million.
July 9, 2009: Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort fails to make a mortgage payment, citing the “severe impact of the current economic conditions.”
June 2011: The casino changes its name to ACH after losing the right to use the Hilton name.
Feb. 7, 2012: ACH changes its name again, to the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, and rebrands itself as a locals’ casino.
Jan. 15, 2013: Rational Group, parent company of online gambling giants PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, announces an agreement to buy the Atlantic Club.
March 4, 2013: The American Gaming Association calls for regulators to bar Rational Group from operating in Atlantic City, accusing the company of deceit, trickery and other illegal tactics.
May 1, 2013: Atlantic Club announces that the deal with PokerStars has been terminated.
May 6, 2013: PokerStars files a lawsuit to save the deal for $15 million, saying it already paid more than $11 million toward the purchase.
July 17, 2013: Rational Group informs regulators of its plan to abandon attempts to buy Atlantic Club.
Nov. 7, 2013: Atlantic Club announces that it has filed for bankruptcy protection.
December 2013: Atlantic Club lists assets of $17.8 million against liabilities of $16.8 million prior to auction.
Dec. 20, 2013: Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. and Tropicana Atlantic City Corp. agree to buy and close the Atlantic Club, with Caesars acquiring the 801-room hotel and fittings for $15 million and Tropicana buying the customer data and gambling equipment for $8.4 million.
Dec. 23, 2013: A federal judge approves the sale of the Atlantic Club for $23.4 million. Caesars Entertainment Corp. will take the building, and Tropicana Entertainment Inc. will take the gaming equipment and a players’ database.
Jan. 13, 2014: The Atlantic Club closes.
May 2014: TJM Properties of Clearwater, Florida, purchases the Atlantic Club for $13.5 million from Caesars and Tropicana.
Dec. 29, 2014: An agreement is filed for TJM to sell the Atlantic Club to an affiliate of Endeavor Property Group of Devon, Pennsylvania.