Anyone who stayed at certain Atlantic City, New Jersey casino hotels within the past four years.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to file a lawsuit in light of allegations that a handful of Atlantic City casino-hotel operators conspired to artificially increase room rates in violation of antitrust law. They need to hear from consumers who stayed at these hotels to assist in their investigation.
Which Casinos Are Part of the Investigation?
Bally’s; Borgata; Caesars (including Caesars Suites); Hard Rock; Harrah’s; MGM Tower (formerly The Water Club at the Borgata); and Tropicana.
What Could I Get from a Class Action Lawsuit?
A successful class action could provide consumers with some money back for their rooms and force certain casino-hotel operators to change their pricing strategies.
If you stayed at any of the following Atlantic City casino hotels in the past several years, it’s possible you overpaid for your room:
Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from anyone who rented a room in one of these Atlantic City casinos. They’re looking to file a class action lawsuit to help consumers get some money back – but first, they need to speak with those who may have been overcharged.
How Could I Have Been Overcharged for My AC Casino Hotel Room?
Traditionally, casino hotels set their room rates independently of one another and in response to market conditions, which results in competition for consumers looking to book a stay.
It has been alleged that since 2018, however, the properties listed above began using a shared “pricing algorithm” platform to fix, stabilize and artificially inflate room rates in violation of antitrust law.
Essentially, Atlantic City’s most prominent hotel casinos switched from using an independent pricing system to an “interdependent, collusive one,” according to one lawsuit already proceeding against the companies. The hotels were therefore able to charge higher rates to consumers while knowing that their competitors would not lower their prices – that is, “what would have happened under normal competitive conditions,” the case says.
A similar lawsuit was filed in early 2023 against the operators of several prominent Las Vegas casino hotels alleging they similarly conspired to artificially inflate room prices in violation of antitrust law.
What Could I Get from a Price Fixing Lawsuit?
Consumers may be able to get back some of the money they spent on their hotel reservations. A successful case could also require the hotel casinos to change the way they price their rooms.