Here is my personal review of Atlantic City -
Harrah's Casino - Pros: If you are a Video Poker player they have one of the best sections in Atlantic City. The Slots are up to the minute with new releases. The buffet is excellent with crab legs and prime rib served every night of the week. The pool is an indoor atrium so its open all year round. The sun's UV rays are blocked so you can't get a tan but they do have a roof top sun deck. It's located somewhat by itself away from the main boardwalk of Casinos.
Cons: The washrooms are a hike and none are available on the Casino floor which i found strange. There is live bands every night and they can get super load. Located next to the table games you can hardly hear a thing over the loud music which in my opinion was not all that great. I was a bit disappointed in the pit bosses at the tables here. If you won any kind of decent money they hovered over you with a strong glare trying to intimidate you to leave the table.
Revel Casino - Pros: This was my favorite Casino. Loved the ambiance, the lighting in the casino was soft and easy on your eyes. The music was fantastic here. They mixed it up with oldies and today's music and couldn't help but bop in my seat to nearly every tune. The Casino floor was nicely laid out in sections and easy to find what you were looking for. The staff here was by far the friendliest and made was feel very welcomed. There is an indoor heated pool for the winter months and an outdoor pool for the summer.
Cons: It is at the farthest point of the boardwalk and can be quite a jaunt to walk there.
Taj Mahal - Pros: This was absolutely one of the most beautiful Casinos in Atlantic City. The huge statues on the outside and the magnificent chandeliers on the inside were a sight were seeing. They have the famous White House Subs here that has the best subs in all of Atlantic City. Great entertainment, top entertaining here including lots of contestant auditions for TV shows
Cons: The layout of the Casino floor was horrible. There were no sections so finding your way around was not easy. The Video Poker selection was extremely limited and the worst i have ever seen with a few machines here and there scatted throughout.
Golden Nugget - Pros: Located across from Harrah's Casino this was a jumping place that had a large crowd. There was a huge selection of Slots and Video Poker machines. The outdoor pool located on the 6th floor has an awesome skyline of Atlantic City.
Cons: Housekeeping did a poor job on keeping the casino clean. There was empty glasses and bottles next to the machines, overflowing ash trays, and sticky machine that needed to desperately be wiped down. Although a stones throw from Harrah's Casino you still needed to take a Jitney to get there because it was divided by a highway. Couldn't get a players card because the rewards center was closed huh??
Tropicana Casino - Pros: This is party central for late night fun in the clubs. The Beach Pool & Parrot Bar was absolutely beautiful! If you are in for laughs this is the place to go at the Comedy Shop with top comedians. Great place if you plan on bringing your kids with Fun station offering arcade games.
Cons: I found this Casino to be from one extreme to the other. During the day there was a lot of kids, at night it was buzzing with nightlife and primarily a younger crowd so probably not the best choice for older couples.
Resort Casino - Loved the theme inside this Casino with a very beach resort like feel. As soon as you walk in there is a replica of a sandy beach and beach chairs like you are on a tropical retreat! Got to check out Jimmy Bufftet's Margaritaville and have a margarita or three like we did! Service was excellent on the Casino floor with servers regularly asking if you wanted a drink. Huge variety of penny and nickel Slots.
Cons: The buffet was reasonably priced but as they say you get what you pay for and didn't think it was all that impressive.
The Boardwalk - If you want easy access to the beach stay on the main strip of casinos where there is a ramp to take you down to the beach all along the boardwalk. Definitely check out James Candy Store for saltwater taffy and fudge. One of the scenes from Empire Boardwalk television series was filmed right in front of it. Check out Landshark Bar & Grill located right in front of the beach with awesome views and great cocktails!
Please you this thread to post your experiences and favorite spots in Atlantic City!
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Medtrans - i want to go back this summer in the worst way! I have until August to take as may trips as i want. I have to see how i do in Tunica first. If i can at least break out even i will consider going back to Atlantic City one more time!
I hear you lips. So many free trips are great. But you gotta have the money in order to go. If only we had money trees in our backyard life would be a breeze!
- Showboat Casino in Atlantic City about to close............
The Boardwalk in Atlantic City won't quite be the same when Showboat Casino shuts down on August 31st. Located next to Revel Casino which by the way is also threatening to shutdown unless there is a buyer in bankruptcy court , is situated on the northern end of the Boardwalk.
Reasoning for closing is profits have steadily went down since 2006. Caesars Entertainment in a statement said it was a "difficult decision".
2,100 workers will be out of a job but the Caesars Group will aid in helping them find work at one of their other Casinos. .
Another Casino threatening to shut down is Trump Plaza Casino. That will make the 4th closure this year. This will seriously hurt Atlantic City who relies on Casinos for revenue.
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After having recently visited the 2nd biggest gambling destination in the US i would certainly hate to see all the Casinos collapse like a deck of cards.
Although the closures are a concern there may be a silver lining with less competition allowing the remaining Casinos to thrive.
I found Atlantic City to be a beautiful city particularly the historic Boardwalk that overlooks the ocean.........breathtaking! But as a visitor of this great City i did see lots of room for improvement that made me wonder why isn't the Boardwalk geared to bring in more tourism.
As i anxiously walked along the Boardwalk visiting each Casino i could hardly wait to see what interesting shops and cafes that were along the way. I learned quickly that along this miles of stretch it became repetitious with the same identical shops that were repeated every block or so offering the same thing......T shirts, sweat shirts and souvenirs.
I had to ask myself why in the world isn't the Boardwalk revamped to bring in more tourism by offering a more diverse shopping experience and tourist attractions. Like Las Vegas that changed their entire landscape that is inviting for a whole family experience, Atlantic City and the Boardwalk needs to do the same.
The Boardwalk is a smorgasbord of endless possiblities! By offering tourists attractions and more entertainment outlets i think we could place Atlantic City back on one of the best gambling destinations on the map.
And now with the recent plan to add another Casino in a different city in New Jersey (pending approval) that is currently limited to Atlantic City, will that aid in boosting the Boardwalk or will it be the demise?
Revel didn't get a buyer in bankruptcy court and will be closing September 10, 2014 after two years. This will result in the loss of 3100 jobs.
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The company said:
"We regret the impact this decision has on our Revel employees who have worked so hard to maximize the potential of the property. We thank them for their professionalism and dedication; however we are faced with several unavoidable circumstances.
“Despite the effort to improve the financial performance of Revel, it has not proven to be enough to put the property on a stable financial footing."
- Trump Taj Mahal is a dump! The machines were old not to mention the state of the casino. The paint was coming off the walls and patched with thick tape in spots. Ugh it was horrible! No wonder Donald Trump sued. I hear he is considering getting back into the casino business to save Atlantic City.Rated:
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Being in NJ, I have been to all of the casinos there and that are no longer there... Revel, Trump Plaza (very dangerous part of boardwalk chock full of undesirables til they turned the blocks across the street into designer outlets, Hilton/AC Club (loved starting our day there of casino hopping and lounging at the beaches along the way, then let the family hang at Showboat while I got the car to pick them up at the end of the day (this was my opportunity to get an easy ride back from the cart pullers which is pricy from one end to the other but beat walking 2 miles. They really need a subway or traincar like Wildwood).
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Bally's Wild West is just one I loved for the theme and the kids got a kick out of the animatronics. Very relaxing there and have a moderate amount of games. Comps and interior and exterior restaurants are decent. $5K Bingo the first Wednesday of the month is great too.Conveinently connected to...
Caesar's which is a favorite of mine in terms of gaming and cuisine.
Taj Mahal was nice in design. Farewell Taj.
Golden Nugget, Borgata, etc are nice but not easy to get to the shore.
- As a naughty side note, contrary to the "Stronger than the Storm" commercials with Gov. Christie's family cameo, to those casinos, and even online Ucasino (which turned any points you had online over to Golden Nugget in case you are wondering and mailed your balances, even 5 cents to you) I guess they weren't quite stronger than it.
Oh Yeah lets bring back the Boarkwalk!
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At Bally's Casino Atlantic City a $3 million renovation is underway in Gold Rush-themed Wild Wild West section. It will feature a more inexpensive casino-bar complex and low-limit table games.
The new and improved Wild West will include a parital-outdoor bar connecting to the Boardwalk. Inside there will be five-dollar table games.
Any talk of Bally's closing should be tossed out of players minds because according to Kevin Ortzman, president of Caesars Entertainment’s Boardwalk casinos they are just "crazy rumors"!
Ummm i think it is time for me to go back for another visit..........after all i owe it to the LCB members to take pics and give a full report!!
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