Atlantic City- tell me all about it!

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  1. paytheline, Jul 7, 2018

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    I'll be going to AC for a few days towards the end of the month and staying at Harrah's.
    I welcome any tips-
    Table locations, odds, mins/max, etc in Harrah's or any other spot.
    Favorite restaurants (where's the best NJ Italian, what's the best buffet, etc.)?
    Suggestions for non-gambling fun (breaks are important)?
    Anything else you'd be willing to share is very welcome :)
     
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  2. von duck, Jul 7, 2018

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    Atlantic City, I recommend you bring a very large GUN.
     
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    You will be only a short walk away from The Golden Nugget, my favorite place.
    Craps crew is the best and they have an excellent Italian place called Grotto.
    Harrah's buffet is very good but a little expensive. The sea food place is excellent.
    A walk on the boardwalk is a nice break. You'll have to drive there. You also have the beach.
    Good luck.
     
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  4. random_roller, Jul 7, 2018

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    I haven't been to Atlantic City in @10+ years, so any information I have is going to be dated. That being said, be aware of your surroundings and don't wander off too far away from the casinos, especially at night.

    There are 2 recently opened casinos you can visit: Hard Rock (former Taj Mahal) and Ocean Resort Casino (former Revel). Both opened June 27th. Might be worth checking them out, as well as Borgata.
     
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    I would take the jitney to the boardwalk and definitely check out the new casinos!
     
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    Haven't been there in a long time
    Besides a new casino or two nothing probably changed as it hasn't for 30 years
    It just gets older
    You can get you fortune told or your back rubbed at 20 places on the boardwalk
    Tee shirt heaven overpriced shitty fried boardwalk food
    Casinos have some buffets,nothing super impressive
     
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  7. The Comeback Kid, Jul 8, 2018

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    Ask to be upgraded to one of the corner VIP suites. It's worth a try & all they can say is no. Not too many people know about them. You'll feel like a celebrity. I was sure I was Frank Sinatra for a day.

    The food's better at Borgata, IMHO,
    And BTW, the trail between Harrah's & Borgata is the perfect place to unwind & raise your energy level for that monster roll. Don't miss it.

    Good luck & all we ask...is a trip report.
     
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  8. harrythewit, Jul 8, 2018

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    I also like the Golden Nugget for the same reasons FredP stated; going for the day on Wednesday. They have several very good restaurants to choose from and they're pretty generous with their comps. If the weather is nice, I plan on going to the boardwalk for a stroll to check out the new Hard Rock. Good Luck!
     
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  9. donald, Jul 9, 2018

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    It is a long time since I visited Atlantic City. I was told that New Jersey is bettor's heaven now. You can play Table Games and Slots from the convenience of your home or hotel room if you are within NJ. If you are a visitor I presume you have to collect your on line winnings before you leave NJ. Sports betting is available and on line sports betting for NJ residents will be available shortly.
     
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    I like Borgata and Tropicana. Borgata IMO being the nicest casino. They offer sports betting as well. Trop offers a lot more than gambling which my wife loves. It's on the boardwalk and offers plenty of gambling, restaurants, and shopping. If you want a reasonable priced dinner, go to Back Bay Ale House. Sit along the water and enjoy some good drinks and seafood. That place is always a favorite of mine.
     
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  11. harrythewit, Jul 12, 2018

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    Spent the day in AC yesterday. Spent most of my time at The Golden Nugget, which, as I previously stated, is one of my favorite places. Checked out the new casinos. The Hard Rock is awesome! Felt like I was in Vegas. The Ocean Resort was also very nice, but the craps tables didn't have any feature bets. Considering I gambled all day at 3 casinos and came out on the plus side this was a successful trip. Just missed the freakin All Small Tall by 1 number twice! Did get paid on the tall both times. Just needed the snake eyes. Damn
     
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  12. win1now, Jul 14, 2018

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    Atlantic City Marina District is my Favorite area. (Harrah's, the Golden Nugget & Borgota) Since you stated you are staying at Harrah's you can usually find $10 tables except for the weekends where the normal would be $15. Small, Tall & All with Hop bets and 5x Odds are available. Harrah's also offers a shuttle bus that will take you to Bally's and or Caesar's. Bally's has $10 tables that offer 100x Odds with Fire Bet and All, Small & Tall available. Also there is always $5 table in the Wild West Casino. Wild West is set up for a younger crowd. Casers will have the most Crap tables available with multiple table minimums.


    Bally's also has a beach bar. Boardwalk walking after 10 pm is not recommend.


    If your looking for a break from the Casino. The beaches in Brigantine are like a diamond in the ruff.


    There are many restaurants outside the casino that are excellent and reasonable prices


    Andre's Italian restaurant in Brigantine, no reservation accepted

    Chef Vola's in Atlantic City which is a BYOB and Reservation are mandatory (Veal Chop is a must!)
     
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  13. yacraps, Jul 14, 2018

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    Neat post Win 1 cant beat good Veal..stop in more often sir :)
     
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  14. bsayegh, Sep 26, 2018

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    I went there about 12 years ago and wasn't impressed. I mean they have all of the games, but the surrounding area is a dump. If white house subs is still open I would recommend it. They put like a pound or meat in every sub
     
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