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8 Years Since My Last Borgata ( AC ) Visit !... How's The VP ?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by Joe Strummer, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

    Apr 4, 2006
    This is crazy.
    Borgata (AC) sent me a comp room offer.
    I haven't been to Vegas for 5 yrs -- or AC
    for 8 years !!!!
    (This is one thing that happens, having a baby - as you all know )
    Where I got "on their radar" - I have no idea ?
    They had an old PO Box number for my address ( Reward Card ).
    I call Borgata.
    The operator has to get "hospitality" supervisor - because my
    Reward Card was SO OLD !.....surprised I wasn't deleted ?
    I didn't realize it had been 8 yrs since my last Borgata visit !
    The operator was giggling at my Reward Card number --
    She said, "it's so short....the numbers are WAY LONGER nowadays."
    ( My wife + I went there early in it's history, I guess ?)
    So, I tell the wife -"I'm staying 2 nights".....one comp + $15 resort fee / one at $79 plus = $15 resort fee !
    ( Offer has some free play + money stuff = I can use for resort fees )
    I kinda pitch the idea to my wife --
    "I can get us back on the Borgata radar, with some play + we can use it as a "home base" for our
    next vacation in Autumn. Hell, where can you stay at a 4star hotel for comp and other
    nights for $79 ?....gamble., too......pool for the kid...shore close by......Days Inn will cost more
    + we are going somewhere close by ?, in the Fall, for
    vacation.......why not ?."
    She gives the "okay".
    I try not to show how FRIGGIN' PUMPED !..... I am !!!!! Whoo Baby !.....A night without child care ?:nworthy:
    Are you kidding ?.................kiddin' myself !.........I'll be asleep by 10 pm !:rolleyes2::thumbsup:
    I know the Table games are too high for me -
    I'm a $5 crap player
    But I played VP at the bar - at Borgata years ago.....I can't remember the payscales ?
    What are they now ?
    I'm figuring everything must be a $1 up at VP ?....is it more, now ?
    Do they still comp drinks at that bar ?.......the casino bar = don't know the name.
    I like to watch a game,too....even if it is The Phillies.
    So - I get to play golf early ( at home ) - shower -
    hop in the car + listen to the afternoon METS game on the 3 hr car ride to Borgata.
    Crank some Sinatra !........Use the pool + play VP as long as I can stay awake !
    How's the walk to Harrah's or GN ?
    I don't need to see the boardwalk.....just go for a walk outside the next morning.
    Any input ?....thanks:wave:
    It ain't Vegas !..........but it's something !
  2. NeilV

    NeilV Tourist

    Jul 15, 2007
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I was there last year. They had 9/6 Jacks or Better at bar, both quarter and dollar. There were also some 9/6 machines on casino floor.
  3. ACMike

    ACMike High-Roller

    Feb 22, 2013
    New York, NY
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Borgata has the best overall payables in AC for single line VP. Where they fall short is the amount and variety of multi-line VP games at 50 cents and above.
  4. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

    Jul 6, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Harrahs is an easy,5-10 min walk(depending on whether ypu take the direct path across the field or the sidewalk around back.
    The GN is actually closer but not easy to walk because it is a cross the 4 lane highway.Take the jitney.
    The BBar is just inside the casino off the lobby and they do comp drinks.Gets very busy on weekends and tough to find a seat.Pay scales are best in AC.

    Borgata is a great property with plenty of restaurants and bars.
    I'm heading down to see Steely Dan 4/29-4/30.

    I hope you enjoy your stay.
  5. jerseyguy

    jerseyguy VIP Whale

    Sep 6, 2011
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Joe when are you coming down? Maybe I'll shoot down and say hello.
    The VP Bar at Borgata gets full early on some days but it's a nice bar with good beer on tap. Last time we were there there were a bunch of corporate yuppies drinking martinis taking up seats and not playing the VP machines.
  6. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

    Apr 4, 2006
    Jerseyguy -
    That's nice of you.
    I'm not sure of my arrival time on Sunday ?
    Golf at home in a.m. --- i might cancel if this cold weather persists ?
    Then, I'd just leave in the morning for Borgata.
    It would be a GREAT afternoon - if somehow, I landed a VP bar seat +
    watched the end of The Masters - while playing VP + sippin' good beers !
    Maybe, i should just leave in the a.m ?........otherwise, I might not
    be in Borgata til late afternoon.
    I have a suspicion "check-in" will be lengthy - as I have to go to Rewards first -
    to settle my old card + have them validate my comp'd ( Sunday) room - before actual "check-in".
    I'll watch the forecast - in the coming days.........let ya know ?
    I can't believe they have 9/6 VP ???!!!!......even at the bar ?
    That's tremendous !.....now I remember why I used to stay/play there.
    Whoa, baby !
  7. hammie

    hammie VIP Whale

    Sep 18, 2006
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    For what it's worth, the Borg has a race book.

    I don't know exactly how their drink ticket system works because on my second bet I asked and was given a drink ticket. For my third bet, I asked for another one, but the mature clerk informed me in her best Sister Mary Margaret voice: "we don't give drink tickets for each bet". I should have asked her how it worked, but didn't want to get my my knuckles smacked with her ruler.