I booked a room at Harrah's AC for May to attend the Atlantic City Boardwalk Con comic book convention, so I decided to take a day trip down and check the place out. A friend was supposed to go with me, but their parents got the plague right before we were supposed to go (this is how the zombie apocalypse starts. I've seen the movies), so it ended up being a solo trip. I got there around dinnertime and I had a comp for two free buffets or a $25 meal credit. Since my friend couldn't make it, I used it to get some food at Bill's Burger Bar. I had a BBQ bacon burger without cheese (because I'm allergic) and apparently they forgot that I'm not also allergic to bacon, because they didn't put any on it. It was a long drive down and I was famished, so I didn't make a big deal about it, but it was annoying. After that, I went in search of high-limit slots, which brought me to Diamond Cove. They had the usual $100 and $25 single line slots and $5 slots with up to 40 lines, but what I really found charming was that they included some $1 progressive slots with a progressive jackpot of a little over $7000. It was adorable! All those little grannies on SS checks thinking they were playing high limit slots. I played for a little while, but it turns out that Diamond Cove is a smoking section and someone sat down next to me while in the process of killing themselves with poison gas. I got out of there pretty quick so I could preserve my life and lo and behold there was another progressive dollar slot bank in the regular low-limit casino right outside. This one only had a progressive jackpot of $4000, though, which is how you know it's not for high rollers. (I still can't get over dollar progressives in a high limit room. Jesus.) I blew through about $500 in an hour or so and only earned 245 tier credits, so clearly I wasn't lucky or maybe the casino's hold is ridiculous due to CET's bankruptcy. I was only there for a day trip so I decided to hold onto the rest of my money and go take a look around. Harrah's AC has a Tazza gelato bar just like Caesars AC. That's promising. The Marina and Harbour Towers where the poor people stay are off the front desk area, but the Bayview and Waterfront Towers where the dollar slots players and higher rollers stay are near the pool. The Waterfront Towers is directly next to the pool which turns into a nightclub on weekend evenings. I don't really get the attraction of paying hundreds of dollars for bottle service to attract some VD-ridden club skanks and attend a pool party where nobody actually goes in the pool, but hey. Different strokes for different folks. Apparently, DJ Pauly D from Jersey Shore and Paris Hilton from The Simple Life are the resident DJs at Harrah's pool party, so I guess Atlantic City is where former reality TV stars go to die. The wing of the hotel with the pool seems to be where everything of note is located at this resort. It's where you find the waterfront buffet (which I'll try next time) and the food court, which has a donut place that could be dangerous for me. There also seem to be some nice restaurants at Harrah's AC, like McCormick and Schmick's Seafood and Steak, which the Total Rewards desk gave me a free appetizer coupon for. I went walking around a little more and found what seems to be the biggest convention center in Atlantic City. They were having some kind of educational convention there. The place looks massive. They offered me a free room for the night in the Bayview Tower, which is the 2nd best tower after the Waterfront Tower, but it's a little quieter because it attracts fewer of the annoying loud drunk club kids. I had stuff to do the next day so I didn't take them up on it. So, that's about it. The place isn't as luxurious as Caesars AC, but they at least have a pool. I have to assume that Caesars doesn't have a pool because space was limited along the Boardwalk and they already have a beach. Harrah's seems okay, though. They've been trying to get my attention with offers of suites on weeknights. Hopefully, I'll have a little better luck on the slots in May, because I was disappointed by how quickly they sucked me dry. I know AC odds suck compared to Vegas, but that was pretty lame even for AC.