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Atlantic City Casino's

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by Huddler, Dec 19, 2012.

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  1. Huddler

    Huddler VIP Whale

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    It looks like I am unexpectedly going to have to fly to northern New Jersey on Friday. I have never been to Atlantic City so I plan to head down there on Saturday and Sunday. Which casino's have the best DDB video poker? I have looked in vpfree2 so I know some but it is often times not updated. What casino's have best blackjack rules at $25 level per hand and above? Where should I stay and what AC tips do you have? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. evanston45

    evanston45 Tourist

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    The Revel is the new hotel/casino...very nice atmosphere (esp for AC)
     
  3. ant1433

    ant1433 Low-Roller

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    I would stay at Borgata or Harrahs. Not sure about the BJ rules. Harrahs props have lousy pay tables like most CET properties. Caesars is nice for a bordwalk location. I prefer Caesars over Bally's.Caesars and Bally's have a nice diamond club right on boardwak if you are Diamond.
    The boardwalk is safe and there are outlets not far from Bally's Caesars.
     
  4. clippercfx

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    Comparing Las Vegas to Atlantic City is like comparing ice cream to horse manure. And I say this as a resident of New Jersey!

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  5. thecarve

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    In AC, the blackjack rules don’t vary from one casino to another as greatly as they do in Vegas. By and large, you’re looking at 8 deck shoes with doubling after split and (sometimes) re-splitting aces allowed. At the higher limits, you’ll find some that are S17. But most tables under $50 are going to be H17. I don’t think too many casinos offer surrender.

    So generally speaking, the low limit tables are a bit better than Vegas; the higher limit ones aren’t quite as good.

    If you’re accustomed to nicer digs, I’d definitely recommend Borgata (or Revel, which I assume is as nice/nicer…but I haven’t been since it’s been there). It would definitely fit in just fine among the nicer joints on the strip (not quite Wynncore/Bellagio/Aria level…but still very nice). Of course, it isn’t on the boardwalk – and not really even in walking distance to anything. So, if you want to casino hop, you’ll be better off on the boardwalk.

    The only other tip that I would offer is: don’t expect Vegas levels of service and friendliness. :rolleyes2:
     
  6. petp13

    petp13 Low-Roller

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    fyi; revel has double points this saturday on slots. (you have to opt-in at the players club desk).
     
  7. Kickin

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    LOL second this! As a lifelong resident of NJ and NYC I'd say AC has a special place in my heart simply because its where I lost my gambling virginity and my friends and I had fun in our early 20s making last minute Friday night decisions to drive down there and gamble all night.

    But you can't compare it to Vegas with the possible exception of the Borgata. The Borgata is on par with the nicer strip properties and the crowd is better than average for AC though don't expect the same pleasantness from people you see in Vegas.....here its mostly harder-edged people from the region so it definitely makes a difference in terms of the atmosphere.

    What denomination VP are you going to play? Overall, gambling conditions at the Borgata are the best but be warned that if you're there on a Friday or Saturday night the majority of BJ tables in the regular part of the casino can be $100 minimums and even a $50 table could be hard to find. I've seen the HL room with nothing less than $500 min. Its weird. Weekdays its similar mins to the Vegas strip.

    While Borgata is by far the nicest and a lot of fun. If you want to be on the boardwalk stay at Caesars or Tropicana. They're pretty good and as a first-timer you may enjoy walking down the boardwalk hopping in to different casinos. I've never stayed at the Trop so can't speak to the rooms but they have a pretty happening casino and a very lively restaurant/bar scene ever since their massive renovations. Borgata isn't near the boardwalk, you'd have to cab it there or they have shuttle buses. It is right near Harrah's - which is surprisingly nice, at least I was impressed given Harrah's reputation nationwide.
     
  8. MikeOPensacola

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    I've always thought AC is way overpriced and nothing more than a Las Vegas wannabe that will never succeed.......IMHO.
     
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    Yes, but you can grow mushrooms in horse manure, not so in ice cream.

    Did you read the Original post? Huddler is going to AC and is looking for tips, not sarcasm.

    I grew up in NJ as well.
     
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