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August 28th Atlantic City (Harrah's) TR

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by LandryBalla9, Sep 4, 2015.

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  1. LandryBalla9

    LandryBalla9 High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Hi guys,

    Haven't posted in a bit but wanted to give a brief recap of AC since 1) There's never enough recaps IMO :); 2) Moreover, not enough of AC and 3) Why not?

    Anyway, I had been staying at the Borgata the past few times- which is definitely the best hotel/casino in AC bar none, however, I keep losing there and, as any good gambler must do, I had to blame it on the property and switch where I was staying lol.

    I drove up from DC at around 2pm on Friday- Mistake #1, got stuck in fantastic Beltway traffic for an hour and then Baltimore ha. Smart man I am, after making 10 or so of these trips you would think I would leave earlier but I'm preserving all my vacation hours for Vegas next month- which will likely become a reality.

    Anyway, FINALLY got into AC at around 6:45 (well over an hour later than without traffic), and decided to finally try the famous White House Subs- I must say, the chicken parm was easily the best thing I've ever had in the state of New Jersey- massive portion and wasn't too expensive either.

    Then I drove over to Harrahs, checked in (didn't get a usual bump to Bayview or Waterfront because I was on a comp and it was evidently full). Got a quick workout in as Harrah's is, as far as I know, the only AC property where guests can use the gym for free (too bad this isn't policy everywhere as common sense would dictate it would be). So I was the only one in the gym, at around 7:30pm, and was curious as to why that was until I realized i'm in Atlantic City and people don't go there to lift (unless they're of the gym tan laundry type, but that's a story for a different day lol). Head back to the room, shower, crack open two deucer Miller Lites (keeping it classy), then head down stairs to a single deck blackjack table (Yes I know it's 6:5 and the rules blow but I get drinks quick there to loosen me up for real gambling haha- it's right beside the Xhibition bar in the center of the gaming floor). Played for about 2 hours, won maybe $200? Then decided to sit down at a 3:2 table (I believe it was $25 min and near the roulette/craps tables slightly behind where I was sitting). Had a lively table full of people from all over- I LOVE that as I normally travel to AC alone notwithstanding I'm in my late 20s and should be 'partying it up' with fellow degens, however, I don't know many degens around my age in DC.. I need to probably look harder ha.

    Anyway, played nonstop until around 2am. I'm a green chip player (25-50) unless and until I'm either: 1) with friends; 2) drunk with friends; or 3) drunk with NEW friends- of which here the latter occurred. Was up around $400-500 on my 400 buy in and started playing black and for the first time in 4 trips I WON! I was that perfect type of buzzed/drunk on my woodford reserve/heinekin light combo and didn't realize until the next morning that I had won $2200 lol (I had 1k in chips and 12 hundreds plus my original buy in.. not sure why I only partially cashed in but oh well lol).

    Looooong drive home awaited so I hit the waterfront buffet which, while not amazing, was solid. Drove back, only 3.5 hours this time to Arlington/DC. Then attended a Nats game later in the day.

    Was a lot of fun, so much so that my dad is traveling up for business in 2 weeks and I'm going to AC again lol. This time, unfortunately, comped at Bally's since other weekends seem full but it will be the first time my Dad and I go together since we hit Vegas a few years back- he was the reason I gamble today, because we went shortly after my Mother passed away as a sort of reprieve and while he isn't much of a gambler, it was a new experience. 5 years later it has opened up a massive can of (good) worms haha.

    Until 9/18, AC I will be back and perhaps I may meet some VMB'ers who are there that Friday!
     
  2. jamesxnj

    jamesxnj VIP Whale

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    Thanks for posting! Nice to hear about a win and esp at Harrah's..I've donated quite a bit there but It's home away from home I've stayed there so many times.
     
  3. broncofn

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    Nice win Landry!! Invite me next time and I will come!
     
  4. jerseyguy

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    NIce going,good to hear you won. Try I-895 next time you hit Baltimore traffic. Takes you thru the Harbor Tunnel ,makes an end run around congestion and construction on 95.
     
  5. chess

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    Landry I'm outside DC and am early 30s until October ha ha just hollar
     
  6. LandryBalla9

    LandryBalla9 High-Roller

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    Will do bronco! And chess, shoot me a PM I live in arlington and hit the horseshoe every now and then too and need some new degen friends who actually will come with me when they say (unlike my roommates haha). I'm also hitting AC again in two weeks.

    Bronco- let's make it happen soon! Hope you and the wife are doing awesome!
     
  7. Tony Y

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    Landry. Going to Borgata next Sunday the 13th thru 15 if you can make it would like to meet you and Bronco also if he is available as well
     
  8. chess

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    I don't mess with md live lol....I prefer horseshoe as I'll be in Vegas in December !

    Bronco and I've been talking about going to AC too...but I've never played at the B lol....always stick to CET
     
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    Nice run!
     
  10. broncofn

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    I wish but will be out in Vegas a couple days after that. We will all plan a trip soon.
     
  11. LandryBalla9

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    Tony would love to but I'm still a bit new at my new job so not sure I could also do this week but I want to haha. Hopefully we can meet up sometime and bronco will tell ya, the B is beautiful and opulent to the extent of nicer Vegas casinos - problem for me is I never win there hahaa
     
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