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Questions about Atlantic City.

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by TyrC, Aug 18, 2014.

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  1. TyrC

    TyrC Tourist

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    Do the Casino's really close at night?

    Is the beach really as bad as I hear? Wouldn't a cleaner beach help business?
     
  2. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    The casinos do not close at night. I don't know who told you that, but they are crazy. I actually really like the beach in AC, especially during the sand sculpting competitions. AC does not require you to purchase a beach tag to go on the beach unlike most Jersey Shore towns, which is also really nice.
     
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Though A/C does have some issues, the biggest issue is competition in other states that has led to a decline in visitors. Still a cool place to visit.
     
  4. hammie

    hammie VIP Whale

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    When the casinos first opened, they were not 24 hour operations so when they all let out, there were big traffic jams. I think that changed in the early 1980's and they were permitted to stay open round the clock.

    As for the beaches, I like this beach about 2 blocks north of Ventnor, there is a restroom on the boardwalk and it is fairly easy to get a parking spot. Some of the streets in this neighborhood allow non-residents to only park for 3 hours. But, as Lithium stated, there is no need to buy beach tags like every other beach on the Jersey shore, with the one exception being the Wildwoods. The beach in September is spectacular, the water is still warm, kids are in school. Just be careful if swimming as there are no lifeguards.

    RANT: I refuse to pay for a beach tag when state and federal tax dollars paid millions of dollars to reclaim the sand which washed away during Hurricane Sandy and other 'noreaster storms. The concept of beach tags is nothing more than a big make work program, most of the money goes to administer the program and pay salaries for beach tag checkers.
     
  5. ultima-forsan

    ultima-forsan Tourist

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    Casinos don't close, beach is great.
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    From what I can find on the net, they had to close daily (open from 10a-4a weekdays and 10a-6a weekends) until July 1991. That's more recent than I would have guessed. But then again, my home state of Missouri still requires casinos to close one hour a week. The smaller ones still close every weekday.
     
  7. Snidely

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    I remember being in a casino in AC when daylight savings time stopped. We thought we'd get an extra hour but they said "no". They set the clocks back after the casino closed.
     
  8. NickyDim

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    You want to feel old tringlomane? More recent than you would have guessed is still 23 years ago. [​IMG]



    And the beach is nice, soft sand. Being from LI I'm use to beautiful sand and beaches, and while not the greatest of beaches in the Northeast, it sure is nice for a resort town.
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  9. bshowell

    bshowell VIP Whale

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    As others have said, the casinos do not close. And I love that beach. In the years I've been going there, I've never had an issue w/it being dirty.
     
  10. TyrC

    TyrC Tourist

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    I guess I'm showing my age if I remember when AC casino's closed.
    The images of the beaches are a lot better than what I had been
    led to believe. They're nice actually.
     
  11. wizard950

    wizard950 High-Roller

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    The AC beach is fine and in my opinion just the right size. Whereas, just a little further south in North Wildwood, NJ and Wildwood you need a freaking camel to help you get to the ocean from the boardwalk. So much sand has washed ashore from beaches further north over the years that I think the ocean is close to a half mile from the boardwalk. And as was said the casinos are always open. Sometimes I go to the casino in the middle of the night or very early in the morning to get on one of the more popular slot machines because thats the only time you can get one.
     
  12. flysrb

    flysrb Hey Now!

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    Hey Now!
    they groom the beaches daily during the summer, and empty the trash cans on the beach. The Landshark Bar and Grill at Resorts has a beach patio with cornhole games. Nice place to hang out. We are going on Sept. 12th - 15th.
     
    HEY NOW! NYE in AC!!!!!!!
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