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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by Vegas_Marauder, Jun 18, 2012.

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  1. Vegas_Marauder

    Vegas_Marauder Tourist

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    I have never been to Vegas. This was my third trip to A.C. I just drove down to play cards. I decided to take a break and walk the boardwalk. After dodging the seagulls and their attempts to poop on me, I made it to Revel. To me, it seemed like what I would imagine a Vegas casino would be, once completed. There is still construction going on inside. You will hear the drills and saws in some areas. It was a Friday afternoon and it was fairly empty. Open craps and blackjack tables everywhere. The poker room only had one table going, a $1-$2 N/L game with about six players. Thought about joining in but passed. The casino is easily the biggest casino I've been in. But my experience is limited to Chicago, Niagara Falls, Detroit, and A.C. I thought it was too dark. As for the hotel and resort, it looked great, at least the parts I could see. Hotel staff was posted at certain areas to keep the non-guests away. Overall, I was impressed. I cannot say for certain if it is the best A.C. casino, as I have not been to Borgata, which is supposedly the top of the line. And Trump Taj had 3-4 times as many people inside, which surprised me. But if this is anything like what I have to look forward to in Vegas, then I can't wait.
     
  2. DMSCR

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    If you ever been to Wynn/Encore, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Venetian/Palazzo, Mandalay Bay and Aria in Vegas, no other places can compare in North America. You wouldn't want to be in any other casino from the other states. Especially if you are a baccarat player. There is much class and professionalism.

    AC is nice and I have played there many times. Really enjoy the boardwalk especially the warmer days. Just that I am not a fan regarding the issue of safety with the area. I would drop by The Revel and would probably like that casino because it is non-smoking. What is surprising is that the Harrah's in AC is better than the Harrah's in Vegas.

    Hope you make a trip out to Vegas when you have the chance!
     
  3. hammie

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    Were you feeding the seagulls? This is the only reason you would need to dodge them. They won't get within 10 ft unless you are walking around flashing your bucket of French fries.
     
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    Why would you feel this way during the day?

    Why is it when discussing Atlantic City boardwalk the issue of safety is frequently mentioned, even more so than in Vegas? I have walked the boards in AC by myself from the former Hilton up to Bally's at night and not felt unsafe. Made the same walk back after many beers with no issues. I have walked between casinos during the day with my wife and never had a problem. When did we become worrywarts? Is Atlantic City any more or less safe than Vegas?

    I'm no wide eyed polyanna either, I have called on customers in the rotten parts of North Philly, The Bronx, and Brooklyn, I know what bad is.
     
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  5. jerseyguy

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    Only two shootings since sat. night.

    Last nights was fatal,sat night guy survived his 2nd. shooting since he got out of prison last year.But in all fairness,both took place blocks away from the boardwalk and didnt involve tourists.
     
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    This victim had been arrested in April and was charged along with 7 other guys with theft, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm while attempting to commit a controlled dangerous substance crime with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of cocaine.

    Not exactly Bob and Mary Tourist from upstate NY. No one deserves to be a victim of a violent crime, and an arrest is not a conviction.
     
  7. jr7110

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    I live in NYC and have gone to both Atlantic City and Vegas many times - I prefer Vegas of course, and when I have gone to Atlantic City I stay at The Borgata and largely avoid the Boardwalk area.

    During the summer season, I would say that The Boardwalk is pretty safe - there are always people on it, and it is fairly crowded. It is in the off season that the problem arises. I don't think it is as unsafe during the day - but at night it is a whole different story. The streets right off the Boardwalk are run down, seedy and filled with drug addicts, prostitutes and pimps after dark (there is an HBO documentary from 2004 called "Atlantic City Hookers" that details this whole sad, dark underbelly of the city).

    Yes there is crime in Vegas, too but tourists are not being abducted from resort parking lots and murdered like what has happened in the recent past in Atlantic City. In the last couple of years three people have been abducted and murdered from the parking lot at The Taj Mahal (a couple early in the morning, and a man at night):
    http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_jersey&id=8361683

    Do a google search for "Atlantic City Boardwalk Mugging" and a whole list of things comes up including this:
    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/atlantic-city_pleasantville_brigantine/article_6d969d82-a014-11df-8e05-001cc4c03286.html

    and this:
    http://noacnj.blogspot.com/

    Just last month two tourists from Canada were stabbed to death right off the Boardwalk as they made their way toward the outdoor outlet shops:

    http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2012/05/tourists-killings-give-atlantic-city-a-black-eye/700291/1

    It goes on and on. I was in Las Vegas last year when there were a string of murders on the Strip, but they were not the same as the Atlantic City cases (two involved groups of men fighting and the third was an incident where a man died from a blow to the head in the bathroom at O'Shea's). These were all the result of fights - not random tourists being targeted.

    I am very happy that nothing has happened to you (or your wife) when you have walked the Boardwalk late at night, but others have not been as lucky, unfortunately.
     
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    If you like AC, you will LOVE Vegas! We just went to AC for the first time last week and we were pretty disappointed. It just feels a little "sad" there. We went during the week and it rained most of the time, so everything on the boardwalk seemed to shut down really early. Revel was nice though from the little bit I saw. We decided it was Vegas quality. :thumbsup:
     
  9. jerseyguy

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    I'll still be going to AC,crime or no crime

    We're pretty well Vegased out, seen everything We want to see. 40 minute drive vs. 5 hr flight ,no-brainer. Never say never,but maybe wait a few years. Still enjoy reading about peoples adventures in Vegas and AC ,their opinions on other things also.
     
  10. chess

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    just to justify it... I am in the Mid-atl and it takes me 4.5 hours to get to AC... i can fly to vegas in that amount of time... add on say 2 hours for airport stuff so a max of 6.5 hours i can be in vegas.. well worth it and instead of fighting I-95 lol
     
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    I95 stinks I agree

    The only possible difference may be airfare vs. gas and tolls however that shakes out esp. if youre a couple.
     
  12. SH0CK

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    I went to AC for the first time at the beginning of this month. I likened a lot of the casinos to being on Fremont Street in Vegas, with the exception of Revel and Borgota which feel more like Strip properties. We stayed at Ballys and have swore off that hotel as housekeeping stole from our room during our stay. Really good way to kill a buzz after a long night of drinking to find that out when you get back.

    Would I return? Yeah, I would. I had a good time. The gaming was reasonable and it was an overall fun atmosphere. I just don't understand why there is only one airline that flies into their airport and we had to fly into Philly and take the train to make it there.

    As for Revel, I REALLY liked it there. Drink service was very good, dealers and cocktail waitresses were friendly, and the slots were nice to me. I don't recall any construction going on inside while I was there, but there seemed to be WAY too many employees standing around looking like they were confused on what they were supposed to be doing.
     
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    well... wear and tear on my car on those shitty roads on 95, plus tolls, plus gas....

    worse case scenario is i pay 100 bucks more for everything to get to Vegas its worth it IMO..
     
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