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Trip Report 10/14 REVEL ATLANTIC CITY

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by Max2589, Oct 15, 2012.

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  1. Max2589

    Max2589 Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I know its not vegas but I thought it may interested some of you. It is a new property on the edge of the boardwalk past showboat. I had never been but was contacted by a host a few months back. I texted him late sat night and requested a room. he said come on over. Huge casino. Its like the cosmopolitan of AC. Hotel is gorgeous and huge. Was given a standard comp king on 42nd floor with view of strip. Went downstairs and grabbed a later dinner at American Cut, Iron Chef Marc Forgiones new steakhouse. Giant seadfood tasting with a bottle of Cava and a tomawhawk ribeye with a bottle od Orin Swift Prisoner. Dinner for 2 $680.00

    By midnight I hit the tables, Bankroll 6k for the night. Lost it all, the wheel just not hitting my numbers. Last 500 bucks, won it all back. The drinks came quick and I was uber drunk. Pressed hard, lost most of my money, again won it back.
    Its now 2pm and have not slept. The pit boss hands me a cellphone and says its my host whom ive never met. Tells me my dinner bill has been picked up and if I want to sleep he assigned another suite for me that is at the front desk. I left my friends and grabbed the keys to the suite. 45th floor corner suite over lookinig the boardwalk and ocean. Super nice. Bed ver extremely comfortable and I passed out. I woke and it was 1:30am Monday. I went downstairs and played a few hours. Btw, they use E-Markers here. You sign a tablet with a pin code to pull markers. Interested. Anyways Lost 2k, decided to call it. In roughly 24 hours, I clocked 12 hours at 300/hand. They gave me everything I wanted including the best sleep ive had all month.
    I would return any day.
     
  2. Max2589

    Max2589 Low-Roller

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    Ha. Are my reports that boring? Not one response...
     
  3. gongoman

    gongoman MIA

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    Nah man --Thanks for your report:beer:

    I have never been to Atlantic city and my host here always want to put me up at the Borgata..Someday I might take up his offer but I'm to much of a Vegas guy..Your dinner sounded awesome though:beer:
     
  4. steamboater

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    I will be in Atlantic City on Friday for first time. Plan on checking this place out
     
  5. S'AllGoodMan

    S'AllGoodMan High-Roller

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    Great trip report. That's definitely a casino that will get me back to AC.

    Beth
     
  6. prozac

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    .. hey great report

    .. i was in atlantic city in august, love revel, beautiful place, almost as classy and gorgeous as the wynn, no joke ..

    . .was with parents and they are not too mobile so i only checked the place out on the last day of our stay ..no smoking anywhere near the property and no place inside the casino at all ..

    . .borgata, could see it from the boardwalk, never made it over ..spent most of our time in trump taj mahal, which is a real nice place too, nothing like revel though ..

    did you get to check our caesars and some of the other joints other direction of revel? ..cool spots and right on the boardwalk ..i collect player cards and got most of them ..


    .. cheers ..$$$$$$$$


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  7. Max2589

    Max2589 Low-Roller

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    Borgata is OK, the rest of AC is a dump and not worth the 90 minute drive for me. Id much rather just fly to Vegas to get my kicks. However, Revel was no joke. It had everything you would expect from a Vegas casino. It's also right on the beach which is great. I wish I had given it a chance over the summer.
     
  8. Naturaleight

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    Thanks for sharing. I use to live in NYC and made a lot of commutes down to AC, but moved just a few months before this place opened up.

    I've been puzzled to read that Revel has not been attracting gamblers. They have been stuck in 8th place in monthly revenue among all AC properties since they opened in April. That means they are raking in less dough than dumps like Bally's.

    I haven't been there so I can't even begin to speculate why gamblers are avoiding a brand new, gorgeous casino right on the boardwalk. Do you have any thoughts why? How was the service? Atmosphere? It sounds like you enjoyed the comps so I guess those are good.

    I have been baffled by the reason for their weak performance.
     
  9. jerseyguy

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    Why isnt Revel a big hit?

    Just my basic thoughts , no smoking ,no VP bar drinks super expensive if you buy them, long walk in from the boardwalk and just my thought that multi -level places with long escalator rides turn people off.
     
  10. jgates8

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    I would expect the non-smoking might be a factor also. For me that is a big plus - I would love it if the casinos had non-smoking areas. However, for my mom it is a deal breaker. There are still a LOT of people in Vegas smoking when I am sitting there.

    We didn't end up down there at all - stayed at Harrahs (trip won in Caesars game) and only headed to CET props. (Which was fine - only had a lmited time anyway!)
     
  11. jerseyguy

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    I get a lot of feedback from people about AC

    Mostly ,of course because I live fairly close and a great many people in the community I live in are AC regulars.The one theme We have been getting from so many people who stay overnight is how dirty a lot of the hotel rooms have been lately.
    Everybody wants to be treated to at least a clean place and even if we are just basic coffee shop or lower end diners,a decent meal at an affordable price along with good service. Last year we stopped for lunch in a coffee shop in a casino in Mesquite and couldnt believe the great food and excellent service at a good price.When I mentioned this to the waitress she said point blank"we have to try harder"
    My message to the owners in AC is a simple one ,you better start trying harder or you are going to keep losing business ,stop whining about the competition and at least clean the places and go back to the idea of giving people good food at good prices so they dont leave and go elsewhere.
     
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  13. JillyFromPhilly

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    Bad word of mouth about treatment of players & poor offers/comping - at least among the "high-limit" crowd - initially kept a lot of the bigger players already established at the Borgata, Caesars, Taj, etc. from jumping ship.

    They initially came in with what I call the "Cosmo" attitude - basically this "we're so great that we don't need to attract gamblers, because we believe there's enough people who will want to come to AC just to stay in a nice hotel & eat at nice restaurants that we don't need to accomodate people who expect to be comped & coddled for their play" attitude.

    And this was a bad move - particularly in AC - since AC is still basically a DC/Baltimore/Philly/NYC "locals" market when it comes to high-end play - and since most of the places have been opened at least 20 years [besides Borgata, which poached a lot of hosts from other properties when it opened], AC HL players [like myself] mostly have very long-standing host relationships that they are very loyal to - Revel really should have done more host-poaching when they opened - but again, given their attitude, I think they either felt that they didn't need to pay a premium for established hosts and/or when listening to established hosts tell them what they would need to offer to get established players in the door, they balked.

    From more recent word of mouth I've heard that - now that their revenue numbers haven't panned out as they'd hoped - they're starting to rethink that attitude and upping their comps & marketing - but it's possible the damage may already have been done, as I know Borgata & Caesars have both ramped up their marketing efforts to retain their big players in kind - along with both [as well as Golden Nugget] also recruiting a lot of top-tier hosts who formerly worked at properties that fell on hard times and no longer really go after high-end play anymore [ACH, Bally's, Resorts, etc.] - I was in both Borgata & Caesars this weekend, and both of those places are still attracting the same amount of HL play they were before Revel opened [casinos in PA & elsewhere have made a huge dent in slot & low-limit play, but not really as much in High-limit play, although it has arguably concentrated to only a few properties [Borgata, Caesars, Taj], whereas pre-recession pretty much every place in town had its own loyal following of HL players].


    I also think being the only 100% non-smoking player in a town where every other place has 25% alotted for smoking probably isn't helping, either.
     
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