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Atlantic City can reopen 7/2

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Casino Hotels' started by Wallew, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. hammie

    hammie VIP Whale

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    I received the following email from Ocean Casino:

    Below are food and beverage offerings available during your stay, and for further updates, please visit theoceanac.com/hours

    • Room Service will be available 24/7
    • Take-out options will be available from the following food and beverage venues: Rocco’s, Zhen Bang, Café 500, The District Food Hall, Wahlburgers, Pit Boss, The Grind, Lobby Brew, Harper’s, Frosé Coffee Bar (Guests are able to eat at designated Outdoor Dining Areas or In Room)
    • Comp Dollar payments will be accepted at select outlets.
    • Bites & Brews, Outdoor Food Trucks & Beer Pavilion will be available
    • Beverage consumption on the casino floor will not be permitted, including in any indoor bars
    • Outdoor Bars will be available in the Sky Garden, O2 Area adjacent to the Hotel Lobby, Pool Areas, Boardwalk Brow and Ocean Liquor Store will be open
    • Exhale Spa and stores in Retail Row will be open
    • Designated smoking areas will be available at several locations outside
    • Valet parking is not available at this time
    For further information and updates on re-opening, please follow us on social media and check in regularly at theoceanac.com.

    So it looks like there will be no beverages of any kind being served on the floor, but you can buy a drink at a restaurant or bar.
     
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  2. VegasFirstTimer

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    It’s gonna be really strict. I can’t see it being anywhere as easy breezy like Vegas.
     
  3. Wallew

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    here is a good article I found online about Oceans opening back up. It seems that maybe they will give it the strongest go at least at first.
    https://www.nj.com/atlantic/2020/07/food-trucks-and-face-shields-what-to-expect-at-one-atlantic-city-casino-when-it-reopens-july-2.html
     
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  4. spdandpwr

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    Caesar's outdoor pool / dining is actually pretty good. I've ordered it and enjoyed it all 7 times I've been / done it. Also, there was a really attractive waitress that was taking shots with us. It was the best waste of money ever
     
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  5. spdandpwr

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    As an FYI, I'm debating booking Ocean's for this weekend. I'm a little nervous from what I've been hearing. Apparently we have rumors of folks 'shutting down AC'. I do like how well positioned Ocean's is to capitalize on the outdoor only.
     
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  6. Patripman

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    AC is not the only Jersey shore town trying to deal with the constant rule changes. Our favorite mom and pop motel in North Wildwood sent me an offer this morning for this weekend and throughout the coming weeks. This unheard of knowing they book full starting the last week of June through Labor Day. I think people are realizing it is not worth the risk, it will be interesting to see how well AC does with this opening.

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  7. smerrian

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    I'm wondering if the casino will comp drinks at the outdoor bars for those that would have lounge access or are gambling. For instance, I'm diamond at CET and Black at Ocean. I haven't seen any information about allowing me to get a free drink or two in the middle of my gambling at perhaps the Bally's Beach Bar or Ocean's O2 Bar.
     
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  8. Wallew

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    Those sumbitches didn’t invite me to come til 7/3.
     
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  9. Wallew

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    I may make an appearance Sunday afternoon/night. Not sure where yet. I think I can tier match to elite at Golden Nugget and I have never tier matched Oceans so I would hope that they would throw me a bone.

    I am diamond with Caesars and gold with mlife but if other properties are offering me more, currently, I would be willing to whore myself out.
     
  10. hammie

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    I heard that as well, so just take exit 40 and get on the White Horse Pike into AC. The Black Cat Bar and Grill in Absecon has a special, 2 pizzas for $20. Such a deal.


    Big fan of North Wildwood, spent many an afternoon listening to Charlie Gracie at Moore’s Inlet waaaay back in the day.

    Just a wild assed guess, but I think they may hand out drink vouchers to the Diamonds.

    F them where they stand, go to Ocean and see what you can negotiate.
     
  11. smerrian

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    I have no offers from CET or Ocean. Nada. Persona non gratis. Bastards.
    I will probably be going down on Wed's (8th/15th) arriving around 10pm to see if drink comps are available at the bars at the time I would normally be able to access the lounge. Then a walk on the boardwalk and settling in to play around midnight. I figure it should be pretty empty at that time.

    Edit: ok. Just received some FP from CET-AC.
     
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  12. lithium78

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    Yeah, it's a no for me until there is food and beverage available. And no drinks while gambling? Lame. I've waited this long to visit so I can wait a little longer until it'll be a good experience.
     
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    Just got to AC. Staying tonight 5 minutes away from the action and then checking into Caesars in the am.
     
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    Excited to hear @texascane about your experience! Wishing you a great time!
     
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  15. hammie

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    Here is a notice from Tropicana, they open at 8 am tomorrow.

    Dear Loyal Tropicana Family,

    We are looking forward to opening and welcoming you back to your favorite Atlantic City venue. We want to ensure you that we are looking out for your safety.

    We have taken all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our guests and employees with enhanced cleaning procedures, hand sanitizing stations throughout the property, social distancing efforts and face mask requirements.

    On June 29, we received the governor's executive order rescinding indoor dining, smoking and beverage consumption. We are happy to share that we have plenty of outdoor dining options and dining-to-go from your favorite restaurants.

    The following restaurants and retail shops are open for outdoor dining, dining-to-go options, and shopping for your enjoyment:

    Dining
    In Room Dining – Wednesday – Sunday, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 4-9 p.m.
    Blue Parrot Outdoor Pool Bar – Daily, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Casa Taco & Tequila Bar – Sunday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m. – Midnight (Outdoor Dining)
    Chickie's & Pete's Crabhouse & Sportsbar – Daily, 11 a.m. – Midnight(Takeout & Outdoor Dining)
    Corner Market – Daily, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Takeout only)
    Cuba Libre – Daily, 4-10 p.m. (Takeout only)
    Green Bar – Daily, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Takeout only)
    La Petite Crêperie – Sunday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. (Takeout only)
    Mrs. Fields – Daily, 24 hours (Takeout only)
    Perry's – Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 a.m. (Takeout only)
    P.F. Chang's – Daily, Noon - 9 p.m. (Takeout only)
    Premium Ice Cream – Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - Midnight (Takeout only)
    The Palm – Daily, 4-9 p.m. (Takeout & Delivery)
    Tony Luke's – Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 a.m. (Takeout only)
    Starbucks Marketplace – Daily, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Takeout only)
    Starbucks The Quarter – Daily, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Takeout only)

    Retail
    America – Daily, Noon - 8 p.m.
    Blue Mercury – Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, Noon - 6 p.m.
    Erwin Pearl – Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Essentials – Daily, 24 hours
    Francesca's – Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Hat Emporium – Daily, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Luxe Salon – Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Marshall Rousso – Daily, Noon - 8 p.m.
    Step-Up – Daily, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Swarovski – Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Time After Time – Daily, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    White House/Black Market – Monday - Saturday, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    If you are experiencing or have experienced any of the following, we respectfully request you stay home and get healthy so you can enjoy your time with us.

    • A fever of 100.4 or higher
    • Any NEW symptoms within the past 14 days which may be associated with COVID-19 such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea;
    • Been diagnosed, tested or quarantined for COVID-19 in the past 14 days (whether you or anyone in your household)
    • Been in close contact (within 6ft for 10 minutes or longer) with anyone who has recently been diagnosed, tested or quarantined within the past 14 days
    • Please be sure to wear your mask at all times as we will do the same

    If you are traveling via the Atlantic City Expressway on July 4, please take Exit 2 to your home away from home as there is a travel advisory entering the city.

    Looking forward to welcoming you home soon.
     
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  16. hammie

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    Here is the info on Caesars, Bally’s and Harrah’s.
    UPDATE: 7/1/20

    We’ve missed you, and can’t wait to welcome you back!

    We are thrilled to announce that all three of our properties – Bally’s, Caesars Atlantic City, and Harrah’s Resort – will re-open to the public on Friday, July 3 at 10am, in accordance with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s order. You can expect the following enhancements and benefits when you return:

    • An updated Caesars Rewards program that makes it easier to enjoy your benefits
    • Earn 5X tier credits and 5X comps at our Atlantic City casinos
    • A return to the great offers that will make your visit even more enjoyable
    • Free modification/cancellation of any reservation until 3 p.m. on day of arrival
    We are excited to welcome you back just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. Whether you will be joining us next week, or looking to plan a future stay with us on Atlantic City’s iconic Boardwalk – or at our sophisticated Marina District locale – we look forward to seeing you soon, getting back to creating memorable experiences together – and continuing to inspire grown-ups to play.

    Here is a summary of available amenities starting Friday, July 3rd at Bally’s, Caesars, and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.

    In accordance with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s order, eating, drinking and smoking are not permitted indoors except in designated guest rooms. Take-out food and beverage and outdoor dining options will be available during your stay.

    Outdoor Dining & Quick Service To-Go Options for Guests:

    Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

    Quick Service To-Go Options:

    • AC Burger Company
    • Pin-Up Pizza
    • Martorano’s
    • Tazza
    • Starbucks

    To-Go Beverage:

    • Pop-up bars offering wine and champagne to-go will be available for purchase at entrance of guest elevators
    • AC Burger Company & Martorano’s will offer beverage to-go, including bottle service packages


    Outdoor Bars & Dining:

    • Bar on the Baywalk (next to Poker Room)
    • Outdoor Pool Bar, offering Sunset Happy Hour
    • Gordon Ramsay Steak “Under The Stars” – Al Fresco Dining, located at the Outdoor Pool Bar

    Caesars Atlantic City

    Quick Service To-Go Options:

    • Nero’s
    • Morton’s (pick-up in Taxi queue)
    • Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
    • Caesars Beachside Bar
    • Tazza


    Outdoor Dining:

    • The Pool Deck offering Nero’s


    The Wild Wild West

    Quick Service To-Go:

    • Boardwalk Saloon

    Outdoor Dining:

    • Guy’s Bar-B-Que Joint (offering Boardwalk dining & menu also offered at Bally’s Beach Bar)


    Bally’s Atlantic City

    Quick Service To-Go:

    • Dunkin Donuts (also available in hotel lobby)
    • Guy Fieri’s Chophouse
    • Pool deck bar (cocktails only)
    • Sac O’ Subs
    • Primo’s Pizza
    • Pop-up beer service to-go at elevator entrances
    • Johnny Rockets
    Outdoor Dining:
    • Bally’s Beach Bar
    • Bally’s Pool Deck
    • Harry’s Oyster Bar
    • Johnny Rockets
    • Buca di Beppo Breakfast on Spa Deck
    • Guy Fieri’s Chophouse Dinner on Spa Deck

    Caesars Entertainment Health & Safety Plan:

    Rest assured, we’ve spent the last several months developing and fine-tuning our Caesars Entertainment health and safety protocols, which enhance our existing plans and practices in these areas. Our priority is the health and well-being of our guests and team members, while creating a fun and enjoyable experience, emphasizing physical distancing and cleanliness. The enhanced health and safety protocols include more frequent cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks and screenings for team members and guests, and in accordance with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s guidelines, all guests and team members will be required to wear masks. You can review our entire Health & Safety Plan, here, as well as our mask policy, here.

    Below is a glimpse into our reopening plan next week at each resort, including our health and safety plan and a summary of the amenities available at each resort. Our team has been working hard, complying with directives issued by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, local government officials, and public health authorities, to make enhancements to our casino floors. We have rearranged slot machine banks to allow for appropriate social distancing, and fewer seats will allow for better spacing at table games. Additionally, all hospitality offerings & restaurants will reopen adhering to a reduced capacity and with social distancing practices in place.

    Complete hours of operation can be found on our website at Caesars.com.

    Health & Safety Summary:
    • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout our properties and team members will offer hand sanitizer to guests regularly.
    • Team members will encourage guests to follow appropriate physical distancing by arranging waiting lines accordingly and limiting occupancy as necessary.
    • All team members and guests must wear masks at all times, except when eating or drinking.
    • As part of a health sceening program for all Caesars team members, each will complete a questionnaire about their health prior to returning to work. Additionally, temperature checks will be conducted for every Caesars team member before every shift.
    • Slot machines will be configured to allow for physical distancing and will be cleaned and disinfected frequently.
    • The number of players will be limited at table games and frequent sanitizing of chips, cards and dice will occur at all table games.
    • At our restaurants and bars, tables will be arranged to allow for appropriate physical distancing and large parties will be limited.
    • Pool chairs, loungers and cabanas will be arranged to allow for appropriate physical distancing and will be cleaned and disinfected frequently.
    • Additional amenities, such as our fitness centers and spas will open on future dates, as part of a phased approach that will comply with government directives.
     
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  17. HardEight44

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    Amazing how I am not getting any of their emails.
     
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    Has anyone seen craps games as active? I was told that NJ is requiring shielding to be installed and this there is no craps for the time being. Please respond with your experiences for welcome back weekend.
     
  19. Wallew

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    Just an FYI to anyone heading to AC on July 4. I heard about this protest rally/march and counter protest rally this morning on the radio. Hopefully nothing bad comes of this but be aware this could have all the makings of a very bad situation.


    https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/we-will-be-shutting-the-city-down-july-4-protest-planned-for-a-c/article_f13b3046-922d-50bb-a538-3f0a238cc76c.html

    https://nypost.com/2020/07/01/atlantic-city-protesters-could-clash-with-pagans-club-mayor/
     
  20. texascane

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    I started a trip report on another thread. I'll post some craps photos there. Heading out in a few minutes.
     
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