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Atlantic City can reopen 7/2

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

  1. hammie

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    Here is a link to the restaurants and bars open at Hard Rock
     
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    Hopefully things open at the end of the month, I think a bunch of us were planning a meet up at some point and, with the 5X TC/RC at CET, I was hoping it would be before August lol.
     
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    I'm probably going to go the following week or the week after. These threats of 'shutting down ac' are making me reluctant to venture out there. The no drinking indoors is bad enough as it is
     
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    Yeah, the no drinking was a game changer for me. I wouldn't mind the 3.5 hours each way, but since I can't get loaded while being up there, it makes no sense, at least for me not being a local.
     
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    I think if all the casinos would stay closed they might re-think some rules. Lets face it there's lots of tax money out there that the state is not getting.
     
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    Yeah, my ride is about the same and why can't you have a drink at a VP or Slot machine? You have to go outside?
     
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    I’m not sure what exactly the governor’s order entails, so perhaps you can buy a drink outside and bring it in? It seems like no drinks or food inside the casino but even if you can bring it in, not getting drinks while playing and the hassle of going out and coming back in (if this is indeed even possible) sounds like a pain in the ass. At this point, this sounds more like a chore than anything.
     
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    That governor must not be a casino patron!
     
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    stopped by the Hard Rock yesterday. Really diddnt enjoy myself with all the rules so stayed about 2 hours and left. No drinks while playing, no VP bars open, cant take off the mask even for a minute, half empty tables, the vibe just seemed weird, a very dead atmosphere. Don't get me wrong, I understand why all these rules are in place and I don't disagree with them, but I wont be visiting again until we are in a place where the rules can be relaxed
     
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    From the local Press of Atlantic City: https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/casinos_tourism/watch-now-atlantic-city-casinos-reopen-to-excited-cautious-crowds/article_08622527-9af7-5d8b-810f-a2e7f05a035d.html

    Opening day article from The NY Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/03/nyregion/atlantic-city-casinos-reopening-coronavirus.html

    Hard Rock deployed a new temperature imaging system:
    “The temperature devices also provide a facial record of everyone who enters the building — information that can be easily paired with surveillance cameras and the electronic cards most players use to place bets, creating an efficient contact-tracing system.”
     
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    Interesting articles. I liked the comment from the lady in the casino with her oxygen collector (really??!!) "I feel less at risk than in the supermarket,” said Virginia Hight, 71, of Mount Laurel, N.J., sweeping her arm toward Ocean’s empty rows of slot machines and open floor space. “You could bowl in this place.” That's the atmosphere I need to enjoy my next trip to AC. And, of course, a bar I'll bring from home and store in my trunk for 'boardwalk walking and drinking'.
     
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    I read that one too, her story is multiplied by a couple thousand of folks who have been cooped up too long.
     
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    This morning I asked one of the suits at a craps game about comping drinks for Diamond and above since the lounges were closed and he proceeded to tell me it was his first day back. Then he whipped out a well folded sheet from his jacket and started searching for an answer which was not to be found.

    I went over to the Boardwalk Bar at Bally’s for a beer, but a security guard said the bartender was on break. Went back about 10 minutes later and was told that the bar opened at noon, about a half hour later. There were a ton of people on the boardwalk and all I could think about was lost sales on July 4th for a company that was closed for 100 days. Few things more profitable than draft beer and $10 drinks in plastic cups, yet these dipshits had one bartender show up around 11:30 am on a busy Saturday with a pencil case full of change to fill the cash registers.

    I give them a pass, but couldn’t help but think to myself “who’s running this shit show”? And what changes will be made when the merger goes through? I ended up going back to Caesar’s Beach Bar, which isn’t on the beach but located on the northeast corner of the property on the boardwalk. I spied the tap handle and asked for a Blue Moon, only to be told it was empty (news flash: tap handles can be removed to indicate there’s no tap beer to be had). Ended up with a double can of Corona which had to be poured out in two cups.
     
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    Sounds like AC needs another weekend or two to figure some things out.
     
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    OMG, @hammie , are they trying to go out of business?? Thanks for trying to find an answer to the free drink sub for lack of LL access. Can you try again?
     
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    I normally get my AC news from @hammie so from the looks of it, I doubt I'll be able to partake in the CET 5X TC/RC given the current status. Ah shit.
     
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    Absolutely! I’m on a mission.

    It was so sad to see the Toga Bar with no patrons. Crappy paytables but solid cocktails, I can’t wait for it to open. But my other happy spot is the VP Bar at Hard Rock Cafe, the one in the front. But what I really miss most is live music at the Lobby Bar, slow playing VP and listening to the band.

    Damn, I hated to piss in your corn flakes. The “no indoor dining” announcement from the Gov last Monday was such an unexpected kick in the dick. A local seafood wholesaler ordered 4,000 lbs of Homerus Americus, aka, live lobster in anticipation of a return to some semblance of normalcy. He’s been trying to retail them for $8 per lb. Fortunately, he can keep them alive, but it’s easier to just flip them and not have to deal with mortality. He had a pile of Virginia oysters, 100 for $50. Bring your shucking knife, lemons and mignonette.

    I had a quick walk around this morning in Caesars and maybe I’m a little too harsh, but I guess they need a week or so to get their footing once again. For sure, these are interesting times.

    One of the things I noticed on my bike ride along the boardwalk, there was a really good crowd and just about all of the “take out” places had a line of patrons. Hard Rock Cafe had outdoor tables, and the Council Oak Fish had a take out window. Margaritaville at Resorts, Rain Forest Cafe (former Plaza), several of the Tropicana restaurants had outdoor tables. Yet neither Caesars and Ballys had outdoor breakfast available along the boardwalk. At least Bally’s had tables for Johnny Rockets, but they were not open for breakfast. Ocean had 4 lunch trucks parked in the valet area, not sure if they were open for breakfast.
     
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    Wow. Thanks Hammie for this update but in our sleep we could have done a better job than the execs at CET. They had MONTHS to prepare for this and for the most important weekend of the summer. Wow. So disappointing. It's like some of the CET operations team mentally checked out.

    Edited to add: I feel bad for the smaller places like the seafood place you mentioned but with the Governor's amendment of his order you would have thought CET would have quickly figured out food and drink service outdoors and on a significant scale. Geez. Go to Walmart and buy a slew of plastic tables and chairs and some tents for service if you don't have anything handy.
     
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    Many of the local restaurants such as Angelos Fairmont Tavern, Docks Oyster House, Knife and Fork have all set up tables in their parking lots and are making the best of a bad hand. Others are relying on take out. There is a new-ish place called Settera, a French Afghan BYOB that has been closed since mid March, they recently opened up for takeout and had modified the indoor space with smaller rooms. Then 6 days ago were told that no indoor dining.
     
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  20. smerrian

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    Saw the menu and reviews for Saater. That is one restaurant I definitely have to try! And it's located right near Whitehouse Subs...convenient, too.
     
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