Figured I would start a new thread as some of the AC threads kind of build and drag on forever. As a quasi local I have held off on going to AC for the first few weeks just so the casinos can work some of the bugs out of the strong NJ regulations. Today I made a stop for a few hours to get a feel for things as the wife and I are double booked for the next weekend. I will break this down into categories as it will be easier. I visited Hard Rock, Resorts, Caesars and Bally’s. I also spent a decent amount of time on the boardwalk. Hard Rock - by far the most thorough screening process to enter the building. Everyone must walk past an infrared scanner and answer the typical covid questions(the questions are standard for all casinos). They have one security guy watching the screen and another ready to pull people out of line. I actually saw them pull a woman aside because she came up as 101F on the scanner. -inside of the Hard Rock the cleaning people are all over and easy to spot in their high vis yellow shirts. -I also took notice that they have increased the number of security people both stationed in certain areas and just walking around. -just about every restaurant was open for take out. Hard Rock Cafe, the patio bar, Sugar Factory and Fish & Co were open with tables outside. Once again in the table area I saw a good number of cleaning people. -Hard Rock Beach Bar was also open. I took a peak from on top of the dunes and it looked to be very busy. -Overall the Hard Rock is doing about as good a job as possible with the situation. Resorts -to enter the building there was a single you woman who just asked if you felt sick or have been around anyone who was sick. As long as you answer “no” you can enter. No temperature check. -I did see a few cleaning people wondering around the property wiping things down. -just did a quick pass through but it kind of seemed about business as usual for resorts. Decent crowd that was leaning a little on the older side. -I believe they have all restaurants open for at least take out. Land Shark Bar and restaurant seemed like the best option for food that I saw all day. Margaritaville and Eastwind Chinese both had a fair amount of tables set up for exterior table service. -Wet Willy’s was open on the boardwalk next to Margaritaville and had a huge line of people. Apparently alcoholic slushees were the ticket for today. -overall I felt that Resorts is doing a decent job of the situation. They definitely have capitalized on their boardwalk space. Caesars and Bally’s -to enter the building you just walk by a single security person. No temperature check and they just ask the standard Covid questions. As long as you say no you can enter. -I walked all of Caesars and most of Bally’s and I thing I saw 3 cleaning people. Pretty much there was no one cleaning anything. -For myself and because Smerrian has been asking I stood in line at the rewards counter to ask if there are any perks since the lounge is closed. I was told “they are working on something”. So no perk as of now. -most of the restaurants are open for take out. The only ones taking advantage of the boardwalk space is Johnny Rockets and Harry’s Oyster Bar( Harry’s is always set up on the grass courtyard) They did have a large wall open to the boardwalk from WWW so you could walk up to the bar and get drinks -the Bally’s beach bar was open and daily busy. They actually had a live band too. -did take a walk and check out Morton’s al fresco set up because we have a reservation there next Friday. After seeing the set up I will be canceling the reservation. - I know Hammie has reported that they didn’t set anything up on the boardwalk but was pretty shocked myself once I got to see it. -overall feel was not great. They have done nothing to entice people in from the boardwalk or offer something that took effort to their guests.I think whoever is in charge of CET AC needs to be fired. After my visit today I will be canceling my reservations for next weekend. Overall Boardwalk -typical summer crowd but defiantly less tourists. With less tourists the crowd seemed a little rough around the edges. -it was pretty busy but that was to be expected for summer -I would say about 30-40% of the people on the boardwalk were wearing masks. Inside the casinos was 100%. Drinking -as of now no casinos can serve alcohol inside but they are all serving on the outside -currently you can legally drink on the boardwalk and many people were today. -I asked a couple of the bartenders what the trick was to get drinks inside. I was given the same answer by two bartenders “put it in a coffee cup” -security is on the look out for alcoholic beverages but didn’t seem to bat and eye at water bottles, soda bottles/cups or coffee cups. I think as long as you try to be discreet inside they won’t bother you.