Greetings all, Just got back from AC and happily booked a winner this weekend for a change. Stayed at the Borgata but called the host department at the Revel and arranged a guided tour of the property and even got to see a couple of their lower end suites (1 and 2 room 1 bedroom). The floor to ceiling glass provides an incrdeible view of the ocean. The entertainment they are bringing in is prompting everyone to up their game in AC right now. Thinking about trying a stay out there in August instead of LV because of the beach and not having to pay airfare. For those in Vegas who don't know much about Atlantic City, the Revel would be analgous to someone finishing off the Fountain Bleau project, but the only other casinos on the strip would be like IP, Excalibur level. The Borgata is over in the Marina so I'm not comparing that. The Revel stood at a standstill for over two years until rescued with state help in tax incentives to lure the financing needed to complete it. The resort itself is architectually phenominal. Second tallest building in NJ and sits right on the Atlantic Ocean. Not everything is open in the resort right now but most of it will be by Memorial Day except perhaps the 4 story entertainment lounge with multiple venue options is still being fitted out. Rooftop pool is nice too. The resorts focus is on a new demographic primarliy looking to pay for their rooms and entertainment and gambling is secondary. Now about the gambling. First thing is the have a resort wide no smoking policy. There are no designated smoking areas so if you smoke you are definately not gonna like staying here. If you hate smokers and their smoke you will love it here. BJ had 6 deck hand shuffle S17 games. Still no surrender in AC. Ok here's the scoop on their players club and host dept. They have one card period. It is white in color. They have no players club for premium players. Your play earns you resort credits that you can then comp yourself towards your room, food and beverage. A host will comp qualified premium players their first 2 trips. For me they just called the Borgata a got my information and will offer me a 1 bedroom jr. suite. During those first two trips you will be building up your resort credits up but will not be used for your comped stay. By the third trip you are on your own and the host functions more as your concierge/travel agent and sets up your stay on how you want to spend the resort credits you have. So if you want a bigger room and eat food court style or you can stay in a regular room and eat more. So kind of like MLIFE's express comps but with primary comps included in the pot and you decide how to use them. It protects them from low play cause if you low play you won't have the credits the next trip to get your same perks. All this being said who knows what it could look like in 2 years from now. If no one is coming in the place in the winter that could force changes to their club or smoking policy. So that's the bigger picture and as a result they will get some players to switch but I think the serious habitual gamblers are gonna stay where they are at because they will be shown more love. This place is going after the resort vacationer who likes to gamble more than the gambler who likes the resort and vacation thrown in. That's all for now.