Just got back from an overnight visit to Bally's AC, so I thought I'd write up a very quick trip report. We got there at about 6 pm and checked in within ten minutes of arriving. Our comp room was a corner room with oceanview in the Bally's Tower. A little dated, sure, but very clean. It had a large bathroom with shower and separate soaking tub with windows with a view of Caesars next door, Playground Pier, and the Boardwalk with the ocean in the distance. Not too bad. We had a comp buffet for two at Caesars so we had that for dinner. We appreciated that they offered some decent seafood options since it was a Friday night and we observe Lent. Everything was tasty and our beverage service was quite attentive. We tipped nicely. After dinner, we attended a special presentation about the benefits of Total Rewards and they gave us $20 of freeplay. Then, I hit the slots in the casino and the wife went back to the hotel room for the evening. I played dollar slots at $3 a spin and quickly won $300. I then proceeded to lose a total of $1000 over the next two hours, which annoyed me greatly. I ended up with only 470 tier credits from $1000 of losses, which I found completely unacceptable. I know that CET has increased their hold lately, but that's just ridiculous. It upset me so much that I stopped playing and went back to my hotel room and decided to invest the other $1000 of my bankroll with Vanguard instead. Sorry, CET. Don't waste my time. We spent the rest of the evening soaking in the tub and drinking wine from New Jersey's Tomasello Winery that we had brought with us. We remembered to bring wine glasses with us this time too, because Caesars tried to charge us $7.50 to borrow wine glasses on our last visit. Not likely. We had meant to go dress up and have drinks at 1921 at Playground Pier, but my wife was feeling a little tired, so we decided to call it a night around midnight. The next morning, we had a breakfast of cinnamon rolls and apple juice that we brought with us from home along with the room coffee (which is free in Atlantic City.) Saved us a ton of money. We checked out around 11:30 and paid the resort fee with reward credits, so there was absolutely no charge for the room. Then, since they were already counting checkout day toward our play, we went and tried one of the new "skill-based games" in the Wild Wild West casino. This game is called Pharoah's Secret Temple (or something like that) and it's a pick three game similar to Candy Crush. My wife likes those kinds of games on her iPad, so she decided to give it a go. She was very disappointed with the game. Basically, the game is rigged so badly that it doesn't really matter what you do during gameplay. It's practically impossible to get enough of the "artifacts" to even win your bet back. Meanwhile, it takes $25 of play for every tier credit. No, thank you, CET. What a waste of money. Something like that could be successful in Atlantic City, but if they want to appeal to Millennials, then they need to make the gameplay actually matter toward the result in some way. They also need to allow players to win once in a while to keep them interested. I can't imagine these games are going to be very successful for the casinos. After that, I stopped over at Caesars to use my day's $30 of freeplay, which I converted into $35 and we walked down to the Hard Rock Cafe at the former Taj for lunch. It was my first time there, because I had always avoided the place for reasons that would violate this forum's TOS, and I liked it very much. The artifacts on the walls were terrific and they even had a wall specifically for New Jersey musicians like Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. I had their traditional burger which was delicious and got the souvenir beer glass to add to my Hard Rock collection. After that, we got a massage at one of the Asian massage places on the Boardwalk, which only cost $20 for 20 minutes. Much, much cheaper than using the spa services at Bally's. As you can tell, I like to get my money's worth when it comes to casinos, etc. We picked up some saltwater taffy at one of the places on the Boardwalk and then headed home. It wasn't my most successful visit to AC and I was deeply upset about the ridiculously poor play I received on the slots, but I did enjoy Bally's hotel more than I thought I would. If they give me some offers, I would probably return.