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Joeman
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September 22nd, 2018 at 10:49:57 AM permalink
Carnival recently made me an offer that I couldn't refuse. As a result, I am going on a cruise that stops in Nassau for a day. I was considering going to one of the casinos there, and was wondering which would be better: Atlantis or Baja Mar. I'm looking for good 25c - $1 VP, and low limit Craps and possibly UTH. The poll question is: which joint would be best suited for my needs?

I have been to Altantis recently, but didn't gamble much. I don't think I have ever been to Baja Mar. I do recall going to a casino on Cable Beach, but this was 15 years ago, and I don't remember much about it other than fleecing tourists at the $1-$2 Hold'em table! ;)

Has anyone been to either of these places recently? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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DRich
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September 22nd, 2018 at 11:31:51 AM permalink
Baha Mar is the new casino built to compete with Atlantis. I doubt you will find good VP at low denoms at either property.
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Joeman
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September 23rd, 2018 at 7:29:16 AM permalink
Ya, maybe 'good' is a stretch. I was thinking more like Strip paytables 'good' -- I know I wont find anything like FPDW. I'm just hoping for better than what I know I will find on the boat, which shouldn't be hard.
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Joeman
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September 28th, 2018 at 9:11:18 AM permalink
I'm going to give this topic a bump to see if anyone has been to either of these casinos in Nassau.

For my 'bump fee,' I'll relate another thing I remember about my trip to Cable Beach 15 years ago. I recently googled it, and am convinced that the casino I visited was the Crystal Palace, and that Baha (Sorry for the misspelling in the title) Mar was built to replace it.

We had taken a taxi from the cruise port to the casino. There were four of us, and I was going to offer to pay for the cab ride, so I took out my wallet as we neared the end of our ride. However, my Dad ended up paying for the cab, and I put my wallet back in my pocket. (Or so I thought!) When I got out of the taxi at the casino's valet area, I felt that my wallet was missing -- it either slipped out, or I never put it away securely -- but the cab had already sped off!

I tell the valet this. So, he jumps in the next car that was to be parked and tears of after the taxi. A few minutes later, the valet returns with my wallet! Needless to say, he got a big tip! No idea if the owner of the car ever knew that his car was used for a brief high-speed pursuit instead of being parked!
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100xOdds
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Joeman
September 28th, 2018 at 6:17:03 PM permalink
atlantis 2016

slots were $10.50 coin-in = 1 point
vp: $25 coin-in = 1 point

best vp was 8/6 JoB.
I think there was quarter 3/5/10 play Ultimate X 8/5 DDB,

new player promo:
50pts = $25 cashback, 100pts = $50, 300pts = $75, 500 pts = $100
needless to say, I only played till 100 points

Baja Mar was still under construction in 2016
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Sandybestdog
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October 2nd, 2018 at 11:01:55 AM permalink
I stopped by Alantis for a few hours a couple months ago on a cruise. I played a slot for a couple hours. When I was leaving I went to the desk to ask what my comp balance was. She said they donít have comps. I said I never heard of a casino not having comps. She said they apply it to your bill at checkout. I said Iím just here for a few hours on a cruise. She said then they would just give me a restaurant comp. I just gave up at that point.

I have since gotten some offers for free room and food credit. I donít think youíre going to get much freeplay out of them nor comps for shopping. I think itís just a good place to go if you want a cheap vacation. I looked at the video poker briefly and didnít see anything real good. So unless you like playing video poker for fun, this probably isnít the place for you.
Joeman
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October 2nd, 2018 at 12:24:25 PM permalink
Thanks for your input 100x & Sandy. Yeah, I'm coming on a cruise, too, and not planning on playing enough for serious comps anyway. I wasn't even planning on getting a card unless there was some significant new player bonus involved.

I think we're leaning towards trying out Baha Mar instead of Atlantis for this trip. It's newer, and hopefully a little lower-key than Atlantis. Last time I visited Atlantis (also on a cruise), they wouldn't let us walk around and see the property. Unless we paid $50 or whatever for a day-pass, we were pretty much restricted to the casino and shops in the lobby.
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SM777
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October 2nd, 2018 at 12:26:42 PM permalink
Baha Mar baby!
DeMango
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October 3rd, 2018 at 9:57:51 PM permalink
Looking forward to Baha Mar trip report!
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Joeman
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October 8th, 2018 at 3:21:34 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Looking forward to Baha Mar trip report!

Here ya go!
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