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7star4now
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December 21st, 2013 at 6:08:58 PM permalink
Quote: Pokeraddict

In a city with 12% unemployment and on a downward spiral I bet that every hour counts and NYE is one of the biggest days of the year for tips.



I get that, but I'm talking severance that at least compensates for lost gratuities -vs dehumanizing the staff as trained seals waiting for a fishhead to be thrown into their mouth... & believe me, I have no sympathy for irrational, grandstanding union stunts, which also may have contributed to the plight of these workers- if you read between the lines:

Did this help keep the casino open & preserve their jobs or did it fuel the loss of jobs?

http://www.casino.org/news/no-takers-yet-for-atlantic-club-auction-as-union-makes-demands
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December 21st, 2013 at 7:40:38 PM permalink
We don't really know what went on behind the scenes but it seems to me the union demands would be a turnoff to anyone interested in keeping the property open. They apparently were not funding $32 million in pension payments so who knows what happens with that if a buyer is forced to accept the current contract.
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December 21st, 2013 at 8:37:56 PM permalink
It might be nice to provide the severance and the holidays, but with what money? They're bankrupt. I would think that the employees BEGGED the current management to keep the place open until after the holidays, because that's the best money of the year out there; lots of holiday gamblers, champagne, expensive meals, etc. means lots of tips, and I'd guess it will be astronomical with the customers knowing this is the end.

I really liked them when they were the AC Hilton. I stayed with them several times, in part because they had the classic feel of gaming back 30-50 years ago, with lots of very senior people and courtesies from the pits. Their comps were also very generous compared to my play, I felt. I never paid for anything there, got invited to special parties, concerts, and the like, and I was never more than a dolphin at best. I liked the walk to the south, their place being immediately adjacent to (really opening out onto) the boardwalk, less people to thread through out there. I had a great host, too, probably liked her personally better than any other host I've had, though I have a good one now.

RIP AC Club. Thanks for the fun.
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December 21st, 2013 at 8:46:10 PM permalink
Sigh, Trump Plaza it is then. All of their VP is so shitty and I feel so guilty playing 8/5... even if it's for quarters and like $20 a day.
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December 22nd, 2013 at 4:07:11 AM permalink
This news really makes me sad. Over the last 2 summers I have been able to get corner rooms comped on the weekends. I have stayed 4 summer weekends for free.

Last summer we went 3 times with our 2 year old. There is no way that we can afford to stay right on the beach now. I am sad for the employees and I am sad for us. :-(
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December 22nd, 2013 at 10:47:36 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

This news really makes me sad. Over the last 2 summers I have been able to get corner rooms comped on the weekends. I have stayed 4 summer weekends for free.

Last summer we went 3 times with our 2 year old. There is no way that we can afford to stay right on the beach now. I am sad for the employees and I am sad for us. :-(




i am sure one of the other struggling boardwalk properties would be happy to comp you summer weekend rooms for some modest play. some of these casinos i have just walked through and they send me weekly mailers begging me to come stay with them -- and i am the opposite of a high roller, and i only play low-house-edge games.

have you looked into places like resorts? showboat? trump taj? heck, even revel. if you go to revel and play green chips you can have the run of the place now. how times have changed.
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December 22nd, 2013 at 11:16:03 AM permalink
Quote: ahiromu

Sigh, Trump Plaza it is then. All of their VP is so shitty and I feel so guilty playing 8/5... even if it's for quarters and like $20 a day.

They used to have a $1 3 coin aces and faces,to the right, around the corner at the top of the escalator coming from the boardwalk.This is much better than 8/5 job.Not sure if it`s still there.
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December 22nd, 2013 at 11:56:43 AM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

They used to have a $1 3 coin aces and faces,to the right, around the corner at the top of the escalator coming from the boardwalk.This is much better than 8/5 job.Not sure if it`s still there.



Probably long gone. Vp free says the only 99% games left are at the $2 level. They made a comment back in 2012 that quarter ddb was 9/5. If so, that's better than 8/5 job.
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December 22nd, 2013 at 12:00:59 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

Probably long gone. Vp free says the only 99% games left are at the $2 level. They made a comment back in 2012 that quarter ddb was 9/5. If so, that's better than 8/5 job.

It was there around 4 months ago.
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December 22nd, 2013 at 12:07:40 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

It was there around 4 months ago.



Well I guess no one at vpfree cares about the place then, not uncommon.

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