I played Mississippi Stud for the first time and we did really well, the dealer got a few straight flushes and 3 of a kinds, I had a full house on one of those 3 of a kinds so that hand alone, I won $750. Everyone had a winning trip for the first time in years. I was able to put a little "somthin', somthin'" away for my Vegas trip March3-7th.
Went over to Borgata for the 2:1 buffet special. I liked the new décor and the selection was good, as always. Couldn't hit for $#it there once again. When will I learn.....should have just paid for the buffet and left because it really cost me about $700.
It's also nice to read that the Borgata buffet remodel went well. That's our home now, because that's where we get the best offers: rooms and free play. $700, though, yikes! What were you playing? Not that I haven't had those results at Borg, too, but they're mixed in with good trips as well.
For some reason Resorts doesn't get a whole lot of attention on the boards. They have decent rooms "most if not all Ocean Tower rooms were recently remodeled" and often are among the cheapest on the boardwalk.
I have heard they can be generous with their comps. Who knows, maybe you will be getting some offers?
Sorry about your losses....
I haven't played at Resorts in a long time, but based on this review and what I saw the last time I was there it may be my new home in AC. I was staying at the Taj and walked over. Resorts was hopping by comparison. Not that it would be hard to be busier than the Taj at this point. Anyhoo...I was impressed with the food court on the main casino floor in the back. Good selection of stuff at a reasonable price. Sometimes when I'm playing a while I just want a slice of pizza or a quick sandwich, quickly. Lots of good options there it seems. Hope to see some of you there soon.
I used up comps at the White House Sub Shop now that they are 1:1 all over, (was surprised they were even 1:1 in the gift shop) got my crock pot and left.
The food court at Resorts was great for a coffee at Dunkin Donuts, my girlfriend had a burger at Ruby's and I had a slice of pizza at 12am. (hit the spot) since we were buzzed and sober a few times in one day and didn't have to veer too far from the casino action.
I'm not saying that this is the best casino out there for comps, gambling etc. but I did have a good time, won a little bit and reminded me a little of our early Showboat days.
How about that zero degree wind chill on the Boardwalk? It was cold enough in front of the buildings but much worse walking by open lots like the volley ball courts. The wind was coming from that way and was very cold but we like to walk. Just for kicks, or maybe nostalgia, we walked up to the front doors of Revel. We had to walk up Connecticut Avenue because both Boardwalk entrances are double fenced. There is a large black curtain covering all the doors. It was a little sad as we stood at the wall, in solitude, looking at the ocean.
There have been some questions here about AC blackjack, particularly low limit S17, so I did a little survey of all casinos. Resorts has 4 S17 tables that are $10 minimums through early evening, even on this Super Bowl weekend.
Taj has a pit of 14 S17 tables but they never go below $25 even though they are almost always dead.
The Borg is the only other casino to have S17 on the main floor. These tables are always hopping and are $25 minimums. They will lower them at slower times but it is rare. They still have the very odd rule that unrated players can play only one hand at no more than 10 times the table minimum. To their credit they still have the one $5 table, even on a busy weekend. It's H17 and is across from the B Bar.
Harrah's still has 15 or so 6 to 5 shoe games.
I can confirm that surrender will be still be granted upon request in the Golden Nugget high limit room.
Gas on the White Horse Pike was $1.73 for regular. When I got back to Connecticut, the first sign we saw was $2.59 for regular. The George Washington Bridge toll went up to $14.
I almost always take Tappanzee. I know it's a little longer but the toll is less, the roads are in better shape and usually the traffic is better in my opinion.
I use both. Yesterday morning there was no traffic and no slowdowns at the bridge or the usual Connecticut spots. This was one of my quickest trips ever. As you know, it's a crap shoot. All it takes is one fender bender.