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Jmarch79
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June 1st, 2018 at 11:05:35 AM permalink
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IMHO on a minor point.

The two biggest draws currently in AC are CET and Borgata. CET uses Platinum as a lower tier; why undervalue yours using that same, well-known name? Same but less confusing reference to Borgata and Black, but maybe that changed when they went all MGM? mlife now? I haven't been lately, but I was Black 14 years ago with them.

Ocean.

Blue, Aqua, Teal, Royal. 4 nice words, all shades of blue distinct at a glance. Why not that?

Like I said. Minor issue.



Yes, Borgata switched over to Mlife now. Platinum is the highest tier you can earn. (They have a tier above it, Nior, but it is by invitation only with no pre-determined tier credit requirement.)

Spot on and I completely agree with the names of the Ocean tiers. Also should be noted, Tropicana uses Platinum and Black as tiers in their program. Black being the highest and Platinum below it (exactly as Ocean did it.) Missed opportunity to differentiate themselves for sure.
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June 1st, 2018 at 11:13:56 AM permalink
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I thought of making this as a working thread for the two 'new' properties set to open in Atlantic City this month.

Ocean Resort Casino

Again, I plan to update this thread as we learn more about both properties.



Most of this has already been compiled in the long-running Revel Sold thread.
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June 1st, 2018 at 11:20:13 AM permalink
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Quote: Jmarch79

I thought of making this as a working thread for the two 'new' properties set to open in Atlantic City this month.

Ocean Resort Casino

Again, I plan to update this thread as we learn more about both properties.



Most of this has already been compiled in the long-running Revel Sold thread.



True. Good reference point.

However, new owners, new start, also includes HRAC, so seems reasonable to make a new thread.
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June 1st, 2018 at 11:28:28 AM permalink
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Most of this has already been compiled in the long-running Revel Sold thread.



Agree, however, I thought this thread would be a good overall reference point for both properties opening, not just Ocean. It includes some tips as well as the players club info and not just copy/paste from articles.
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June 1st, 2018 at 3:57:05 PM permalink
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Complimentary self and valet parking are only a benefit at the highest (black) tier level. This is exceptionally stingy as every other Atlantic City property offers this at the level just above base.



Looks like Ocean Resort decided to change that policy already! (Or more likely, just made an error when launching that page this morning.

While showing someone the benefit chart a few minutes ago, they've now added complimentary self-parking at the Gold Tier and above. For valet, you will still need to have the Black card.
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June 1st, 2018 at 4:15:10 PM permalink
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However, new owners, new start, also includes HRAC, so seems reasonable to make a new thread.



There are existing multi-page threads on the Hard Rock AC too.

Don't get me wrong... Jmarch's summaries are nice and no doubt include info that isn't in the other ones. But it does make the content more segmented and having both properties combined in one post this way will make it harder for people to sort through. This post should at least be edited with links to all the prior ones.
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June 1st, 2018 at 4:40:00 PM permalink
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There are existing multi-page threads on the Hard Rock AC too.

Don't get me wrong... Jmarch's summaries are nice and no doubt include info that isn't in the other ones. But it does make the content more segmented and having both properties combined in one post this way will make it harder for people to sort through. This post should at least be edited with links to all the prior ones.



I just thought it would be fun to cover the developments of both properties leading to their openings. I will be there for the openings and was going to post a live report with pictures of the properties and my thoughts, gaming conditions, etc. If it is such a big deal that I stepped over your Revel Sold thread, the mods can feel free to take this one down. I do apologize if you found this to be disrespectful.

Thanks.
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June 1st, 2018 at 5:23:53 PM permalink
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I just thought it would be fun to cover the developments of both properties leading to their openings. I will be there for the openings and was going to post a live report with pictures of the properties and my thoughts, gaming conditions, etc. If it is such a big deal that I stepped over your Revel Sold thread, the mods can feel free to take this one down. I do apologize if you found this to be disrespectful.



It's really about the idea that those of us who are interested in these properties would prefer to have the updates and info organized and easy to find in just one or two posts.

That said, an opening week first-hand report with pics would be a great thing and VERY interesting. It wasn't clear that's where you planned to take this, but that would be worth a separate post IMO and I certainly wouldn't suggest deletion.
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June 2nd, 2018 at 6:18:39 AM permalink
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That said, an opening week first-hand report with pics would be a great thing and VERY interesting. It wasn't clear that's where you planned to take this, but that would be worth a separate post IMO and I certainly wouldn't suggest deletion.



I apologize I should have been more specific with my intentions. Thanks!
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June 2nd, 2018 at 6:48:55 AM permalink
The Press of Atlantic City is reporting the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will opening with two of the former tenants of the Trump Taj Mahal. Scores Gentleman's Club and Robert's Steakhouse will be returning when the property re-opens as the Hard Rock in 27 days.

I know Hard Rock was trying to avoid this from happening (while Scores was fighting hard for it). Scores neglected to renew their lease in 2015 and missed more than a year of lease payments. The matter went before the courts and apparently we ended up here.

On a personal level, on occasion, I can appreciate a good strip club. I went to Scores once while it was in the Taj and quite frankly, due to gaming requirements, etc., I got more of a show at the beach earlier that day. It was far from a good strip club. Not to mention, it also cheapens the property. Hard Rock is known as a great brand and I do not believe having this establishment in their property that they are dumping $500MM into adds any value to their brand (in fact, does quite the opposite.)

Robert's Steakhouse (named for Scores owner, Robert Gans) was just an average steakhouse food wise with a very trendy design. Hard Rock planned on bringing their Council Oak Steaks & Seafood concept to the Atlantic City property, and I am now unsure if this will now change due to the recent developments of Robert's returning. It would be a shame if they had to replace Council Oak. Each time I am at their Florida properties I look forward to visiting these restaurants - they truly do a great job. I just don't see them putting in two steakhouses in one property.

Will this change my intentions of visiting the Hard Rock? Absolutely not. However, I do think the addition of this tenant makes Ocean Resort look a little more desirable - specifically to families and groups/conventions that may have been considering the two properties.

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