GBAM
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September 8th, 2019 at 5:56:07 AM permalink
Hello!

23 y.o. BF/GF stopping through Atlantic City for our first time in October. Looking for some suggestions. Here’s some things we’d be looking for. Planning on just spending 2 days, but could add a second night if worth it.

-decently priced spa or food room/packages
- one or two MUST SEE non-casino attractions
-low craps and UTH minimums,
-any table games we can’t find at Foxwoods/Mohegan?
-Good bingo?
- Best buffet? Best steakhouse/ seafood

Again, trying to be as budget conscious as possible thinking $100-200 per experience, maybe sub $300 total for the 2 days 1 night not including gambling

Really appreciate any suggestions
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GBAM
September 8th, 2019 at 6:43:26 AM permalink
Quote: GBAM

Hello!

23 y.o. BF/GF stopping through Atlantic City for our first time in October. Looking for some suggestions. Here’s some things we’d be looking for. Planning on just spending 2 days, but could add a second night if worth it.

-decently priced spa or food room/packages
- one or two MUST SEE non-casino attractions
-low craps and UTH minimums,
-any table games we can’t find at Foxwoods/Mohegan?
-Good bingo?
- Best buffet? Best steakhouse/ seafood

Again, trying to be as budget conscious as possible thinking $100-200 per experience, maybe sub $300 total for the 2 days 1 night not including gambling

Really appreciate any suggestions



Greetings!

Your most economical hotels are going to be Resorts, Tropicana, Golden Nugget, assuming you are looking specifically for casino hotels. Without knowing what days you want, I'm looking at the first weekend in October, but it would be MUCH cheaper for you to go during the week. I did a super quick search, if you want a more thorough one you'll have to do it, especially since you didn't give specific dates. Looks like Golden Nugget is the lowest at just over $200/night (before fees) but that's just the room.

Non-casino attractions? There's a beach. Tanger Outlets mall. Boardwalk. Ripley's Believe it or Not on the Boardwalk, I've never been inside, though, so have no opinion. Hopefully, someone else can better answer.

Lowest minimums, in general, are probably going to be at Golden Nugget and/or Resorts. You can always call all the casinos and see what the minimums generally are, just ask to be transferred to Table Games. Once again, you're better off to go on a weekday.

I don't know what table games are at Foxwoods/Mohegan, most casinos list Table Games on their websites, so you can check there. Fortunately, I've recently just done that if you care to visit this page:

https://www.realmoneyaction.com/us-casinos/new-jersey/

Overall, I'd say the most unique games are generally at Borgata, Caesars and Hard Rock; in no particular order.

Keep in mind that the novelty games are generally most likely to be open on weekends, but going on a weekend also conflicts with your goal to save as much money as possible.

Bingo...I don't believe any of the casinos listed a bingo room when I looked. I haven't scoured every property inch-by-inch, but I've been to them all, and don't remember ever seeing Bingo. There might be a special event type thing somewhere, so you'd have to look for that.

I don't know about food, I only really ate at Golden Nugget and Trump Taj Mahal, which is now Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City. I did have the Golden Nugget's buffet, I remember thinking it was pretty decent by casino buffet standards.

EDIT: Here's my review of Golden Nugget, by the way:

https://wizardofvegas.com/hotels/golden-nugget-atlantic-city-review/

Apparently, I thought a lot of the buffet at the time I wrote that, but still wouldn't have paid what they were asking. I also went to the Michael Patrick's Brasserie, it appears, and my takeaway was that the prices are completely ridiculous.

EAT ON THE CHEAP!!! Many places on the Boardwalk have pretty good food, and Chelsea II has awesome pizza, even though I don't usually like thin crust.
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September 10th, 2019 at 12:36:53 PM permalink
If you already have a Momentum card from Mohegan, you may want to see if you can use it to get some deal at Resorts, their AC property. Other than that, my main advice is that food in AC is always cheaper by ~ 20% when you eat at a non-casino restaurant. Check the thread from last year "Casual Dining Spots in AC"
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September 10th, 2019 at 5:30:59 PM permalink
Do you have a car?

My non-casino recommendations would depend highly on whether you can drive to them.

Then again, I haven't been there since Sandy hit, so I'm not sure what's standing any more.
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September 10th, 2019 at 7:42:31 PM permalink
Borgata has a comedy club show every Friday night that’s usually pretty decent comedians. And both of the spas there are really nice.
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September 10th, 2019 at 8:07:44 PM permalink
Quote: GBAM

Hello!

23 y.o. BF/GF stopping through Atlantic City for our first time in October. Looking for some suggestions. Here’s some things we’d be looking for. Planning on just spending 2 days, but could add a second night if worth it.

-decently priced spa or food room/packages
- one or two MUST SEE non-casino attractions
-low craps and UTH minimums,
-any table games we can’t find at Foxwoods/Mohegan?
-Good bingo?
- Best buffet? Best steakhouse/ seafood

Again, trying to be as budget conscious as possible thinking $100-200 per experience, maybe sub $300 total for the 2 days 1 night not including gambling

Really appreciate any suggestions

for uth, best games is Ocean and Golden Nugget. Both pay 9 for full house for the Trips bet as of last year.
(there may be other casinos that also pay 9?)
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jerrysnj
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September 11th, 2019 at 10:04:37 AM permalink
Best buffet is at the Borgata, cheap eats at Tony’s Baltimore Grill and the Irish Pub. Seafood-Docks Oyster House. Atlantic City on weekends is very expensive, you can get the same room for 50-75% less by going during the week.
FatGeezus
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September 11th, 2019 at 10:17:34 AM permalink
Ask your questions on this AC travel site.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g29750-i78-Atlantic_City_New_Jersey.html
scolist
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September 11th, 2019 at 2:31:45 PM permalink
I was in AC 3 weeks ago.

Avoid the LandShark Bar & Grill across from the Hard Rock. Totally pathetic mgmt/service.

A big plus 1 on the Irish Pub.
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September 14th, 2019 at 6:37:49 PM permalink
Thanks everyone for the advice so far!

We are going on a Tuesday! So weekday on point and yes we will have a car!

Probably will book tomorrow. I’ll try to find something with a decent spa package or maybe one of those $50 food things. Anyone have any links or referral codes (or wants to “let u$ check into their comped $uite” feel free to DM me

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