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May 31st, 2012 at 7:46:07 AM permalink
I usually select casinos based on their proximity to me? Do people choose Casinos another way? Do they choose based on recommendations?

I want to change my approach and start going to casinos based on recomendations. Tell me what is the best and worst casino you've been to.
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May 31st, 2012 at 7:56:10 AM permalink
For me I find it better to be mostly loyal to one brand since that gets us the most comps and freebies. Since the wife and I like to travel, the only national brand near us is Caesars so for the last five years we have usually gone to their properties. Now they base comps on longevety versus a one night gamble-a-thon so that is not for everybody who wants immediate comps.
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May 31st, 2012 at 8:04:13 AM permalink
Quote: hook3670

For me I find it better to be mostly loyal to one brand since that gets us the most comps and freebies. Since the wife and I like to travel, the only national brand near us is Caesars so for the last five years we have usually gone to their properties. Now they base comps on longevety versus a one night gamble-a-thon so that is not for everybody who wants immediate comps.



Which one of Ceasars properties was the best? Ceasar/Ballys/Harrah....... Leaves a lot to be desired for me @ least in Atlantic City!
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May 31st, 2012 at 8:07:46 AM permalink
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I usually select casinos based on their proximity to me? Do people choose Casinos another way? Do they choose based on recommendations?



I often choose based on what games I want to play. But I play recreationally, or socially if you prefer, so finding the "best" game is not necessarily a requirement. Minimums can be as important.

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I want to change my approach and start going to casinos based on recomendations. Tell me what is the best and worst casino you've been to.



It depends on what games you want to play and how. Low minimums, high minimums, what level of service, etc.

For me, the worst "casino" I've been to is any "casino" that offers only slots. There are a few such in and around Mex City. But I wouldn't count these as real casinos anyway.

So the worst is probably, for me, any palce with minimums too high for me to play. That would include the Cosmopolitan, Wynn, much of the Venetian, etc. But I like sight-seeing there... Maybe it would be best not to put any casino in the "worst" list.

As for best, I like playing craps and VP mostly. In that regard I give high marks to the Four Queens. They have 9/6 JoB and 10/7 DB. For craps they have $3 and $5 minimums (though $3 is rare) and 5X odds. Not that I bet 5X often, but I will on the 6 and 8 when playing $3 pass line/come bets. And the craps crews were uniformly good and polite. This also goes for the MSS as far as craps goes, but they offer 20X odds. They're supposed to have good VP, but I really dind't look. Oh, and should you make field bets, both pay triple on 12 if I recall correctly.

Binion's has the same craps rules as 4 Queens, and their crews are as good in my experience. El Cortez offers 10X odds, but, really, it's not as nice a place as other Downtown casinos. It's ok, but it's farther from the "heart" of Downtown, and I still wouldn't walk there at night. I think the Godlen gate offers high odds, too, but I dind't play there.

Also for VP I can recommend the California, as it has $0.50 10/7 DB, with the addition of a 1,000 coin bonus for a royal in hearts. At the D, you can find a full pay Deuces Wild machine, but it only plays at $0.05. It's upstairs, past that it's not easy to find, but unmistakable once you do find it. Just look for the oldest VP with a DW pay table printed on it. I think they have 9/6 or 9/7 DB, too.

I like PGP, too, but our own Paigowdan has spoiled me with his EZ Pai Gow game. I won't play paying regular comission anymore. For that I know the Fiesta Henderson has the game at $5, with Dan sometimes dealing it himself. I guess it's at other Station casinos, but I dind't look (and I went to the Palace Station twice... how sloppy of me) They have it at the Golden Nugget, too, but at $10 minimum, and I never saw the table open in the daytime.

I hope any of this helps.
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May 31st, 2012 at 8:13:46 AM permalink
Worst / best depends upon what you're looking for.

Of the FOUR Caesars properties in AC:

Only Harrah's is not on the boardwalk. It's a relatively short walk to Borgata or Golden Nugget, but you'll need a ride to get anywhere else.

Harrah's and Caesars are the nicest hotels. Showboat is the discount hotel of the bunch. Bally's isn't much better.

Bally's is attached to Caesars, which makes casino hopping easy. Of the two, you're more likely to find lower table limits at Bally's.

Of course, if the weather is nice, the walk to Showboat isn't bad. Hell, as long as it's not rainy or windy, it's a nice walk. Plus, the next casino past Showboat is Revel. Any trip to AC has got to include a visit there....
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May 31st, 2012 at 8:14:26 AM permalink
The Harrah's and Caesers in AC have a good mix of table games. They have 3-2 BJ and lots of choices. Their VP games are not the best on the floor, however I have never checked them out in the high limit room so I do not know if they are any better there. I agree they are two of the nicest hotels also along with Borgata and Revel.
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May 31st, 2012 at 2:29:35 PM permalink
I want to change my approach and start going to casinos based on recomendations. Tell me what is the best and worst casino you've been to.



My games are Black Jack, Craps and Roulette
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May 31st, 2012 at 2:43:25 PM permalink
Quote: Parlay

I want to change my approach and start going to casinos based on recomendations. Tell me what is the best and worst casino you've been to.

My games are Black Jack, Craps and Roulette



You might want to mention you live in the NY/NJ area.
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May 31st, 2012 at 2:51:58 PM permalink
Quote: Parlay

My games are Black Jack, Craps and Roulette



As far as Vegas goes, for BJ see the survey in this site.

For craps I can recommend 4 Queens (5X), El Cortez (10X) and MSS (20X). Plus Casino Royale allow sup to 100x and the Riviera baosts 1,000X.

I don't play roulette, but the best games are the European variants, usually found in the high limit rooms in the nicer properites like Bellagio, Wynn and so on. The Riviera ahs single-zero roulette in the main floor, but I think not with European rules.
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May 31st, 2012 at 2:54:02 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Showboat is the discount hotel of the bunch. Bally's isn't much better.


Ballys seems to have finished remodeling the Claridge rooms, and not to that bad effect, either.
It is most definitely odd to see the renovation coincide with the shutdowns of the Claridge and Wild Wild West gambling operations.

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