TinMan
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December 9th, 2018 at 10:10:08 AM permalink
I just got back from a short (24 hours) and painful trip to Atlantic City. I used to go a few times a year when I was younger, but haven't been there in 4 years. Arrived by bus at Bally's on Saturday morning. Started off walking through Caesar's--somehow in 25 years of going to Atlantic City I'd never been in Caesar's. I don't think I missed anything. I then made my way to Bally's. They had a $5, 10x odds craps game. I was surprised to see a $5 table in Atlantic City on a Saturday, and especially at higher than 5x odds. Bet $5 on the pass and $50 in odds. No come bets, no place bets, nothing else. Table had two players who were each doing their best to annoy the dealers. One guy kept claiming to be short on his change and demanding they check the tapes. Another guy routinely dropped mounds chips on the felt when the dice were out and mumbled complicated bets--"No 10 for $51 and place the 4,6 and 9"--I wasn't on his side of the table, but along those lines. After 2.5 hours, ended up down $80. Not too bad. Made my way to the Trop where I had a room. Surprisingly pleasant walk. Get to the Trop, check in and get back to the craps tables. $10 minimum, 5x max odds. Played for about 1.5 hours. $10 pass lines, $50 odds. No other bets. Lost $70. Ok, not so bad. Ate lunch and found a $10 BJ table (3/2. 8 decks, NS, DOA, DAS). Not ideal, but playable. Played for 2 hours and lost $85. Ok, another loss, but still fine. Went to dinner. After dinner, back to craps. Same plan--$10 pass, $50 odds. In an hour, I lost ~$550. Just brutal. Maybe 90% of the shooters didn't make a point and no one made 2 points. Just PSO almost every time. I won't switch from P to DP in one session to avoid regrets later, so I kept with the pass line bets. After the last PSO, I quit for the day and went to bed. Next morning (today), walked back to Bally's to get my bus. Stopped again at the $5, 10x odds craps table. I was hoping for a little redemption. Instead, dropped another $60. That was it for me. Went to the bus area. Took a leak in the bathroom down there. Saw a guy passed out in the bathroom (in a stall), syringe on the floor next to him, jacked up hand twitching under the stall wall. No one was manning the bus desk and no security or casino personnel in sight to report to. I got on my bus and came home. Fun times in AC.
ChumpChange
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December 9th, 2018 at 7:50:34 PM permalink
I show up to a new table, I bet Don't Come, and the shooters start making all kinds of points. I switch to Pass Line, table goes cold.
If betting Pass Line, you could be up or down 15 bets, but after a few thousand rolls, you may still be up or down only 15 bets.
Maybe the odds bets are a different beast.
jjjoooggg
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December 9th, 2018 at 9:21:21 PM permalink
I've been to Atlantic City once in my life. Not many players. I think Caesars had more players. Maybe, it was a slow part of the year. The boardwalk didn't have many people either. It was interesting to goto. Because i've been told its nice.
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NokTang
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December 10th, 2018 at 6:37:31 AM permalink
Quote: TinMan

I just got back from a short (24 hours) and painful trip to Atlantic City. Fun times in AC.



Thanks for the report...How was the food(cost and quality) and the room at the Trop?(cost and quality) Thanks
TinMan
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December 11th, 2018 at 7:34:38 PM permalink
The room at the Trop was a bit of a mixed bag. It was clean and modern. On the other hand, it wasn't large--standard to smaller size. The room phone didn't work but that wasn't really a problem. Also, the flush lever on the toilet was almost completely broken off. Hard to explain, but it looked like someone had yanked it out of place so it was dangling. That was more of a problem because you often had to remove the lid of the tank and pull up on the chain leading to the stopper/seal to get the toilet to flush. The was a coffee maker in the room. Bed was comfortable and I slept well.

Ate with some friends at Carmine's. It was expensive, but that was expected. One of the pasta dishes was good, but should have had 8x more garlic for my taste. We had a reservation, but had to wait about 10 minutes for a table anyway. I suppose that's not terrible. I'm more of a buffet person, but if you're looking for decent family-style Italian food, Carmine's is ok.
FleaStiff
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December 14th, 2018 at 5:40:02 PM permalink
Quote: TinMan

I just got back from a short (24 hours) and painful trip to Atlantic City.
Bet $5 on the pass and $50 in odds. No come bets, no place bets, nothing else. Table had two players who were each doing their best to annoy the dealers. One guy kept claiming to be short on his change and demanding they check the tapes. Another guy routinely dropped mounds chips on the felt when the dice were out and mumbled complicated bets--"No 10 for $51 and place the 4,6 and 9"--I wasn't on his side of the table, but along those lines.
Took a leak in the bathroom down there. Saw a guy passed out in the bathroom (in a stall), syringe on the floor next to him, jacked up hand twitching under the stall wall. No one was manning the bus desk and no security or casino personnel in sight to report to. I got on my bus and came home. Fun times in AC.



that was so depressing I think I would decline even a free flight to ac.
Bellaing
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December 18th, 2018 at 5:19:56 AM permalink
In my opinion, Ceaser's a way better than Bally's. You should try it next time
gamerfreak
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December 18th, 2018 at 10:50:26 AM permalink
Bally’s bus stop is the armpit of Atlantic City casinos

1. Ocean
2. Borgata
3. Tropicana
4. Hard Rock
5. Caesars
6. Harrah’s
7. Golden Nugget
8. Resorts
9. Bally’s

That’s my personal rank of the “niceness” of AC casinos
Last edited by: gamerfreak on Dec 18, 2018
michael99000
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December 18th, 2018 at 11:53:38 AM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

Bally’s bus stop is the armpit of Atlantic City casinos

1. Ocean
2. Borgata
3. Tropicana
4. Caesar’s
5. Harrah’s
6. Golden Nugget
7. Resorts
8. Bally’s

That’s my personal rank of the “niceness” of AC casinos



Pretty accurate in my opinion. Although I’d drop Caesar’s below both Harrahs and Golden Nugget. And add Hard Rock right below Borgata

I’ve probably spent time in 60 or so different casinos and Borgata is the best overall so far.
gamerfreak
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December 18th, 2018 at 1:03:09 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

Pretty accurate in my opinion. Although I’d drop Caesar’s below both Harrahs and Golden Nugget. And add Hard Rock right below Borgata

I’ve probably spent time in 60 or so different casinos and Borgata is the best overall so far.


Oh yea I forgot hard rock. I’d probably put it around the level of the trop.

I usually stay at Ceasars, the rooms are decent.

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