CrapsForever
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May 17th, 2012 at 7:02:15 AM permalink
I'll be heading to Atlantic City next week for a couple of days. Please list the best casinos in AC for $5 Craps w/ Firebet and $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker (Cash, No Tournaments).

I prefer to gamble weekdays between the hours of 6am - 6pm.

Thanks!
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DJTeddyBear
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May 17th, 2012 at 7:18:36 AM permalink
Earlier in the day, you're likely to find $5 craps everywhere.

When they start going up is unknown.

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All four of the Caesars properties (Caesars, Bally's, ShowBoat and Harrah's) have linked Bad Beats. If the Bad Beat hits anywhere, everyone seated at a bad beat eligible game gets a share of the jackpot.

Bally's has a $1/$1 game: Two $1 blinds, $2 to call, with a $100 max buy-in. They also have a $1/$3 game. The other Caesars properties, and all other poker rooms in town, have $1/$2.

The most popular/busiest poker room would be at Borgata. On opening day, Revel seemed like it would be poised to be as popular as Borgata. Time will tell.

Taj used to be popular but it's gone downhill lately.

Golden Nugget has a nice poker room, but the last time I was there, at 10am on a Tuesday, it was empty. Maybe things are different now that they had their grand opening.
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WongBo
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May 17th, 2012 at 7:25:36 AM permalink
Lowest limit Craps, Atlantic City:

Atlantic Club: $3 minimum (24/7). 5x odds. Firebet (24x, 249x, 999x). Four huge tables with sand colored felt.
I do not think anyone else has the firebet on the boardwalk.
I love the beach so I don't go to the marina district.

Trump Plaza: $3 minimum (one table weekdays). 5x or 10x odds. No fire.
Resorts: $5 minimum(at least one table). 5x odds. No fire.

Do not bother with Bally's and Caesars: Usually $10 minimums the second one table is full.

Poker:
I would suggest either
Revel, because it is smoke free, new and a nice room,
Borgata, because it is the most popular room in the city, with the best players, (if you want that?)
Showboat, because it is full of younger guys who think they are the next Moneymaker and they are easy to read.

Atlantic Club doesn't have a poker room yet, but they are currently renovating and will have a little eight-table room by mid-summer.
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Tiltpoul
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May 17th, 2012 at 11:56:57 AM permalink
Quote: WongBo


I do not think anyone else has the firebet on the boardwalk.



All Caesars properties are offering the Fire Bet, unless not allowed by jurisdiction.


Quote: WongBo

Trump Plaza: $3 minimum (one table weekdays). 5x or 10x odds. No fire.



When I was there in December, they were proudly announcing 10x odds. 5x odds is standard in AC.

Quote: WongBo

Atlantic Club doesn't have a poker room yet, but they are currently renovating and will have a little eight-table room by mid-summer.



Seriously?? Where are they going to poach players from? I know it's supposed to be the new locals casino, but the locals are going to play where the fish are, not against each other.
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CrapsForever
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May 21st, 2012 at 5:21:23 AM permalink
Thanks for all the responses.

I have received confirmed reports that the Taj Mahal in AC installed the Fire Bet on its Craps layout a couple of days ago. The Firebet is now listed on Taj Mahal's website.
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May 21st, 2012 at 6:12:30 AM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

All Caesars properties are offering the Fire Bet, unless not allowed by jurisdiction.


Not on the Bally's table I enjoyed last weekend.
Tiltpoul
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May 21st, 2012 at 10:59:02 AM permalink
Quote: SanchoPanza

Not on the Bally's table I enjoyed last weekend.



I stand corrected then. I'm pretty sure I saw it at Caesars though, and know I saw it at Showboat.
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May 21st, 2012 at 1:26:28 PM permalink
Bally's AC has 2/4 Fixed-Limit TH also, if anyone is so inclined.
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CrapsForever
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May 25th, 2012 at 3:49:24 AM permalink
Thanks for all the feedback. Atlantic City was kinda interesting...though not profitable because I made the same mistakes.

5/23

Flew straight in to Atlantic City from Fort Lauderdale, FL. My gambling buddy picked me up at the airport. Drove straight to Caesars to check in. I had a fully comped 2 night stay....only taxes ($13 a day) to pay. Checked into the hotel around 2pm. Went to check out Atlantic Club Casino...they have the Firebet, tables are $3 minimum which is a bit too low (DID not like the clientele); felt very uncomfortable.....lost $200.... Walked over to Tropicana (which i've always hated) lost $200 in 20 minutes and left.

Walked over to Ballys. Got on a table...where the hot shooter for the night hit 4 straight points on the first roll after establishing the point. I was very impressed and asked him for some advice...he suggested a "dice set". I followed suit but decided to throw underhand...I had my best roll in a long time...threw for 45 minutes...hit lots of points (7) and felt in a great vibe. If Bally's had the firebet; I would have hit the "5 point firebet" and made good money on the sucker bet. I made $650 on my roll betting very conservatively (my biggest downfall). Again, a couple of people on my table won over $2,000 on my roll. This lady on the table only bet on the 12's during my roll and had unbelievable timing. She won it 6 times during my roll and hit a $25 bet on the 12's ($750 payout!); not sure what her initial buy-in was but she cashed out over $1,500 and was very happy.

I gave the shooter who gave me the good advice $50 and felt good. Tables got "COLD"......I know what real Craps players will say "Bet the Don'ts", I just don't enjoy playing that way. I'm now up $200....after being down $400 earlier..I'm not complaining. Walked over to Trump Plaza..around 1am.....tables are COLD...there's only one decent shooter....a lady but everybody wants to shoot and keep on losing..table was not too crowded so I mostly bet on her solely turned $50 into $200. It's now 2am....I'm up $350 overall...after playing for 10 hours straight....I want to go to bed. My buddy is down $500 and wants to keep playing. We walk over to Caesars....tables are COLD....but I manage to break even by not betting much.

He wants to return to Atlantic Casino Club...it was horrible. Tables were COLD again, drunk players making late bets, it was just not a good vibe...lost $250 in 30 minutes. Left...drove over to Taj Mahal...to check out their new tables with the Firebet newly installed. We stop at the Poker Room to play a little NL Texas Hold'em..we both lost $100 each. I had Pocket Aces...raised to $15 because the table was "loose", everybody folded...walked over to the craps table, it was a DISASTER; everybody was losing including myself...lost $200 in 30 minutes. I was so freaking upset! I was up $350 and ready to go to bed happy, now an hour later...I'm down $200 (A $550 downswing). My gambling buddy was still down $500; he played some Blackjack which helped alleviate some of his losses on the Taj Mahal Craps table. I go back to Caesars to crash at 4am.

5/24

Wake up at 7am...ready to make some money. Walked downstairs to play Craps at Caesars...$10 Craps at 7:30am on a Thursday morning??? Why isn't it $5? I had a good first roll....made about $200 profit shooting underhand. The only other player on the table is a "Don't player" who was shooting and betting "against himself". He was throwing numbers...made no sense. He told the Pit Boss he was down $6,500...I could see why! I always put $1 on a Firebet when it's available...I left to go the restroom, come back to the table and he has hit 4 unique points...(shooting from the Don'ts) I start pondering my "Firebet hedge" strategy...I was definitely going to hedge the 6th point attempt by laying the point. I never got the opportunity...he 7'ed out before making the 5th point. My gambling buddy comes down to the table and the table goes COLD... I could not make a point to save myself..lost my $200 profit for the day plus an additional $200.

Walked over to Ballys...the table I was hot on the night before was not open. Lost $200 there...left headed back to Trump Plaza. Tables were $3 but not overly crowded...There was one great shooter there; young guy who had 2 great rolls; I made $400 on his two rolls before he passed me the dice after making his last point because he was hungry and wanted to go eat. I had a decent roll on my first attempt; hit lots of hardways! The other side of the table was ATROCIOUS and was now crowded...I lack patience to just wait on a table without making any bets for an extended period of time. There was only one table open...I should have stopped playing....after losing all my profit for the day...I left.

Funny side note @ Trump Plaza. An older man (standing next to me) was having a decent roll. The point was "10" and the dice went off the table. Don't players were standing on the side and pounced on the table with heavy lay bets. A guy put about $800 cash on the table, saying "Lay the 10", the shooter looked at me and said "these guys have no faith". I was playing the Pass Line with the shooter; I called my bets "off" and picked up my odds. Next Roll: SEVEN! I was so mad at myself....Craps is random but all the Don't players played the "craps myth" perfectly! Why didn't I follow suit?

Returned back to Bally's...saw the guy who was really good the night before who taught me the new dice set. The table from the night before was open and we all played on it. He Point 7'ed out on his first roll and his second roll costing me a lot of $$$! How could somebody who was so good the night before start playing so horribly....it's just craps! I had a decent roll on my first attempt....funny side note.... I warned everybody to "protect their pass line bet" by betting any craps. On my initial comeout roll; I threw the Ace/Deuce 3 consecutive times!

LATE BETS!!!!

My biggest pet peeves on the craps table are late bets, people buying in DURING a roll and chips placed on the landing zone of where the shooter is throwing the Dice. Most of the good rolls ended when people made late bets and people pausing the game by buying in while the "Puck was on". This kept on happening throughout the day and drove me crazy...almost every good roll ended with other players destroying the "flow of the game".

My gambling buddy makes late bets ALL the time, gets into arguments with dealers over "mispayments", and throws chips all over the table making one roll bets "while the puck is on" KILLING the mojo of the table. I have decided I will no longer play on the same craps table with him. I called him over to play on tables during decent rolls several times the past couple of days and things ended badly soon after. I'm not entirely blaming him but throwing a chip in the direction of a shooter to make a horn bet while the shooter is throwing the dice is very disrespectful and messes up his/her concentration.

I lost my composure a few times because it kept on happening (Late Bets). The day got progressively worse...and I started making emotionally charged bets. I lost $600 in 2 days at Atlantic City and will probably not return there again. I am now in Brooklyn spending time with the family...I'll try to go to Bethlehem Sands sometime within the next couple of days before heading back to Florida on Sunday.
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May 25th, 2012 at 3:59:28 AM permalink
Quote:

My biggest pet peeves on the craps table are late bets and people buying in DURING a roll. Most of the good rolls ended when people made late bets and people pausing the game by buying it while the "Puck was on". This kept on happening throughout the day and drove me crazy...almost every good roll ended with other players destroying the "flow of the game".



Let me start off by saying I am not a craps player. I can understand bettors slowing the game down for late bets would ruin the "flow of the game" but could you explain to me how the delays cause the shooter to end his/hers run.
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