Frogger
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March 15th, 2014 at 6:54:28 AM permalink
Reading the Atlantic City numbers for Feb 2013, I wonder why Harrah's Resorts is consistently near the top in revenue and profits. It is a dump in my opinion, there's nothing more redeeming about it than other properties like Bally's, Caesars, Showboat, Taj Mahal, etc. I can understand why Borgata makes more money, there is a much better atmosphere there. But Harrah's? Why does it do so well?
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March 15th, 2014 at 7:45:12 AM permalink
Quote: Frogger

Reading the Atlantic City numbers for Feb 2013, I wonder why Harrah's Resorts is consistently near the top in revenue and profits. It is a dump in my opinion, there's nothing more redeeming about it than other properties like Bally's, Caesars, Showboat, Taj Mahal, etc. I can understand why Borgata makes more money, there is a much better atmosphere there. But Harrah's? Why does it do so well?



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March 15th, 2014 at 7:52:49 AM permalink
Quote: Frogger

Reading the Atlantic City numbers for Feb 2013, I wonder why Harrah's Resorts is consistently near the top in revenue and profits. It is a dump in my opinion, there's nothing more redeeming about it than other properties like Bally's, Caesars, Showboat, Taj Mahal, etc. I can understand why Borgata makes more money, there is a much better atmosphere there. But Harrah's? Why does it do so well?




They have 30 other decent casinos funnelling loyal customers into that property. I get offers to fly and play at Harrah's every month or two. For some reason, they don't send the same invite for Caesar's, Bally's, or Showboat.
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March 15th, 2014 at 7:56:59 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

They have 30 other decent casinos funnelling loyal customers into that property. I get offers to fly and play at Harrah's every month or two. For some reason, they don't send the same invite for Caesar's, Bally's, or Showboat.



This. Plus, the non-gambling attributes are far above the city's average. Pool, night club, buffet & Bills.
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March 15th, 2014 at 8:33:56 AM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

This. Plus, the non-gambling attributes are far above the city's average. Pool, night club, buffet & Bills.

Aha! Benefiting by comparison.
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March 15th, 2014 at 9:02:16 AM permalink
Quote: Frogger

Reading the Atlantic City numbers for Feb 2013, I wonder why Harrah's Resorts is consistently near the top in revenue and profits. It is a dump in my opinion, there's nothing more redeeming about it than other properties like Bally's, Caesars, Showboat, Taj Mahal, etc. I can understand why Borgata makes more money, there is a much better atmosphere there. But Harrah's? Why does it do so well?



All the Harrah's junket flights to AC are offers for Harrah's Atlantic City only. They don't offer you the Boardwalk properties.

I agree that it is not a very nice property.
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March 16th, 2014 at 9:10:31 AM permalink
I actually like the Hotel/Casino more than Caesars AC, but always stay there because of the boardwalk, local restaurants and shopping that we can walk to. The Waterfront Tower and Bayview both have nice modern rooms and the casino floor is larger than Caesars AC.

I also agree that the Pool attracts business from families during the day and the party crowd at night that the other properties dont have. And once you get them in the door, many will gamble.
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March 16th, 2014 at 9:21:28 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

I also agree that the Pool attracts business from families during the day



Children are not allowed to use The Pool at Harrahs...the one under the dome...day or night...it's 21+.

They have another pool in the Harbor Tower for families with kids.
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March 16th, 2014 at 10:41:27 AM permalink
Quote: coachbelly

Children are not allowed to use The Pool at Harrahs...the one under the dome...day or night...it's 21+.

They have another pool in the Harbor Tower for families with kids.



Many families don't know beforehand the new pool is 21+
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March 16th, 2014 at 6:32:29 PM permalink
Quote: whatme

Many families don't know beforehand the new pool is 21+

It's not exactly a secret:
"About the Pool at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
Step into our indoor tropical oasis at The Pool at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. Itís 82 degrees and the water is warm 365 days a year. What are you waiting for?
Pick out your own comfy lounge chair and relax with a book or fall asleep as the island tranquility washes over you. If youíre craving a tropical treat, Caribbean cuisine and refreshments await you, served in our bar and grill cove or poolside by bikini-clad servers. Feel your tension melt away as you soak in one of our five secluded hot tubs. For extreme relaxation, schedule a private massage from one of our professional Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa masseuses.
Please note that guests must be 21 years of age to enter The Pool. Guests less than 21 years of age are encouraged to visit the Family Fun Center & Pool located in the Harbour Tower.
**Valid ID Required to Enter: We accept U.S. Issued Drivers License, Military State ID and Passport."

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