spicytuna
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April 24th, 2011 at 7:14:38 PM permalink
i used to be an vip player there (it was easy to obtain considering my competition is 80year old ladies on stroller playing nickel slots), chairman level i believe, when they were Trump Marina. Ever since they went through the name change and the upgrade this year I have never returned, however i'm curious if anyone have any experience w/ the new "golden nugget" marina: good or bad.

most notably, do they still have a small clientiele base? and can their comps still be achieved at a rapid rate? usually if i come down to marina and play 3hrs of craps at 100-200 per roll i'm guaranteed rooms and food, (back when they ran the 10x comps wknd promotions i can even trade up to their upscale steakhouse) are any of that still likely?
DJTeddyBear
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April 24th, 2011 at 8:00:06 PM permalink
You are aware that your Trump status still works at the two other trump properties, right?


I'm planning on going there in a couple weeks - primarily to get a player's history started so I might get good rates in Vegas. There's a 99% chance I'll be going to Vegas in July for a family reunion, and the destination being talked about is Golden Nugget.
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spicytuna
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April 24th, 2011 at 8:21:37 PM permalink
yes, even now when it's under construction i'm told my comps still will be hounoured from trump marina days at golden nugget, but my question is more on the subject of whether it'd WORTH it for me to go down there anymore, i usually do down there b/c for the smallest play sum i can the best relative treatment of all AC casinos, i'm wondering now that gn has taken over if this status would change.
rdw4potus
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April 25th, 2011 at 7:14:00 AM permalink
I'm confused. You guys are talking like the change is way in the past. I was at the Trump Marina 29 days ago (still Trump branded). Did the change finally take place this month?
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DJTeddyBear
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April 25th, 2011 at 7:30:18 AM permalink
Honestly, I haven't been to AC since tables opened in PA. I'm hoping to go to AC, and the GN, in time to get some history so I can get a good room rate at GN in Vegas in July.

I really have no idea what the current status is.
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SanchoPanza
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April 25th, 2011 at 7:46:24 AM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Did the change finally take place this month?


Not as of last Thursday. And it sure didn't look as if much was going on.
pacomartin
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April 25th, 2011 at 8:01:48 AM permalink


There is no date posted on the website.
DJTeddyBear
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April 25th, 2011 at 8:26:14 AM permalink
Seeing the photo (actually, artist conception drawing) that Paco posted, forced me to investigate further.

Google is your friend.

The first thing I found was the page where Paco found that image:
www.goldennugget.com/specials/eblasts/trump_gn.html
The headline reads:
Trump Marina is becoming the Golden Nugget Atlantic City!
Look for exciting changes to be completed by Fall 2011.


So, it looks like it's still gonna be a Trump location for awhile....

On the other hand, the FAQ page addresses a lot of these concerns.
www.goldennugget.com/specials/eblasts/images/FAQ.pdf
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SanchoPanza
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April 25th, 2011 at 8:57:17 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

exciting changes to be completed by Fall 2011


That is sure kissing off the four or five best months of the year in Atlantic City.
pacomartin
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April 25th, 2011 at 9:18:52 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Trump Marina is becoming the Golden Nugget Atlantic City!Look for exciting changes to be completed by Fall 2011.



I saw that notice about the fall, but I thought it referred to the construction work, not the actual acquisition.


When Landry's acquired Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, they published the notice in January of 2005 of intent to purchase, settled in September 27th of 2005.
After that the remodel went as follows:

Addition of Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse (December 2005)
Addition of Lillie’s Noodle House (February 2006)
Addition of VIP room (February 2006)
Remodel of North Tower lobby (February 2006)
Addition of high-limit slot salon (February 2006)
Renovation of porte-cochere (March 2006)
Remodel of spa, salon and fitness center (May 2006)
Relocation of Poker Room (July 2006)
Addition of Perfect Timing high-end watch shop (August 2006)
Renovation of The Showroom at the Golden Nugget (October 2006)
Addition of Rush Lounge (October 2006)
Addition of Grotto Italian Ristorante (October 2006)
Remodel of Carson Street Café (October 2006)
Addition of Style & Trend clothing boutique (October 2006)
Renovation and addition of The Tank, the pool at the Golden Nugget and Dive Bar (November 2006)
Relocation and expansion of the Race and Sports Book (November 2006)
Addition of Keno Lounge (November 2006)

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