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Discussion in 'There's More To Life Than Vegas?' started by Hank, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Hank

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    Posted this "elsewhere"...hope I'm not persona non grata after doing so. :whistle:

    I'm contemplating an early October AC trip and if memory serves, I haven't been up that way since early '09. So I'm hoping some of the AC pros can give me a little help.

    I have a number of questions (and the odds favor my having even more as the date draws near). If you can answer any of them - or have any other tips, pointers, advice - I'll take all the info I can get.

    So, without further ado...

    1. It looks like I can get Borgata and the Caesars properties comped. Is there any reason NOT to choose Borgata?

    2. Assuming I go with Borgata...Classic Room, Fiore Suite or Club Room at The Water Club? If I go the Caesars/Bally's/Harrah's route, are there any rooms/towers I should try to get or avoid?

    3. I'll be traveling with my father. If he's not able to get a comped room (or reasonable rate) at Borgata but is able to get a room at Harrah's...how's the walk between the two? Too much of a pain in the ass? Easily doable? Or somewhere in between?

    4. What can I expect from the Video Poker? I play 25¢-$5 games and enjoy STP and DSTP (at the 25¢-$1 level) and prefer DDBP and Boner Deluxe. I'm not necessarily asking for specific machines to look for (though, I'm all ears if you have some good ones)...but how about a general comparison with the Las Vegas strip? Better? Worse? Same?

    5. Where do you like to eat? I think we'll be there two nights so we'll likely have a nice dinner and a more casual one - plus a lunch or breakfast or two. So I'm open to any and all suggestions (ok, not McDonald's or Taco Bell or the like...). We'll have a car but we do enjoy a drink or twelve. So non-casino restaurant suggestions are welcome but stuff in the neighborhood of where we're staying is preferred.

    6. Any other advice for a guy who hasn't been to AC in 7.5 years?

    Any help you can give me will be very much appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MikeyBlacklabber

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    . I'll be traveling with my father. If he's not able to get a comped room (or reasonable rate) at Borgata but is able to get a room at Harrah's...how's the walk between the two? Too much of a pain in the ass? Easily doable? Or somewhere in between?

    cab or jitney
     
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  3. Broncofn

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    Borgata is the best of the best in AC. Bobby Flay steak, Wolfgang, Izakaya, fornelleto are awesome. Used to love old homestead but I go to flay more now.

    I don't know about vp since I do not play it.

    Water club is nice but further from the casino. In October, I would do the fiore suite (bigger room like a mini suite). Advantage of water club is the outdoor pools. I usually stay in the piatto suites when I go.

    They also have a good cafe called the metropolitan and a good sandwich shop called bread and butter. Also a food court under the poker room.

    You will love it there.

    Take a cabbie between borgata and harrahs.
     
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    Agreed with everything Bronco said, and I'd add that if you're cabbing around AC, the fare is capped at around $15.

    Borgata is the only place worth staying at. It's the best in the city, in terms of rooms, restaurants, and casino. Though Atlantic City is certainly no Vegas, Borgata is nicer than many Vegas hotel-casinos.
     
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  5. Hank

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    Thanks, guys. I figured Borgata was a no-brainer, especially since there are far fewer casinos on the boardwalk than there were on my last visit to AC. But it's nice to have some confirmation.

    Any AC VP players out there? Ideas about what I can expect at Borgata?

    How about craps? 5X or 345X odds?
     
  6. ACMike

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    I'm quite familiar with VP at Borgata. What specific questions do you have?
     
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    As far as #5, try the Italian at White House Subs. Absolutely amazing sandwich. The original is on Artic Ave, so away from the Marina, but still easily accessible. The other is inside of the Taj.

    A must do every trip for me is dinner with a few bottles of vino at Il Verdi at the Trop. Old school Italian done right. Docks Oyster House is pretty damned good as well.
     
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  8. Hank

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    I play DDB and Boner Deluxe almost exclusively. What kind of paytables might I expect to see at the $5 level (single line) and at the $1-2 level for multi-hand (preferably STP/DSTP) games at Borgata?

    Thanks, ACMike.

    And thanks for all the other advice/info/suggestions, guys.
     
  9. ACMike

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    At $5 level on DDB single line you'll get 9/6 (only on machines in high limit room - machines on regular floor are 9/5). Not sure about Boner Deluxe. Borgata doesn't have $1 level DSTP. Highest the have is .25. They do have $1 STP, but only at 3 lines max. Payable is 9/5.

    They do have 3 multi-hand machines with DDB for .50/1.00/2.00, up to 10 hands. Paytable for DDB on those machines at $1-$2 level is 9/5. They are over by the Sex & The City machines near Amphora lounge entrance.
     
  10. Hank

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    Thanks, @ACMike! :beercheers:

    One more ? for you or anyone who cares to answer...looks like I can get a "black card" with my Mlife status. Is there any actual reason to wait in line to do this? Or is it just like the worthless Vegas "premium tier status" stuff?
     

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