DFAW #78: Mid-Trip Report from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

On episode 78 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig record from a beautifully renovated room at the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino! Discussed:

  • Revising our impressions of Ocean and Hard Rock (and Borgata?).
  • Room reviews:
    • Ocean Contemporary room.
    • Hard Rock South Tower Classic room.
    • Bally’s Garden Tower room.
    • Tropicana West Tower room.
  • Eating and drinking at Ocean:
    • Sky Cafe.
    • Distrito.
    • Cocktails at American Cut.
  • Comps:
    • Playing on each others’ cards.
    • Burning bridges at Tropicana and Bally’s.
    • Kyle’s tier match carousel.

Also, we somehow failed to mention that this is Episode 78 and ’78 was the year gambling started in Atlantic City. Significant!

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Episode info: [ 0:47:16 | 22.7 MB | download here ]

DFAW #77: Minimizing Comps with Kyle and Craig

On episode 77 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig correct some erroneous and out-of-date information from episode 76, talk about some quick news, then plan out their August 2nd-4th trip to Atlantic City! Reach out on Twitter or Facebook if you’ll be in AC and want to meet up.

The links:

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Episode info: [ 1:05:44 | 31.6 MB | download here ]

DFAW #76: Gee Joon, Son!

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On episode 76 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig talk about where they’re staying August 2nd-4th, what you should do if you want to learn how to play Pai Gow Tiles, then some news:

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Episode info: [ 0:49:20 | 23.7 MB | download here ]

DFAW #75: Growing the Pie

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On episode 75 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig discuss the June gambling revenue and what they expect those numbers to look like going forward with Ocean and Hard Rock open (and hopefully making lots of money). Also, do we need to alter our comp strategy now that there are two new casinos?

In the news:

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Episode info: [ 1:25:21 | 41.0 MB | download here ]

DFAW #74: Ocean and Hard Rock Opened and We Were There

On episode 74 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig fight through technical difficulties and child tantrums to bring you their trip report from Grand Opening day at Ocean and Hard Rock! News can wait until next episode.

Included:

  • First impressions.
  • Some kinks need to be worked out at both properties.
  • Our optimism level.
  • Sports bets.
  • Predictions for Hard Rock, Ocean, and the competition.
  • Where we ate, drank, and gambled.

Also:

  • Showboat and Revel TEN Ocean: BOTH OPEN

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Episode info: [ 1:26:44 | 41.6 MB | download here ]

DFAW #73: Countdown to Dual-Opening Day

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On episode 73 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig talk about the latest on Hard Rock, Ocean, sports betting, and gambling revenue. Plus, we invite you to come meet us at Ocean Resort Casino at 6 p.m. on June 28th to grab some drinks and talk about the new casinos. We’re planning to meet at the main casino bar at Ocean, but we don’t know what that bar is called yet. Hopefully such a bar exists.

Hard Rock and Ocean news:

Sports Betting news:

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Episode info: [ 1:03:35 | 30.5 MB | download here ]

DFAW #72: Sports Betting Coming Soon

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On episode 72 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig talk about their plans for the Ocean and Hard Rock dual opening, the April gambling revenue and Q1 profits, the potential return of minor league baseball, some openings and closings, and of course the huge news that you’ll soon be able to bet on sports in Atlantic City (and lots of other places).

Sports Betting News Links:

Openings and Closings:

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Episode info: [ 1:05:50 | 31.6 MB | download here ]

DFAW #71: Our Hard Rock vs. Ocean Opening Bet Just Got Interesting

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On episode 71 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig talk about a month’s worth of Ocean and Hard Rock news, including both casinos announcing opening dates! Date? It’s one date. June 28th. Be there.

Hard Rock:

Ocean:

Meanwhile:

Also, sports betting is legal now but that happened after we recorded. More on that next time!

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Episode info: [ 1:04:40 | 31 MB | download here ]

DFAW #70: Let Us Drink on the Boardwalk

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On episode 70 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle gives a trip report after showing a first-time AC visitor around town. Then we talk about whether we’re more excited for Hard Rock or Ocean before getting into the news:

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Episode info: [ 0:46:46 | 22.5 MB | download here ]

DFAW #69: Interview with Elinor Comlay of Route 40

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Before episode 69 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle has a long and protracted fight with the recording software while special guest Elinor Comlay of Route 40 very patiently waits. On Episode 69 of DFAW Kyle and Elinor actually have a conversation that gets recorded successfully. All this happens while Craig slacks plays Stardew Valley utilizes his DFAW paid benefits package at home with his new son! Congratulations Craig!

Elinor is the co-founder of Route 40, a web-based local journalism startup covering South Jersey, with a particular emphasis on fresh reporting on Atlantic City and its surrounding towns. Kyle and Elinor discuss the beginnings of Route 40, as well as a few of Elinor’s recent articles, including Caesars, Bally’s And Harrah’s Already Expect To Be Hard Rock Losers and The PolerCoaster Is Behind Schedule.

You can reach Route 40 at rtforty.com, as well as on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Episode info: [ 48:35 | 35 MB | download here ]