DFAW #117: Getting Serious for a Minute (or 30)

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On episode 117 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig look back at the openings, closings, and properties changing hands in 2017, then go back 100 years for a brief discussion of Atlantic City during World War I (thanks to this article by Dr. David G. Schwartz).

Then we talk about a listener who’s no longer Due For A Win thanks to a big win he hit while wearing a Due For A Win t-shirt (order yours here), we try to plan a March trip to Atlantic City, and then we revert to early podcast form and talk about serious city issues for the rest of the episode.

Serious city issues:

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Episode info: [ 0:46:26 | 22.3 MB | download here ]

DFAW #116: Open the Rainforest Cafe Casino Already

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On episode 116 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig look back at several major events in 2016, Atlantic City’s Negro League baseball team that started in 1916, and the latest on the movement to change the city’s form of government. Then, Craig provides a full recap of his two-night trip to Ocean.

Included:

  • Ocean “2nd floor” room
  • Villain & Saint
  • Harper’s
  • Distrito Happy Hour
  • Cafe 2825
  • KWI Noodle House
  • Exhale Spa
  • Ocean’s slot selection

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Episode info: [ 0:40:28 | 19.4 MB | download here ]

DFAW #115: Jitney Chips

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On episode 115 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig look back at 2015 when the emerging new forces shaping the city were Glenn Straub, Bart Blatstein, and a plucky, upstart podcast. Then we go back 100 years further and learn about the origin of AC’s most iconic mode of road transportation.

After that, we talk about some better slots we should be playing (courtesy of Vinny Chenz of the Seven Out Podcast), a weird placeholder on the Bally’s website, our New Year’s resolutions, and Craig’s upcoming 2-night trip to Ocean.

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Episode info: [ 0:29:40 | 14.2 MB | download here ]

DFAW #114: MANYBOATSWRECKED

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On episode 114 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig get in the holiday spirit by opening up the DFAW Mailbag! Also, a look back at the perilous state of Atlantic City in 2014, random headlines from a 1914 edition of the Atlantic City Review, and some news.

Your questions:

  • What’s the scoop on SpongeBob SquarePants visiting Atlantic City?
  • Is Gilchrist overrated?
  • If casinos get more money from online play will they invest less in their AC buildings?
  • What do you include when tracking your gambling losses?
  • What are Craig’s top five slots?

The news:

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Episode info: [ 0:50:27 | 24.2 MB | download here ]

DFAW #113: Deep Thoughts on Monopoly Pieces and the NFC East

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On episode 113 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig look back at the tough times of 2013, then go back 100 years further to the opening of the glorious Garden Pier. Other topics include:

Next episode will be a MAILBAG! Send your questions via the comments below, on Twitter, in our Facebook group, or email them to us at dueforawin@gmail.com.

Episode info: [ 0:36:38 | 17.6 MB | download here ]

DFAW #112: Eyes of Envy

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On episode 112 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig look back at the many changes in AC in 2012, then go back 100 years further to what must have been the cinematic masterpiece of its time. Also, some news:

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Episode info: [ 0:39:50 | 19.1 MB | download here ]

DFAW #111: Into the Cold, Cold Winter

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On episode 111 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz podcast, Kyle and Craig discuss their recent trip to AC! And we finally talk about the September gambling revenue data that everyone’s been clamoring for.

Included in the trip report:

  • Rooms at Hard Rock and Ocean.
  • White House and Iron Room for breakfast.
  • Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall for lunch (and beer).
  • Amada for dinner.
  • Rhythm & Spirits for drinks.
  • Video poker options at Ocean.
  • Drink downgrades in Hard Rock’s Asian room.
  • General impressions of Ocean vs. Hard Rock vs. everyone else.

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Episode info: [ 0:57:37 | 27.7 MB | download here ]

DFAW #110: Chickie’s & Suites

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On episode 110 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz podcast, Kyle has a disturbing lack of plans for a trip that is only a week away, while Craig’s plans involve selling his integrity for a free room at Ocean. (Ocean overpaid.) Also, we haven’t firmed up any plans for a Friday afternoon meetup. Things are going well.

In the news:

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Episode info: [ 0:51:53 | 24.9 MB | download here ]

DFAW #109: Long Overdue Mailbag Episode

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On episode 109 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig look back at the launch of the now-defunct ACES train service from New York to AC, the world record for longest craps roll, and some really long bicycle race. We also discuss our brief (very brief for Craig) Horseshoe Baltimore trip. Then we talk about the news before getting into your questions.

News:

Q’s:

  • How long does Ocean have to get things going in the right direction?
  • What’s the best Diamond/Laurel lounge in AC?
  • Will the Eldorado merger increase the value of Caesars Rewards Diamond status?
  • Why drive past Maryland casinos to go several hours away to AC?
  • When the heck are we actually going to Atlantic City again?

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Episode info: [ 0:55:04 | 26.4 MB | download here ]

DFAW #108: Important Things Nobody Realizes

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On episode 108 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig look back at the major casino hotel expansions of 2008 and the early stages of Nucky Johnson’s political influence in 1908, then discuss a potential Horseshoe Baltimore trip on Saturday night, a potential Atlantic City trip that will never come to fruition, and then the news:

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Episode info: [ 0:33:47 | 16.2 MB | download here ]