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With that out of the way, we did a “fantasy AC casino draft” where we competed against each other to build the best AC casino by taking elements from other AC casinos. The one big rule was that we couldn’t pick more than two things from any one property. Thanks to David in the Facebook Group for the suggestion! The categories were:
Here are my round-by-round selections in the “fantasy AC casino draft” on Episode 67 of DFAW:
Fine Dining – Borgata
Slots/Video Poker – Borgata
Bars – Tropicana
Staff – Caesars
Non-Casino Attractions – Tropicana
Location – Resorts
Hotel Rooms – Caesars
Table Games – Resorts
Casual Dining – Bally’s
Parking – Harrah’s
Welcome to the fabulous new GAMBLER’S PARADISE Casino and Resort. Come for Atlantic City’s most player-friendly gaming, and stay for the most acclaimed fine dining, the widest bar and nightlife selection, and tons of on-property attractions!
Low table minimums at all games, including $10 “dealer stands on soft 17” blackjack.
The most generous video poker pay tables in Atlantic City, including many full-pay 25-cent machines.
3,000 slot machines, restocked regularly with the hottest games.
Fast drink service on the casino floor.
Three distinct lodging experiences:
Large rooms with ocean views in the Centurion Tower.
Renovated suites in the Ocean Tower.
Affordable rooms with quick access to the casino floor in the Forum Tower.
The finest of fine dining:
Bobby Flay Steak
Wolfgang Puck American Grill
Angeline by Michael Symon
Old Homestead Steak House (Due For A Win “Best of 2017” Listeners’ Choice winner)
Many casual options:
Harry’s Oyster Bar
Buca Di Beppo
Quick bites/cheap eats:
Guy’s Bar-B-Que Joint
Sack O’ Subs
Walt’s Primo Pizza
AC Snack Shack
The most clubs on site:
Ivan Kane’s Kiss Kiss Nightclub
Diverse bar options:
Planet Rose Karaoke Bar
A Dam Good Sports Bar
Blue Parrot Bar (at the pool)
10 North Lounge (with bar-top video poker)
Wet Willie’s (frozen drinks)
Tropicana Showroom, hosting frequent concerts and shows
Shopping at The Quarter
Indoor and outdoor pools
IMAX movie theater
Escape AC escape rooms
AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness
Free multimedia light & sound show
On the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk just steps from the beach.
The closest current casino to Absecon Lighthouse, Steel Pier, and the “Low Roller” Observation Wheel.
Soon to be the hottest spot in town with us, Hard Rock, and Ocean!
$10 parking with easy-to-get vouchers for gamblers.
At GAMBLER’S PARADISE Casino and Resort, we set out to create the most player-friendly casino in Atlantic City, then topped it off with world class dining, varied bars and nightlife, and tons of non-gaming attractions. We’re confident you’ll find everything you want in a casino property.
On episode 66 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig talk about their trip to Horseshoe Baltimore, then look at the 2017 Atlantic City gambling revenue numbers and discuss what needs to happen to make 2018 a success.
On episode 65 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig finally bring 2017 to a close (three weeks into 2018) with the highly anticipated and prestigious Due For A Win “Best of 2017” awards! We go over listeners’ picks and our own choices in the following categories:
Best Hotel Rooms.
Best Casino Service.
Best Table Games.
Most Fun Slot Machine.
Best Value for Low Rollers.
Best Player’s Club.
Stingiest Player’s Club.
Best Elite Status Lounge.
Best Casino Website/Booking.
Worst Casino Website/Booking.
Best Non-Casino Hotel.
Best Casino Property (overall).
Worst Casino Property (overall).
Most Improved Casino Property.
FOOD & DRINK
Best Restaurant (overall).
Best New Restaurant.
Best Restaurant for Cheap Eats.
Most Overrated/Disappointing Restaurant.
Best Way to Kill Time When You’re Not Gambling.
Worst Way to Kill Time When You’re Not Gambling.
Must-Do Thing for AC First-Timers.
Best Store to Get Something for Your Spouse Because You Won/Lost.
Best Event of 2017.
Biggest Disappointment of 2017.
Most Exciting Thing for 2018.
Thanks again to everyone who voted in the listeners poll!
On episode 63 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle’s back but that doesn’t make Craig talk any less. Craig starts by going over his trip plans for next weekend, then there’s a ton of news to get through.
On episode 62 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle’s not here so Craig awkwardly reads through the intro before providing a brief ZorkFest trip report. Then, Cousin Vito of Cousin Vito’s Casino Podcast (and ZorkFest’s MC) joins the show to share his thoughts on the weekend and on Atlantic City in general, including:
Impressions of Borgata, Golden Nugget, Caesars, and Bally’s.
For episode 61 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Craig and Kyle met in Atlantic City and recorded in a Bally’s Tower “Premium” room staring out at the Marina District and Absecon Bay. We talked about what we’d done so far, all the wings we were planning to eat, and what else was in store for the remainder of our trip. Plus: