DFAW #51: Lowball Offers and Hypothetical Buyers

On episode 51 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig discuss the $220 million offer for Revel that almost certainly won’t be accepted, and who we’d love to see buy the property if Glenn Straub actually sells it. Also, a bunch of other news:

And if you haven’t listened yet, Cousin Vito’s Casino had The Press of Atlantic City’s Nicholas Huba on as a guest to talk about the Taj Mahal liquidation sale, Hard Rock’s potential impact on the city, and more.

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Episode info: [ 1:14:27 | 35.7 MB | download here ]

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DFAW #50: A Humble Retrospective

On episode 50 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig take a trip down memory lane, from the show’s humble beginnings in November 2015 to now, when they can’t believe they haven’t won any major awards or been asked to serve as industry consultants for Caesars or MGM. After a not-so-brief retrospective, the news:

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Episode info: [ 1:08:26 | 32.9 MB | download here ]

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DFAW #49: Harrah’s Needs That $25

On episode 49 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig finally offer up a report on their June 11th-13th AC trip, which included a listener meetup, lots of booze, some craps winnings, and Craig getting really pissed off at Harrah’s. We also review a bunch of stuff.

  • Restaurants:
    • Iron Room
    • Back Bay Ale House
    • Bill’s Gyro Souvlaki
    • Bar Olón
    • Okatshe
  • Bars:
    • The Deck
    • Pic-A-Lilli Pub
    • Borgata Beer Garden
    • B Bar
  • Gambling:
    • Craps at Borgata
    • Pai Gow Tiles at Harrah’s (which put Craig on tilt)
    • Video Poker at Borgata and Harrah’s
    • Slots at Borgata and Tropicana (including a decent GameCo skill-based game?)
    • Trop Poker Club
  • Rooms:
    • Borgata Classic Room
    • Harrah’s Waterfront Tower
    • Tropicana West Tower

In the news…

  • Revel/TEN: still closed.

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Episode info: [ 1:29:01 | 42.7 MB | download here ]

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DFAW #48: Not Our Trip Report

On episode 48 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig don’t talk about their recent trip, instead opting to spend an entire episode on the news. No joke.

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Episode info: [ 0:56:18 | 27.0 MB | download here ]

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DFAW #47: See You Soon

On episode 47 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig talk about their plans for this weekend’s AC trip, including the “Lucky Sunday” meetup on The Deck at Golden Nugget, Sunday, June 11th, at 4 p.m.! But first, some news:

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Episode info: [ 1:04:42 | 31.1 MB | download here ]

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DFAW #46: Caesars and MGM Joint Project???

On episode 46 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig plow through a ton of news topics. Remember, our “Lucky Sunday” meetup is Sunday, June 11th at Golden Nugget!

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Episode info: [ 0:59:14 | 28.4 MB | download here ]

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DFAW #45: Dr. Dave Returns

On episode 45 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, we welcome Dr. David G. Schwartz back to the show to discuss Hard Rock International’s purchase of Trump Taj Mahal and the outlook for Atlantic City’s casinos and other development.

Dr. Dave directs the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has written books about Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and gambling history. His book Boardwalk Playground: The Making, Unmaking, & Remaking of Atlantic City, offers a history of the people, places, attractions, and events that have shaped the city over time. His latest book is Tales from the Pit: Casino Table Games Managers in Their Own Words.

You can find him on Twitter at @DrDave702 and @UNLVGaming. His website is dgschwartz.com, and his articles can be found at Vegas Seven.

ICYMI: Our “Lucky Sunday” meetup is June 11th at 4 p.m. on The Deck at Golden Nugget. We hope to see you there!

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Episode info: [ 0:59:07 | 28.4 MB | download here ]

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Due For A Win “Lucky Sunday” Meetup: June 11th at Golden Nugget!

Due ACWhen: Sunday, June 11th, 2017, at 4 p.m.
Where: The Deck at Golden Nugget

In our Facebook Group, listener Ed pitched the idea of meeting up on a Sunday afternoon in the summer, since Sunday rooms are cheaper and it’ll give us a chance to take in the live music, blackjack and booze out on The Deck at Golden Nugget. That all sounded great to us — and the proposed date worked — so we’re doing it. Thanks, Ed!

If you’re interested in hanging out and chatting a bit about Atlantic City, casinos, and gambling with other people who love those things, too, you should come meet us on Sunday, June 11th, at The Deck at Golden Nugget at 4 p.m.

And if you’ll be in town but have prior engagements on Sunday afternoon/evening, we’ll be sure to Tweet where we are throughout our trip so you can come find us if you want to say hi. Follow us on Twitter @DueForAWin.

Still have questions? Here is a handy FAQ that may clear things up:

Q: What the heck is this thing?
A: We want to meet you fine folks, grab some drinks, and discuss Atlantic City, casinos, gambling, comps, hotel rooms, state and city finances, our podcast, food and drinks, or whatever else interests you about AC. It’s very likely that after a few drinks we will try to find an open blackjack or craps table at Golden Nugget.

Q: Who will be there?
A: Anyone who’s anyone, that’s who! Us! You, hopefully! Other people who love AC and want take in beautiful views of AC while drinking and talking about AC!

Q: Do I need to RSVP?
A: It’s certainly not required, but it’d be nice to know how many people to expect. Feel free to let us know in the Facebook group, on Twitter, or in the comments below.

Q: Who’s the entertainment?
A: The Exceptions will be performing from 2-6 p.m.

Q: Is there a cover?
A: Nope.

Q: Will there be free/discounted drinks or food?
A: We don’t have that kind of clout. But hey, 100-ounce beers!

So that’s it! If you still have questions, feel free to email us at dueforawin@gmail.com, Tweet at us, or post in the Facebook group. We hope to see you there!

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DFAW #44: How To Win At Giant Slots

On episode 44 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig give a brief Horseshoe Baltimore trip report and then get into the news:

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Episode info: [ 0:56:10 | 27.0 MB | download here ]

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DFAW #43: Our Status Is Unmatched

On episode 43 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig cover a ton of news topics and then reflect a bit more on last episode’s interview with Shawn Smith of Atlantic City Fan Xpo.

In the news:

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Episode info: [ 1:07:47 | 32.5 MB | download here ]

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