DFAW #83: Rumblings of a Golden Nugget Merger with Caesars

On episode 83 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig discuss Craig’s upcoming Atlantic City trip, some listener responses to “What Does Ocean Need to Do?” and then, of course, the news:

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Episode info: [ 0:49:29 | 23.8 MB | download here ]

DFAW #82: What Does Ocean Need to Do?

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On episode 82 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig talk about the latest AC casino news before taking a look at the August revenue data (yes, we know it’s October). That brought up the question: what changes can Ocean make to bring in more customers?

The news:

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Episode info: [ 1:01:06 | 29.3 MB | download here ]

DFAW #81: Atlantic City with Kids

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On episode 81 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle provides a full report on his first AC trip with kids. Is it also the World’s Playground for toddlers and infants? Then, he and Craig discuss their latest casino offers before getting into the news.

Tropicana news:

CRDA stuff:

Other news:

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Episode info: [ 0:54:16 | 26.1 MB | download here ]

DFAW #80: We’ll Never Go to Atlantic City Together Again

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On episode 80 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig discuss a whole bunch of quick news topics, then talk about their separate AC trip plans.

News:

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Episode info: [ 0:43:59 | 21.1 MB | download here ]

DFAW #79: Trip Wrap-Up and July Gambling Revenue

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On episode 79 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig finally wrap up their trip report from three weeks prior, then get into some news that includes the first full-month gambling revenue report from Ocean and Hard Rock.

Reviews:

  • Kuro at Hard Rock.
  • Gilchrist at Tropicana (again).
  • More gambling.
  • Comp offers!

The news:

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Episode info: [ 0:53:56 | 25.9 MB | download here ]

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

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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 ]