DFAW #67: Fantasy AC Casino Draft

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On episode 67 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig cover some quick news and then play a fun game!

News:

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:

  • Slots/Video Poker
  • Table Games
  • Hotel Rooms
  • Fine Dining
  • Casual Dining
  • Bars
  • Non-casino Attractions
  • Staff (including service/training)
  • Parking
  • Location

See the highly produced marketing materials:

Then vote in the poll:

Who built the better casino resort?

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Episode info: [ 1:21:50 | 39.3 MB | download here ]

Gambler’s Paradise

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Here are my round-by-round selections in the “fantasy AC casino draft” on Episode 67 of DFAW:

  1. Fine Dining – Borgata
  2. Slots/Video Poker – Borgata
  3. Bars – Tropicana
  4. Staff – Caesars
  5. Non-Casino Attractions – Tropicana
  6. Location – Resorts
  7. Hotel Rooms – Caesars
  8. Table Games – Resorts
  9. Casual Dining – Bally’s
  10. 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!

  • Gaming
    • 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.
  • Hotel
    • 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.
  • Restaurants
    • The finest of fine dining:
      • Bobby Flay Steak
      • Wolfgang Puck American Grill
      • Angeline by Michael Symon
      • Izakaya
      • Old Homestead Steak House (Due For A Win “Best of 2017” Listeners’ Choice winner)
    • Many casual options:
      • Harry’s Oyster Bar
      • Buca Di Beppo
      • Noodle Village
      • Johnny Rockets
    • Quick bites/cheap eats:
      • Guy’s Bar-B-Que Joint
      • Dunkin Donuts
      • Sack O’ Subs
      • Walt’s Primo Pizza
      • Boardwalk Cupcakes
      • AC Snack Shack
  • Bars/Nightlife
    • The most clubs on site:
      • Anthem
      • Boogie Nights
      • Ivan Kane’s Kiss Kiss Nightclub
    • Diverse bar options:
      • Planet Rose Karaoke Bar
      • A Dam Good Sports Bar
      • Firewaters Saloon
      • Tango’s Lounge
      • Blue Parrot Bar (at the pool)
      • 10 North Lounge (with bar-top video poker)
      • Wet Willie’s (frozen drinks)
  • Non-casino Attractions
    • Tropicana Showroom, hosting frequent concerts and shows
    • Shopping at The Quarter
    • Indoor and outdoor pools
    • IMAX movie theater
    • Escape AC escape rooms
    • Bluemercury Spa
    • AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness
    • Free multimedia light & sound show
  • Location 
    • 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.

Also see Kyle’s casino, KWA Resort and Casino.

VOTE IN THE POLL at the bottom of the Episode 67 show notes!

KWA Resort and Casino

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Here is my writeup for the casino that I drafted on Episode 67 of DFAW. Here are my selections:

  1. Hotel Rooms – Borgata
  2. Casual Dining – Tropicana
  3. Table Games – Caesars
  4. Location – Bally’s
  5. Slots/VP – Harrah’s
  6. Parking – Golden Nugget
  7. Staff – Resorts
  8. Bars – Borgata
  9. Fine Dining – Tropicana
  10. Non-casino Attraction – Harrah’s

Thanks for reading!

Thanks for checking out the brand new KWA Resort and Casino in Atlantic City. Here are some of our amenities that we offer.

  • Gaming
    • All of the hottest slot machines
    • Large selection of VP, including full pay JoB
    • Order drinks directly from your slot machine
    • Track your tier credits as you play
    • Large selection of table games, including lots of 3/2 BJ and 5x Full Odds Craps
    • Best Asian Room in Atlantic City
    • Friendly and courteous staff
  • Hotel
    • The best hotel rooms in the city, bar none
    • Our low end room is better than many of our competitors’ nicest regular rooms
  • Wine/Dine
    • A huge selection of restaurants, with options for everyone in your party
    • The unquestionably best bartop VP bar in the city
    • Great Beer Garden with a huge beer selection
    • Restaurant List
      • Olon/Bar Olon
      • Il Verdi
      • Golden Dynasty
      • Carmine’s
      • Cuba Libre
      • Palm Restaurant
      • PF Chang’s
      • Okatshe
      • A Dam Good Sports Bar
      • Broadway Burger
      • Casa Taco & Tequila
      • Chickie’s and Pete’s
      • Fiesta Buffet
      • Gilchrist
      • Hooters
      • La Petit Creperie
      • Ri Ra
      • Tony Luke’s
      • Seaside Cafe
      • 2x Starbucks
      • And more!
    • Bar List
      • Gypsy Bar
      • Poolside Beer Garden
      • Long Bar
      • B Bar
      • Sunroom Lounge
  • Amenities
    • World class 100,000 sqft conference center
    • Cooking classes at Viking Cooking School
    • Great shopping at the Waterfront Shops
    • Indoor Pool during the day that switches to the hottest nightclub in AC at night
    • Free Parking year round
  • Location
    • We are adjacent to Caesars AC, in the center of the famous AC Boardwalk
    • Easy walk to the Playground and Tanger Outlets
    • Close to the AC Convention Center
    • Easy access to the AC Expressway
    • The beach right outside our doors

We hope that you agree that we are the best Resort/Casino in Atlantic City, and we hope you choose us for your next getaway!

Remember, KWA – our name looks like the noodle bar at Caesars, and sounds like the Spa, but it’s totally different. KWA.

Also see Craig’s casino, Gambler’s Paradise.

VOTE IN THE POLL at the bottom of the Episode 67 show notes!

DFAW #66: Keeping Our New Year’s Resolutions

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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.

Game rules:

News:

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Episode info: [ 1:14:48 | 35.9 MB | download here ]

DFAW #65: Best of 2017

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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:

  • CASINOS/HOTELS
    • Best Hotel Rooms.
    • Best Casino Service.
    • Best Table Games.
    • Best Slots.
    • 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 Breakfast.
    • Best Cocktails.
    • Best Bar.
    • Best Club.
  •  TOTALLY RANDOM
    • Best Way to Kill Time When You’re Not Gambling.
    • Worst Way to Kill Time When You’re Not Gambling.
    • Best View.
    • 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!

Like the podcast? Think there’s something we should discuss? Let us know in the comments, reach out to us on Twitter, post it in our Facebook group; or email us at dueforawin@gmail.com.

Episode info: [ 1:59:05 | 57.2 MB | download here ]

DFAW #64: Revel Has Been Sold. This is Not a Drill.

On episode 64 of the Atlantic City and Casino Biz Podcast, Kyle and Craig talk about the huge Revel/TEN/Ocean news and then get into Craig’s trip report. Links:

In the trip report, Craig reviews Nero’s Italian Steakhouse, Gilchrist, and Caesars Diamond Lounge, then talks a bit about outlet shopping, Pai Gow Poker, and late-night donuts.

We promise we’ll do the Best of 2017 at some point.

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Episode info: [ 1:03:02 | 30.3 MB | download here ]

DFAW #63: Call it the “Low Roller”

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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.

The good:

The bad:

And thanks to everyone who voted in our Best of 2017 Listeners Poll! We’ll announce the results soon.

Like the podcast? Think there’s something we should discuss? Let us know in the comments, reach out to us on Twitter, post it in our Facebook group, or email us at dueforawin@gmail.com.

Episode info: [ 0:58:56 | 28.3 MB | download here ]

DFAW #62: Recapping ZorkFest with Cousin Vito

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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.
  • Jitney adventures.
  • Casino restrooms.
  • Lessons learned from ZorkFest.

You can hear more ZorkFest recaps on Cousin Vito’s Casino and Vegas Confessions, or read about it at Miles to Memories.

Also, don’t forget to vote in our Best of 2017 Listeners Poll!

Like the podcast? Think there’s something we should discuss? Let us know in the comments, reach out to us on Twitter, post it in our Facebook group, or email us at dueforawin@gmail.com.

Episode info: [ 0:59:31 | 28.6 MB | download here ]

DFAW #61: Mid-Trip Report from Park Place and the Boardwalk

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:

In case you missed it, Craig talked AC and ZorkFest with Julian and Shane of Vegas Confessions. Give it a listen.

Like the podcast? Think there’s something we should discuss? Let us know in the comments, reach out to us on Twitter, post it in our Facebook group, or email us at dueforawin@gmail.com.

Episode info: [ 0:35:19 | 17.0 MB | download here ]

“Best of 2017” Listeners Poll: Your favorites in Atlantic City

We want to know your favorite places to stay, eat, drink, and play in Atlantic City for our “Best of 2017” show! Let us know by filling out the Listeners Poll below.

Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll! Voting is now closed. We’ll announce our picks and the listeners’ choice winners on our “Best of 2017” episode in January.

Due AC