Casino Hopping in Atlantic City

Written by Zac Johnson
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A couple weeks ago I received a postcard from Resorts Casino in Atlantic City and to come pickup my free iPod Nano and iPod Radio Docking Station. My girlfriend Reena and her best friend came along, as well as some of her friends who have never been to Atlantic City before. On the way there as we were approaching the casinos, we could see these massive lightning bolts and the sky was getting dark really fast. Out of no where, there was an immediately downpour of rain, hail and wind. I was debating whether or not I was going to drive the Hummer down, since its rough on gas… but I am sure glad I did. If you’ve ever been to Atlantic City, you know the roads leading to the casinos have the bay and marshes on both sites. Right when the storm started, we were on the low level roads and they were just flooded instantly. Once the storm finally passed, it was fun to drive through the deep puddles though πŸ™‚

Once we arrived at the Resorts Casino I had to park in some small parking lot since the Hummer won’t fit into their parking garage. I told everyone to stay in the car, then I ran inside and found this long line of people picking up their free gifts. Luckily, there was a break in the line and I was able to hop in and shave some time off. It looked like my iPod package was the best deal, others were receiving kitchen utensils and alarm clocks! Once I received my gift I quickly left Resorts, as it’s not the best casino around. We left the parking lot, which was a ridiculous $15, then headed over to Ceasars.

At Caesars I was teaching all of Reena’s friends how to play Craps. I played for about 30 minutes and ended up leaving the table. Reena hit the slots and won a quick $50. We were then deciding where to go to eat, but before leaving, I hit the roulette table and went through a quick $500 πŸ™

We were going to eat at the Rainforest Cafe, but there was a two hour wait. Instead we found a nice sports restaurant called "Game On" in the new Atlantic City mall on the boardwalk. After dinner we headed over the Trump Plaza. Instead of Craps, this time we tried our luck at some roulette again. I always play 32 and stack a ton of chips on it. We went to the first table and went through $1000, no big 32 hit. Then we went to another table… same result. I decided to try my luck one more time and put out some more money. This table was crazy, I hit 5 numbers in a row, but they weren’t the super huge payout I was aiming for, with the hit of 32. In the end, 32 never hit and I left Trump down $3200 (ironically).

On the way out I was telling Reena about the idea of making a BIG BET on RED while passing through Caesars, since that’s where we parked. I was very hesitant, and no body wanted to watch. I went up to a roulette table that just cleared out. I got $3500 in $500 chips and $300 in $100 chips. I put $3500 on RED, $100 on 32 (if it should hit) and $200 on 0 and 00 if they should hit. Of course by now there was an audience to see what the result was of my bet. The croupier spins the ball, the floor manager says "Good Luck"…and RED 3 hits! I win my$3500 bet and I’m even for the day! Not only am I even, but I also got my free iPod Nano and Docking Station, along with Reena winning $50 for herself. All in all, it was a good trip… but it was a once in a life time BIG BET that was bigger than anything else I had bed before. Let’s see if Trump or Caesars now send me any gifts for my game play!

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20 Replies to “Casino Hopping in Atlantic City”

  1. Very cool! I grew up in New Jersey so I have my share of Atlantic City stories! I love the strolling down the boardwalk along the beach.

    Also, they've done some major urban renewal/renovations in AC recently. It's an exciting city!

    1. Yeah, it is beautiful. They recently put a (mini-)mall in along the boardwalk, which is very…erm…pricey.

      However, ask anyone where you can see the water show on the AC boardwalk. It is relatively new, and is very enjoyable. The thing lasts 15 minutes, and is amazing.

      Also, if you want some cheap stuff, there is a store in the same complex as the water show called "Bijoux Turner". They sell…nice-looking, knock-off-ish stuff for $10. Everything is $10. But the stuff doesn't just break.

      Jason

  2. Nothing better than hitting a nice bet when you're down for the day. I went to the tracks a week ago and was down $2000, then put $20 on a tri-fecta and hit it. Good days πŸ™‚

  3. Wow, I would have never thought you needed a Hummer to drive through Atlantic City! πŸ™‚ Looks like fun was had by all. I have only been one time, and I was too young to play the casino games, so a return trip is in order!

  4. Zac,

    I was in Brigantine (that island you probably know about, just don't know the name of) which is literally two seconds from AC this past weekend. We should have had a meetup!

    I will be down in Brigantine again the week of the 11th. We should definitely do something…shoot me an email.

    Jason

  5. Nice H2 you got there. Always interesting posts dude. Keep em coming. Also when are you going to show us your new MoneyReign headquarters?

  6. Sounds like a great trip! I also grew up and still live in NJ and am now in the casino business. It is good to hear about people winning on big bets. Congratulations.

    Have Fun!

    e

  7. Sorry about the sig in the last post….I put in the wrong address(rookie mistake)

    Have Fun!

    e

  8. Gambling is really, really not my cup of tea. Can't believe people are blowing all their money.

  9. I have tried the art of gambling but my strategies are also a disappointment in the end.

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