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On ‎4‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 7:30 AM, Pickle20 said:

So only Baltimore residents can gamble there? The Balt/DC metro area is the wealthiest, of one of the wealthiest, metro areas in the country. There’s plenty of money here. Take of your city blinders. 

The Intel I get from my Gambling Buddy who goes to Horseshoe every week is that MGM at Nat'l Harbor by DC is getting most of the DC & VA area players. Except for some, it seems many Avoid Horseshoe because of the "Clientele" there. Many dealers have left for MGM as well for the same reasons. Take that Info as you will. I've stated here before that I'll never set foot in the place. No desire to GambIe for a day & go home on any regular basis. I prefer to Get Away and Stay & Play in AC a few times a year. Think my LV days are Over, just don't want to do that all day travel ordeal anymore.

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On 4/10/2018 at 10:18 PM, Bartman said:

I stayed at Resorts a couple times long ago before their Remodel. Went thru there one day the other week on my stay. Not much going on that early afternoon. Still lots of Older machines and few people at the tables. Did hit an old Quarter Double Diamond 5 line 3 reeler, $1.25/spin for like $230 though after just a few spins then left. Parking was Free though. If you like Margaritaville & the Land Shark Bar & Grill, OK but otherwise there wasn't much for me to stick around for. I'm leaning towards making the Nugget my Base there from now on. It's smaller, the Rooms are pretty good, I stayed there 4yrs ago and liked it. Harrah's gives me decent prices but their place is just TOO Big to walk thru all the time and I can't play my Pai Gow Poker there for $25/hand, that's too steep for me, I can do that at the Nugget for $15/hand.

 

I play table games. I’m not a blue hair lever puller. 

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1 hour ago, Pickle20 said:

I play table games. I’m not a blue hair lever puller. 

I miss the days when I'd sit Downtown in LV at Binion's and play Pai Gow Poker @ $5/hand, that was my Fav place. Buy in for $100 and play all afternoon, Sadly the days of $5 PGP are long gone. Still $10/hand Downtown and at The Cromwell (Old Bill's next door to Flamingo), Palace Station & the Orleans. Most Strip Casinos are Higher. In AC the Trop has it for $15 and so does the Nugget. Everyone else is $25 in AC. That's too Steep for me. I don't play Blackjack or the Carnival Games, Flop Poker, Caribbean Stud, Let it Ride and the rest. They have lower minimums but they're Fast & the Odds suck. Rule #1 - The Less Money you put At Risk over Time. PGP is a Slow, Low Percentage game. Statistically you Push like 40 some % of the time, Dealer wins like 26% and Player 25% and fractions so even at $15/hand a $200 buy in should hold you most of the afternoon unless you hit a Bad Run. Don't play the Bonus stuff, that just boosts the House Odds. Just play straight up. Mostly you'll lose and cut off after losing 1/2 of the Stake or get back to Even but sometimes you get Lucky & come out Ahead. I just look to Play a long time.

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On 4/17/2018 at 7:30 AM, Pickle20 said:

So only Baltimore residents can gamble there? The Balt/DC metro area is the wealthiest, of one of the wealthiest, metro areas in the country. There’s plenty of money here. Take of your city blinders. 

the DC area has a big, beautiful, safe, first class casino, the MGM.  Why would anyone want to go to Bal'mer to gamble?

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2 minutes ago, Boobie said:

the DC area has a big, beautiful, safe, first class casino, the MGM.  Why would anyone want to go to Bal'mer to gamble?

Guess you didn't read about the 2 security guards getting shot there a couple weeks ago.

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On 4/19/2018 at 4:01 PM, Norman said:

Guess you didn't read about the 2 security guards getting shot there a couple weeks ago.

Were there?  Even better, that will make the Baltimore crowd feel at home too  Could be like a second home for them.

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On 4/19/2018 at 3:58 PM, Boobie said:

the DC area has a big, beautiful, safe, first class casino, the MGM.  Why would anyone want to go to Bal'mer to gamble?

Why do people want to go to Atlantic City to gamble? AC is a cesspool. Baltimore is Paradise by comparison.

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On 4/21/2018 at 11:11 AM, Boobie said:

Were there?  Even better, that will make the Baltimore crowd feel at home too  Could be like a second home for them.

Poor little guy, nice back track  :lol:

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9 hours ago, Pickle20 said:

Why do people want to go to Atlantic City to gamble? AC is a cesspool. Baltimore is Paradise by comparison.

Yes, such a cesspool that in the past 2 years casino revenues have increased. Two casinos are reopening this Summer. Plus the other casinos are remodeling and renovating their properties.

I spent last Thursday and Friday at Resorts Casino. I was comped a two night stay in a suite. Plus I got bonus slot cash, free meals and show tickets!

This morning I made reservations for June 27 &28. This is when the Hard Rock Casino will open on the site of the former Taj Mahal! 

PS: I came back home with more money than what I brought with me!!:D

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18 hours ago, DaJellyBelly said:

Yes, such a cesspool that in the past 2 years casino revenues have increased. Two casinos are reopening this Summer. Plus the other casinos are remodeling and renovating their properties.

I spent last Thursday and Friday at Resorts Casino. I was comped a two night stay in a suite. Plus I got bonus slot cash, free meals and show tickets!

This morning I made reservations for June 27 &28. This is when the Hard Rock Casino will open on the site of the former Taj Mahal! 

PS: I came back home with more money than what I brought with me!!:D

It's a cesspool no matter how many casinos they open.

That said, I like AC too. Especially resorts.

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On ‎4‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 5:49 PM, DaJellyBelly said:

Yes, such a cesspool that in the past 2 years casino revenues have increased. Two casinos are reopening this Summer. Plus the other casinos are remodeling and renovating their properties.

I spent last Thursday and Friday at Resorts Casino. I was comped a two night stay in a suite. Plus I got bonus slot cash, free meals and show tickets!

This morning I made reservations for June 27 &28. This is when the Hard Rock Casino will open on the site of the former Taj Mahal! 

PS: I came back home with more money than what I brought with me!!:D

Did pretty good the last week in March at Harrah's. Got some surprising Wins at Resorts & the Trop and at Harrah's and spent mostly Their money and stayed an extra nite Mon thru Fri. Really only dropped like $300 for the week about a Quarter of what I took in my envelope. I'll wait till after Labor Day when the rates go back down. I'd like to stay at the Nugget again as they have Pai Gow Poker at $15/hand. I did stay there a few years ago and liked it but Harrah's gives me better rates thru TR. No big deal to just drive over, I have no problem driving all around AC but....we'll see.

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Baltimore has been trying for decades to get rid of The Block (which is a sad shadow of its former self). Maybe it could be upgraded and moved to the proposed new entertainment district, right next to the casino. Then patrons can get fleeced and screwed in one location.

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2 minutes ago, retired said:

Baltimore has been trying for decades to get rid of The Block (which is a sad shadow of its former self). Maybe it could be upgraded and moved to the proposed new entertainment district, right next to the casino. Then patrons can get fleeced and screwed in one location.

Haven't been down there since the Smoking Ban. I couldn't believe they actually passed that for Bars. What the heck else do you Do in a Bar? You Drink & you Smoke, we All did. I know that's Killed a lot of the corner neighborhood bars all over the city. My Dad had one once. Anyway the Block is Nothing like it was years ago along with the smaller Go-Go places in Highlandtown. They're mostly gone now too. It's my understanding the Block is nothing but Hood Rats in the few places still open. I wouldn't go down there now if you Paid me. I guess the Millennials just see girls on the 'net and on their Phones. Maybe they all just go to Sports Bars now, Oh Yay! I Miss the Good Old Days, I could tell a Million Stories. We used to have Fun! That's what I used to do before I discovered AC & LV when I hit 50.

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And now you know the rest of the story. :lol: 

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Bartman, you're right. The Block was great in the Bad Old Days! 

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On ‎4‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 9:08 AM, Pickle20 said:

Why do people want to go to Atlantic City to gamble? AC is a cesspool. Baltimore is Paradise by comparison.

Gambling aside.

You can walk out of a casino in AC and at least there is a boardwalk, fresh air and the ocean. Bmore...you walk outside and see ....you fill in the blank. 

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On ‎6‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 6:59 PM, Bartman said:

Haven't been down there since the Smoking Ban. I couldn't believe they actually passed that for Bars. What the heck else do you Do in a Bar? You Drink & you Smoke, we All did. I know that's Killed a lot of the corner neighborhood bars all over the city. My Dad had one once. Anyway the Block is Nothing like it was years ago along with the smaller Go-Go places in Highlandtown. They're mostly gone now too. It's my understanding the Block is nothing but Hood Rats in the few places still open. I wouldn't go down there now if you Paid me. I guess the Millennials just see girls on the 'net and on their Phones. Maybe they all just go to Sports Bars now, Oh Yay! I Miss the Good Old Days, I could tell a Million Stories. We used to have Fun! That's what I used to do before I discovered AC & LV when I hit 50.

 

On ‎6‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 8:25 AM, Pickle20 said:

And now you know the rest of the story. :lol: 

Man I thought I led a pretty full life. You both win hands down.

Kind of ironic in a way. The do-gooders and the SJWs have absolutely no problem about when where and how you smoke....bad bad bad.

But they are OKEY DOKEE about gambling....the more the better....good good good

Or so it seems. 

smh. 

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14 hours ago, Guido2 said:

Gambling aside.

You can walk out of a casino in AC and at least there is a boardwalk, fresh air and the ocean. Bmore...you walk outside and see ....you fill in the blank. 

A beautiful harbor front promenade? Historic neighborhoods? Nationally rated restaurants and bars? :rolleyes:

Been to that AC boardwalk lately? It's not much to look at and you couldn't pay me to go out on that beach or in the water with all the scrap metal that's been washed away there lately.

That said, I do still like AC. But that's just me. I like rough gems of cities.

Edited by Pickle20

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And BTW, the smoking ban indoors is one of the best things to have ever happened in America.

No one should be forced to breath in toxic fumes in closed doors. You want to poison yourself? Do it in your own personal space.

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3 hours ago, Pickle20 said:

A beautiful harbor front promenade? Historic neighborhoods? Nationally rated restaurants and bars? :rolleyes:

Been to that AC boardwalk lately? It's not much to look at and you couldn't pay me to go out on that beach or in the water with all the scrap metal that's been washed away there lately.

That said, I do still like AC. But that's just me. I like rough gems of cities.

As I said ...gambling aside. 

Yeah I go to the AC area....and compared to Ventnor city....which is where family lives....the boardwalk is shabby.

But to be honest...and this is just me. I personally enjoy a run down board walk and not so clean beach/ocean to most any city venue. That's me, some like the city...some like something closer to nature and there is nothing wrong with that. 

When I traveled for business.... I loved Texas....Oh yes I stayed in major cities...and looked around. But when off the clock, I was looking for fishing and some shooting (legal) :lol:

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My Dad's folks lived in Bayville NJ just below Toms River and we vacationed up there with them often. We went to Seaside Heights and Asbury Park a lot way back in the 50's-60's. Of course Seaside had 2 piers full of rides and Asbury still had some stuff there as well back then. Everything a Kid could want. I recall pestering them to go to AC once and they told me there was Nothing there but eventually they caved. My recollection from that time was when we got there there was almost Nothing open on the Boardwalk, everything closed or boarded up and I wanted to go back home almost right after we got there. I remember back here we didn't go to OC till later in the mid 60's and I wasn't impressed with the lack of amusements as compared to Seaside. I didn't see AC again till the 2000's in my 50's and found all the Casinos there in full swing and I could easily see that they Saved that town from what I saw as a kid.

Here you see the kids with crew cuts wearing striped T-shirts, well That was how we all looked then, this is Exactly what I experienced there! I rode on those Swings on the Globe on that Pier and remember the Funhouse with the Dragon on the front! The Wild Mouse was out on the end of the one pier and when it took you up, you thought it would fling you out right into the ocean when it got to the top then made that first turn. I almost Cried when I saw the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.

 

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On 6/3/2018 at 5:33 PM, Guido2 said:

Gambling aside.

You can walk out of a casino in AC and at least there is a boardwalk, fresh air and the ocean. Bmore...you walk outside and see ....you fill in the blank. 

I agree with this. I have always liked Atlantic City plus it's safer to go to then Baltimore. 

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10 hours ago, WhatintheHell said:

I agree with this. I have always liked Atlantic City plus it's safer to go to then Baltimore. 

Now you dun it.

The defenders of Baltimore should be raining down on you any second! 😉

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