Written by Saphira on 02 Mar, 2009
Think of it as Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride with casinos, and instead of Toady, Ratty and Moley, you have intoxicated college kids, the lady who smells like a pack of cigarettes who just played slots for ten hours and the guy listening to his iPod…Read More
Think of it as Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride with casinos, and instead of Toady, Ratty and Moley, you have intoxicated college kids, the lady who smells like a pack of cigarettes who just played slots for ten hours and the guy listening to his iPod rapping out loud. Although there are lots of sharp turns and the drivers like to pretend they are in Nascar and they don’t always obey traffic signals, it wasn’t half as death defying and thrilling as riding in a taxi through Panama City. Just be certain you have full control of your stomach when you board. THE STOPSThe jitney stops can be located by looking for the special jitney signs at the curbs. They are very easy to spot as they say "jitney" right on them. In the marina area there are stops located outside of each of the three casinos (Harrah’s, Trump Marina and Borgata). At the boardwalk area there are stops located along the stretch of road that runs by the casinos. Some of the stops are located across the street from the casinos, which will require you to cross the busy road and perhaps take a little walk around the block to get to the casino’s entrance. Safety is not an issue during the day, but do be cautious at night as you may encounter some shady characters walking around. Individuals who like to ask for money seem to target the jitney stops knowing people will be there waiting for their bus.There are four jitney routes. Bus #2 is the one you want to take if you are planning to travel from one casino to another.FINANCIAL EXPECTATIONSThe jitney costs $2.25 per trip. The drivers appreciate it when you have exact change, but it isn’t necessary. It really is a good value. A taxi will cost you far more than $2.25. If you plan on driving from one casino to another, the parking fees will bleed your wallet dry.THE BUS The buses are what most people would call "short buses." They are aqua blue and stop frequently, so you usually never have to wait too long before another bus appears. That is a good thing, since the buses only hold eleven people and the drivers are pretty strict about not overcrowding the buses. The interiors are worn, with unidentifiable stains and holes in the seats. They have that seedy dirty kind of feel, without being gross (yet). There were definitely some interesting people riding the jitney. Talking on your cell phone seemed to be the cool thing to do, since that is pretty much what everyone was doing unless they were rapping out loud or giggling with drunkenness. The drivers are friendly and will be happy to help you out if you need any casino type guidance. Close
Written by petterbroklin on 24 Oct, 2008
ATLANTIC CITY is situated at New Jersey State in USA. It’s a most visited place In New Jersey. Main attraction of this city is gambling because gambling is legal at there. So mostly gambling lover visited there for our best play. They’re a best and…Read More
ATLANTIC CITY is situated at New Jersey State in USA. It’s a most visited place In New Jersey. Main attraction of this city is gambling because gambling is legal at there. So mostly gambling lover visited there for our best play. They’re a best and best gambling places located there with created huge of player at evening. But it’s a seaside city so exist more adventure like beaches adventure, boating, fishing at deep water and so on. I am interested gambling few. It was great opportunities to get both of us adventure there like gambling, beaches, and boardwalk to markets so went to Atlantic City with my friend, which are working with me. Really the Atlantic city is too beautiful and mind blowing. I was glad when arrived there. Freshness wind enters in my breath with sea. Reserved a hotels room at front beach of seaside. When we open windows then sun first light enter my rooms and views of sunset and morning were so awesome. Hotels had reserved by online by hotels true sites with offer more discount rates and facilities. we saved some money due to online sites because if you visited there and reserved hotels then you could not get cheap hotels and not best locations, also given very large price that hotels so if you visited any place then reserved your hotels at great location with more discount. Which hotels have included casino and spa also, in this city all We arrived at our hotels at 3 pm, so take a fresh steam bath and bites some light meals by order and take rest for few hours. About 7 o’clock, lets to ready to gambling at basement casino. It was so adventure and crowded there, every person want to win all money show his eye and face but I thinks if your luck Is in your favor then you win and my luck worked with me so I win some time but after few hours I would go loose then left gambling. My father always said that gambling nothing to anybody, It did not give to anything to anybody but get to everything. I appreciated my father word so I would do few in yearly. It was last time in Atlantic city and feeling to go at beach about 9 am. Ocean wind created more sound and falls fresh air for breath, My friend and me were walking there at some times then feel some eat. But when we left casino then visited to restuatant to street and packed dinner. Sit on sand and ate our dinner, Moon help to dinner because all night they were glow. it was fresh night and everywhere blow with beautiful light. At mid night we came to our hotels rooms at sleep to our king bed.We woke up late so all body to created sound with pain, so take a spa at hotels. after spa, hire a taxi and went to surfing city. we watched water garden in piers at Caesars, one Atlantic ocean Atlantic city, nj 08401, Atlantic City Aquarium - Ocean Life Cente, Absecon Lighthouse, Lucy the Elephant, Monopoly Monument, Atlantic City Shows in between two days. Two days were so awesome and excited to visit that places.Fourth days Harry and me went to early morning at beach, enjoyed with water, watching people and take sunbath. Afternoon hired a fishing boat and went to deep water for fishing with boating. I did not take lunch so decided caught fish and made our today lunch at boat; they’re a mini kitchen at boat. After one hour we caught a fish, it’s a big fish and roasted and take a great lunch at boat. I think it was great feeling that was a great adventure to catch fish and made a lunch then eat. So awesome!! I want did this ever and ever but did not long time to stay there. Last day we would go the boardwalk to his famous street market and purchase some budget shopping there and enjoyed his street with bite of delicious seafood. When we came to our home, I will show all photos there with adventure. It’s a remarkable journey to Atlantic City. I hope we will come to there more and more time in our whole life. Close
Written by ripplefan2 on 21 Jun, 2007
What summer time would be complete without a trip to a gambling town? So we packed the car, grabbed whatever money we had and headed down to Atlantic City, New Jersey so a fun filled weekend. However, when we got there, there was some kind…Read More
What summer time would be complete without a trip to a gambling town? So we packed the car, grabbed whatever money we had and headed down to Atlantic City, New Jersey so a fun filled weekend. However, when we got there, there was some kind of conference and all of the hotels were booked. Luckily in Atlantic City there is a phone number you can call to see if there are any available hotel rooms. And the Tropicana and the Irish Pub Inn happened to have openings for the nights we were there. We happened to be near the Irish Pub Inn, so we went to try it out. This place is beyond shady. The guy had two rooms available; a two-bedroom and a one-bedroom (next to his) for $10 a night, but the floors were unlevel and smelled bad. Plus, he had to let you into your rooms and kept the keys for insurance purposes. Since there were three of us, and no one wanted to sleep alone, we headed off to the Tropicana. When we arrived at the Tropicana (www.tropicana.net), hoards of people happened to come across the same number and were vying for the same open rooms. Fortunately we were the first ones on the ever increasing line and got one of the last available rooms in the hotel. And this place was gorgeous. The room was spacious and one complete wall was nothing but windows overlooking the beautiful sight of the New Jersey coastline. After dropping off our clothes, we headed back down to the mayhem that is the casino. This place caters to cheap gamblers with its lower stakes tables. But they are good at keeping you at the tables because there are plenty of waitresses offering "free" drinks for you. The waitress is back every ten minutes or so, with a fresh glass and a full smile. Before we checked into the room, we told our driver that there were no more rooms at the Tropicana (even though we just paid for one) to mess with him a bit, so we took him to Hooter’s for dinner to "try and decide" where we were going to stay. After we told him that we were messing with him about our hotel, we tried to figure out what to do for the evening. Our waitress had suggested going to a bar just off of the boardwalk that she and her friends were going to later on. It was supposed to be the locals’ hangout and a good place to party. We decided that this would be a good introduction into Atlantic City, but we had some pre-gaming to do. So, after we left Hooter’s, we walked down the boardwalk towards some of the other hotels. To one thing that no one tells you about Atlantic City is that it is hot and muggy in the summer time. As we became drenched in our own sweat after ten minutes (while being passed by multiple pedicabs and patrolling police) we figured that it would be safer to walk through the connecting hotels, catch a drink and cool off. This turned out to be a heaven sent idea, allowing us to get a little drunk, lose a little money on the slots and stop our massive sweating. When we finally reached our destination of the hole in the wall bar off of the boardwalk (I don’t remember the name, but it isn’t worth it) the place scared the crap out of us. The surrounding neighborhood was really different; filled with dilapidated buildings, drug dealers, and peddlers. What a scene, boy I tell you. Anyway, this bar was filled with prostitutes and drunks of the unfunny persuasion, but the drinks were cheap, so we stayed a little longer than probably advised. I wish that I could remember the name of the place to advise you away, but it wasn’t even good enough to be remembered. The next morning, we peeled ourselves out of bed and went to explore the different delicacies the Tropicana had to offer. So we tried out PF Chang’s Chinese food restaurant. I had never been there before and it was great. I had the duck and have never had such a good fowl. We immediately headed back to the room, showered and got dressed for the day. Unfortunately the heat was so bad that when we were outside, we couldn’t handle it, and went back in. We immediately ran into a group of coeds who were heading to a place called Firewater’s, which was a sports bar with probably a good 100 different beers on tap. There was a sampler of the different styles of beers, which can be arranged by country, brand, type or even price. And each was great. I think each of us had three or four samplers and some of their famous hot wings. This was like a heaven for us; beer, girls, music, wings and sports, what else could we have needed? With it being only 5pm and us being pretty drunk, we felt it was time to sweat some of the alcohol and maybe play some mini golf. We headed off to the boardwalk to play some mini golf and relax. If you have the opportunity to play mini golf while you are drunk, please do not. A simple 18-hole game which should have taken no more than an hour took us almost two hours because we were laughing so hard and messing around so much, pissing off the other patrons. But it worked in the fact that we started to sober up and drench our shirts. Then as a shower was desperately needed, we all ended up crashing in the hotel room. When we woke up an hour later, we headed down to Corky’s for some primo barbeque. The ribs were amazing but the mashed potatoes were lacking a bit, so try the fries or something else. Then, that evening we went to this place called the Red Square that has an ice bar with drink cut outs on the bar, therefore keeping your drink cold while you hang out. The place is a bit pricy but the atmosphere is great. We then spent the rest of the evening up drinking in the casino’s because there are no clocks anywhere. When we left Trump and headed back to the Tropicana, we saw that the sun creeping up over the horizon and somehow the night had slipped away like a dissatisfied lover after a random hookup. We then headed back, got our four hours of sleep, checked out and headed home. It's so funny because the city of Atlantic City has something like four roads going in and only one leaving. They want you in and don’t really want you to leave, unless they took everything already, then they will ship you out on the boat you came in on. If you have run out of money, but want to keep drinking, take $1 and put it in the slot machine, then hit return and get a print out. The waitresses will think that you have just won and keep bring free drinks over. It’s a great way to beat the system. So be wary about your wallet and WEAR A WATCH. Close
Written by Ishtar on 04 Jan, 2006
If you plan to spend a week or more in Atlantic City, hanging out in a time share resort, you may want to jot down some of this information which will help in making your stay more enjoyable. The very first thing I had sworn…Read More
If you plan to spend a week or more in Atlantic City, hanging out in a time share resort, you may want to jot down some of this information which will help in making your stay more enjoyable. The very first thing I had sworn to recommend to everyone is that you must, absolutely must have pizza from Papa John’s . They will deliver, should the weather be totally inclement as it was the day we enjoyed it. A large pizza will cost you $9.99, it will be piping hot when it arrives and so fresh, it’s impossible to resist emptying the box. Pacific Avenue is peppered with pizza places, but this is the one.
You will need to stock your refrigerator with all sorts of goodies, and as I mentioned, you have the pick of the litter as far as Asian grocers go. However, for your basic, all purpose needs, though a bit farther from the Sands Casino than other grocers, is Casel’s Supermarket . It’s on Ventnor Avenue, and spills over into the Margate City area; address is 8008 Ventnor and the phone# is 609- 823-2741. They were open when most others were closed. Starbucks is right across the street, should you need a caffeine fix.
Also, before you go, please check this page , where you can print discount coupons for entertainment, attractions, services, and lodging.
In the mood for lunch with a visit to the new Imax? During the week, Tropicana is luring you to chow down at one of their new restaurant offerings in the Quarter, coupled with either a show at the Imax, or one of their own revues. The cost for the deal is only $15.00!! This promotion will expire on 2/25/2006.
If the day or night calls for snuggling on the couch and going through a couple of movies, you will not be wanting for video stores. Take note that there is a healthy interest in porn in the area, and some stores cater to this taste exclusively. The one we found on Pacific Avenue had some good titles, but requested a $20 deposit for each DVD. Outrageous? Absolutely, but when push came to shove, we gave in. You do get your money back when you return them. For live, face-to-face, entertainment spend at least five to ten minutes on the boardwalk. You will find men and or women singing, decked out in season appropriate suiting. There are always live attractions on the boardwalk, along with sidewalk vendors; I especially enjoy ogling the displays of jewelry and other trinkets. There is more of this naturally, during the summer months.
Atlantic City has its own international airport, though I’ve never arrived by flying in. The Philadelphia airport is another option, if you don’t mind the drive. There are buses coming into Atlantic City from the entire tri-state area (NY/NJ/CT) as well as NJ’s Metro North Rail.
What’s changed in Atlantic City since I was here last at the turn of the century? We were here when everyone thought the world would come to a standstill in 2000; remember the Y2K scare? Of course, we rang in the New Year at Caesar’s…Read More
What’s changed in Atlantic City since I was here last at the turn of the century? We were here when everyone thought the world would come to a standstill in 2000; remember the Y2K scare? Of course, we rang in the New Year at Caesar’s without a care in the world.
Not a gambler by nature, I am usually reluctant to go to gaming destinations; and if I do, it’s the nickel slot machines. Ever since I won $200 at Black Jack, I haven’t had the courage to do a follow up act. But Atlantic City is close enough to New York to lure the occasional gambler, with comps, prizes, free rooms and the like. It has changed quite a bit in the last five years, and these are some of the things I noticed which pointed to a more positive experience.
The whole town seems to have gone through a face lift, as this area of South Jersey is not well reputed for its run down neighborhoods. I was sad and happy at the same time, to notice a slew of stores (about 75+) a stone’s throw from the Sands Hotel & Casino that now form the Atlantic City Outlets , which opened in 2003. Alas, this cannot be done on crutches, and not even on a wheel chair. As it was year end, there were promises of outrageous rebates.
I had also heard a lot about the new Borgata Hotel & Casino, of which I caught a glimpse when we arrived on Friday evening. The entire structure appears to be a glowing ember of red, and is away from the other hotels/casinos. Atlantic City does not have a strip, as does Las Vegas , but it has its now six-mile famous boardwalk, which can be accessed from most of the established casinos.
Also of interest is the slate of entertainment projected for the first few months of the year; it used to be that most of the worthwhile concerts were to be found at the Taj Mahal . Now one can also check for happenings at the House of Blues, and the Boardwalk Hall ; too bad Neil Diamond was already there on December 3rd. However, Bon Jovi is appearing in concert on February 4th and the Johann Strauss Orchestra on May 19, 2006.
There are also quite a few Asian/Viet Namese markets in the area, owing to the flux of Viet Namese families who live here. This made my heart sing, even though I could not indulge in browsing of any kind. An Imax theater has also appeared as well as a row of lovely pastel colored townhouses, reminiscent of downtown Charleston .
One of the things I enjoyed most is closing, and that is the Legends in Concert which used to be at Bally’s. It will be replaced with a game show of sorts, which is too bad.
Written by Cantin2 on 08 Dec, 2005
Not having visited Atlantic City for about 5 years, I was pleasantly surprised to see lots of improvements not only in the number of casinos, but along the beach, boardwalk, and surrounding streets. BEACH - The beach is very clean with lots of well trained lifeguards…Read More
Not having visited Atlantic City for about 5 years, I was pleasantly surprised to see lots of improvements not only in the number of casinos, but along the beach, boardwalk, and surrounding streets.
BEACH - The beach is very clean with lots of well trained lifeguards (saw them rescue eight people in the course of a week).Dune grass has been planted close to the boardwalk and there are wood slatted walkways every 300 yards or so connecting the boardwalk, over the dunes, and to the beach. Umbrellas and chairs can be rented for $10 and $5 on a daily basis. Occasionally vendors walk past with ice cream, Popsicles and water—reasonably priced.
BEACH CLUBS - Five of the casinos have built "Beach Clubs"—decks and gazebos on the beach in front of their hotels. They feature entertainment and activities both afternoons and evenings; sometimes a DJ with girl dancers or a live band. A nice option for afternoons with food, drinks, and bathrooms available, or for "hanging out" under the stars on a warm night.
OUTLET SHOPPING - From the convention center to the casinos, two blocks of new shops have been built. The outlet stores have moved in with all of their bargains and people love it!! A nice alternative to the tacky boardwalk shops and expensive hotel boutiques.
THE "QUARTER" AT TROPICANA - This new venue is attached to the casino and hotel at the Tropicana. It's a beautiful two-story area filled with restaurants: Carmine's, The Palm, PF Chang's Red Square, and Cuba Libra. Shops range from clothing boutiques to eclectic shops with gifts for the home, art galleries, and of course... jewelry stores. Bars feature music from Blues to Jazz, Karaoke, and Duos for listening pleasure. There really is something for everyone here—one of you can shop or listen to music while the other gambles really close by.
HARRAH'S MARINA DECK - Although Harrah's does not have a beach, they have their version of a "Deck" overlooking the marina where they've built a covered deck bar with a limited menu. A different band is featured each evening and daily specials such as $2 beers, $5 pizza, $1 cheeseburgers, and 25-cent wings attract a good crowd. There's even a small casino with slots and table games, but it's not air-conditioned. The second floor has a full service, air-conditioned restaurant overlooking the beautiful yachts. Atlantic City is a fun place year round, but summertime is the best.
Written by Jenn126 on 14 Jun, 2006
Poker, Texas Hold Em in particular, seems to be an up and coming game in casinos. In Atlantic City there are a couple of places to play poker. Trump's Taj Mahal has a fairly big poker room, with limit and no limit hold em, as…Read More
Poker, Texas Hold Em in particular, seems to be an up and coming game in casinos. In Atlantic City there are a couple of places to play poker. Trump's Taj Mahal has a fairly big poker room, with limit and no limit hold em, as well as other poker games. Bally's also has a poker room and of course, the Borgata does too.If you've never played poker in a casino before, your first time can feel a little threatening. You may want to watch a table for a little while before sitting down to play, that way you can get a feel for the betting and the players. Casino poker can go pretty fast, so it's important to have the basics down before you sit at a table to play.The good thing about playing Texas Hold Em is that you do not have to ante on every hand, just on the big and small blinds. Otherwise you are free to fold your hold cards on the initial deal if you don't want to play them. This way you can wait for the really good hands, and save your money for playing them. Hands you will want to play will be pairs (high ones are the best) or high cards that are suited. If you don't want to risk losing too much money, ask to be seated at the 2/4 limit hold em table. This means there is a limit to how much can be bet, and players can not bet all of their money on hands, forcing you to "call" with a large amount of money. If you're not worried about the money, go for a no limit table to keep things interesting.Lastly, check in at these casinos for poker tournaments. Often they will have public tournaments that you can buy into for as little as $150, with the chance to win a whole lot more. Close
Written by Jenn126 on 30 May, 2006
When in Atlantic City, the main focus is on gambling in the casinos, especially if it is winter and there is not much to do on the Boardwalk. While in the casino, you may want to try your hand at Craps, which is definitely…Read More
When in Atlantic City, the main focus is on gambling in the casinos, especially if it is winter and there is not much to do on the Boardwalk. While in the casino, you may want to try your hand at Craps, which is definitely one of the most fun games you could ever play in a Casino.What makes Craps different from the other games (and more fun) is that it's a group effort. Everyone at the table is playing off the same dice roll, so the majority of the players will want the same number to come out, depending on how they are betting. Craps can get expensive quickly, so if you are playing on a $10 limit table, I suggest buying in for at least $100.The first thing you do is ante up. In this case, $10. Then the shooter will roll. If a 7 or 11 comes out on that roll, you automatically win. If a 2, 3 or 12 comes out on that roll, you automatically lose. This is "crapping out". If a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 comes out, then that becomes the point. You then have the option of taking odds (raising your bet or doubling it)—and you are betting that the shooter will roll that number before they roll a 7. Then the shooter rolls until the number comes out or a 7 comes out. A 7 craps you out, you lose all your money and you have to start over. You can bet on the other numbers of the board as well, and if that number keeps coming out, you will continue to get paid on it until the shooter craps out. This is a high energy game and can be intoxicating with a table full of players who are winning. Stay away from the bets in the middle of the table—they are sucker bets. Stick with the general betting and the numbers, and you should be able to play for awhile on what you buy in with, depending on how the dice are going. Close
Written by leeleereid on 09 Nov, 2006
If you're not there to gamble, don't bother going. The beach is okay, but not all that. The food was not great. The shows are really expensive, if you can even get into seeing any of them. All in all, unless…Read More
If you're not there to gamble, don't bother going. The beach is okay, but not all that. The food was not great. The shows are really expensive, if you can even get into seeing any of them. All in all, unless I were going there for something specific, I wouldn't bother to go. Since we didn't want to lose all our money gambling, we were so bored we left a day early. Close
Written by mimimama on 12 Jul, 2005
Atlantic City is nice for those who like to have a lot to do. The hotels have casinos, shows, restaurants, shops, bowling, and something happening 24/7. The beach is one of the few "free" beaches on the Jersey shore. It makes day trips to the…Read More
Atlantic City is nice for those who like to have a lot to do. The hotels have casinos, shows, restaurants, shops, bowling, and something happening 24/7. The beach is one of the few "free" beaches on the Jersey shore. It makes day trips to the shore affordable for most families. Of course, the rides, concessions, miniature golf, video games, etc., aren't free!
As a family, we prefer Ocean City, New Jersey, which is just 20-25 minutes south of Atlantic City. It has a great boardwalk and a family-friendly atmosphere. Beaches’ fees are reasonable, and water sports, biking, boating, parasailing, and fishing are all as well. Both towns have charm, and depending on your personal likes or dislikes, one will suit you better then the other. Our family loves the Jersey shore!