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Thursday, April 16, 2015

A-Z Letter N is for New Jersey Casinos

Our little strip in AC is nothing like Las Vegas
For the Letter "N" my A-Z post is going to be all about New Jersey casinos. New Jersey doesn't pretend to be anything close to Las Vegas, but what few casinos Atlantic City does have work for us.
It's really hard for me to stay in and gamble, when it's warm and sunny outside. Sorry, the beach just calls my name.

My favorite place to shop (in bad weather) is The Walk in Ceasar's
I have to put this disclaimer out there before I start- I am not a gambler. I think that comes from being poor. I don't part with my money that easy. LOL Keeping that in mind, my opinion here might not really count for much. Plus, I have a problem being cooped up indoors when it's a bright, sunny day and the beach is right outside the door. That having been said, my favorite casino to go to (when I do happen to go) is the Borgata.
My favorite casino in Atlantic City is the Borgata

I love to go to the Borgata because they have everything I love all under one roof. Great restaurants, shopping, pools, shows and of course, my favorite feature is the Ben & Jerrys in the basement.... If you noticed, I didn't mention the gambling at all. Like I said before, my opinion isn't really the most reliable if you are looking to gamble. But if you want to go to a show or out to eat, I'm your girl!!!
This Wizard of Oz Game is my favorite slot machine to play.
Mostly because of all the noise it makes. I never win.

This obscene piece of meat is what The Homestead Steak House, at the Borgata calls prime rib. I did my best, but it wasn't long before I broke out in the meat sweats and had to throw in the towel.

What's your favorite casino to go to? Are you a high roller or not much of a gambler? Big fan of LasVegas or any other states casinos?

26 comments:

  1. I don't gamble either so I'd just go for the atmosphere and things to look at.

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    1. I can spend the whole day down at AC and not gamble a dime!! I'd rather spend it on something tangible, but that's just me.

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  2. I have not been to Atlantic City in years. My Dad was a tour bus driver and drove there almost every week, hence why he had such a gambling addiction. That prime rib looks amazing!

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    1. The prime rib was amazing. I still can't believe how big it was.

      I used to take the bus down to AC with my grandma (it left from her retirement community) I was the only one on that bus that didn't have grey hair, but it was always a great time. And they made it worth your while- the casinos would give us comp lunches or dinners and $20 cash to gamble with. Of course, my g'ma and I used to do everything but gamble. We would go eat our free meal, then spend hours over a cup of coffe talking or walking the boardwalk. Those are my best memories of AC, and they have nothing to do with gambling! Ha.

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  3. It’s officially the second half of A to Z. Time to catch that second wind, rest up on Sunday, then it’s that mad dash toward the finish line!

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Cohost
    N is for Numerology

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    1. Hey Stephen! Oh yeah I need that second A-Z wind to kick in about now. My balloon is starting to deflate big time. Big push and on towards the goal!!

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  4. I'm not a gambler, but 2 of my boys and their dad might be flying to Vegas in July on route to Lake Tahoe, and I have a sneaky feeling they will stop and have bit of a gamble :)
    And that pie is most definitely obscene! x

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    1. I used to live on the West Coast and loved going to visit Lake Tahoe- it's so beautiful there. I suspect if your boys are all stopping in Vegas, it would be a good bet some gambling will go on. Ha, see what I did there "good bet" :)

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  5. New Jersey has casinos? This I did not know. Good thing I don't gamble. :)

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    1. Yes we do. Not as many as Vegas mind you, but a nice little strip with a respectable amount of casinos.

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  6. they have a Native american one in NC, but I've never been

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    1. I've never been to a Native American one either!

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  7. My husband is from New Jersey and I visited there once but we didn't go to the casino's. We live in Las Vegas and get enough of that here. lol I actually haven't gambled in years.

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    1. Can't imagine living in Vegas! It's such a tourist destination I wonder how it would be to try and put down roots there. How do you like it?

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  8. I've never been there, but your pictures make me think I should go some day.

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    1. Hi Maris!! Thank you. I appreciate that and hope you do come to visit one day.

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  9. I'm like you, I'd want to be outside on the beach!

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    1. I can't stand to be trapped indoors for long ever, much less sitting in the dark (because all casinos are kept dark on purpose so you don't know whether it's night or day outside) when it's sunny and bright and warm outside. I love the breeze that blows in off the ocean and the smell of the fresh salty air, not the recirculated smoky trapped stale air inside the casino. After an hour or two of that, the ocean starts calling my name!!

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  10. We live about 45 minutes from AC. There are bus trips leaving from our community on a weekly basis.
    We don’t participate in those. We go to the casinos, maybe once a year. And the Borgata is our favorite.
    Atlantic City is in bad shape, financially. Several of the casinos have closed. When gambling was approved, part of the funds were supposed go to revitalizing the city. That never happened. It’s kind of depressing there now.

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    1. It is kind of depressing now!! So many people lost their jobs and are desperate for work down there. And what about Revel? It was supposed to create all of these jobs and bring in so much revenue- what a waste!! Sad, sad, sad. And as far as the bus trips- see my comment to Deb (Keeping it Real) above. Those bus trips with my g'ma are my best, best memories of AC. :)

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  11. Being from Jersey, my wife's family frequent Atlantic City quite often. My wife and her sister own two adult arcades down here in Florida, though my wife isn't much of a gambler. She'll go with her sisters as a 'girls weekend' to Biloxi, but that's about it. She does love the Wizard of Oz game (as well as The Lord of the Rings one) on those rare occasions when she goes to the casino.

    As for me, I'm not a gambler at all. For the same reasons you're not....I grew up poor and it just seemed like throwing money away. I can see the appeal, though :)

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    1. So you married a Jersey Girl? Lucky you Mark Means!! And yeah, I just can't seem to get behind the draw of gambling. But I really do think it has something to do with being poor. I am generous with other people, and am not a miser or anything, I am a cheerful giver, just not to the poker table.

      The next time I do find myself in AC I am going to hunt down the LOTR game. I have never seen it!! As a huge LOTR fangirl, maybe I would have more luck with that one!!

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  12. I'm not a gambler either and that's a good thing, seeing as how I now live in Nevada. Here, there are slot machines everywhere including the grocery store. Every once in a while I go into a casino, usually when somebody comes out to visit and then I like to play roulette. Last time around I won $150, but the rule in the casinos is 'the house always wins.' So, unless you know how to 'walk away', you'll end up just giving it back. Me, I know how to walk away. Heck I'm still poor.

    I was to Atlantic city back in 1982 when there were only a few big casinos. It was March so the beach was cold and windy, but if I were ever there in the summer time I don't think I could pass up the beach for being inside a dark casino where the sun never shines.

    On a better note; living near these type of places you have the opportunity to go to some great shows. I am all about that.

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    1. It sounds like we think along the same lines FAE. I am not about to dump all my money where I won't recoup it. I much prefer a stroll along the boards or the beach, with a yummy treat. But I have seen some pretty great shows in AC, and that's a bonus for sure.

      Back when I lived in CA and I visited Tahoe, there was really not a lot of gambling yet, like how you are describing it now. We always went up to Tahoe to ski. My Uncle has a cabin there and has given us an open invitation to come and stay whenever we want. It is something I really, really, want to take him up on and do in the future with my girls. Just don't have the funds for that right now, even with the free place to stay. Maybe one day in the future....

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  13. Oddly enough, if you visit my blog on May 4th, you'll see a view of the beach from Atlantic City.
    Actually, if my sunrise image that I use to identify myself online appears... that's actually also taken on the beach at Atlantic City, straight down to the water from the Showboat.

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