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Thursday, October 29, 2009

World Poker Tour Boot Camp Comes to Atlantic City

If you have an extra $2,000 to burn and want to improve your poker skills with feedback from some pros, then there are still a few spots left to register for the World Poker Tour (WPT) Boot Camp event at the Trump Taj Mahal over the weekend of November 14, 2009. Gavin Smith, Nick Brancato, Rick Fuller, and Nick Binger are listed as instructors

Have a look at the WPT Boot Camp web site for details.

Atlantic City Weekly Picks the Phillies!

I'm a little slow in posting this, but noticed at least one writer from the Atlantic City Weekly picked the Phillies to defeat the Yankees in the World Series.  Since visitors to Atlantic City are somewhat evenly divided between New Yorkers and Philadelphians, this seems like as good a measure as any to determine a legitimate favorite between these two strong teams.

Our unofficial prediction is that no team is going to beat the Phillies four times in a series.  Since ESPN only shows Yankees and Red Sox games during the regular season, a lot of people outside of the Delaware Valley have no idea just how talented, resilient, and mentally tough this team is.  They don't have as many big names as the Yankees, but a lot more people will know who they are this team next week.

Phillies go for historic World Series win vs. the Bronx Bombers

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Resorts Offers $9 Midweek Rooms

This requires a little upfront cash and some risk, but if you're coming to Atlantic City to gamble anyway and haven't established yourself at any casino, then here's a good way to get a nearly free midweek room.  Resorts Atlantic City is offering what it calls a "Winners" package for $109 per night.  This requires double occupancy and you'll need a partner to take full advantage of the deal.

Here's what you'll get:
  • $25 free slot play for both people in the room ($50 total)
  • $25 match play for both people in the room (another $50 total)
  • A Rendezvous Tower room (you'll want this over the older Ocean Tower)
  • late (2pm) checkout
The actual value of the free slot play is around $49.60 if you play it on 8/5 Bonus Poker (or $49.77 if you can get on the one 9/6 Jacks or Better machine in the casino) and the match plays will also be worth a little less than $50 in expected value.  Add on taxes for the room and you'll actually pay a little under $20 for your room, but that's still a good deal if you get in the Rendezvous Tower.

While the offer doesn't specify when it is valid, I was only able to book this midweek, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try some weekend dates.  If you get one, then let us know.  Take a look at the Resorts web site for details:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Atlantic City Newsfeed

Assorted news items related to Atlantic City.

Supermarket Likely to Return to Atlantic City
A couple recent articles talked about the likely return of a supermarket to Atlantic City, on the same site where a previous IGA and Thriftway. No word yet on how long it would take for the new A&P to be ready to open once a deal is finalized.
Atlantic City closer to getting supermarket

ACES Friday Trains to Feature Variety of Drinks
A press release from last Friday describes cocktails and beers offered on upcoming Friday trains to Atlantic City from New York City.
Atlantic City Express Service (ACES) Announces 'Pour Tour' This Fall

Resorts Opens New Spa
Not sure what to make of this, but I give Resorts credit for still trying, despite a dwindling customer base. They've announced the opening of a spa in their hotel and casino
Spa opens in Resorts Casino Hotel

Antiques Show to Return
Different from the Atlantique City show that ran for years, a new organizing is bringing the Atlantic City Antiques and Collectors Show to the Convention Center March 27-28, 2010.
Atlantic City to have antiques show again