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Posted - 08/25/2007 :  08:34:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A few years ago I flew via Columbia SC to Atlantic City. This was to be the first of many trips. Unfortunately there was also a hurricane looming of the coast - steaming its way to AC. The flight was bumpy but we got in ok and on time. It was a two night trip. The usual arrangements were made - bags from Columbia airport were next seen in the room. We were bussed from the the Atlantic City airport to Harrah's. We got into the room at night. The next day the Hurricane past by the city. Because of this I spent the entire trip at Harrah's.

The casino is huge broken up into three sections in a large rectangle with the food and shops on one long strip boarding the casino. At first impression it looked like the way one would design a bowling alley. The slots were very tight at first. I tried poker, but the locals beat the pants off me, so I went back to slots - where I eventually started winning.

The food was not as good as I expected - but it was still good. I have eating much better in Mississippi. I guess it's what you are used to.

The people were very friendly. And as a previous native to NY and NJ it was nice to hear the accents again.

It was not until the last day that the sun came out. So on this trip, I did not visit other casinos. That is left for other reports.

How did I do? Lost a bundle. But this got me to Laughlin. And I came back many times with much better results. But I stayed away from Harrah's. Not because I didn't like the place - it was just not near the other casinos (except Borgata and Trump Marina). And the casinos on the Boardwalk are looser (in my opinion).
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