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Old 08-05-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Revel is going to be next. Let's close them all down.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:52 PM
 
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- Create an Express Rail from AC to NYC and AC to DC
- Convert the hotels into high-end condos
- Develop an international entertainment and restaurant culture
- Offer tax incentives to non-gambling related buysinesses
- improve parks and recreation
- Run high-bandwidth data conduits all over the city

Soon after, a flood of young folks working in NYC or DC will settle there.

Place could attract big money and be bigger than Dubai.
Any place would be booming if it had an express rail to NYC and DC. Much easier said than done. And it's 120 miles to NYC and 180 miles to DC, not sure how "express" that can be. Unless your idea is similar to the other guy who proposed building an underwater tunnel..
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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Dirty place. Not impressed never got out of the car.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:37 PM
 
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The Borgata is booming. I was there this week and there are mobs of people waiting to check in on Sunday and Monday night. I guess they know how to do it! They are certainly not cheap and their restaurants are no deal. Maybe they have not lowered their standards and that's how they are drawing people.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:25 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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The Borgata is booming. I was there this week and there are mobs of people waiting to check in on Sunday and Monday night. I guess they know how to do it! They are certainly not cheap and their restaurants are no deal. Maybe they have not lowered their standards and that's how they are drawing people.
Were you paid by the Borgata to come on here and say that?
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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The Borgata is booming. I was there this week and there are mobs of people waiting to check in on Sunday and Monday night. I guess they know how to do it! They are certainly not cheap and their restaurants are no deal. Maybe they have not lowered their standards and that's how they are drawing people.
Maybe all the people you see got free room comps.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:21 AM
 
Location: PHL-Terminal C, Gate 11
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The Revel was supposed to be something different: it was a luxury lifestyle resort. It was trying to appeal to those who preferred high end dining, upscale spa amenities and more sophisticated architecture and interior design. It didn't allow smoking and there were windows in the casino (imagine that) showcasing the shore view.

Many people had complained about the tacky, outdated properties in Atlantic City (hello Trump properties) so the Revel was supposed to be the antidote. It is a beautiful money pit. Management forgot one very important element of attracting and keeping customers...GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE. There have been MANY complaints about the nastiness of Revel employees-particularly the valet parking staff and the nightclub personnel.

I don't get to AC very often, but when I do, I spend little time gambling. I think the House of Blues attracts some wonderful musicians-this is why you will find me in AC. If I get a hotel room there (I like the Courtyard), I like to rise early, rent a bike and join the many other people biking, running, and walking on the boardwalk. I sometimes take the free exercise bootcamp class offered on the boardwalk at 9 AM.
I enjoy having breakfast at some of the small businesses located on the boardwalk, especially a small joint specializing in crepes...outstanding! I enjoy having dinner at one of the independent restaurants located in the city such as Dock's Oyster House.
I enjoy the boardwalk-sure they have many low end shops, but honestly, they are fun! I don't want mall stores on the boardwalk and fine craft and fine art would rarely survive on any boardwalk venue, and it definitely would not survive in AC. I usually hate outlet shopping but I enjoy the outlet store set up in AC: no ridiculous mall but instead a renovated downtown.

There is actually a lot to do-free concerts throughout the city, snag some wonderful NJ blueberries or peaches at the farmers markets, a few small but interesting museums -I recommend taking a short drive to check out the Noyes Art Museum in Oceanville.

Before I sound like too much of a booster-and really, I have no horse in this race- I can't get over all the seediness. Don't get me wrong, some seediness would not bother me, just par for the course. Atlantic City just has a strange vibe that both draws me in and repels me. I also have observed a lot of untreated mental illness of the residents. Before someone slams me, I do not consider mental illness as an insult; instead I am concerned.

I was just there a few days ago and drove by a construction site; I noticed a sign advertising luxury condos-available in the Fall of 2014. I don't even think they broke ground.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:00 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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When they decided to build casinos they thought it would "save" Atlantic City. Sure, people like Trump got richer, and the mob probably came in, but the rest of the city was ignored (all that money sure didn't go to help the citizens of the city).

Now that the gambling business is crumbling, what is left?

Also, there is this:




Holiday From Hell? Atlantic City Vacationers Describe Being Roughed Up by Harrah's Security - ABC News




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Old 08-12-2014, 03:16 PM
 
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Default Borgata booming

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Were you paid by the Borgata to come on here and say that?

No, actually I wasn't paid but I did win! I was shocked, to tell you the truth. Arrived there with my granddaughters hoping to check in quickly and then go see Lady Antebellum on the Boardwalk. Couldn't check in, it was mobbed. went to concert (about 50,000 people on boardwalk) then went to dinner and checked in at 9 pm! Same lines on Monday! Go see! I was really surprised.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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No, actually I wasn't paid but I did win! I was shocked, to tell you the truth. Arrived there with my granddaughters hoping to check in quickly and then go see Lady Antebellum on the Boardwalk. Couldn't check in, it was mobbed. went to concert (about 50,000 people on boardwalk) then went to dinner and checked in at 9 pm! Same lines on Monday! Go see! I was really surprised.

LOL.. you went on a weekend when they had a free concert. Of course there was going to be mob of people there. Not sure how you concluded that Borgata is booming.

If the weather wasn't going to be bad tomorrow, AC is booming too when the airshow is in town.
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