Sept marked My wife and I 1st trip. It was a Junket out of Boston..
We were offered the same trip for $159.00 but opted for driving instead.
Since we were comped the room, we just rented a car and drove. So Fridat at 1am we headed out for the long drive and arrived at 8am at the Showboat. We went to the Canal St Bread com and had a coffee and danish. At 8:30 my Wife said she was going to try and check in, I said good luck and low and behold they allowed us a room. Off to the garage to get the bags. No upgrades as the Lady said all the VIP's were in adn the hotel was booked. We had the Orleans Tower 15th floor facing North. Not a bad view as we can see the Ocean but also the empty lots LOL...
It was a very cold and windy weekend, esp on the Boardwalk. Friday night the casino was half empty, kinda odd seeing it was sold out.. No luck we dropped $200.00 each in about 70 mins playing time.
In bed by 11pm and we awake at 10am.... Long drive the day before plus not much sleep .
Get coffee and take our showers and by 11:30 we head to the Boardwalk. We walked to the Trop and had the Breakfast buffet... Not bad but the price being what it is, is not worth it.
Walk back to the Showboat and it's now 2:30pm. We took the shuttle to Harrahs. Looked around, then took the Jitney to the Borgate. The Jitney was dirty and smelly and old. Not worth the $2.00 per person they charge... Had to take one back to the Showboat and it was a driver from hell as he was speeding and take corners. Thought he would flip the little blue bus a few times..
Could not get res for Casa di Napoli :( It being my Wifes Birthday I was so sorry for not making any in advanced. We settled for the buffet as every resturant was booked.
About 10pm we decided to gamble, the casino was mobbed. Slim pickings for slots. We both went through about $150.00 in an hour... No playing time at all. About 11pm we both sat at a triple diamond machine... It soon ate my $50.00. My wife was down to $20.00 when she hit for $250.00.
She told me to cash it in and gave me $100.00 to play. I lost that in 20 mins and had enough. About midnight she was down to about $20.00 again and saw her penny machine open and went to play it. It's a 5 reel forget the name. Well in 30 mins she had 5 bonus rounds and was up to $353.00 not bad playing max bet at $1.80 a pull.... She played for 3.5 hours before it took it all back, but at least she got playing time.
Went to the room at 3:30am and had our wake up call ring at 8:am... Talk about dead lol too many mudslides that night. Got a few coffees and took showers and checked out at 9am. On the road at 9:50am for the 350 mile back home.
Just checked we were both offered 3 free nights each during the week up till August. We had no free offers for Vegas though????
Last trip with the Junket we gambled less in AC and were offered 5 fre nights each at the Paris. I am guessing due to it being a slow month in Vegas we got the offers?
Also this trip allowed us free rooms at Caesars last trip did not?
We now love AC, though it's far from being Vegas same can be said about Vegas is not AC.
I don't understand a few things though, maybe someone can answer them?
1) Why are the buffets so exspensive?
2) Why are the machines so tight LOL....I saw no big winners this trip, and heard many people saying the same thing.
I have More questions, but they don't need answers yet LOL...
So we looking to going back in July or eary August.