Checked into Bally's Thursday areound noon. Surprisingly the room was ready when we arrived. Not surprisingly it was in the Claridge. Oh well - thats what you get if you are not a high roller at Bally's. And it cost $69.99 before taxes (like I said - not a high roller - day after the air show - AC in the summer). Anyway - the room was OK - had a great ocean view - but a very tired room badly in need of new paint etc.
Had dinner at Dock's Oyster House. Can;t praise that place enough. The service (Mike) was great and the food was out of this world. I started with the Caesar salad with lump crab (and there was PLENTY of it). DW started with the breaded fried tomato with goat cheese. Naturally I had a taste and it was great. Entrees were the scallops over risotto with a lobster sauce and DW had the crab au gratin. Both were great. Too full for dessert.
Gambling that night was so so . win some lose some. wound up the night (1 a.m.) about even - I;ll take that anytime.
Next morning went to Wild West - figured we could find some cheap tables in the morning hours. Well - no tables are even open at Wild Westy until 11:30 - so back to Bally's for some texas hold'em and some let it ride. No luck. Skipped breakfast so had an early lunch. Tried 6ix but it was mobbed so went to the mall opposit Caesar;s - a place called Sonsie - and got a good meal there.
Back to gambling and again no luck. Black jack, even the normally easy pai gow - no luck at all
played some penny slots. Realized you really don;t get anything out of them unless you play max coins. started playing 20 lines 1C per line and NEVER got any bonus or any kind of good play. As soon as I started playing max (20 lines 5C per line) then I started hitting bonus etc. Still did not winb but I seemed to get a lot mor play. Anyone else find this?
Fir dinner we tried 6ix again - and it was mobbed. Then I remembered the trip advisor advice that you could skip the line if you wanted to sit at the counter. Since it was just the two of us - that's what we did. We were only after something light anyway - so the counter would be fine. Enjoyed the meal at 6ix.
So all in all we did have a good time and good food even if the room was not that great (how long were we in it anyway) - just diappointed in the gambling.
Also was surprised that the wife and I played the same amount of time - at the same levels - yet I seemed to earn a lot more comps than she did (I lost a lot more than her - she had some wiinning streaks - but I thought the comps were based on play and not win/lose)