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Wilmington, Delaware
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Best Hotel/Casino for kids

Our swim team is coming to AC for a meet in February and we were wondering what the best place would be to stay and get the kids a little fun as well. When I was a kid and went to Vegas a lot with my parents we always went to Circus Circus. Any place like that? My wife says she heard that there was a Casino that had a large game room for kids.

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Edited: 31 January 2010, 22:20
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1. Re: Best Hotel/Casino for kids

there is no '"circus circus" type casino in AC, but harrah's has a family fun center (game room/arcade) on the fourth floor (if memory serves) of one of their older towers, near their family pool.

trump taj mahal also has a small game room (in between the taj and showboat) and there are several traditional arcades (skee ball, video games) located on the boardwalk.

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2. Re: Best Hotel/Casino for kids

When my kids were little i took them to the trump taj mahal in the winter as the pool there is family friendly. They have a small game room downstairs. Also, theres ice skating in AC the kids liked too.

Have fun!

http://atlanticcity.flyersskatezone.com/

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just one thing to note about harrahs - their pool is NOT kid friendly. you need to be 21 or over to enter, with or without parental supervision. since the pool is one of the few activities that kids can actually enjoy in a hotel, i think you should pass on harrahs.

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harrah's actually has two pools. the one you speak of, known as "the pool," is an adult-only pool during the day that turns into a night club (music and dancing) at night.

after they built that pool in the waterfront tower, they turned the hotel's original harbour tower 4th floor pool into a family-friendly, kid-friendly pool with a nearby game room, arcade and (if memory serves) miniature gold course... it's a "family fun center and pool." in fact, i think that's what they call it.

Edited: 01 February 2010, 06:55
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5. Re: Best Hotel/Casino for kids

that should, of course, read "miniature golf," not "miniature gold."

all the gold prospecting, regardless of size, is still done on the casino floor.

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6. Re: Best Hotel/Casino for kids

The Wyndham Skyline Tower also has a game room and last time I stayed there they had a schedule of activities each day for kids. They're 1 block off the boardwalk next to Resorts. skylinetowerresort.com/resort-amenities.php (They do not have a casino and the resort is non smoking.)

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7. Re: Best Hotel/Casino for kids

We did notice last week families with kids at Taj.

The pool is indoor and large. The game room didn't open til 2pm according to the sign at the door.

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8. Re: Best Hotel/Casino for kids

My kids like Harrahs the best. They like the way they have their own pool, sundeck,arcade, mini-golf, water wars, etc., and the food court is nice if kids want snacks here and there. It's not on the boardwalk though

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9. Re: Best Hotel/Casino for kids

Thank you all for your prompt and thorough replies. I will certainly keep these in mind and will pass along the info to the team.

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10. Re: Best Hotel/Casino for kids

I want to note that the Central Pier Arcade & go~Kart track is currently closed due to the 2 fires late last year. There is Playcade Arcade http://www.playcade.com/ [by Trop] 2629 Boardwalk, Atlantic City - (609) 345-8260. Playcade does offer different demonination tokens for prize redemption. They are different colors. Have the kids keep the different token demoninations in separate cups or they will be counted in a machine that cannot determine the token demonination [color] & they will all be counted at the lowest level.

One nice note, the owner did keep Playcade open after closing time last NYE for my relatives

My nephew was at Taj arcade last March & they also did this. Both instances, we were in the arcade before closing and were allowed to stay & spend $ & redeem tokens, but no new customers were allowed in.

Edited: 02 February 2010, 21:26