Me & my brother booked a midweek trip at Showboat using the Fat Tuesday package (3 nights for $149 ($195 w/fees & tax)) I origanally booked Resorts but switched due to the great advice of all you TA members.
Drive down from Boston area was un-eventfull with the exception of a 1&1/2 hr jam in NYC at about 12:30. We got to SB around 5:00pm, check in was a breeze & was told we were put into Bourbon tower (sweet). We went up to the room 1615 only to find a couple was already there (opps) but they said there were leaving for a different room with a better view. I was happy with the view though, I could see the steel pier & the ocean. So then I went down to the front desk to get the keycards changed & the agent seemed generally concerned & appologetic. After unpacking & a shower it was time to hit AC & get tore up!
First we went to resorts got players cards played a few slots & we were both gratefull we didn't stay there. I asked a pit boss about the retro BJ rules I said "how much do I have to bet to get rid of the .25 fee" he said "I could bet $6" I said "great I'll be back later". So then we trecked over to Taj & we were hungry so we went to the Rim noodle bar, we were both very happy with the meal & would highly recomend it.
It was about 9:00 so it was time to get back to SB to the 12 bar to watch NCAA finals (thanks Easy Dave it is a good spot) We drank 4 Hurricanes each & lost our bets that we placed on-line but it was a good game & we were feeling good.
After the game we decided to go to resorts & try some $6 BJ so I buy some chips & place a $6 bet & the dealer goes "no you can't do that" I call the pit boss & say "the boss earlier said I could" she said "well he was wrong you can't". Meanwhile my bro is trying to get a seat on the end & this fat Russain guy is yelling at him for walking behind him my bro is like "I'm just trying to get that seat" the Russain guy is like "You don't walk behind me thats shady" then points to me & says "both of you have been shady since you got here" So I just say " you know what I'm outta here" & take my chips nowthe dealer says to me "why don't you play the pennie slots there in the back". I couldn't believe the attitude at that table so we head to the Taj & play $10 BJ & I made some money also the drink service was excellent. My bro leaves for the room & I play longer & drink more. When I finally decide to leave I can't find my way to SB I probabally was lost for 30mins until a cleaning lady helped me find the way. I found out the next day my bro got lost too he actually ended up at Resorts instead of SB!
When I did get back to SB I went back to the 12bar played VP & drank 4 free beers then went to bed at 7:00am.
Woke up & decided to go back to sleep was really hurting, my bro was fine so he explored the Boardwalk. I finally was feeling better at around 5:00pm & after a delicious Roast beef sub from Canal street. I decided we should take a cab to the Ridge I wanted to show my brother a real old school oddball casino but when I got there I was shocked to find out the Ridge Isn't actually in the Clairidges old gaming floor, this made me very sad. So I found a 100 play VP machine it the Ridge & played DDBP & after a few hands was delt trip 3's & that made me not so sad. I love 100 play machines & wish there were more around.
After the Ridge we went to ballys I played some machines with no luck while my bro watched the Sox game at the lobby bar (nope no drink specials there). Then we were hungry again so we made our way to Ceasars because nothing good was opened in Ballys. We ate at Roma & it was OK my bro didn't like his chicken Marsala, which I tryed & couldn't taste the wine. I had a seafood pasta with Marinara, the seafood was generious but the shrimp were overcooked, the scallops were soaked with the mussel still attached but the sauce was delicious espaccialy with the lump crab meat mixed in.
After dinner explored Ceasars casino & played a few machines with no luck. Then decided to get a taxi back to SB when we went to the drop off area I didn't see a taxi but a guy asked me if I was looking for one I said "yeah" & he said "where are you going" I said "Showboat" he responded "how about this limo for $12", it was a super streach chrysler 300 so it was a no brainer, we took the limo. Back at the SB we drank & played VP at the 12 bar & played craps & got to bed early so wouldn't waste the next days daylight & do some boardwalking.
(I will post the rest soon, I have leave the house now)