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Trip Report - Sept. 25-27

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Trip Report - Sept. 25-27

Recently spent 3 fantastic days in A.C. at The Borgata. We checked in around 12:30 p.m. with no problem Our rooms were comped and our bonus slot play was the best. We rec'd $70 + $80 for the Wed. we were there and $100 for the 3rd day. Plus - last time we were there they had 3x bonus slot dollars, so I now had an extra $120. Naturally I lost it all plus my own, but I played for hours on end winning and losing. My best was playing Willi Wonka - this machine is probably the most fun I have had on a slot machine ever (my second favorite is the new Wizard of Oz machine). I played for a couple of hours and had various bonuses. The lady next to me won close to $3,000 and in talking to her I found she always bet maximum. I tried maximum and did win a bit but I couldn't do that forever.

We went over to Revel to try Relish for dinner. We only had to wait about 10 mins. to be seated.

My husband had the reuben and I had their $9.99 steak and shrimp special. Even though they advertise around the casino, it's not on the menu (because we were told it's a special). My husband's reuben was great, my steak was just ok, but for the price it was fine. We had some comp money on our cards and asked him to take that off and then charge the rest on our Visa card. He was only about 5 feet away from us so I could see he was trying to figure it out and It took him 20 min. to do so, and when he brought us the bill he hadn't taken off my card (he said that was all we had), so I asked him to check again and when he returned this time he miraculously found the points. I get a bit confused with their reward credits, but eventually we figured it out. I was supposed to get $15 for the month of Sept. and $10 for a certain period which included that Wed. When I put in for the $10 promo it accepted and then automatically gave me $15, which I thought I would have received when I requested it. Doesn't really matter because we got what we were entitled to. I really like the assortment of penny slots that they have.

Then on to Harrahs. I am Platinum member and wanted to earn enough credits to be Platinum for 2014 and I did. Yeah! I wasn't doing well here until I played my old favorite game, I forgot the name Wolf Run, then I got back into the black. We're going to Las Vegas in April 2014 and will be staying comped at Paris for 5 nights. It's also nice to be able to check in at a separate line and have various charges removed from our bill.

All 3 days we walked on the boardwalk. The weather was spectacular. I know the dunes have to be there to protect the boardwalk, but I miss being able to watch the waves break. They do have several walkways which we used to walk out over the sand. We couldn't have picked better weather if we had chosen ourselves.

Thursday morning we again ate a Relish and I must say for $3.99 we got a really nice breakfast - French toast, scrambled eggs and bacon. Of course they get you with the coffee - I believe that was $3.00.

Thursday night we had dinner at N.O.W. We always enjoy their GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN and it didn't disappoint. In the evening we saw The Burlesque. For the charge (comped) it wasn't bad. The girls stripped down to G-string and pasties and some of the skits were pretty funny. The comedian, although funny and the jokes a little raunchy, could have done without the frequent use of the F___ word. In the context of the joke it was ok, but just to say it every other word was a bit much. They had a few vaudeville acts that were very good.

I love reading and relaxing by their beautiful pool. There was a man who was swimming close the edge and splattering everyone. One woman, who got completely wet, asked if he could move more to the center since there weren't any people there. He ignored her and just kept splashing away. She asked the life guard to do something and he spoke to the man and he moved over about five feet.

Overall most casinos were empty and you could get any machine you wanted - except for the Borgata, which was always crowded.

Looking forward to our next visit to A.C.

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1. Re: Trip Report - Sept. 25-27

Nice TR. No matter where you go, you always run into one idiot who could care less about who they irritate. Willi Wonka was brutal on me last trip down. Didn't get to enjoy it at all because it sucked me dry in no time without a single bonus. Looking forward to giving it another shot next week. Thanx for sharing.

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2. Re: Trip Report - Sept. 25-27

Thanks for posting. Sounds like you had a really nice time with good food and plenty of play. Gotta love AC midweek without the crowds, which always makes for a relaxing trip.

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3. Re: Trip Report - Sept. 25-27

tango2 ~ Thanks for sharing your interesting Trip Report. Reads like you had a nice time, “3 fantastic days.” But how were those $3.00 coffees at Relish, and I hope they gave “free” refills?

In case any other coffee aficionados are reading here, the best tasting coffee we’ve had in AC for the past year or so was Douwe Egberts at Harrahs.

http://www.decoffeecompany.com/

amazon.com/Douwe-Egberts-Ground-Coffee-Mediu…

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4. Re: Trip Report - Sept. 25-27

easydave

Coffee at Relish was good but not "wow"

Next trip we'll give your coffee place at Harrahs a try.

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5. Re: Trip Report - Sept. 25-27

Sounds like a wonderful trip, thanks for sharing. I've never seen the Willi Wonka machine, I'll have to keep an eye out for it :)

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6. Re: Trip Report - Sept. 25-27

Was just at Borgata last weekend and didn't see Willy Wonka anywhere (I have played it at The Atlantic Club...The Oompaloompas don't like me very much). Can you describe where it is?

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7. Re: Trip Report - Sept. 25-27

Never mind...just remembered seeing it by the noodle place...

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8. Re: Trip Report - Sept. 25-27

dave...about the coffee...my wife and I are coffee fans and we feel the same way about Douwe Egberts.

Each time we have a cup of coffee that we love, we ask "what brand?"...and it's always Douwe Egberts.

Egberts can be found all over the place, not just at Harrah's...it's even served at Burger King. The Egberts you get on the casino floor or in restaurants is actually re-constituted in those DE machines from a concentrate brewed by the company (owned by Sara Lee)...not fresh-brewed.

We once bought their beans online, and brewed them at home...not nearly as good as we've had away from home. My friend is a coffee purveyor, distributes coffee to hotels in NYC....he scoffs at Egberts...calls it "fake" coffee. Maybe so, but it's our favorite.

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9. Re: Trip Report - Sept. 25-27

Great report. I love a good midweek AC visit. Very relaxing and like you said, good pick of machines.

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10. Re: Trip Report - Sept. 25-27

maryl31 - Besides the Willi Wonka near the Noodles of the World, there are 3 others. Sorry don't remember exactly where they are.