After my last posting about trying to reserve a Bally's room, I thought I'd give you guys the outcome of my trip. Ended up with an$85 room at Trop - South Tower. Got King bed, ocean view, as requested. Was nice, very clean, yet a small room. Only problem was twice the key didn't work - I think it was a problem with the door, not the key, but they gave us $30 food credit off our room rate! That was nice. We had fun in the casino, and also going back and forth to the Hilton (where we usually stay). Saw Earl Turner show for free at the Hilton, was excellent! Very talented singer/dancer/comedian. Hilton also gave us a free buffet (I had a mailing offer from them.) All in all, we didn't have to pay for a meal! We did go down to Bally's at night, to gamble. I must say I was quite frustrated because my total awards card didn't work in the machines, and even after I got another card, it didn't work in a lot of machines. I also didn't win at all at Bally's, nor at Trop, but I won $284 in a quarter machine at the Hilton, so that made up for my losses, and I came home with all my $! Weather was nice on Thurs, and we sat on the Hilton beach - got empty chairs without paying at around 4 pm! Overall, we had a great time - good drink service everywhere if you keep on tipping! I really enjoyed the walking on the boardwalk a lot, and the crowd seemed pretty good actually. Only negative was a dirty looking homeless guy eating a ton at the Trop buffet. By the way, Trop check-in was amazingly quick and room was ready at 12 noon on Thurs. Very nice service there.