Howdy all - Spouse and I needed to go to Cape May today and planned a "drive by get your cash, eat and get out" stop in AC. We started at Showboat, got our free beach towel (actually, quite nice and NOT made out of paper as I feared, what with all the Harrah's cutbacks lately...), picked up our cash back, walked over to Taj, got our free pots and pans, picked up our cash back, and out the door with our parking transfer. Not a dime was spent - take that, Harrah's!! Next to the Trop to pick up cashback and use food comps for very late lunch. Decided to try the Seaside Cafe - where we were regulars until Trop ticked me off in 2003. Food was excellent - service was not. The place was not crowded at that hour (4 pm) but they seemed to have a severe shortage of waitstaff and bus people. Waited half an hour to be seated, then another 15 minutes for someone to notice us, then 3 (count 'em) wait staff came (separately) to take our order before finally deciding whose table it was. No rolls, no steak sauce, no offers of drink refills, no enquiry as to if we wanted dessert, then another 1/2 hour to pay the bill. *sigh* Service at the Trop has not improved.
Decided since it was still early (6 pm) and the drunken hoards had not yet arrived, we would try a couple of video poker machines. I DO like the assortment of VP at the Trop - much better than at any other AC casino. No matter what game you like, they've got it in all denominations and with many offering progressive jackpots. Spouse was having his usual "unlucky" day but I hit for 5 of a kind after 10 minutes of playing and pocketed $1000! I was pleased!
We left at 8 pm after spouse tried unsuccessfully to get his mojo working. Hit awful traffic on the way home but all in all a profitable day.
When I got home, in the mail was an engraved (I'm not kidding) invitation from Caesar's concerning the grand opening of their Asian gaming area, with a free "premium" room for next Saturday night and a $100,000 cash drawing at 1 am by invitation only, plus $100,000 worth of Gucci items to be given away. The invitation told me it was sure I would like the new gaming area because it had all my "favorites" such as Pai Gow tiles and Pai Gow Poker (neither of which I have ever played in my life) plus the sumptuous noodle bar, etc. Best of all, I was directed to call any of the three Asian Marketing executives listed in the invitation.
Those of you who read my recent posts concerning my host will know that I have been stumped all along as to why I was assigned to Asian Player Development and I was content to think it was just an overflow issue, but after receiving this invitation I am wondering again. I am sure to be the only non-Asian at this event (I AM planning to go if I can) and maybe they'll realize their mistake then :)
I'll let you know if I win any of that $100,000!!