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Another casino trip report

June 9th, 2007 at 05:19 pm

Our daughter went to Washington, DC with Girl Scouts today so my wife and I headed for Atlantic City. Althought my wife likes going to the casinos, it was something we could never do because of the horrendous smoking situation. Finally, AC passed a smoking ban that went into effect in April. I visited AC in late April for a convention and it was heaven. I could actually spend time in a casino without getting a headache and sore throat. So I told DW that we'd have to go down together.

So today was the day. We got down there around 10:00. We visited The Pier, the new mall at Caesar's. I was there once before but it wasn't finished yet. We also called friends of ours who were down for the weekend and arranged to have lunch with them.

Anyway, we went back to the casino. I took a seat at a blackjack table and DW went to play some slots. I played for about 25 minutes and lost nearly $200. DW lost about $25. So not a great start to the day.

Lunch was excellent. We ate at The Continental in the Pier. Our friends treated us as they had a ton of comps to use.

After lunch, we walked up to Tropicana. We both played a little video blackjack there. I lost $10 and DW won $13. That still had us down about $222.

We headed back to Caesars and played for another hour, me at blackjack and DW at video poker and blackjack. I won back the $200 I had lost earlier plus $25. DW lost $14.

So the tally found us down $11 for the day. Before heading back to the car, I checked our comp account and we had credit for free parking, so that saved us $5, meaning our day in AC ended up costing us a grand total of $6 (plus gas and tolls).

The best part is that DW agreed that with the casinos now mostly smoke-free, it is a fun place to go, so we will definitely be making this a more regular outing.

6 Responses to “Another casino trip report”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    That is nice! We went to vegas last year and I was about blown away by the smoke when we walked into the casinos. I forgot how bad it gets as smoking inside has been out for a while in the bars and casinos around here. Not pleasant when you are not used to it.

  2. disneysteve Says:

    Vegas is 10 times worse than AC was before the ban. Our first trip to Vegas, DW was majorly sick by the 2nd or 3rd day. Even the smoking outdoors, just walking down the street, was so heavy that you couldn't avoid it anywhere. At least in AC, you could step outside and get some fresh air. No more worries, though, now that the smoking ban is in effect.

  3. homebody Says:

    Going to North Carolina and people smoking at college was the weirdest thing for us Californians. We have Indian Casinos that I never visit because of the smoke. We went to Vegas in 2005 and it was okay most of the time, I could tolerate it for short periods. I'm asthmatic so I can tell when I have had enough.

  4. boomeyers Says:

    DH and I are going to head for Vegas before long. Last time I went I was a smoker. Now that I am not, I wonder if it will bother me? I did'nt even think about that!

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Sounds like fun!!

  6. kv968 Says:

    I just got back from seeing a concert in AC and a little gambling (and losing Smile I smoke, and I even enjoyed the fact that it was less smoky. I don't mind going outside or to an area where smoking is permitted if I want one.

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