The Avalon casino building is a gorgeous place, both from the inside and the outside. It is well worth photographing. Views of the bay are all around you - quite stunning - a photographer's haven. However, the tour of the place is NOT worth the $ 10.00 that you pay. They rush you through the tour and do not talk about the important parts of the casino. The tour guide we had rushed us through the casino and spoke in a monotone boring tone. She sounded like she prepared a pre-recorded boring speech. You are better off seeing this place on your own. However, that is not allowed. If you want to see the place, you have to pay the $ 10.00 guided tour price.. I would much rather pay $ 7.00 - $ 10.00 in the form of an admission ticket and allow me to tour and photograph the place on my own. That is not currently possible. The tour of the place is advertised as being 40 minutes long but that is false advertisement. The tour is 27 - 30 minutes in length tops. Of these minutes, about 5-8 minutes are spent outside the building in front of the main doors when the tour guide talks about the history of the place. The building is superb but the guided tour of the place is not worth it at all. Worst tour and tour guide I have ever seen in over 25 years of travel. I hope that the casino people are listening and I hope that they make some positive changes based on this feedback.. That remains to be seen.
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