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A. C. Poker room with high hands, bad beats , hourly comps.?

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A. C. Poker room with high hands, bad beats , hourly comps.?

Heading to A. C. in 14 days (2 comp nights booked at Ballys and Resorts..will decide which 1 next week). Looking for a Poker room with all the Bells and Whistles (i.e. Free rolls, High hands, Bad Beats, Hourly comps etc. etc.).

I'll pass on the "dont go here"....! Just want to get some good suggestions for poker on the Boardwalk, so dont include Borgata or Harrahs, please!

Oh I'm strickly a 1 - limit hold-em player and sometimes 2 - a low buy in tourney player

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: A. C. Poker room with high hands, bad beats , hourly comps.?

I think every poker room has a bad beat and hourly comps.

Free rolls will require a substantial number of hours of play over the course of a given month, so I don't think you'll qualify for any if you only go for two days. I think Bally's and maybe Trop may do a high hand of the day for a prize, though I could be wrong. I wouldn't pick a casino on the basis of that promo.

I think that if you're going to stay on the boardwalk, your best option for limit and tourneys will be Taj. (In fact, If you want any limits higher than 3-6, Taj is likely your only boardwalk option.) It has the biggest room on the boardwalk, though it has been drawing fewer players recently. Resorts is right next door (Resorts does not have its own poker room).

Your other boardwalk options are:

1. Revel -- I've played there a couple of times. Nice poker area (very out of the way though), and the skill level of the others players was lower than average.

2. Showboat -- decent room. Not many tables usually.

3. Bally's -- tends to draw an older crowd, but the room is fine.

4. Caesars -- never played there.

5. Tropicana -- younger crowd, looser play.

When I'm on the boardwalk, I prefer staying at the end where Showboat, Taj, and Revel are located, since I'm fine with all three of those poker rooms, and they're close together.

2. Showboat --

Edited: 8:42 pm, January 04, 2013
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2. Re: A. C. Poker room with high hands, bad beats , hourly comps.?

Travelguy, that's a great response. It's good to know where you feel the less skilled players play.

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3. Re: A. C. Poker room with high hands, bad beats , hourly comps.?

Glad I could help. i always have mixed feelings about the Borgata because it is by far the nicest, most well-run room and has the most tables, but the skill level there is also much higher than anywhere else. Borgata attracts a ton of regulars and professionals (even at tables with low limits, which is where I play). At times I've been at tables where many people seem to know one another (which is never good). I don't consider myself to be a very good player, but I still come out ahead most of the time except at Borgata.

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4. Re: A. C. Poker room with high hands, bad beats , hourly comps.?

Good stuff travel guy. The Revel looks like the softest LHE game on the boardwalk, which makes it atrractive to me. I doubt that it's too far from the Resorts either (havent been to A. C. since they opened up).

I too don't consider myself to be an expert LLHE player. But Im glad to see that they have people who are willing to chase.

Sounds like the Revel has that type of players-loose passive. Wondering if you feel that any of the other boardwalk rooms have those type of players.

Does the revel offer anything??

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5. Re: A. C. Poker room with high hands, bad beats , hourly comps.?

Revel has some sort of hourly comps, along with a bad beat jackpot (though the jackpot was low both times I went).

I may have been lucky both times I went to Revel, but each time, there were players at my table who seemed to be playing for the first or second time, and who were willing to basically throw their money away. Again, I could have been lucky, but I obviously wasn't complaining. I played 2-4 limit and 1-2 NL. Not sure what else they offer.

I think that the type of players you get can vary widely depending on what table you get put at (so no matter which casino you go to, definitely ask for a table switch if you don't like the style of play you're seeing). But very generally, I'd say Taj and Showboat have tighter play, while Ballys and Trop are looser. I haven't played much at Ballys or Trop recently, but Ballys used to be more loose passive, while Trop was more loose aggressive. For Revel, I think it's too early to say, but I think the fact that it attracts some non-regular gamblers helps.

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6. Re: A. C. Poker room with high hands, bad beats , hourly comps.?

Good stuff again travelguy.Ballys A. C. 2/4 game, sounds alot like Ballys Vegas 3/6 game.

I may keep both rooms to take advantage of the decent pot at Ballys ( alot of callers pre-flop, not too much raising), and while at Resorts see what ,if any, nits show up at the REVEL. The Revel room looks nice (online).

BTW....Have you ever stayed at either hotel? If so. your opinion would be appreciated. Both would be first - time stays for me!

You've been very helpful!!!!

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7. Re: A. C. Poker room with high hands, bad beats , hourly comps.?

No, I've never stayed at Ballys or Resorts. If you run a search in this forum, though, you should turn up some stuff.

The nice thing about the boardwalk is that it is pretty easy to casino-hop. From Ballys/Caesars (in the center of the boardwalk) to Resorts/Revel/Taj/Showboat at the east end, it is not too long of a walk (or drive), so I don't think you can go wrong.

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8. Re: A. C. Poker room with high hands, bad beats , hourly comps.?

Thanks TG!!

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