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Old April 26th, 2010, 03:14 PM
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Just got back. Yet another good session in atlantis. Played when casino opened in afternoon and late at night. Not really crowded late and had some nice runs!!!!
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Old April 26th, 2010, 03:23 PM
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Just got back. Yet another good session in atlantis. Played when casino opened in afternoon and late at night. Not really crowded late and had some nice runs!!!!
Could you describe the games?
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Old April 26th, 2010, 03:28 PM
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Just got back. Yet another good session in atlantis. Played when casino opened in afternoon and late at night. Not really crowded late and had some nice runs!!!!

I hate when I get the runs.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 04:09 PM
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Yeah, I can describe them.

Sweaty, slow, and marginal.

Almost needless to say, I was backed-off with light action.

Comps are poor, and everything is expensive.

Definitely never worth a trip.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 05:43 PM
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Yeah, I can describe them.

Sweaty, slow, and marginal.

Almost needless to say, I was backed-off with light action.

Comps are poor, and everything is expensive.

Definitely never worth a trip.
With due respect to Flash (and I do respect him), I disagree in part with his conclusions. I have found the games very playable and the heat non-existent, though I've done well there. I do agree that comps are tight - a "free" room will cost you about $35/night in taxes and surcharges (at least this is clearly disclosed when you book), and it is tough to earn meal comps if you're getting a "free" room (the value of the room is debited from your comp balance and you have to earn back its value before you can get anything else). Also, I've found very poor video poker pay tables there, so I can only imagine how the regular slots pay back. If you like to play machines, or have a companion who does, beware. All in all, though, Atlantis is a unique, very upscale resort, and to be able to enjoy it for far less than the paying customers, while getting to play a game that's as good as the best in the benighted northeast from which I hail, is not a terrible deal from my point of view.

Two ways to stretch your dollar, if you go: There's a hotel right across the street that costs less but its guests have access to all the Atlantis facilities. You can stay there and use your comps for meals at Atlantis. Or, if you share a room at Atlantis with another player, one can play for the room and the other can play for meals. Unfortunately, my favorite way to save -- flying direct to Paradise Island rather than Nassau and walking to Atlantis to save the $30 one-way cab fare -- no longer is possible since the airport was converted into a golf course a few years ago.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 05:54 PM
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All in all, though, Atlantis is a unique, very upscale resort, and to be able to enjoy it for far less than the paying customers, while getting to play a game that's as good as the best in the benighted northeast from which I hail, is not a terrible deal from my point of view.
If by northeast, you mean Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, that's not saying much. If you're including Atlantic City, which is really Middle Atlantic, then it might be worth the trip. Wouldn't you do better to fly out to Reno. Flights are cheap and free rooms can be had, at least after your first trip. And the games rank with the best.
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Sometimes, people go to resorts to actually enjoy themselves, relax, recharge, ect, ect. As much as love the EC in Vegas, a long weekend on the beach at Atlantis is a wonderful change of pace.
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Sometimes, people go to resorts to actually enjoy themselves, relax, recharge, ect, ect. As much as love the EC in Vegas, a long weekend on the beach at Atlantis is a wonderful change of pace.
No one can argue with that.
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Perhaps I should elaborate a little on my terse response.

"Sweaty" I was backed-off betting an (anemic) 1 to 2 x 3 in black at a -.41 shoe game.

"Slow" The slowest dealers that I have ever seen. Full tables were perhaps < 40 hands per hour.
The dealers deliberately deal as slowly as they can it seems. The shuffle is so slow you can visit the men's
room if you like and make it back before the cumbersome shuffle has been completed.

"Marginal" No, not as good as Connecticut. Same as Atlantic City, but with no chance of seeing good pen'
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Perhaps I should elaborate a little on my terse response.

"Sweaty" I was backed-off betting an (anemic) 1 to 2 x 3 in black at a -.41 shoe game.

"Slow" The slowest dealers that I have ever seen. Full tables were perhaps < 40 hands per hour.
The dealers deliberately deal as slowly as they can it seems. The shuffle is so slow you can visit the men's
room if you like and make it back before the cumbersome shuffle has been completed.

"Marginal" No, not as good as Connecticut. Same as Atlantic City, but with no chance of seeing good pen'
Who the hell can't make it to the men's room and be back before a shuffle is done? Unless you're talking about pooping...

Most casinos I can fold a hand before the flop in poker and get back in time for the next hand. I walk kinda fast, though...
 

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