Atlantis Bahamas

  • onetobet

    Atlantis Bahamas

    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!!!!

  • aslan

     

    Quote: onetobet said:
    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?

  • daddybo

     

    Quote: onetobet said:
    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.

  • FLASH1296

     

    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.

  • pieinthesky

    Atantis Bahamas

    Quote: FLASH1296 said:
    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.

  • aslan

     

    Quote: pieinthesky said:
    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.

  • shadroch

     

    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.

  • aslan

     

    Quote: shadroch said:
    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.

  • FLASH1296

     

    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’

  • moo321

     

    Quote: FLASH1296 said:
    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…

  • assume_R

     

    I might head to the bahamas sometime this year for vacation, and given that I’m already there, what are the rules like for their BJ game? Bad pen you say? -0.41 H.E.?

  • pieinthesky

    Atlantis

    Games are 6D, S17, DAS, NS, 3:2, 1-1/2 decks cut off. I find heat minimal if you don’t get too crazy, though others posting here have had different experiences. Comps are very tough, video poker is poor, but it’s a nice venue, especially if you like the beach or water park.

  • onetobet

     

    Heading there this weekend, Always have good sessions there. Enjoy a few Kalik Golds(the beer of the Bahamas!!!!)

  • robcasell

     

    Any updates on Atlantis for 2011? Will be traveling in 1 month.

    Would like to know how many SD/DD/6D tables are open (afternoon/evening) and limits (afternoon/evening).

  • FLASH1296

     

    They have never offered SD or DD games to the best of my knowledge.

    You will find 8 deckers; and 6 deckers for high stakes players.

    Incidentally, they seem to employ the world’s slowest dealers.

  • HockeXpert

     

    Quote: FLASH1296 said:
    They have never offered SD or DD games to the best of my knowledge.

    You will find 8 deckers; and 6 deckers for high stakes players.

    Incidentally, they seem to employ the world’s slowest dealers.

    Atlantis has 10-15 sd 6:5 tables but I don’t recall seeing any 8d.

    Everything is slower in the Bahamas.

  • robcasell

     

    Quote: FLASH1296 said:
    They have never offered SD or DD games to the best of my knowledge.

    You will find 8 deckers; and 6 deckers for high stakes players.

    Incidentally, they seem to employ the world’s slowest dealers.

    I’ll do a write-up when I get back. I know you’re a huge fan of Atantis, maybe I’ll sit next to a celebrity

    Last time I was there (~1 yr), the limits got to $10 during afternoon (weekday) at the tables by the Main Tower entrance. They were 6D though. I didn’t even think to play SD. Hopefully, they will have it ~15$.

  • eandre

     

    Flash 1296 is correct, Atlantis is not a beatable property. Little if anything in the carribean is even worth playing. My experience is that St Kitts is the only place a player can press big money and not catch heat. They are Italian owned and if you play…free air fare and suites are like the waves…always coming.

  • aslan

     

    Quote: FLASH1296 said:
    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.

    Heck, I did that at Dover Downs last night, and yes, I did wash my hands. I wonder if there’s a point where shuffled cards become unshuffled

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