Survey: Which AC parking deck is the safest?

  • Automatic Monkey

     

    Quote: Jacob said:
    Which AC parking deck is the safest?
    The obvious one is B. Taj is the worst? Nope! Surprise, eh?

    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/which-atlantic-city-casino-parking-garage-is-the-safest/poll_3e4f1d40-1a0e-11e1-9747-001cc4c03286.html

    Safest from what? Robberies and violence happen but not enough to give any good statistics. Car thefts and break-ins are the biggest problem in any parking lot but that’s going to be more dependent on the car and what you leave in it, than the lot. If you count your car being pissed on as a crime (which I guess it is) than Caesar’s/Bally’s is the worst. That place is filthy.

    What the garages need to do is have the ability to channel rainwater from the top of the casino down the floors of the garages, wash them out once in a while.

  • bj bob

    Help from the Strip

    Quote: Automatic Monkey said:
    Safest from what? Robberies and violence happen but not enough to give any good statistics. Car thefts and break-ins are the biggest problem in any parking lot but that’s going to be more dependent on the car and what you leave in it, than the lot. If you count your car being pissed on as a crime (which I guess it is) than Caesar’s/Bally’s is the worst. That place is filthy.

    What the garages need to do is have the ability to channel rainwater from the top of the casino down the floors of the garages, wash them out once in a while.

    Why not call in the fountain engineer from Caesar’s Palace? I bet he could come up with some creative water works to do the job while enhancing the aesthetics. The man who designed the escalator fountain at the El Dorado Reno would a good choice too.

  • shadroch

     

    This sounds silly, but I once got lost in the Tropicana’s parking facility.
    I parked quite a bit away from the elevator so we decided to take the stairs. Only problem was the doors didn’t open from the inside so we had to go all the way to the bottom. We must have been in some sort of employee staircase because after we descended about five flights, we found ourselves at the start of a several hundred foot tunnel with no exits in sight. We walked and walked, and finally came to an emergency exit which left us out on the side street very close to the boardwalk. Never saw another person the entire way.

  • 21forme

     

    I like the Borg’s direct ramp, rather than going in circles with blind entries and exits on each floor. It’s also very well lit. Personally, my least favorite is Showboat’s, for the reasons I like Borg.

  • Liquid Chips

     

    I wonder why the Tropicana’s garage is not listed in that poll?

  • aslan

     

    In terms of robbery, no parking lot is as safe as valet parking. I think it is difficult for an AP to part with the several bucks plus tips required for this service just out of general principles, but for the peace of mind that it gives when carrying a sizable bankroll, it is really a good deal.

  • tthree

     

    Have you seen how those valets drive. Not with my truck the don’t. The safest spot to park is the heliopad on the roof. Nobody messes with the chopper.

  • Jacob

     

    Quote: Liquid Chips said:
    I wonder why the Tropicana’s garage is not listed in that poll?

    Trop is listed on the poll of most jumpers

    “How about we close off the sides of the garages so you can’t jump from them? There’s at least ten jumps a year [from Tropicana]. Come on already! You can’t open a casino room window for this reason. How many decades and deaths will it take to spend several thousand on fencing?” by Carl Mutschler IV

  • bigplayer

    Safe Parking Tips

    Quote: Automatic Monkey said:
    Safest from what? Robberies and violence happen but not enough to give any good statistics. Car thefts and break-ins are the biggest problem in any parking lot but that’s going to be more dependent on the car and what you leave in it, than the lot. If you count your car being pissed on as a crime (which I guess it is) than Caesar’s/Bally’s is the worst. That place is filthy.

    What the garages need to do is have the ability to channel rainwater from the top of the casino down the floors of the garages, wash them out once in a while.

    1. Park on a Higher Floor. Thieves want to rob patons and cars near the exit to the garage so they can get out quickly.

    2. Park close to the elevators/casino entrance

    3. Park in a well lit area

    4. Keep your head on a swivel…make sure you aren’t followed out of the casino via not directly leaving after a big win.

    5. Wait for an elevator…if you feel unsafe tell the other people that you are waiting for your wife/husband. Don’t get on the elevator with some thugs.

    6. When you get off the elevator make sure you don’t have anyone waiting.

  • Friendo

    I am confused by the attitudes here

    In any con or violent interaction, there is a perpetrator and a victim. The twist is that it is not always certain which party in such an interaction will assume which role.

    Some of us are more open-minded, and prefer to park in the darkest part of the garage, far from the casino entrance.

    • Wear a leather jacket over kevlar, and thick leather gloves over surgical ones, plus a large-lensed glases. You’ll want a thick coating of wax-based makeup on your exposed skin
    • Flash your roll on the way to the elevator or exit – a huge trip roll is a must: your bait must survive a losing session
    • Line your trunk or pickup bed with a tarp and a few layers of yard-waste bags
    • Thick rubber gloves, a carving knife, and a screwdriver should also be easily accessible in your trunk
    • Obviously, you should have a firearm on your person, but it’s just for peace of mind

    You’ll want them to follow you to a dark area as near to your car as practicable.

    When the request for your money comes, turn around slowly with both hands in the air while breaking the seal on your hydrochloric-acid sprayer. Apply HCl liberally to all their exposed facial areas. Sweep twice: it is easy to miss some skin on the first pass.

    Pitch twitching victim(s) into trunk. Stick with scroogie/knife until quiet. Extract whatever can be sold. Dump remains in trash bag along lonely county road, or keep for pet snacks (low cat-food bills are +EV).

    If the offending party is a floor person seeking your license plate – a most disrespectful, and ill-mannered transgression – keep alive for later interrogation behind abandoned motel, then dispose of as above. When inquiring about surveillance shifts, names and ages of family members of pit crew, and anything else which can be useful to them, be sure to address them as “bitch”.

    There is no reason that any casino employee looking to record your license plate should ever return to the casino. Under no circumstances should you permit such a thing.

    This technique can add to EV and longevity: gold fillings, gall bladders, and gold chains can be sold for pure profit, though pit bosses are usually good only for the first two.

  • Baberuth

    Always park valet

    You can’t possibly be prepared for a mugging. When confronted with the bad guys remember they are bad guys 24/7. This will not be their first mugging, but it will probably be yours.
    Your play should get you free valet minus the tip. APs don’t gamble so don’t gamble with your life!

    Baberuth

  • aslan

     

    Quote: Baberuth said:
    You can’t possibly be prepared for a mugging. When confronted with the bad guys remember they are bad guys 24/7. This will not be their first mugging, but it will probably be yours.
    Your play should get you free valet minus the tip. APs don’t gamble so don’t gamble with your life!

    Baberuth

    One caveat to that–
    This is excellent advice for the majority of us, and I often give it myself, but perhaps not for all. Exhibit CAA indicated in one of his posts or chat room sessions that one should avoid the valet service. Why? When the stakes are as high as he often plays, the valet is an easy way for casinos to ID you, something large players have a particular aversion to. He would have other plans for getting away with the cash without mishap, but not that particular one. Calling a taxi comes to mind or having a partner pick you up at the casino front door. I wish he still posted here so he could speak for himself. Anyway, YMMV.

  • Jacob

     

    Quote: Friendo said:
    In any con or violent interaction, there is a perpetrator and a victim. The twist is that it is not always certain which party in such an interaction will assume which role.

    Some of us are more open-minded, and prefer to park in the darkest part of the garage, far from the casino entrance.

    • Wear a leather jacket over kevlar, and thick leather gloves over surgical ones, plus a large-lensed glases. You’ll want a thick coating of wax-based makeup on your exposed skin
    • Flash your roll on the way to the elevator or exit – a huge trip roll is a must: your bait must survive a losing session
    • Line your trunk or pickup bed with a tarp and a few layers of yard-waste bags
    • Thick rubber gloves, a carving knife, and a screwdriver should also be easily accessible in your trunk
    • Obviously, you should have a firearm on your person, but it’s just for peace of mind

    You’ll want them to follow you to a dark area as near to your car as practicable.

    When the request for your money comes, turn around slowly with both hands in the air while breaking the seal on your hydrochloric-acid sprayer. Apply HCl liberally to all their exposed facial areas. Sweep twice: it is easy to miss some skin on the first pass.

    Pitch twitching victim(s) into trunk. Stick with scroogie/knife until quiet. Extract whatever can be sold. Dump remains in trash bag along lonely county road, or keep for pet snacks (low cat-food bills are +EV).

    If the offending party is a floor person seeking your license plate – a most disrespectful, and ill-mannered transgression – keep alive for later interrogation behind abandoned motel, then dispose of as above. When inquiring about surveillance shifts, names and ages of family members of pit crew, and anything else which can be useful to them, be sure to address them as “bitch”.

    There is no reason that any casino employee looking to record your license plate should ever return to the casino. Under no circumstances should you permit such a thing.

    This technique can add to EV and longevity: gold fillings, gall bladders, and gold chains can be sold for pure profit, though pit bosses are usually good only for the first two.

    My heart loves to do what you’ve preached, however, my mind or wisdom says no.
    Speaking of fire arms, I’ve been tempted to pack my iron & illegal weapons, but I haven’t because of bad tradeoff:

    1) My trip roll of xx grands vs

    2) 3 years of prison for carrying a gun in NJ casinos? Jail over trip roll?, not worth it.

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