So, where will the Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blogger stay (and play) next time I visit Atlantic City?
The answer is simple – Any of the 4 Caesars’ properties: Harrah’s, Caesars, Showboat, or Ballys. Let me explain why.
As I mentioned in my previous poker blog post, the most important thing a poker player needs to check when picking a hotel should be whether the hotel has a poker room. In Atlantic City that means the choices are automatically narrowed down to the 4 above mentioned properties as well as the Tropicana, the Atlantic City Hilton, the Trump Taj Mahal, and the Borgata.
The next most important thing, naturally, would be to select the place with the best poker room, and stay there. What makes a poker room good? The promotions! In planning out your Atlantic City poker trip, a player should realize that there are a lot of promotions run by the rooms that can significantly decrease overhead costs. Some of the more common ones out there are:
- Poker room rate
- Bad Beat Jackpot
- Comp points
- Free buffet
- High Hand of the Day
The fact is, of all the poker rooms in Atlantic City, the 4 Caesars properties have the best promotions in the city, by far! They’ve linked their 4 properties together for a giant Atlantic City bad beat jackpot. I was actually in Atlantic City at the time, but unfortunately missed out on the free $1,149 payday as I was sound asleep when the most recent jackpot hit.
In my next blog post, I’ll be going into more detail about the different types of promotions brick and mortar poker rooms offer (not just in Atlantic City) and talking a bit more about the Total Rewards program.
Whether you’ll be visiting Atlantic City for the first or hundredth time, as a poker player you’ll want to know which poker room has action going in real-time. You don’t want to arrive at your favorite room only to find no games are running at the limits you play! Therefore, I’ve always found it most helpful to call up poker rooms directly and speak to a live person.
Unfortunately, for some reason it’s pretty difficult to find direct numbers to the poker rooms in Atlantic City without digging up hard-to-find pages on the Internet or going through automated phone answering systems at each casino. So I’ve done the research for you – below you’ll find the most up-to-date list of direct numbers to all the poker rooms in Atlantic City, courtesy of Cardplayer Lifestyle’s poker blog. I know I’ll be carrying a copy of these numbers with me next time I visit.