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Bankrupt City, New Jersey

After unsuccessfully courting suitors for the last six months, the Atlantic Club filed for federal bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11. The company has stated that "it will be business as usual" as the details of their filings are sorted out in federal bankruptcy court. The Atlantic Club opened as The Golden Nugget in 1980 and was designed by Steve Wynn, interior designer Henry Conversano and architect Joel Bergman. It is currently owned by beleaguered operator Colony Capital who have seen almost their entire portfolio of casino holdings peel off into bankruptcy and fire...

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Hetfield Trashes Atlantic City

Last year, thrash metal heroes Metallica hosted their Orion Music Festival in Atlantic City's Bader Field. This year, they've moved to Detroit. Singer/songwriter/rhythm guitar master explained to Rolling Stone I thought Atlantic City was going to be a lot better than it was. There was some gouging going on in hotels, ripping people off, crap like that. But it's a gambling town, and it's got a reputation for that. The worlds biggest rock band brings their festival to town in the hopes of making it...


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Who Will Buy This Wonderful Revel?

The faltering yet still beautiful Revel is about to be put on the auction block, with asking price starting around $600m. This is the fourth major upheaval for Atlantic City's newest casino. Any guesses for who might buy the joint? Caesars. Very doubtful... They're putting all their cash into renovating their Las Vegas empire with the rest of it being used to pay interest on loans taken out to pay the old loans which were taken out to buy out the stock. Caesars is looking...


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Wynn Philadelphia Site Plans

The plans for the proposed Wynn Philadelphia project have been made part of the public record, courtesy of the City of Philadelphia. You can download them here. There is some fascinating stuff enclosed, including site plans for the first and second levels and lots of details. A large chunk of the green stuff is covered parking... it surrounds the building but the cars are hidden from view under a rooftop canopy. A simple effective solution to the "parking lots are ugly" dilemma. Perhaps...


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Trump Plaza Sold To Reno Operators Merulo Group

Hot off the press, Trump Plaza has been sold to Meruelo Gaming Holdings LLC, the group which owns the Grand Sierra Reno, for a paltry $20m bucks. Yikes. Considering that the casino floor and a bunch of the restaurants have been renovated recently, double yikes. Considering that Trump Plaza is beachfront property right in the middle of the action... triple yikes. Meruelo made themselves the deal of the year. And the next item up for bid... Trump Taj Mahal....


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Poker Stars In Talks To Buy Atlantic Club

Wow... here's a shocker. PokerStars.com, the online poker website known for skirting U.S. laws against online gambling, has entered in talks with Colony Capital to purchase the Atlantic Club. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the proposed price is "less than $50 million." The price seems a little high considering Landry's paid $38m for the much nicer and better located Trump Marina (now the Golden Nugget). But what will Poker Stars do with a land based casino that experienced casino operators can't? Nothing. This is a...


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Wynn Eyeballs Philly Again

Steve Wynn dropped in to Philadelphia the other day to take a look at some riverfront property. His verdict? "it's a delicious piece of real estate." Bwahahaha. No, really... that's what he said!!! Delicious! Currently, it looks like a place I used to go drink underage beer, smoke illegal marijuana and make out with hot girls at. Yowza. An aerial view: The property is located in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, right on the river, north of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. It actually...


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On Margaritaville, Resorts and The Sense Of Destination

A rendering of the Margaritaville restaurant / beach bar / casino thingy coming to Resorts has made its way to my desk. Check it out. Great. Miss Monkay noted during our trip (her first to Atlantic City) was how weird it was that the casinos and entertainment seemed sequestered away from the Boardwalk, with the only exception being the occasional beach bar. The beach and the boardwalk are things that the city has that no other gaming destination has. Could the issue...


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Immersion Spa at Water Club: The ACT Review 2012

As we found ourselves at Borgata with an afternoon to kill before meeting a friend for dinner, I begun to entertain the idea of a swim or a visit to the spa. Chuckmonster and I wandered over to Borgata's Spa Toccare to check out the services. They were able to slip in a massage that evening before dinner so at that point it was just a matter of selecting which one I wanted to test out. After perusing the menu, I decided on getting a massage that...


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ACEats: Tony Luke's At Borgata

My first Philly Cheesesteak was made by my father - a self-professed awesome cook - who used to serve up Steak-umms torched-to-blackness, onions and white cheese in a roll. As a child, I enjoyed it. I first encountered professional Philly Cheesesteak when I was hired at Hot Wings Cafe in Glendale CA, who boasted 'East Coast Taste Treats'. Along with the requisite Buffalo Wings (Hot Wings brings the tasty, I might add), the joint offered up east-coast stylings such as 'Mile High' Sandwiches (they were a...


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Hot N Fresh: The ACTripping Dining Guide!

Ladies and gentlemens, we are proud to announce the unleashment of our Atlantic City Dining Guide. We've rounded up all the pertinent details and mixed in our own observations and opinions in where suitable, but in the spirit of sharing, this guide requires your input for it to be thoroughly helpful. So dive right in, find your favorite and least favorite joints and share some ratings and reviews with your fellow JerseyTrippers! Enjoy!...


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The New Guide And Stuff

Just a note to those out in the abyss who emailed to tell us that our casino guide was incredibly stale, we've just finished the herculean job of rewriting all of it based on the last trip. In somewhat related news, I've posted a handful of photos of the Golden Nugget's renovations to photos.vt as well. A final note to the greater community, things are a little quiet on the blogs right now and probably will be for a bit as I take care of a bunch...


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Fly The Maintenance Deferred Skies

Who knew that Caesars operated their own airline - Total Rewards Air. Given the company's ability to not sweat the details, details being routine maintenance, I'll pay for a ticket on a commercial carrier and use my TR credits to strap a feed bag on to my living breathing family. Have any of you knuckleheads ever flown on Total Rewards Air? ...


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