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Old 09-15-2014, 07:52 AM   #1776
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Re: Harrah's Resort (Atlantic City, NJ)

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which room is better ballys or harrahs? can u transfer comps since they are both owned by the same company? how are the games like on weekdays? what's the rake structure? thank you.
Comps need not be transferred. Earn at any CET property, and redeem at any across the country. Weekday games vary, with the best being very early morning and evening as you would expect. Rake structure has already been mentioned. As far as the buffet pass, Harrah's buffet is by far the better of the two.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:52 PM   #1777
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just trying to figure out which casinos (between ballys and harrahs or maybe a combination of both) and how i can take advantage of their comps i.e. staying for free with a buffet and playing sun-thurs. i was worried it might be hard to get the hours in if they don't always have a game running.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:17 AM   #1778
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just trying to figure out which casinos (between ballys and harrahs or maybe a combination of both) and how i can take advantage of their comps i.e. staying for free with a buffet and playing sun-thurs. i was worried it might be hard to get the hours in if they don't always have a game running.
It's now 1:15 AM Mon Night/Tues Morning and Bally's has 8 games and Harrah's 6. You won't have any problems getting hours in at any time.
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Old 10-10-2014, 04:09 PM   #1779
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Re: Harrah's Resort (Atlantic City, NJ)

Does anyone know why next weekend (10/17,10/18) room rates is so damn expensive?
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:33 PM   #1780
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Re: Harrah's Resort (Atlantic City, NJ)

Actually, Friday, 10/17 is listed at $201 (without discount) which is below the average for Fridays in October/November.
Both Saturdays, 10/11 (Columbus Day weekend) and 10/18 are shown at $699. Since there is no holiday on 10/18, I would conclude that it's due to last-minute booking (yes, last-minute can include a week away). It all relates to the long-established economic supply and demand model. Hotels in AC command crazy prices for a Saturday night all year long.
And, amazingly, people actually pay those exorbitant rates.
The hard part to believe is that from Sunday to Thursday non-summer, that same $699 Saturday night room is free (comped) to nearly all basic casino card holders.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:15 PM   #1781
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Re: Harrah's Resort (Atlantic City, NJ)

I've been looking, and that weekend has been expensive across the board for a while. I didn't have any comp or discount at Borgata, while I have on any other week.

Something is happening in town.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:11 PM   #1782
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says rakeback is paid 2nd n 4th fridays of the month... what about months with 5 fridays? when does this rakeback period end?
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:40 PM   #1783
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Re: Harrah's Resort (Atlantic City, NJ)

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Does anyone know why next weekend (10/17,10/18) room rates is so damn expensive?
Is there a poker rate available? Looking for a room for 11/5. Thanks
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:42 AM   #1784
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Is there a poker rate available? Looking for a room for 11/5. Thanks
Free room after 4 hours play, pending availability.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:27 AM   #1785
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Re: Harrah's Resort (Atlantic City, NJ)

Nothing available anywhere in AC for the next couple days. Teachers convention.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:16 PM   #1786
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So 4 hours of play on weekdays earns you a comped room? What's the rakeback format? I'm a diamond, if it makes a difference
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Old 11-12-2014, 04:40 PM   #1787
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Re: Harrah's Resort (Atlantic City, NJ)

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Can someone explain the high hand promo to me please. It says 500 an hour on bravo and a min of quad deuces. I have a buddy there who says there's no min for it but I feel like that can't be right can someone please confirm how it works
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:29 PM   #1788
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Harrahs high hand is no qualifier, 7 days a week now I believe
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:28 PM   #1789
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Does anyone know why the room rates for 12/19-12/20 are so low?
I'm wondering if this the time of year (Christmas) when they shut down restaurants/pool/whatever?
Rates are 50%-60% lower of what they normally are.....
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:18 AM   #1790
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Was just there also was surprised when I asked the floor guy and he confirmed there was no minimum qualifier...he just failed to mention that I was also competing with everyone at Bally's too...they said "we've got a new high hand, straight flush to the 10 over at Bally's"

Maybe this is how they've always ran it haven't played there a whole lot
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:29 AM   #1791
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Was just there also was surprised when I asked the floor guy and he confirmed there was no minimum qualifier...he just failed to mention that I was also competing with everyone at Bally's too...they said "we've got a new high hand, straight flush to the 10 over at Bally's"

Maybe this is how they've always ran it haven't played there a whole lot
It's been that way for years. All the CET properties in AC are linked. It's the same for the bad beat jackpot, and the rakeback bonus. It used to be four rooms (Caesar's, Bally's, Showboat, and Harrah's), now it's just two
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:35 PM   #1792
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Re: Harrah's Resort (Atlantic City, NJ)

Two different things.
1. High Hand Bonus. No qualifier, and you do not need to play both cards (actually if Quads on the table with an Ace, multiple people could chop it). 11am to 10 or 11pm every day. Competes with Bally's. $500 every hour guaranteed to someone. Only two rules is hand needs to play to river and $20 or more in the pot.

2. Bad Beat, which has a qualifier, and both players need to play both hold cards. This is also with Bally's, but this hits only a few times per year. It just hit last week at Harrah's. Not sure what the winner and loser of the pot got, but I think everyone at a cash table at Bally's and Harrah's got $800+.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:32 AM   #1793
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First time playing at Harrah's AC, and had the best 1-2 table of my life. Some French guy was making it 25-50 to go literally every hand. He called all in against me pre flop for 350 with 54. Fun times
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:19 PM   #1794
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Re: Harrah's Resort (Atlantic City, NJ)

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Does anyone know why the room rates for 12/19-12/20 are so low?
I'm wondering if this the time of year (Christmas) when they shut down restaurants/pool/whatever?
Rates are 50%-60% lower of what they normally are.....
Slowest time of the year in the industry. Vegas is also dirt cheap the 2 weeks before Christmas
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Old 11-30-2014, 01:07 PM   #1795
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Thanks.
They actually recently raised them back to "normal" rates.
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:46 PM   #1796
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~16 WSOPC events here and only 1 is not NLH?

Terrible. Just another reason to never leave the Borgata when in AC
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:39 PM   #1797
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Re: Harrah's Resort (Atlantic City, NJ)

Saw an interesting situation the other night. The Floor made the announcement that the next hand would be the last hand of the hour for the high hand jackpot, which was quad 10s. During that hand someone hit with quad Ks. Because it was a buzzer beater the went to the camera to see when the had started. Turns out it start around 50 seconds past the hour. Which means it was no good for that hour and went for the next hour.

Long story short the Kings held up and won the next hour but a interesting conversation ensued between several people at the table and the floor guy while waiting to see in the kings were good. The players were curious how an announcement was made that it was the last hand of the hour when in fact the hour had past already. The floor in typical arrogant fashion said the announcement was just a "courtesy". HUH?!?! so the players have no way on knowing in advance what the official time is and have to rely on an announcement that is in no way official?

Correct me if I'm wrong but dont some other places have the time remaining for their high hand promotion visible where the players can actually see it? but for some reason Harrahs/Ballys claim that it is technologically impossible to do. I believe that the guy who won with the kings said it best after he won when he said "its not about the money its about Harrahs making an announcement that is apparently meaningless". If saying "this is the last hand of the hour........." when it might not actually be, then why bother with it at all if you wont also put the time where players can see it so they know if its the last hand or not?

I heard one of the dealers say that it was the 4th time this week that someone thought they hit on the last hand only to find out that "oops, sorry even though we made the announcement your hand started too late and you won nothing.

Great way to organized your promotion Harrahs/Ballys.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:48 PM   #1798
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Re: Harrah's Resort (Atlantic City, NJ)

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Saw an interesting situation the other night. The Floor made the announcement that the next hand would be the last hand of the hour for the high hand jackpot, which was quad 10s. During that hand someone hit with quad Ks. Because it was a buzzer beater the went to the camera to see when the had started. Turns out it start around 50 seconds past the hour. Which means it was no good for that hour and went for the next hour.

Long story short the Kings held up and won the next hour but a interesting conversation ensued between several people at the table and the floor guy while waiting to see in the kings were good. The players were curious how an announcement was made that it was the last hand of the hour when in fact the hour had past already. The floor in typical arrogant fashion said the announcement was just a "courtesy". HUH?!?! so the players have no way on knowing in advance what the official time is and have to rely on an announcement that is in no way official?

Correct me if I'm wrong but dont some other places have the time remaining for their high hand promotion visible where the players can actually see it? but for some reason Harrahs/Ballys claim that it is technologically impossible to do. I believe that the guy who won with the kings said it best after he won when he said "its not about the money its about Harrahs making an announcement that is apparently meaningless". If saying "this is the last hand of the hour........." when it might not actually be, then why bother with it at all if you wont also put the time where players can see it so they know if its the last hand or not?

I heard one of the dealers say that it was the 4th time this week that someone thought they hit on the last hand only to find out that "oops, sorry even though we made the announcement your hand started too late and you won nothing.

Great way to organized your promotion Harrahs/Ballys.

I'm actually agreeing with the floor on this one. I feel most rooms I've played in, it is ultimately up to the cameras on a high hand time issue...I think it's a nice courtesy for the floor to make an announcement, as most places I've played don't. I played in jacksonville at best bet two weeks ago and a guy at my table hit the high hand just as the hour started, the dealer congratulated him, as did the floor. Ended up being voided as the hand started just before the official hour began, per surveillance .
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:34 PM   #1799
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I'm actually agreeing with the floor on this one. I feel most rooms I've played in, it is ultimately up to the cameras on a high hand time issue...I think it's a nice courtesy for the floor to make an announcement, as most places I've played don't. I played in jacksonville at best bet two weeks ago and a guy at my table hit the high hand just as the hour started, the dealer congratulated him, as did the floor. Ended up being voided as the hand started just before the official hour began, per surveillance .
I hear you where you're coming from. i dont disagree with using the camera at all. i just think it would better for all involved including the guy in your example if people could actually see when the hour starts/ends and having the announcement actually mean something.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:20 PM   #1800
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Don't lump Bally's in with Harrah's. Bally's makes no announcements at all. Most of the time the staff doesn't even know what the current high hand is.
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