Anybody been to the New Revel Casino in AC?

Old Apr 3, 12, 2:28 am
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Anybody been to the New Revel Casino in AC?

Just wondering if anyone has went to the soft opening of the Revel AC tonight?

Wondering if it lives up to the hype? Ok, it probably doesn't but how close does it come?
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Old Apr 7, 12, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by Jerseyguy View Post
Just wondering if anyone has went to the soft opening of the Revel AC tonight?

Wondering if it lives up to the hype? Ok, it probably doesn't but how close does it come?
Its nice, very nice. But if you spend that much money on anything you can make it look nice. I like the non-smoking aspect (hope it will last).

Long term we will see. Right now they are the new hot thing and can be for a number of years but at best they are #2 in a dying market. They are open full time, i stopped by for the soft opening but haven't been there since its been open.
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Old Apr 8, 12, 4:21 pm
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Most of the Jitney routes now pass the Revel--so you don't have to do much walking to get there.
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Old Apr 8, 12, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by ross123 View Post
Its nice, very nice. But if you spend that much money on anything you can make it look nice. I like the non-smoking aspect (hope it will last).

Long term we will see. Right now they are the new hot thing and can be for a number of years but at best they are #2 in a dying market. They are open full time, i stopped by for the soft opening but haven't been there since its been open.
Doubt the no smoking lasts long at all. They tried the no smoking in AC not too long ago and the losses were large enough for them to quickly reverse it.

As for long term, doesn't look like the greatest investment. When NY shortly passes the legalization of some full service casinos, it will likely be destroyed.
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Old Apr 9, 12, 3:39 pm
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Doubt the no smoking lasts long at all. They tried the no smoking in AC not too long ago and the losses were large enough for them to quickly reverse it.

As for long term, doesn't look like the greatest investment. When NY shortly passes the legalization of some full service casinos, it will likely be destroyed.
The Casinos had smoking in large areas already; the NJ smoking ban, was to have applied to Casinos as well--since PA did allow smoking, they got the ban partially rescinded. Revel is advertising itself as NO smoking, and so will attract people (like me) who don't smoke, and don't want smoke from nearby areas to drift so that it becomes annoying. [In many of the casinos which have smoking and non-smoking on the same floor, there are NO barriers separating them.]
PS: Caesars second floor is NON-smoking, the first floor is mixed; the second floor seems much busier than the first--is this because of the NON-smoking?
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Old Apr 9, 12, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by nrr View Post
The Casinos had smoking in large areas already; the NJ smoking ban, was to have applied to Casinos as well--since PA did allow smoking, they got the ban partially rescinded. Revel is advertising itself as NO smoking, and so will attract people (like me) who don't smoke, and don't want smoke from nearby areas to drift so that it becomes annoying. [In many of the casinos which have smoking and non-smoking on the same floor, there are NO barriers separating them.]
PS: Caesars second floor is NON-smoking, the first floor is mixed; the second floor seems much busier than the first--is this because of the NON-smoking?
Fact is, they banned all smoking at a point and the Casino's were able to show enough loses to overturn it. If a player smokes and can't smoke at a casino, they are losing money on those hands when he has to get up to even go for a smoke. You're isolated example doesn't prove true in the big picture. Only time will tell who is right.
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Old Apr 9, 12, 9:09 pm
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I doubt Revel will overturn their decision to stay as a non-smoking property. From what I heard from my friends who work there, they are marketing themselves as a resort instead of a casino. There will be no tier system in the casino as well as comps so definitely not worth it for those who gamble a lot.

Not worth going to the property until they the actual Opening Day which is Memorial Day weekend.
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I also heard there would be no tier levels. They think they can appeal the crowd who (a) doesn't smoke and (b) doesn't gamble so heavily that they get VIP treatment. We'll see if it works!
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Old Apr 17, 12, 9:39 am
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I went to the revel for the first time last night, and it is nice. So I hear there's no tier program but what about points earned? How does the points system work? Will you ever be offered comps for romms as like ballys/ceasars does?
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Old Apr 19, 12, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by austen0316 View Post
I went to the revel for the first time last night, and it is nice. So I hear there's no tier program but what about points earned? How does the points system work? Will you ever be offered comps for romms as like ballys/ceasars does?
No, as I mentioned in an earlier post there will be no comps according to my friends who work there. Instead, you will earn 'Resort Dollars' which can be earned from reserving a room and most likely restaurants. Their primary goal is to be a real resort instead of a casino.

Personally, I think this isn't the greatest business model especially due to the location. However, only time will tell?
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Old Apr 20, 12, 3:16 am
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No, as I mentioned in an earlier post there will be no comps according to my friends who work there. Instead, you will earn 'Resort Dollars' which can be earned from reserving a room and most likely restaurants. Their primary goal is to be a real resort instead of a casino.

Personally, I think this isn't the greatest business model especially due to the location. However, only time will tell?
In the summer months AC as a resort locale is a good idea. How many people go to AC in (say) February, when the temp is 5 degrees F--unless they are gambling?
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In the summer months AC as a resort locale is a good idea. How many people go to AC in (say) February, when the temp is 5 degrees F--unless they are gambling?
Not many. That's why some hotels like the Chelsea which is a boutique hotel closed Su-W due to expenses but barely any occupancy. I go to school a few minutes away so know how it's like. The casinos do get good occupancy due to concerts and DJs on the weekends especially Harrah's. When "The Pool" didn't exist at Harrah's it catered towards the older folks but nowadays it's a whole new story.
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Revel is *beautiful* and sparkly.

But, it's not focusing on the casino customers.

No high limit room, no tiered status, no VIP lounges.

Lots of talk in the Borgata high limit room. Many players went to check it out...... but....

Too much mystery about the (Revel) casino awards strategy. I overheard my host sum it up rather succinctly to a Borgata Titanium Client : "You have no status, no high limit, no lounge and no buffet at Revel, they also want you to use your points for rooms/suites." I imagine that big players will (eventually) be getting room/RFB offers; but, right now, things are a bit loopy.

Guess we'll have to wait for the official opening.
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Old May 3, 12, 4:29 pm
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They seem to think that people will come to Atlantic City for a getaway that involves something other than gambling. For the life of me, I can't figure out how that will succeed. I predict that they will buckle and become more focused on winning over gamblers. That, in turn, will likely cause one or two gambling halls to shut down.
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Old May 7, 12, 12:47 pm
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I'd love to go to a full service resort that is relatively close to home.

BUT, I looked at the prices for this property and services and determined it's cheaper to fly/stay at just about any other resort than to take the hour drive to AC. Rooms near $500 a night? Seriously?
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