Atlantic City Local Customs

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    New Jersey Fridge Magnets

    by machomikemd Written Nov 27, 2013
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    Besides the Atlantic City fridge magnets that I've bought, I also got the New Jersey fridge magnets here at Atlantic City and you can buy them everywhere at the casino shops, at the Walk Factory outlets and they come in different designs and styles and sizes and they cost from $ 3.99 to $ 7.99, depending on the type of material used.

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    Resort & Casino Parking

    by cjg1 Updated Aug 5, 2013

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    Resort and Casino parking can be a bit pricey. We paid $10 to park at the Resorts Hotel and Casino (what a dodgy place that was); primarily because we were going to Margaritaville. There are plenty of other options that are basically around the same price and some places have reduced rates or waive the parking fee for Rewards members.

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    Casino Reward Cards

    by cjg1 Updated Aug 5, 2013

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    Casino Rewards Cards have many perks so make sure to sign up for as many as possible. Some perks include dicounts on food and drinks, free or discounted parking, reduced room fees, etc. During our visit we signed up for a few rewards cards just in case we are ever in the area in the future.

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    Sales Tax in Atlantic City!

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 23, 2011

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    sales tax free
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    New Jersey State sales tax rate: 6% excluding personal items like clothes or shoes jackets or jeans or slacks or winbreakers or winter outfits.

    Local income tax rate: None

    Local sales tax rate: None (3% alcoholic beverage tax and 9% lodging and related services tax)

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    Parking Rates in Atlantic City!

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 23, 2011

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    Better to Park your Vehicle in Your Hotel for free if you have rewards plus cards given by the Casinos or then just take the public Transport like the jitney or just to brisk walking if you are fit around Atlantic City.

    Atlantic City Parking:
    Open air, paved parking lot at Fairmount and Mississippi avenues; open 10 a.m.-10 p.m., $4 a day during the week; $6 on weekends.
    Open air, paved parking lot at Atlantic at Mississippi avenues; open 24 hours, $6 a day during the week and $11 on weekends and holidays E-ZPass Plus available.
    Parking garage at 19 So. New York Ave., between Atlantic and Pacific avenues one and a half blocks from the Boardwalk and close to some casinos. Open 24 hours. E-ZPass Plus available.

    Daily Rates at New York Avenue:
    UP TO 2 HOURS -------- $ 3

    After the 3rd hour -------- $ 4

    After the 4th hour -------- $ 5

    After the 5th hour ------- $ 6

    Maximum for 24 hours -- $ 7

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    Tipping Cocktail Waitresses et al.

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 23, 2011

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    definitely tip the girls hehehe
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    Casino Waitresses – Drinks are free and these girls typically will keep coming back as long as you are kind to them. If I believe that I need better service I will tip two to three dollars up front and that guarantees that I will always have a drink in my hand.

    Change Clerks - If you are winning be nice share a little, after all they brought you the lucky coins.

    Casino Host and Hostess - These wonderful people are not allowed to accept money tips. But a nice little gift from your area or something at Christmas is graciously appreciated.

    Dealers - These are most appreciated. Several ways to tip a dealer. You may tip a dealer a side bet next to your bet or on top of your bet. Dealers usually enjoy being able to participate in the game. If you place his tip on top of yours and it wins you keep the original chip and he collects the winnings from his bet you have set aside.

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    Tipping in Casinos

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 23, 2011

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    tip the dealer?
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    Tipping Tips:

    Gambling and the Dealers – Some dealers will keep an eye on you and help you get as close to winning as possible. That I tip. Others, act as if they cannot ever suggest anything to the player. There, I do not tip. You can tip during the action or you can tip as you leave the table, that is entirely up to you.

    Poker Dealers – If you win a pot send a chip over to the dealer. They deal the cards and they have to put up with abuse from the players, A good dealer can split pots and keep the game going while a bad dealer can let things get out of control.

    Taxi –$2 is customary below fifteen dollars.
    Shuttle drivers - 50 cents to $1.00 for 1-4 in your party
    Bellmen - 2 dollars per bag up to about ten or twelve dollars.
    Room Service - 15-20%
    Restaurant Waiters - 15-20%
    Buffet - $1 per person is nice

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    Atlantic City Refrigerator Magnets

    by machomikemd Written Jun 22, 2011
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    as an avid collector of Refrigerator magnets, I must have one about Atlantic City and the choices of magnets here are endless and comes in all shapes and sizes and are made of wood with magnets or porcelain with magnets or plastic with magnets or plain old steel or magnetite and will cost from $ 2.99 to $ 7.99 depending on the material and the design and are available everywhere at the casinos and shops.

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    Reward Cards

    by Gypsystravels Written Jul 23, 2009

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    If you "play" at any particular casino, my recommendation would be to sign up for their player reward card.

    You don't have to play all the time and you can get great discounts on room, food and other great items.

    It's quick and easy and only takes a few minutes, just make sure you have proper ID.

    In Atlantic City, Ferni and I usually stick to a few casinos, so we have the "Total Rewards" card which allows you to receive benefits from Harrah's, Ceasar's, Horseshoe, Bally's Flamingo, Garand Casion, Harveys Imperial Palace, Paris, Rio, Sheraton Casino and Showboat. We also have the Borgata Rewards Card.

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    Tipping the Dealers

    by Gypsystravels Written Jul 23, 2009

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    When you are playing at the poker tables it is customary to tip the dealer if you have just won a hand. Ferni plays poker and depending on the amount he has just won in the hand, he will tip with any denomination in chip form, but usually it is either $1 - $5.

    Tipping is discretionary and depends on the individual.

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    Tipping the waitresses at the casino

    by Gypsystravels Updated Jul 23, 2009

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    If you are playing at any of the casino slot machines it is cutomary to tip the waitresses at least $1 per drink. The waitresses usually will make their rounds asking if you'd like something to drink and when she returns with your drink be kind and tip as most of their salaries are tips based. This also goes for the waitresses that bring drinks to players at the tables in the poker room as well as the other table games.

    Drinks are complimentary with a choice of either mixed drinks, beers, coffee, hot chocolate and water.

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    Playing Table Games

    by penumbra Written Aug 27, 2005

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    Caesar's

    Although slots make up about 60% of a casino’s revenue, table games make up most of the rest. These are games where there is a human dealer and often you are playing in a game with several other players. The basics rules of the games are straight forward but there are many strategies that can be employed. Arm yourself by doing some research to completely understand the rules of the game and come prepared with your own strategy. The following are some web sites that may help you get started:

    Baccarat , Blackjack ,
    Caribbean Stud Poker , Craps , Roulette .


    Gambling problem? Please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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    Playing Keno

    by penumbra Written Aug 27, 2005

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    Caesar's Keno Lounge

    The first time I visited Atlantic City, 15 years ago, there were no keno games available. Today, a couple of casinos provide keno lounges and most casinos have keno machines. Keno games are available in the following casinos:

    Midtown:
    Caesars,
    Bally’s.

    Uptown:
    Trump Taj Mahal.

    Marina:
    Harrah’s.


    Gambling problem? Please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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    Playing Slot Machines

    by penumbra Written Aug 27, 2005

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    Ka-ching!

    Slot machines are a gambling game that anyone can understand. Insert your money, pull a handle, the wheels spin and if you win the machine will let you know. No pressure. No strategy. Just play the game.

    In recent years, the mechanical machine has given way to the electronic. Three wheels have given way to four or five wheels. Video poker, black jack and keno are available. Penny games are making a come back but only because you can play up to 50 games per spin. Machines are available in various denominations 1, 5, 10, 25 cent, $1, $5, $25.

    If you’re going to play, do yourself a favor and get yourself a slot club player’s card. It won’t increase your odds of winning, but it may provide a small return on your “investment”.


    Gambling problem? Please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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    Playing Poker

    by penumbra Written Aug 27, 2005

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    Showboat Poker Room

    Poker has increased in popularity because of the recent increase in televised tournaments. To accommodate the influx of new players, casinos have built or renovated their poker rooms. Beware when sitting down to a game that some of these players have a lot of experience and may have friends in the game. Of course you can bring your friends along as well. Poker is available at the following casinos:

    Downbeach:
    Tropicana – 43 tables,

    Midtown:
    Caesars – 24 tables,
    Wild Wild West – 10 tables,
    Bally’s – 20 tables,
    Sands – 14 tables.

    Uptown:
    Resort – 9 tables,
    Trump Taj Mahal – 50 tables,
    Showboat – 25 tables.

    Marina:
    Harrahs – 16 tables,
    Borgata – 40 tables.


    Gambling problem? Please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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