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Trip Report - Oct. 12-13

Bridgewater, New...
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Trip Report - Oct. 12-13

Arrived at The Borgata around 12:30 p.m. and was assigned a room on the 37th floor. Having an MGM credit card allowed us into the line for gold and platinum members...so about 60 people in regular line and no line for us. The MGM credit card also allows us free parking. Too cold for boardwalk walking.

After getting settled, we gambled for a few hours. I wasn't winning, but I did get bonuses on quite a few machines. Of course I look at it as - hey, I have more money to play with and then bet higher. Didn't work for me, lost it all. I saw a woman playing $1.00 on a LIghting Machine and when she hit the bonus she got 4 mini bonuses and 1 major and ending up winning over $600.

We had an early casual dinner at the Metropolitan and then went over to Oceans. I love, love, love their casino/machines (great selection and I was able to play almost all machines I wanted)- not much love for the rest of the resort. Much too much open space.

We went to see "So You Think You Can Dance" - show was magnificent. It was at Ovation Hall. Great seats. There was a lot of lighting on the stage and although it made the show, it was distracting at times because it blinded you - Since the show was at Oceans, we would have liked to have slept there but we couldn't get a comped room there. So...we slept at our home base (The Borgata).

I found all personnel at Oceans to be helpful and friendly...Rewards desk, security, slot machine attendants and Ovation Hall.

Back at Borgata, I played until around 1:00 a.m. Lost plenty but was happy to have gotten some bonuses in the games I played making them more interesting.

We had breakfast at our favorite spot - Bread and Butter.

Since it was Sunday we went to mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea on Atlantic Avenue. It's strange to say that I enjoyed the Mass. The church was nicely decorated with fall pumpkins and flowers . They had a lively choir accompanied with piano, guitars and drums.

Went back to pick up my promotional gift - I earned 3 points so I picked out a kitchen scale that will be mailed to my house.

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Daytona Beach...
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1. Re: Trip Report - Oct. 12-13

sounds like you had a really nice time...

Daytona Beach...
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2. Re: Trip Report - Oct. 12-13

and I want to add that it is so nice of you to post a trip report - we don't get enough of them here and this one has a lot of details and information..

Bridgewater, New...
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3. Re: Trip Report - Oct. 12-13

Thank you IamNancy

I, too, wish more people posted information.

Chicago, Illinois
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4. Re: Trip Report - Oct. 12-13

What do you recommend to eat at Bread + Butter?

Bridgewater, New...
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5. Re: Trip Report - Oct. 12-13

Bread and Butter is a 24 hour cafe where you place your order And the server brings the order over to your table. If you’re just having coffee and a pastry or bagel, you pay and take it to the table.

I usually just have a muffin, bagel or croissant. Their pastries are excellent and the French toast is very good. Have had their tuna melt which is excellent.

Newport News
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6. Re: Trip Report - Oct. 12-13

Nice to hear your experience last weekend. We made it to the same show and agreed that the flashing lights really bother us too. I have migraine headache often and just had my cataract surgery last year. We were luck to get the room offered at Ocean resort, but were not lucky at the casino. I didn't make to the room until 6:30 AM. So very tired since we had long drive back to VA.

T M
Merrick, New York
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7. Re: Trip Report - Oct. 12-13

Thanks for your trip report, sounds lovely, except for the losing part :{

Washington DC...
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8. Re: Trip Report - Oct. 12-13

Thanks for your report. Very insightful.

RI
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9. Re: Trip Report - Oct. 12-13

Thank you for posting a trip report - it was an enjoyable read. Despite no luck in the casino, it sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thanks again.

West Chester...
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10. Re: Trip Report - Oct. 12-13

Thanks for the trip report, we have never visited Bread and Butter, will have to try it for breakfast. Have you visited St Nicholas of Tolentine @ 1409 Pacific Ave? This is a beautiful church, over 100 years old and on the National Historic Register.

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