Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bus Trip to Atlantic City

The Red, White, and Blue Poker League had their first bus day trip to Atlantic City today. We went to Showboat, the Mardi Gras casino. Showboat has the prettiest poker room in Atlantic City and it is also the fifth largest behind Borgata, Taj, the Trop, and Harrah's.

The new poker room was relocated from upstairs down to the main floor. It's in the back, next to the boardwalk. In fact, you can see the people walking by on the boardwalk through the windows that look out on the boardwalk and ocean beach.

Showboat's poker room is House of Blues themed, along with being a signature WSOP poker room. It's spacious and has a 60's type of atmosphere in the wall paintings and decoration. The poker room is filled with plasma TVs and is a great place to play poker.

It took us about three and a half hours to get to Atlantic City. We all got a $15 bus bonus - a voucher to play in slot machines. The trip was a bit less that eight hours in the casino, we all agreed we want more casino time for the next trip.

The available poker tournaments at Showboat were at 11:00 and 2:00 and were $100 + $20. There was also $1/$2 no limit as well as $2/$4 limit games.

Everyone had fun and we are all looking forward to the next trip to Atlantic City.

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