Darryl D. McEwen

If you’re reading this in print, Mr. AC Casino is considered a “column.” If you’re reading this online at AtlanticCityWeekly.com it’s described as a “blog.”

In addition to my fellow bloggers who contribute to the Atlantic City Weekly’s website, there are several other blogs that cover Atlantic City. You may want to check them out.

Bally’s Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah’s Resort jointly publish the Atlantic City Blog at Blog.Caesars. com. You’ll find advance information on dining specials, deals on overnight stays, and behind-the-scenes gossip about headliners and other acts scheduled to appear at the three venues.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa publishes the Borgata Blog at Blog.The Borgata.com. Recent posts have included information about dining specials and other events involving the Borgata’s restaurants and chefs, 10 reasons why the resort’s LGBT clientele enjoy visiting the Borgata, and interviews with some of the entertainers who are performing at the Borgata.

Tropicana Atlantic City’s blog at Tropicana. net/blog covers the casino’s current entertainment offerings, restaurants, shopping and its IMAX theater.

The website and blog DueForAWin.com debuted in 2012 and began podcasting periodically in November. Besides the blog, the site has other resources — such as updated information on casino resort fees. The site was developed and is maintained by Craig Stone and Kyle Askine.

And speaking of podcasts, though it originates in Las Vegas, “Gambling With An Edge” (VegasAllnetRadio.com) is a weekly podcast which should be of particular interest to video poker players. While the hour-long show does touch on other subjects, co-hosts Bob Dancer and Richard Munchkin are experienced video poker players (who also play other tables games, but not slot machines).

Q. What benefits have you seen at other casinos around the country that you would like to see Atlantic City’s casinos offer?

A. SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia delivers gift giveaways directly to its Signature cardholders’ vehicles when they valet park. That way they don’t have to drag them around the casino. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Delaware reimburses ATM fees for Platinum and Elite cardholders, but in the form of comp dollars. Several Total Rewards casinos offer its Seven Stars cardholders two free buffets every day and, in Las Vegas, Total Rewards gives its Seven Stars and Diamond cardholders two complimentary tickets to selected shows every month.

Recreational gambler Darryl D. McEwen, a former professional journalist, is president of his own consulting firm that manages several small national and international trade associations, and provides public relations and fundraising services for a number of charitable organizations. Have a comment on this or a question specifically related to an Atlantic City casino, players club or other promotion? Email Darryl at MrACCasino@gmail.com and he’ll try to respond to you personally. Your question — without your name — may appear in a future column.

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