CRAPS REPORT: Atlantic City Just got back from almost-a-week stay in Atlantic City. Jerry “Stickman” and I checked out the blackjack games for Henry Tamburin’s Blackjack Insider Newsletter. I’ll have that report in the May issue with the input of about a half dozen of my own reporters. I am not expecting to see much of a difference between the upcoming blackjack report and the ones of the last several years. Atlantic City’s blackjack is for all intents and purposes “ho-hum.” But craps is a different story. There are some really good games in AC so here we go. Marina District: Borgata: AC’s #1 casino. Tables are long (at least 14’) and bouncy as all heck with the dice often flying off them. That is annoying for all players. Mostly $10 / $15 minimums during the week. Heavy action when I was there. Not a game I would recommend. When I visited it was 5X odds. There was talk of going to 10X on some tables. Might have already happened. Harrah’s: Tables were 12’ during a quick mid-week visit. The whole Harrah’s company is on my “lousy list” after what they did to me in Tunica. Game was 5X odds but that was a walk-fast-through the casino visit. I didn’t even want to go. Tables seemed slightly bouncy too. Golden Nugget: Great place to play craps. Tables are 12’ and like the good, old-time tables with normal bounce. Crews, especially in the early, early morning when Jerry “Stickman” and I play are just wonderful. We don’t play much in the afternoon or evening. One table at 10X odds; the rest are 5X. Tables are quite crowded most days. The Boardwalk: So sad. So many casinos are gone: ACH, Playboy Club (long ago), Trump Plaza (known as the Trump Dump), Claridge (where I first met the Captain and the Arm), Sands (an empty lot), Showboat and Revel. Tropicana: Good games, all 5X odds with okay tables in terms of bounce. Most of the tables are 14’ but a few are 12’ and those are the ones at which you will probably want to play. This casino has been crowded every time I’ve gone to it. This place is also not afraid of big action. Good place to play those 12’ tables. Caesars: Nice casino with decent tables that are somewhat high for anyone under 5’9” or somewhat fat. Tables are 12’ with a good, meaning normal, bounce. 5X odds. Bally’s: The two tables opened when Stickman and I were there were both 10X odds and probably tied for the best tables in AC in terms of bounce (great old-time feel to them). They both had a handful of people at them. We played here and some suits came down to watch us. We won; we left. No problems whatsoever. I recommend this casino. Resorts: The one table open was 12’ but it was packed. Casino had a good crowd. The table seemed slightly bouncy. 5X odds. Taj Mahal: The place was empty at 3 pm. Not a good sign. Tables are quite bouncy with 5X odds. Not a good place for craps. This used to be a great casino for craps. No more. Many of you know from our email correspondences that I am not going to casinos 100-130 days a year since 2012. My wife the Beautiful AP and I are traveling quite a lot (often with Stickman and his wife the Sainted Tres) to places around the world and in America (Stickman and I are going to all the baseball stadiums!). So these reports will be infrequent and/or if there are new results of which to inform you.