Posted: 9/27/2012 1:08:01 PM
The Marina district (off the boardwalk) is the nicest section in as much you need a car to get there..less low-lifes camping out in the casinos on the boardwalk.Of the three casinos there,Borgata is the best,followed by Harrahs and then the newly renovated Golden Nugget..
Harrahs has the Pool with DJ's at night and celeb appearances if you're into that..If you both want to see the historic boardwalk-do it in daylight via a free shuttle for harrah's guests to thier other props on the boardwalk= Caesars/Bally's/Showboat.You may have heard of the newest casino just north of the Showboat,(Revel) but it seems they want to come off as more of a spa/resort,not a casino and they do not even have a racebook.They are losing money while the Borgata keeps on keeping on..and Harrahs stepped up past years to compete..
If you have any CET comps/card I'd stay at Harrahs and gamble at the Borgata..Both places have nice sit-down restaurants and also food courts..if you guys are drinkers and need packaged beer wine etc,just over the bridge from Harrah's is Brigantine..Make a right at the first light you come to and behind the BK in a strip mall is St Georges Pub,nice little locals place.
Not sure what gambling you do,if it's horses,the Borgata book is very nice and drink tix-well you never use them all..Video Poker is also better there as Harrahs just sucks at the bartop level now (10 units for Royal Bonus,pays 2 g's but $2.50 a spin at quarters).Table games,3/2 BJ is tough to find at Harrahs but there are some $15 tables.Not sure about the Nugget,but can't be worse.
Hope this helps a bit,have a nice trip..and NJ Shore is just beautiful in the fall.