It's been a few years since we've visited this property. New management has done a nice job on the transformation. The aisles are wider, the place is clean, staff is friendly. There's no parking fee. I think it's much improved from the Hilton Days. They are aiming at the ordinary player whose not a high roller. Their motto , "A casino for the rest of us" fits. I think they will gain market share and retain players. SLot club is uncomplicated and straight forward. I hope their strategy works.
This is our new favorite casino in AC. We return often for $5 blackjack during the week and early morning, and it's usually busy. Come back later to get a seat if packed. Locals know about the place. I believe the dealers are always hand shuffling the deck, and dealers remember you when they rotate back. Players card earns good room and food comps, and the front desk is very service-oriented and generous. Small place with plenty of slots on perimeter. Poker tourneys as well. Rooms are very nice.
Only caveat is the ground-level bar does not comp drinks, but you can watch sports on TV and play quarter video games.
The atlantic club is a bit of a walk from center boardwalk, but it's worth it. The slots are new they have some decent and full pay video poker, but no poker room. It's small, but clean. The buffet and cafes are all pretty good. You can stop by the Tropicana next door on the trip.