Bally's is in a great center boardwalk location, The casino games are pretty standard in A.C., but there are some good progressives and full pay video poker. The poker room is way up on 4th level by escalator but gets plenty of player traffic. The buffet is closed, but the indoor pool and spa were nice. I enjoyed my stay at Bally's.
Stayed here last week since they had given me two rooms for free which we're located in the Claridge so were not the greatest rooms but hey can't beat comped really. I was in Atlantic City back in January of this year and I thought the wild west portion of the Casino was going down hill then well this visit it really went down hill. There are only a few machines left there in the wild west portion of the casino. Where there were slots it's now boarded off and I heard that the buffet is closing shortly as well. I spent 200 dollars in the slots and have nothing to show for it either.
The best thing this place has going is the location. It's a great center of the boardwalk spot. Bally's is two junky hotels hodge-podged together to make one just ok hotel. There is a fee to access the indoor pool, and it looks like a time machine took you to 1984 once you get in (think Miami Vice). Bally's tries with decent promotions and the buffet is ok if you get a half off coupon.
Well, I took my buddy Doug who is an extra (Dancer) in Boardwalk Empire for his birthday to AC and had to pay thru the nose for a Friday night, but it was fine. Some great VP & table action. What I didn't like was the Wild West Buffet..ugh !!! It was one of the most thoroughly miserable breakfast buffets I have ever seen. I think they had an omelet station. one. NO waffles. NO waffles? Come on! The overall quality was very, very disappointing. Better to hump over to Caesars and be treated like a Roman conqueror rather than a starving cowboy. I DO LIKE the roaming tables through the Wild West casino and easy access to the other casinos. And I kept wanting to get my slot card checked, but the line was always like 30 minutes. Screw that.
The table games here are great but the slots don't seem to ever hit for more than $20. I have eaten at the Virginia city buffet a few times and never had any problems. Johnny Rockets is also a good place to eat cheap and the food is really good.
With the players card it seems to take forever to earn the next level but the comps they give you each month are pretty good (free rooms sunday thur thursday or $30 free play). The rooms in Bally's are nice rooms but the last two times I stayed I got rooms in the claridge which are the worst rooms I've ever stayed in.
The worst part is I had hotel reservations for the upgraded room and when I got there they down graded my room to the basic room and STILL CHARGED ME THE UPGRADED PRICE. When trying to talk to someone they didn't give me any help. The customer service is horrible. Never stay here unless you are given a free room. Now all I do is take $20 and play a little roulette and then leave so I take their money instead of them taking mine.