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Tropicana Casino & Resort

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Address
2831 Boardwalk
City
Atlantic City
State
New Jersey
Zip Code
08401
Country
United States
Phone
(609) 340-4000

Toll-Free Number: (800) 843-8767
Click here for best Tropicana room rates
Rooms: 1,426 Price Range: $79-$339
Suites: 340 Price Range: $155-$675
Restaurants: 10
Self Parking $10 Valet Parking: $15
Buffets: B/L- $18.95 D- $28.95
Casino Size: 123,180 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Big Six Wheel, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Spanish 21, Mini-Baccarat, Poker,Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Let It Ride, Pai Gow, Pai Gow Poker, Double Attack Blackjack
Special Features: Features “The Quarter,” a dining/entertainment complex with 30 stores. Buffet is closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. Parking discount for Players Club members.

 

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(Updated: September 17, 2017)
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3.2
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3.0
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Slots Review

Overall, its probably one of the better casino floors in AC. But there are issues that I'll go into in a bit. The slots are laid out pretty well. All the major popular progressive machines that you see on YouTube and elsewhere. But I want to focus on The High Limit Room. These rooms in Vegas cater to the big players. Even if you are not a big player, if you bet big, then you get the same perks. There should be a convenient food table available and good looking waitresses to get you the drinks whenever you need something. Unfortunately, I saw none of that at the Tropicana in AC. Only thing I experienced was this pain-in-the-ass Asian slot manager. I made the mistake of asking him a question and then he would not leave me alone. Prodding me to put money in the machine. Just annoying the hell out of me. Constantly staring at me. I just don't need that in what is suppose to be a high-end room. And here is the other problem: The payouts are not at the same level as Vegas. I don't mean the percentages necessarily. Let me give you an example. Say you want to play 'Top Dollar.' If you are playing a $5 or $10 Machine in Vegas, the amount you see at the top of the machine are like, $50, $100, $500, $5000, $10000 and multipliers. You want to see the same level of prizes in AC. But no, what I witnessed were machines that started at $20 .. then $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000. and no multipliers that I saw. That really sucks! There is not the payback for betting large, so why bet? You understand, if you bet large, then you want a large WIN when you win, to make it all worth it. But the casino plays cheapskate with you. And that is just unacceptable for a High Limit Room. Of course, if you want to pony up to $25, $50, or $100 per spin, then you might get better, but you better have a huge wad of cash with you or you might not be playing long. I think the Casino companies are losing money on AC overall, so they expect the players to pick up the tab. They are even hitting you for outrageous parking rates on the self-park at many of them. Its just not worth it for the professional player who is looking to take home some cash. But if you want to just go there to make a big donation, then be my guest. I think Vegas may be your better option, but you be the judge. Try going to the Tropicana on Sunday night. There will be nobody except a few bums on the boardwalk. Hardly any food available to eat except a burrito stand at outrageous prices down on the lower level food court. And the Casino waitresses are these sort of worn-out looking ladies whose best days are long past. Its kind of sad. Not really the kind of experience you think of when you imagine visiting a Casino. Definitely not the James Bond experience, if you know what I mean. And the really unfortunate part of the story is that The Tropicana is probably the best one on that boardwalk for a Sunday night. Every other one we visited was pretty much empty except for some down-on-their-luck folks, possibly homeless (?), who were sitting at machines not playing. It was depressing as hell, to be honest. I'm sure you want to go there for a good time, so maybe its best to go on a Saturday night or possibly Friday night. I can't say because I never try to go when its crowded. Can only speak from my own experience and your mileage may vary. -- Good Luck, players!

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4.3
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give me free rooms

lol

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(Updated: February 21, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Slots 
 
3.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
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4.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
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3.0
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3.0

Fun Casino/Good Offers

I've been going to Tropicana since Atlantic Club shut down and I have to say they were very quick to send us offers. We've already been able to stay a couple of nights and have received numerous gifts despite being newer players. I think they could use a little upgrading with the rooms and slot machines; but overall we have a good time when we go. Compared to other casinos in AC, they have good promotions and specials. The atmosphere is lively on the weekends and If you're looking to have a fun night out at a casino, I think Trop is a good bet.

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(Updated: December 27, 2013)
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2.3
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3.0
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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the trop is a trip

The walk up the boardwalk to get to the tropicana isn't too bad on a nice (beach) day, otherwise in bad weather it probably is not worth the trip. It is pretty big with plenty of new machines but not much for good video poker. The casino is not much different than anywhere else in town. The poker room is pretty big and gets most of its action from local regulars who are pretty friendly with the dealers. My dealer was not to friendly to tourists (non regulars) but other than that the poker room is good and got a lot of action when I was there. I did not stay in the hotel.

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1.3
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what a waste of time

the room was a dump,the floor was dirty,the wall's were dirty. the comp's i got they were useless everything overpriced and you could only use it at certin resturant's own by the trop. they gave you plastic cups of beer when playing craps miller light yukey. never go back their again. 12/16/2012

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(Updated: July 24, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
1.6
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2.0
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2.0
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1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
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Rude Employees?

The casino has the worst customer service of any casino in Atlantic City. They all seem annoyed when you ask for any assistance. I wish I could say this was just on one occurrence, but it is a regular thing.

The Trop has the highest parking charge of any casino in town ($10, most are $5 and the Atlantic Club is now free). The hotel needs some work. And there needs to be more a security presence in the hotel. The last time I stayed here I was woken up my a crazy woman screaming. This went on for the better part of 3 hours before finally someone from security came (and eventually ACPD). I used to like the buffet, but the price goes up and the quality goes down.

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(Updated: July 11, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
2.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
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3.0
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3.0

Could Be Better

Not much better than the Golden Nugget. Full of older machines, not the cleanest and the food is OK but not spectacular. The employees didn't want to help anyone except for one slot attendant in the front smoking area. Everyone else including the slot club was not too friendly. We didn't eat there but did get a couple of drinks while playing and one girl was nice while the other was not. Example : one machine wouldn't let me order so I asked if I could order from her and she said no that "If the machine doesn't work right move to a different one" !

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(Updated: October 24, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
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4.0
Table Games 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0

Nice, but way down the boardwalk

The Tropicana is a great place to visit if you don't mind driving to it. It's not an easy walk from the center part of the boardwalk. The shopping and restaurant choices are the best in Atlantic City and the game selection is excellent. Join the players club and you will usually receive a coupon book and emails with good offers!

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(Updated: October 16, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
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5.0
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5.0
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Trop Good and Bad

I've stayed there at least 50 times, so I know a little about it. First, the rooms. The North Tower is terrible. Try to stay away from it. The South Tower is wonderful. If you like extra large showers, this is the place for you. If you're a Marathon runner or otherwise in incredible shape, the West tower is for you. Otherwise, try to avoid it.

They seem to have every slot machine there is. They try to keep them current and there are tons of them. The gaming atmosphere is pleasant and the staff friendly.

The buffet is okay. Nothing outstanding, but the food is good and there is plenty of choices. The breakfast buffet ($20) is terrific. Your eggs are made to order in front of you. Lots of sides to go with them.

The Quarter is filled with shops and restaurants. I can't tell you how pricey they are, but Brooks Brothers is very expensive. My favorite restaurant is Carmine's. It's an Italian family place with mega portions. Every meal is meant for at least 4 people. If you go with less, you will have lots of leftovers. So, order one item and you will all have plenty to eat. Since I usually go alone, I just order the garden salad. No matter how hungry I am, I never can finish it. I usually bring the leftovers to my room and have it for a midnight snack.

If you're into Asian card games, they have a large separate room devoted to that.

If you're a smoker, the entire downstairs area allows you to smoke. There are other scattered areas on the main floor where you can also smoke. Of course, about 75% of the casino is smoke-free, so there is something for everyone.

Hope you get lucky.

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DISASTER


It is apparent that this hotel has no regard for its guests. It may have something to do with the current financial status and change soon coming.



I was there last week. My room wasn't ready at 4PM so I went upstairs and got the housekeeper to make it up. She told me she couldn't give me soap because she had none. A housekeeper without soap? The ice machine was broken. There was hair all over my bathroom. It was obviously a leftover from the previous guests. Those were the good things.



The elevators were not working. We waited 25 minutes for an elevator to stop on our floor. We finally gave up and walked down the 10 flights to the street. Along the way we met numerous guests who were walking from the floors above. If you wanted to go back up you waited on line with 30 or 40 other guests for your turn to get on an elevator.



I decided to check out the next morning at 7AM so that I could get an elevator to carry my bags down. This was the West wing. They had rooms available in other wings, but chose to disregard the comfort of the guests and put them where they knew there were major problems.



When I complained to management that morning, I was told they were making up for the inconvenience by letting guests check out later in the day. I wasn't sure if that was serious or a disturbed form of humor. I canceled my June30, 2009 reservation.



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3.9
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4.0
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Great Stay!

If you are booking in the winter months then this is a great place to stay. The Tropicana is one of the biggest resorts in Atlantic City. They have a shopping area called the quarter with many stores. They have many restaurants including PF Chang's, Carmines, & Hooters. Their buffet is a bit pricey ($22) but is one of the best in Atlantic City and they offer crab legs on weekends. The night life at Tropicana is also great. They have a comedy club, two bars and two clubs and they aren't for the elderly! Their rooms are nothing spectacular but they aren't bad at all either. The only negative about the Tropicana is it's location. It is basically next to nothing else in Atlantic City so be prepared to walk long distances, pay a cab, use your car or just stay in the Trop.

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3.4
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Nice place to visit

The best part about visitng the Tropicana is to walk around their shopping mall: The Quarter. It has some nice shops that are affordable (unlike The Pier) and a good variety of restaurants.



I always like to play Double Joker Poker at the Trop because they are the only casino in the city to offer a full-pay versino for quarter players (but you must bet 10 quarters).



I have never stayed in the hotel, but according to other posts on this site the rooms are good.

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Great Place

I have stayed here twice, and enjoyed it! Rooms are always cheap in the winter months, but they are nice rooms!! The casino is not that bad either.



On the lower level they have a buffet, a bar and a Hooters. In addition, they have a little mall inside with some shops.



I will definitely stay there over and over. Everyone that works there is very personable!! Try it for yourself!!!!!

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The Trop

Buffet price is high compared to other casinos in Atlantic City. When seated, feel like sitting on floor. Better buffet at other places.



Nice hotel rooms, good bus offers.

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Thank you Tropo

I'm writing this review because the tropo has been good to me !!! We are Seniors that drive from Massachusetts 3 times a year to stay for two nights--usually the tropo comps us for one night. We figure that pays for the gas.



We have been doing this for the last 4 years. I play the penny slots with my wife and hit the crap table when I can sneak away from her.



We stay up late and enjoy the machines next to their magnificent theater where we usually get free tickets. We like to play very late when few people are around.



We seldom win money but consider our stay at the tropo a winning proposition. Or next visit is Feb 21st.

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