Darryl McEwen, Mr. AC Casino

Ever wonder how to find your favorite slot machine on the casino floor? Short of asking a slot attendant you either can do some advance research online or take advantage of touchscreen directories found in four Atlantic City casinos.

Bally’s Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat Casino-Hotel — The best online resource for these four casinos is TotalRewards.com/slotfinder. There you can search by casino (including locations other than Atlantic City), denomination, name or type. For instance, click Next under Search By Slot Name and choose a letter of the alphabet. Picking “P” will bring up six pages of slot machines in alphabetical order. Clicking on Panda King will bring up four locations, including Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, as well as show you the denominations available. Clicking on Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City will show you the exact location on the casino floor (5R 10L) and that it is a dollar machine. On the casino floor at Caesars and Harrah’s you can search for machines through touch-screen directories. At Caesars there are touchscreens on the first floor near the Palace Court high limit slot area and on the second floor next to VIP Check-In. At Harrah’s there are touchscreens near hotel registration, near the base of the escalator from self-service parking and just outside the Diamond Cove high-limit slot area.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa — Point your browser to TheBorgata.com and at the top of the page click on Play. On the Play page click on Borgata Games. There you’ll see a partial listing of machines categorized by Video Multi Coin/Line, Novelty, Progressive, Poker and Reel. If you have a My Borgata Rewards player’s card, sign in to your account to get a more detailed listing of machines. At the bottom of your account page, scroll to the bottom to locate Slot Finder. Choose a denomination, then a game type (Poker Slots, Reel Slots or Video Slots). The search results will show you all machines with those parameters in alphabetical order, plus it will tell you where they’re located, and whether they’re in a smoking or no-smoking section. On the casino floor you can search for machines through touchscreen directories located by the concierge and The Metropolitan.

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Tropicana Casino and Resort — At Tropicana you can search for machines through a touchscreen directory located near the entrance to the casino floor in front of Ping’s Golden Dynasty. Look for “Game Finder” at the bottom of the screen under the interactive map.

Other alternatives for searching online are the slot machine manufacturers themselves:

IGT — Go to MegaJackpots.com and on the Home page click Where To Play. Enter a city or zip code. For example, enter 08401 which brings up Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, Bally’s Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Caesars Atlantic City, Golden Nugget Atlantic City, and Tropicana Casino and Resort. Select Atlantic Club, then Show Featured Games. You’ll be able to scroll across to see which games are at the Atlantic Club, or click on a game to get more details such as a video, how to play the game, etc.

WMS — Go to Wms.com and on the Home page click For Players at the far right side of the top task bar. Click Slot Locator to bring up an interactive page which allows you to search the company’s inventory of machines by ZIP Code. For example, enter 08401 and click on The Wizard of Oz Journey to Oz. A pop-up will tell you it’s located at Revel, Showboat Casino-Hotel, and Tropicana Casino and Resort.

The following casinos list some or all of their machines online, but the sites are not interactive so they won’t tell you where they’re located or what denominations are available:

Golden Nugget Atlantic City — Go to GoldenNugget.com/atlanticcity, click on play then on Slot Machines.

Resorts Casino Hotel — Go to ResortsAc.com/play/slots.

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino— Go to TrumpPlaza.com, click on Promotions & Sweepstakes and on that page click Slot Machines.

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort — Go to TrumpTaj.com, click on Casino, Promotions, Sweepstakes and on that page click Slot Machines.

Recreational gambler Darryl D. McEwen, a former professional journalist, is president of his own consulting firm that manages several small national and international trade associations, and provides public relations and fundraising services for a number of charitable organizations. Have a comment on this or a question specifically related to an Atlantic City casino, player’s club or other promotion? Email Mr. AC Casino at MrACCasino@gmail.com and he’ll try to respond to you personally. Your question — without your name — may appear in a future column.

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