It's sort of beyond argument that the Golden Nugget is the jewel of Freemont Street (although, that's probably a bit like being crowned "prettiest girl" at the American MENSA Ball). Currently owned by Landry's Restaurants, The Nugget is actually a pretty cool place, and has been nicely renovated.
Recently, Landry's bought the old Trump Marina in Atlantic City. Trump Marina was a dump, to put it mildly. Now known as the Golden Nugget AC, Landry's has been steadily renovating the joint, giving it a feel similar to its property on Freemont Street. Notably, Landry's added a poker room. It's actually a decent set up. The room has, however, been lacking in one area -- players. I walked over from Harrah's opening night to check out the space, and there was a lone table playing three-handed. Apparently, things have not improved since. Many nights, not a single game runs. I guess it ain't easy running a new poker room in the shadow of The Borgata.
Well, apparently, the Nugget is getting proactive in its efforts to build the room. This weekend, it's hosting what looks like a couple of great tournaments. Structure looks fantastic:
It will be interesting to see the turnout. Especially since Delaware Park is running a Deepstack series this weekend as well. I will definitely be buying in to tomorrow's event . . .
Well, a few motions to file this afternoon, and then its zooooom to the Jersey Shore . . .
Wishing a dose of rungood to those playing this weekend