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Free Rooms in Atlantic City? You Betcha.

Andrea Sachs

Feeling lucky? If you are, you may be interested in Harrah's Resort Atlantic City's Giving Away the House promotion, which will give 960 Washingtonians a chance to win a free room.

Got your attention?

Today (May 22), resort representatives (recognizable by the Harrah's logo painted on their person) will hand out keys to every single room in its new 44-story Waterfront Tower. The key-givers will be stationed at the corner of Seventh and F streets, near the Chinatown/Gallery Center Metro, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you're one of the 960, you will be invited to overnight at the property on June 19, designated Harrah's Washington D.C. Night. (New York and Philadelphia will have their own nights; Baltimore's giveaway is on May 28, if you want to double your odds.) The giveaway is first-come, first-serve, and taxes and room fees are additional. (Tower rooms normally start at $149.)

Of course, it makes sense that it's a midweek night that Harrah's is allowing Washington to sponge off of the resort: It's the weekends that pack the city. And having a thousand full rooms, even free, will still end up putting money in the casino's coffers.

The tower -- which at 525 feet makes it the tallest structure in AC (trumped ya, Trump) -- opened in March with 18 floors; the remainder will be complete in July. That means new-ish room smell. The additional lodging also wraps up the resort's $550 million makeover, which includes the Pool, a dome-enclosed entertainment complex with a place to splish-splash; a regional food area; and an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.

Ooh, taffy and pedicures and butterfly strokes. But first, I need the magic key. Lady Lodging, you listening?

By Andrea Sachs |  May 22, 2008; 7:10 AM ET  | Category:  Andrea Sachs
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But then you'd have to go to Atlantic City.

Posted by: Liz | May 22, 2008 10:16 AM

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