A lot of us that enjoy a casual glass of wine now and then know that there’s a lot more to the taste of the grape than we’ve taken in so far.
We hear our friends talking about bouquets and body and aftertastes and pairing with cuisine, but for us it’s pretty much red goes with meat, white with fish and sweeter wines can go with dessert.
And then we pick up a bottle of plonk because we like the picture on the bottle (that’s right, we went there with plonk).
But this doesn’t have to be you anymore. Vintage Wine Boutique at The Water Club is putting an educational twist on wine this summer with The Wine Classroom, a series of wine classes that takes an international trip around the wine drinking world. Discover a world of wine with Borgata’s wine professionals, learn about wine pairings and sample some exceptional varietals (Ha, varietals, we’re already learning).
We’re into the third week of Sizzlin Summer, and while we’ve already handed out $5,500 in cash to 240 lucky winners, there’s still plenty of time to cash in. There are seven more weekly draws happening, but we won’t keep repeating ourselves and tell you that you’ve got a new chance to win every Tuesday, just by playing casino games and poker games during the week leading up to it.
At Borgata, we’ve hammered that point home several times. But what we haven’t talked about so much are the two big monthly giveaways.
On August 5th, we’re drawing 45 winners and awarding them with big prizes – the kind that will make this their most “Sizzlin” summer yet. First place gets a Sea-Doo Spark & Trailer. Second place walks away with a beach house rental. Third and fourth place will get to head to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for a luxury weekend away. There’s a foosball table, tennis set, pool table, kayak, another hotel stay and so much more.
Today, July 24, is the day we all bow down and salute the wonder that is the blue agave plant.
Yes, the blue agave plant, a spiky-leaved plant that grows well in regions of Mexico where the red volcanic soil helps the plant produce the sugars (the agave is classified as a succulent) that make it so ripe for distilling. You know, like the region close to the town of Tequila.
That’s right, today is National Tequila Day and that can mean only one thing. Time for a toast.
And we at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa know a little something about tequila. In fact it’s a specialty of the house at Gypsy Bar, the best stocked tequila bar in Atlantic City offering up everything from blanco tequilas to Anejo tequila. Check out Gypsy Bar’s drink menu.
But it hardly stops there as you can get some of the finest tequilas in the world at other Borgata bars such as the Long Bar and the Sunroom Lounge and Sunbar—and pretty much everywhere else at Borgata.
The secret to the success of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s nightlife venues isn’t much of a secret—we have the best DJs in the business. Not just Atlantic City mind you, but anywhere.
Sunday’s resident MIXX DJ Paul Castro just makes that point even clearer. And he may be the ultimate A.C. DJ having moved here as a teen after growing up in Colombia. Castro, who goes with his own name rather than adopting a DJ moniker, has been spinning in southern New Jersey since the late 90s.
Castro—who also appears at Izakaya Mondays—revels in an old-school style designed to get the club to explode. In part of our series of Borgata in-house DJ interviews, we asked Paul some questions about his career, his influences and what you can expect when he takes over the nightlife sounds at Borgata.
It’s only one of the most classic card games ever and the Borgata Poker Room remains the leading poker room in Atlantic City.
Add to that the Borgata Poker Room’s daily poker tournaments and 24/7 live cash games, there’s always a poker seat open for would-be players.
But, that hardly scratches the surface of the poker action at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. You see, what is a live game against other players in the Borgata Poker Room is also a table game on the casino floor and a host of video poker options in the slots areas of Borgata.
Borgata offers more than 20 different variations of video poker. Borgata also offers Four-Card Poker, Flop Poker, Bonus Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Texas Hold’em and Let It Ride as well as our newest entry, Three-Card Poker.
Ok, so that’s a lot of poker options to choose from, so here’s a plug for the quick action and huge bonus payouts of Three-Card Poker.
Like most poker table games, it’s all in how you bet as you can play against the dealer, play for bonus payouts on hands or play for a big money six-card jackpot with a top prize of $1 million.
Yes, a six-card jackpot in a three-card hand with a top jackpot of $1 million.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is known for a lot of things—great rooms, magnificent spas, tremendous entertainment and restaurants, the best casino action in Atlantic City … it’s a long list.
But never forget that Borgata is on the Jersey Shore and a day at the beach is always part of the summer package.
Guests at Borgata can take advantage of Borgata’s free weekend shuttle to the beautiful beaches of neighboring Brigantine Beach just across Absecon Inlet. And we’ll even throw in the beach tags.
The free shuttle runs Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting) through August 31. Hours are 10am to 6pm.
It’s the new boxing, the new wrestling, the new martial arts form and its popularity has never been higher.
Mixed Martial Arts returns to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa August 9 when Cage Fury Fighting Championship presents three, count’em three action-packed title fights.
Of course, hardcore MMA fans know that the mixing of boxing, grappling and martial arts styles you see in an MMA fight isn’t new at all. The form has actually been around since the early 1900s.
But it was in the 2000s that MMA really took off in the U.S. setting attendance and viewership records that rival and even beat the greatest prize fights in history. Put simply, MMA offers up the baddest fighters and the most action-packed bouts anywhere.
Today’s MMA champions mix lightning-fast punches, kicks, knees and elbows, with superb wrestling and grappling skills. They’re capable of knocking out an opponent with a single strike or choking him until he taps or loses consciousness.
Atlantic City and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa have been at the cutting edge of the MMA explosion, especially when Borgata teamed with Cage Fury Fighting Championships, the nation’s No. 1 regional MMA promotion which has a long history of presenting MMA fights in Atlantic City.
Have you entered this week’s cash draw for $3,000? Your Sizzlin Summer entries are free, just for opting in to the promo. You can score free entries every 24 hours.
Believe us, it’s definitely worth it. Here’s a look at our Week 1 winners, who shared in $2,500:
1st -> matda1012 -> $375
2nd -> Bobcatman75 -> $250
3rd -> ocelot -> $200
4th -> Cayman2k -> $150
5th -> joseph63 -> $100
6th -> Mickray1005 -> $100
7th > atagrob -> $50
8th -> Stoniech -> $50
9th -> pst34 -> $25
10th -> Ryandcairns -> $25
Coming right off Borgata Poker’s Deepstacks Challenge - currently underway (July 7-20) – comes the $150,000 guaranteed PocketFives Poker Tournament July 27 to July 29 in the Borgata Poker Room.
PocketFives.com is an online poker forum and news site and one of the best poker info sites in the country. PocketFives is partnering with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to offer up a $350 + $50 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Tournament with opening days July 27 and again July 28. The tournament carries a $150,000 prize pool guarantee.
“I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to present an event like this for our members,” said PocketFives co-founder Adam Small. “As the market leading casino property in Atlantic City, Borgata is the perfect place for us to host a live poker tournament. The PocketFives New Jersey community has been incredible since the launch of internet gaming and this event, along with the party, will be a great way to show our appreciation and give back to them.”
We’ve been introducing you to Borgata Nightlife’s stellar line-up of DJs and today we turn to one of the most versatile open-format DJs in the country: DJ Politik, regularly seen at mur.mur at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Politik was born and raised in Los Angeles and is known for his energetic, eclectic, and tasteful style of spinning records and is a go-to DJ for anyone looking for the perfect balance of top-40, hip-hop, house, indie dance, rock, pop & classics.
DJ Politik, the son of a successful Russian pop singer has been in the studio with his mom since an early age and took up DJIng in the ‘90s. At just 16, he began working in Hollywood and cites DJ AM, Samantha Ronson, StoneRokk, Adam 12, and DJ Vice as major influences on his style.
He now holds local residencies in L.A., Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Chicago and here in Atlantic City.