Jul 24

Celebrate National Tequila Day at Borgata

Gypsy-blogToday, 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.

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Jul 23

Meet Borgata DJ Paul Castro

Paul CastroThe 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.

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Jul 22

Play Three Card Poker at Borgata For Your Chance to Become a Royal Millionaire

three-card-poker-300x250Like poker?

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.

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Jul 21

Borgata Beach Shuttle

Beach 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.

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Jul 18

Cage Fury Fighting Championships Returns to Borgata August 9

CFFC FightersIt’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.

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Jul 17

Congrats to our First Sizzlin Summer Draw Winners

CashHave 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

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Jul 16

PocketFives $150,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament July 27-29

Pocketfives Final2 (1)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.”

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Jul 15

A Conversation with DJ Politik

DJ PolitikWe’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.

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Jul 14

Wizard of Oz Penny Slot Pays $290K Jackpot at Borgata

Wizard of Oz Haunted ForestHere’s one of the worst kept secrets on the casino floor at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa—Penny slots can hit big.

This Sunday (July 13), a Pheonixville Pa. woman (who wishes to remain anonymous) was playing the penny slot Wizard Of OZ – Haunted Forest (Reel Adventure) when she hit the big jackpot.

How big? Try $290,260.06.

Yes, on a penny slot.

One of two Wizard of Oz themed slots from WMS games, the newly configured slot machine allows you to control the game by choosing symbols to award yourself credits or advance up the screen and features new wheel-based bonuses and Winged Monkey features will make this game one of your new favorites.

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Jul 14

Learn to Cook From Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian July 19 in the Savor Borgata Culinary Series

Geoffrey ZakarianIn the culinary world, few chefs need less of an introduction than Geoffrey Zakarian.

He’s an Iron Chef, a TV star, an author and an executive chef at several restaurants around the country in New York, Miami and most importantly at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

You may know Chef Zakarian from his work on the Food Network shows “Chopped“, “The Next Iron Chef”, “Super Chefs“(which he won) and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate“, to name just a few of his shows. But we here at Borgata know him as the Culinary Lifestyle Consultant for Borgata’s signature hotel, The Water Club.

Yes, chefs like Zakarian get cool titles and you can usually check out his modern American cuisine by staying at The Water Club and ordering from the in-house menu or visiting The Water Club’s lobby lounge Sunroom.

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