Oct 22

#NowThatsAWin Photo Contest

nowthatsawin-300x250One of the greatest innovations of this high-tech age we live in has to be when cell phones started to have cameras.

Think about it. To take a picture, you used to have to actually have a camera—which was bought as a camera and nothing else and could not play Candy Crush—load it with film—which was like a whole separate thing from the camera—take your shot, go get the film developed—they had whole businesses housed in little sheds in parking lots devoted to this. Really, little sheds—and then finally you got to see that all your pictures were ruined because there was this lens cap thing you were supposed to remove before you started.

I know. It was positively prehistoric. Like from the 1990s.

Now of course we take pictures of everything with such ease that we take actually pictures of everything.

We take pictures of what we get served at restaurants, our friends, our friends doing funny things (sort-of), our pets, our pets doing funny things, our cars, our pets in our cars doing funny things and so on and so on. Then, of course, there’s the selfie, which are pictures of ourselves. Sometimes, we spice it up and take them with friends, strangers or our pets … especially if they are doing funny things.

And recently we’ve discovered we can do the whole thing all over again on our phone’s video camera. (We’re not going to even get into the old video tape tangles).

Is this a wonderful time to be alive or what?

So, in the interest of keeping this photo/video craze going, Borgata Online has introduced its #NowThatsAWin sweepstakes in which you can take a shot—or video—of you doing one of the most fun things in the world—winning money at Borgata Casino or Borgata Poker online.

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Oct 22

Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward Goes Acoustic at the Borgata Music Box October 31

justin-hayward-blogThe story of singer/songwriter Justin Hayward, who appears October 31st at the Borgata Music Box, is a strange tale of a musician taken over and heavily influenced by a diabolical device known as the Mellotron.

This spooky machine led to one of the most influential symphonic rock bands of all time making late laments and giving their sound over to an electro-mechanical, polyphonic tape replay keyboard.

And that’s just scary … or maybe just a little moody. And blue?

Ok, it’s not scary at all. We’re stretching.

The truth is that Hayward, longtime lead singer of The Moody Blues and writer of such hits as “Nights in White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon” and “Question” is playing the Music Box on Halloween because, well it’s a Friday and a big party—Halloween is always a party at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa—and that’s always a good time to bring in one of the legendary stars of classic rock.

And Hayward certainly qualifies as the frontman for the band’s glory days starting in 1966 and penning most of The Moody Blue’s biggest hits.

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Oct 20

Borgata Spa Experience Week October 19 – October 24

spa-experience-300x250There was a time, back in the olden days, when a trip to a “spa” basically meant taking a bath in hot mineral water.

Soothing? Yes. Relaxing? Yes. Much more of an experience than simply taking a hot bath? Not really.

Oh those silly people of olden days. How little they knew about the spa experience.

At Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa (again we point out that Spa is in our name) the spa experience is so much more than sitting in a hot pool out in the desert somewhere.

We exfoliate, massage, pamper, moisturize, rehydrate, decrease stress, repair skin damage, increase circulation and so much more. And yes, we have pools.

We have so much going on in our spas and facilities—Spa Toccare, Immersion Spa, The Salon and The Barbershop—that we’ve set aside an entire week we’re dubbing the Borgata Spa Experience from October 19-24.

Look for specials and a series of spa events (make-up demonstrations, skin analysis, etc.)  all week long.

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Oct 17

Weekly Winners at BorgataCasino.com

Money-Boat-Game-ScreenshotWe’re fast approaching the one-year anniversary of online gaming in New Jersey and at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Yep, it was in November 2013 when BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com first went live and since then, we’ve crowned tons of winners.

At BorgataCasino.com we have the best selection of online slots in New Jersey, and as regular readers of this blog know we are always updating our software and adding new games.

And that just means more winners.

So as a new feature, we at the Borgata Blog are going to highlight the big winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.

Here’s a look at some of our jackpot and poker tournament winners for the week of October 6 through October 12.

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Oct 17

$100,000 Guaranteed in Sunday’s 5pm Tournament

100K_340x340Who says you have to wait until Halloween to score a Texas Hold’em-sized treat? We’re doubling the guarantee in Sunday’s $200 buy-in tourney. Normally, the prize pool is guaranteed at $50K, but this Sunday, we’re doubling what’s on the table to bring you a sweet $100K event.

The tournament gets underway at 5pm on Sunday, October 19th and $20,000 is guaranteed for first place. If you miss buying in right at 5pm, don’t worry. Late registration is available for the first 180 minutes.

Win big on Facebook

If you haven’t followed us yet on Facebook, now’s the time. That’s because by uploading a photo or video of yourself telling us about your #NowThatsAWin moment, you’ll be entered for a chance to win big prizes – including a grand prize package that features an overnight stay at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, a $200 dining credit, and your choice of Bonus Slot Dollars or a $500 tournament entry at Borgata.

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Oct 16

Win a Free Seat to the 2014 Borgata Poker Open Championship

fall-poker-openYou know what’s better than a seat at the $1 Million Guaranteed Fall Poker Open Championship November 16 to November 20?

A free seat at the $1 Million Guaranteed Fall Poker Open Championship.

Starting October 20, and as is the custom in the Borgata Poker Room for Borgata Poker Opens, we’ll be giving away one free seat to the championship event through our special drawing. Between October 20 and November 12 just fill out the contest form.

Only one entry per person is allowed and you’ll have to choose your starting date—Sunday, November 16 (Day 1A) at 11:00AM or Monday, November 17 (Day 1B) at 11:00AM.

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Oct 16

Borgata Seeking Poker Bloggers

Borgata is seeking freelance writers for live coverage / blogging services during the Fall Poker Open, November 4-21 at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Those interested should have extensive poker knowledge and availability for the duration of the event. Deliverables include: using Wordpress for live reporting of every event and daily recap articles. Live reporting consists of, but is not limited to play by play action, chip count updates, player standings, interviews, player images and payouts. For more information or to submit a proposal please contact chelseareyes@theborgata.com

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Oct 15

Bob Saget at the Music Box October 25

bob-saget-blogAt this point, the truth is out there about longtime comedian Bob Saget, who appears October 25 at the Borgata Music Box.

Yeah, yeah, he played good-natured dad Danny Tanner on the hit TV sitcom “Full House” from 1987 to 1995. And he was also the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989 to 1997. Since then he’s been a game-show host, the voice of narrator Ted Mosby on “How I Met Your Mother” and a regular on “Entourage.”

So that’s a pretty family friendly resume. But if you think that you’ll see a family friendly stand-up act from Saget at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in October, you haven’t been paying attention (the “Entourage” credit should have tipped you off).

Saget’s blue comedy and obscenity-laced stand-up act is as famous as anything he ever did as the loving dad Danny Tanner.

Just google “America’s Filthiest Home Videos” if you don’t believe us to see a short Saget recently did on the web series Speakeasy from Made Man. But make sure you know what you’re getting into. “Blue” may be too subtle a description.

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Oct 13

Wake up with Savannah Sunrise or Dive Deep with Water Dragons

blog-water-dragonYou may already know that koi represents prosperity. But you haven’t seen anything quite like this. In Water Dragons, our new game from IGT, you’re transported to a world unlike anything you’ve seen before – one where wealth is in abundance thanks to rewarding pearls and koi that comes in a variety of colors.

You’ll love the bonus round in Water Dragons because it’s really easy to play. When you land on three bonus scatter symbols you’ll automatically earn 15 free spins. You can also retrigger the bonus for up to 225 spins. As you play, collect pearls to turn a colored koi wild on the reels and qualify for even bigger payouts!

Savannah Sunrise Gives you 243 Ways to Win

Prefer land to water? Try Savannah Sunrise, our latest online slot game that sets you loose in an African safari. Spotting the right animals nets you big payouts, especially if an elephant appears through your binoculars. Giraffes, zebras and baboons are lucrative too.

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Oct 13

Take a Fall Getaway – Borgata Style

fall-getaway-packageHere’s a poorly kept secret about Atlantic City. For all of our fun-in-the-sun summer reputation, the fall may be the best time to “DO AC”.

The weather stays nice well into October, the ocean stays warm even longer and the city is still cooking with shows and events right into the winter and beyond.

Leading that charge is Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The outside temperature may start cooling, but Borgata is still heating up with a full lineup of Borgata Nightlife events, great comedians at the Borgata Comedy Club, great dining and four-star shows at the Borgata Event Center and Music Box.

So if you missed that summer getaway (or even if you didn’t), a fall getaway to Borgata can be just as great. And even more so with our special Fall Getaway Package.

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