Feb 27

Borgata Online Winners for February 16 – 22

CashAnother week and another about $90,000 in online winnings to report at Borgata’s online casino sites BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.

It’s getting to be par for the course.

But if there’s one lesson to be learned from the online winners for February 16 – 22, it’s that while you can bet as much — or as little — as you want, sometimes shooting the works in a big bet, say $30, brings the biggest jackpot of the week.

Food for thought. Here’s a look at the big online winners for February 16 – 22.

At BorgataCasino.com:

– On February 16, John from New York City won 2 jackpots totaling $26,400 while playing the Cats slots game.

– On February 17, Chris from Dayton, New Jersey, hit a $13,530 jackpot while playing the Melon Madness slots game from his mobile device.

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Feb 27

Earn 5X iRewards Points at BorgataCasino.com — Saturday Only!

5X iRewards PointsStart doing some finger stretches because you’re going to want to hit the Spin button over and over and over again this Saturday. For one day only, we’re quintupling your iRewards Points. That’s 5x iRewards Points, just for playing slots.

Just sign in to your BorgataCasino.com account on February 28th. Then, head to the Promotions tab and opt into the 5X iRewards Points promotion. That’s it. As you play slots, classic slots and progressive slots, you’ll earn iRewards Points at a rate of 5X the usual.

Remember, you can spend your iRewards Points at the My Borgata iRewards Store. Swap them for cash, electronics, and more. You can also use them to buy a luxurious getaway to Borgata in Atlantic City.

For more info, visit our iRewards page.

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Feb 26

Meet Borgata DJ Mel DeBarge

mel-debargeMel DeBarge, who is DJing at MIXX on Sunday, March 15 and a household name on the international party scene, recently sat down with Borgata to answer some questions.

The New York-based DeBarge has emerged as a fixture at exclusive film, music, fashion, philanthropic and private events with clients including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, GQ, Calvin Klein, Nike, Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliott, Heidi Klum, Kimora Lee Simmons, NBC and Vogue. He’s also a regular at some of America’s most recognizable nightclubs including Avenue and PH-D at The Dream Downtown (New York City), LIV (Miami) and, of course, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

He has an encyclopedic knowledge of music that allows him to draw on a myriad of influences as he seamlessly merges hip-hop, rock, soul, funk, disco and reggae.

“I make sure my personality comes across in my performances,” he explains. “The personal connection with the audience is not only what I enjoy most about deejaying, it’s also the reason I keep the dance floor full.”

Here’s our interview with Mel DeBarge.

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Feb 25

Dessert in a Jar with Chef Thaddeus Dubois February 28

Dessert in a JarEveryone has their own idea on what’s the most amazing invention in human history. You’ve got your traditionalists who vote for the wheel, your internal combustion engine enthusiasts and a lot of more current people who think it’s the app that allows you to order pizza anywhere in the continental U.S. 24/7.

But have you ever considered the simple Mason jar?

Yes the jar — or roughly a jar that can be tightly sealed with a screw-on top — invented by Philadelphia Tinsmith John Landis Mason in 1858.

From delicious jellies and preserved veggies to some good old down-home moonshine, what don’t we get out of jars? They let us transport food safely, keep food in the pantry for decades and give us a container to hold spare nails after we eat whatever was inside of them to begin with.

And now, we get desserts in a jar. No, not desserts we make out of stuff that comes from jars, but actual individual desserts made up of several ingredients served in jars.

If you haven’t heard of this new trend (well, relatively new as it’s been going on for a couple of years) it’s become all the rage and has been highlighted on a number of your better morning TV network talk shows.

There’s cake in a jar, pies in a jar, cupcakes in a jar, parfaits in a jar, a bunch of desserty stuff in a jar … it can be pretty much whatever you want.

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Feb 23

Sarah McLachlan March 13 at Borgata’s Event Center

Sarah McLachlanFor many music fans—especially female fans—hearing a song by an artist like Sarah McLachlan can be like stepping into a time machine. Not a time machine that travels through history. No, it’s much more personal than that.

Who that’s had their heart broken in the 90s and on, or suffered some terrible loss, hasn’t found solace in McLachlan’s ballads? From “In the Arms of an Angel” to “I Will Remember You,” McLachlan’s mezzo-soprano can take you back to the most vulnerable, but also sentimental times in your life.

And at 47, McLachlan is marking a new phase in her life with her Shine On Tour which comes to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in the Event Center on March 13. The world tour is in support of her 2014 album “Shine On,” her eighth studio album which was written after McLachlan’s father passed away.

“It’s about going through your 40s and all the changes,” McLachlan tells CNN. “We don’t get to that point in our lives unscathed. We’re losing our family members. I lost my brother last November to bowel cancer so there are so many big changes that happen in our 40s, and it’s sort of that tipping point of I’m in the second half of my life.

“To a certain degree I get to choose what this is going to look like,” she says. “How do I want it to look? And it’s sort of a reassessing of everything and I thought, I’m so lucky, I’m so blessed. I have so many amazing things that have happened to me. I have my health, I have my kids’ health, I have great friends and family. I just want to suck the marrow out of every day that I have left because you just don’t know. You don’t know when your time is and I want every day to count.

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Feb 23

Introducing OUT at Borgata!

Out at BorgataBorgata Hotel Casino & Spa proudly supports diversity and embraces the LGBT community: our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender travel enthusiasts, team members, and friends. In addition to working to ensure Borgata meets the criteria of the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index 2016, Borgata is thrilled to partner with the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance (GACGLBTA) and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), among other organizations.

Borgata is proud to debut the “OUT at Borgata” brand for our LGBT guests, and invites interested travelers to sign up for email updates and like our brand new Facebook page to stay informed of OUT at Borgata entertainment, events, and promotions.

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Feb 20

Borgata Online Winners for February 9 – 15

Cleopatra Borgata CasinoThe weather has been pretty cold lately here in the Garden State (more like the ice garden state), so it’s been the perfect time to hunker down, bundle up and look for some heat at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.

A stretch? Not really. Hey, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City is open, well-heated, and everyone is having a great time, so come on down. But let’s not forget that Borgata’s online casino and poker tables are always just a click away and ready to heat up your day wherever you are.

OK, again with the silly heat metaphor, (trust us, nobody thinks the concept of heat is silly right now in New Jersey), but check out the big online winners for the week of February 9 – February 15 to see why we keep going there.

– On February 11, Paul from Old Bridge, New Jersey, turned his $10 bet on Double Double Bonus Poker into a $4,000 win at BorgataCasino.com.

– On February 14, Karthik from Jersey City, New Jersey, hit a $7,235 jackpot playing Cleopatra at BorgataCasino.com.

– On February 15, Robert from Egg Harbor, New Jersey, won $16,505 in jackpots playing the White Orchid slots game at BorgataCasino.com.

– Birdz1981 took home first place and $2,597 in the Monday, February 9 $10K Guaranteed daily tournament, outlasting 134 players at BorgataPoker.com.

– And BorgataPoker.com player hud cashed in four tournaments this week totaling over $4,365 in winnings, which included a first place in the Wednesday, February 11 $5K Guaranteed daily tournament for $1,095.

See? Plenty of heat to go around at Borgata.

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Feb 20

Love Your Pet Day & A Big $100K

Pet Day Borgata CasinoGrab some cat treats and get ready to scratch your dog behind the ear. It’s Love Your Pet Day (yes, this is a real holiday) and it’s time to show them a little extra affection. But while this holiday is all about your pet, we think you deserve a little extra love, too.

So we’re celebrating with a $20 Bonus Dollars giveaway. Just sign in to your BorgataCasino.com account on February 20th between 12:00pm and 11:59pm. Make sure you stay logged in because we’ll randomly give away $20 Bonus Dollars to 20 players throughout the day.

Prefer online poker? There’s a lot to look forward to this Sunday. On February 22nd, our weekly Sunday Major comes with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. That’s double the regular $50K, with no increase in the buy-in.

For everything you need to know about Love Your Pet Day, go here. For info on the big Sunday $100K, head to our tournaments page.

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Feb 18

Borgata Poker Player’s Series Tournaments in March

Borgata Poker Player's SeriesEven as the Borgata Deep Stacks Challenge is under way, Borgata Poker is already planning its next big event for March.

Introducing the Borgata Poker Player’s Series. It’s a three-tournament set of events designed to give poker players what they most want—plenty of long-term table action.

OK, maybe what players most want is to win it all, but after that it’s the long-term table action. The Borgata Poker Player’s Series features structures designed to give players the best experience: longer levels and bigger starting stacks.

The three tournaments start March 13, 20 and 27 respectively with buy-ins starting at $500 to $1,500. Each is a multiple day tournament with two starting days.

Here’s the schedule:

PLAYER’S SERIES 500 NLH DOUBLE PLAY $500 + $60

DAY 1A – FRI, 3/13 11am

DAY 1B – SAT, 3/14 11am

DAY 2 – SUN, 3/15 12pm

DAY 3 – MON, 3/16 12 pm

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Feb 17

Cash Cash at Borgata’s MIXX February 28

Cash CashAt Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, we love it when local boys make good. Well, local as in “from New Jersey” as the EDM group Cash Cash—from Roseland, New Jersey—makes its way onto the stage at MIXX February 28 as part of its Surrender Tour.

No, they’re not giving up, but rather touring on the strength of their latest chart topper “Surrender”, featuring Julia Michaels, the follow up to their hit “Take Me Home.”

“Surrendering is usually seen as something negative or like a sign of defeat, but this song shows a completely different side of it,” band member Jean Paul Makhoulf recently told RyanSeacrest.com.  “Sometimes it’s the fight that kills you, sometimes you don’t even know what you’re fighting for, sometimes surrendering is what sets you free. And I think this song is definitely a great example of that.”

The song is definitely putting the group—comprised of brothers Jean Paul and Alex Makhoulf and Samuel Frisch—on the fast track for 2015 as it climbs the charts (hitting No. 1 on Dance Radio), backed by the recent release of a its slightly NSFW new video.

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