Nov 30

Tiesto at Borgata Event Center December 28

TiestoSometimes a DJ gets big—so big that a simple club can’t hold him. And that’s pretty much why Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will present Tiesto in the Borgata Event Center on December 28.

The Dutch spinner and record producer needs the biggest room he can find. After all, the guy once opened an Olympics.

You may know him as DJ Tiesto or by his given name of Tijis Michiel Verwest or any of a bunch of other aliases. Now, he’s simply Tiesto, with a string of hits and appearances that have dominated the electronic dance music scene for more than 15 years.

In fact, Tiesto is more than a DJ and record producer. He’s his own brand. Just check out his resume—a Grammy nomination, numerous MTV awards, and performing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Tiesto also has a globally syndicated Club Life Radio Show and his Club Life Podcast (#1 music podcast on iTunes globally) and has worked with superstars such as Kanye West, Coldplay, Gotye, Katy Perry, Nelly Furtado, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp and many more.

Tiesto comes to Borgata with a new album A Town Called Paradise, out and with a tour—currently in Australia—that stops only three times in the U.S.  Borgata is Tiesto’s only East Coast stop.

And for Tiesto, it’s all about the live performance.

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Nov 29

Cyber Monday Deals at Borgata and BorgataCasino.com

Cyber Monday Hotel DealHave you heard about Cyber Monday? It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving when robots from the future invade thinking everyone is too hopped up on leftover pumpkin pie and turkey sandwiches to resist.

No wait. That’s Cyborg Monday.

Cyber Monday–again, the Monday after Thanksgiving–is the busiest online shopping day of the year, and we at BorgataCasino.com want to help you out with your online shopping by offering Cyber Monday Cashback from November 28 to November 30. We’re also offering our own Cyber Monday deal on room reservations at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

After all, Cyber Monday is about online deals and nobody does online deals like Borgata.

First up, when you deposit $100 or more and play our slots at BorgataCasino.com from November 28th through 30th, we’ll give you back 20% on your net losses on Cyber Monday (December 1st), up to $100.

How Do I Participate?

Sign in to your BorgataCasino.com account between November 28 and November 30, go to the Promotions tab, and register for the Cyber Monday Cashback Promotion.

Make a deposit of $100 or more between November 28 and November 30.

On Monday, December 1, you will receive cash back in the amount of 20% on your net losses up to $100 incurred during the promotion period available for immediate use.

It’s that simple. Check out the details here and check out BorgataCasino.com’s full slate of promotions.

But wait, there’s more. Make an online reservation at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on December 1 (Cyber Monday) and receive a special rate.

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Nov 24

G Love & Special Sauce at Borgata’s Music Box January 3

G. Love & Special SauceIt’s been 20 years since the Philadelphia trio of G. Love & Special Sauce first appeared on the music scene with their alternative hip hop, “sloppy” laid-back jazz sound.

Yeah, you read that right—alternative … hip hop … laid-back … sloppy … jazz.

Oh yeah, and they’re very bluesy. And there is a lot of classic R&B in their sound.

Let’s face it, there’s a lot going on musically when G. Love & Special Sauce jam. And there’s not a lot of bands out there that can pull off a combo like that, let alone make it for 20 years since the release of their first album, G. Love & Special Sauce, in 1994.

But in 2014, the band is back with a new album, Sugar, a hot new single, “Nothing Quite Like Home,” and are touring with their original line-up—Garrett “G Love” Dutton, Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens (drums) and James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott (bass)—for the first time in eight years.

The group hits Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on January 3 at The Music Box.

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Nov 20

A-Trak at MIXX November 29

A-TrakAlan Macklovitch, better known as the master DJ A-Trak, has pretty much had things his own way since winning the DMC World DJ Championship in 1997 at the age of 15. That’s what you call making a career entrance.

Since then, the question isn’t what has the 32-year-old DJ done, it’s what hasn’t he done?

Win all three major DJ competition titles (DMC, ITF and Vestax)? Did that.

Developed his own notation system for scratching? Did that

Started his own record label (Fool’s Gold Records)? Did that too.

Become the personal tour DJ for an act like Kanye West? Uh-huh.

Become a street-wear icon by collaborating with Nike, New Era, Kidrobot, Zoo York and pretty much every other designer getting any notice? Yep.

Produced a ton of hit singles and remixes? That too.

You may be noticing a trend here. Still, A-Trak hasn’t done everything—close, but not yet, However, he will be spinning at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa at MIXX along with Carlos Melange on November 29. The appearance comes just days after the scheduled release of his newest single, Push on November 25.

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Nov 19

Pumping Up The Pump Room at Spa Toccarre

Borgata Pump RoomAt Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, we know that even as our guests take in all we have to offer from great nightlife and dining to the best casino action on the East Coast, some of our guests just want to work.

And we’re not talking about their jobs.

We’re talking about working your abs, your cardio system, your lats and everything else gym rats love to work. So at Spa Toccarre, Borgata provides guests with The Pump Room, a state-of-the-art hi-tech fitness center that offers the best workout you’ll find, the best fitness equipment available and the best overall experience complete with spectacular views of Atlantic City.

And if that’s not enough, we’re about to make The Pump Room better.

The Pump Room will be closed from December 1 to December 12 as it receives a major upgrade that will include installation of all new cardio equipment (from Life Fitness), a new stretching station and more.  The upgrade replaces much of The Pump Room’s original equipment form its opening 11 years ago.

And that’s not even mentioning a complete redecorating with new wall coverings, carpets and ceiling tiles.

Here’s a look at what we’re adding to The Pump Room.

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Nov 18

Thanksgiving Pies at Borgata Baking Co.

Thanksgiving PiesBelieve it or not, there’s actually some small controversies surrounding the unique and wonderful holiday of Thanksgiving.

Oh, sure we all know that the pilgrims and Native Americans got together about 1621 and celebrated a great feast and then watched some high school football before going out at midnight to get great bargains to start their Christmas shopping. And it was in 1863 that Abe Lincoln declared the first official national Thanksgiving Day along with the proclamation that the Detroit Lions always play a game on the holiday.

But to tell the truth, there’s a lot of controversy over that first Thanksgiving Day–especially the menu. The pilgrims probably ate some turkey, but venison (deer) was the likely main course along with a lot of seafood and also vegetables from their great harvest that year (which was the reason for the whole thing).

What’s not clear is if they had pie. Records show the pilgrims had access to a lot of wild fruits and berries growing around New England, but whether they baked them into a flaky crust and served them with coffee and ice cream is anybody’s guess.

Think of it—a pie-less Thanksgiving. Oh those poor, poor pilgrims.

Fortunately, we in the modern age don’t have to put up with that thanks to the Borgata Baking Co., which is offering up a special selection of Thanksgiving pies.

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Nov 17

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – A Perfect Place for Business

PlatinumChoiceWinner_2014 logo FINALBorgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers up so much to do, sometimes it can be a little hard keeping track of it all.

Great nightlife, fantastic dining, amazing shows and entertainment, luxurious rooms, decadent spas, heart-pounding casino action, the best live poker room on the East Coast—the list goes on and on.

So it’s no wonder people like to play here. But those very amenities that make Borgata a great playground also make it the perfect place to do business.

Let us explain.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is the premiere meeting and event venue in Atlantic City and for that matter the country. Just ask the folks at Smart Meetings magazine, which has named Borgata a winner in its 11th annual Platinum Choice Awards for meeting venues in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Smart Meetings’ readers pick the winners based on venues that set exemplary standards in a range of categories, including ambiance, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, meeting packages, recreational activities, restaurant and dining facilities, and technical support.

That’s a lot of categories and Borgata excels at them all.

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Nov 12

Tony Bennett at the Borgata Event Center November 28

Tony BennettTony Bennett is timeless.

Now on the surface that seems like a pretty standard publicist’s type of thing to say about a singer who had his first No. 1 hit, “Because of You,” in 1951 and saw his most beloved song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” released in 1962.

But Bennett—who performs November 28 in the Borgata Event Center—doesn’t need some slick code for “old” or “from yesteryear.” Not when he has the No. 1 album in the country right now in 2014.

That’s right. His No. 1 album Cheek to Cheek, featuring classic duets with the very modern Lady Gaga—you may have seen Bennett’s and Gaga’s recent live televised concert special on PBS—is being hailed by critics for introducing jazz to a new generation.

On the charts at No. 1 in 1951. On the charts at No. 1 in 2014.

Tony Bennett, at 88, is still new.

His secret? He stays true to himself and sings the standards of American music that can touch any generation. And since his revival with young audiences in the 1990s (Anyone remember Tony at the “MTV Video Music Awards” at the height of the grunge era?) he’s sung them with a litany of great artists, old and new, from Christina Aguilera to Willy Nelson to Amy Winehouse to Billy Joel and so many more.

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Nov 7

MakJ at mur.mur Mondays November 10

MAKJBorgata Nightlife’s mur.mur Mondays prove that the party never has to stop even if the weekend does.

Meanwhile DJ MakJ (aka. Mackenzie Johnson) has taken his art of partying around the world. His creativity and diversity have gained him the praise of an army of performers for his originals, edits, bootlegs and remixes.

So imagine when the two ever come together. You know, DJ MakJ playing at mur.mur Mondays.

It’s happening November 10.

All of Borgata’s DJs know how to keep a party going, but there’s no question that MakJ brings a fascinating background with him. At 15 he was a race car driver in China. At 17, he was in the U.S. spinning.

Now he’s a successful producer and radio host. And per his website, 2014 Has already seen MAKJ release “Let’s Get F*cked Up,” a huge collab on Ultra with megastar MC Lil Jon, as well as “DERP,” a collaboration with his good friends Bassjackers.

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Nov 6

Wanda Sykes November 7 & 8 at the Borgata Music Box

Wanda SykesWanda Sykes plays Borgata’s Music Box November 7 & 8. So here’s a quick Wanda Sykes quiz.

Which of these three quotes come from Sykes?

“I can hear my mother now: ‘What? Oh, you gonna get a divorce? It’s just that easy, huh? Things get hard, things get rough – you just want to throw in the towel, just like that. Let me tell you something, that’s a bunch of bull. Let me tell you something – your father and I had a shootout, OK? He took one in the arm – Harry, show her where I shot you – now, see that’s love right there. You gotta learn how to work these things out. He was wrong, I shot him – you move on.”

“I don’t understand this whole Elvis thing. There are dead people in my family that we miss and love dearly, but shoot, we don’t dress up like them and do impressions. I’ll show up at the family reunion in a dirty t-shirt and a bald cap – ‘Look, everybody, I’m Uncle Earl.’”

“I love doing stand-up, because it gives me the freedom to say what I really want to say. I think that’s why it’s my favorite thing to do.”

The answer? All three.

Wanda Sykes has carved out an impressive TV career with stints on “The Chris Rock Show,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Curb your Enthusiasm,” her own late night talk show and a bunch of HBO comedy specials. And that’s not even mentioning films like “Bruce Almighty” and “Monster in Law.” She’s a writer, actor and producer.

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