Sep 2

Take a Wine Trip Around “The Boot” with Fornelletto

taste-italian-wine-203x185Did you ever check out a wine label? There’s a lot of key information on a wine label that goes far beyond what type of wine it is and the year it was harvested.

Important info to be sure, but perhaps the key point of any wine is where it’s from—not just the country of origin, but the region where it was made.

It’s one thing to say a wine was made in Italy. It’s another to say it was made in the province of Piedmont in the northwest corner of Italy.

Such a wine may be a Piemonte Barolo, one of a range of wines made from the Nebbiolo grape. That alone tells a wine aficionado that this rather light-colored red wine will be wonderfully fragrant, with traditional notes of bitter cherry, earth and even roses.

Or if a wine is made in Tuscany (Toscana), then it comes from an Italian province known for some of the world’s most notable wine regions including Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. In Tuscany, the Sangiovese grape (red) holds sway, yet many towns may have slightly different versions.

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Sep 1

Experience Divine Rewards in Golden Goddess

GoldenGoddess_screenBaseGame_USAll online slots pay you out when you win, but every now and then you come across a gem that showers you with larger-than-life rewards. Golden Goddess, our new 40-payline online slot game from IGT, definitely fits into the latter category.

A bold statement? Not when you consider that Golden Goddess comes with a very impressive Super Stacks feature which is designed to send even more unexpected payouts your way. More on that in a second.

First, let’s talk about what this game is all about. Golden Goddess puts you right in the middle of a true fantasy world that celebrates the very best of Greek mythology. The 5-reel slot game portrays a romantic story set in ancient Greece. To make the game come alive, there’s an abundance of rewarding symbols including a White Dove, Horse, Man and Goddess. There’s also the familiar 10, J, Q, K and Ace symbols too.

Now, Golden Goddess may be themed around a fantasy world, but the types of rewards you can land are very, very real. It’s all thanks to the slot’s Super Stacks feature. Each reel contains a number of different symbols, but as soon as you hit the spin button, one symbol on each reel is randomly selected to fill every spot on the reel. That creates a Super Stack and when the same symbol ends up hitting on multiple reels, you’ve got a huge opportunity to win a lot of cash.

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Aug 29

It’s a Labor Day Weekend Party at Borgata

It’s been another wonderful summer season at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and we’re ready to keep the party going through Labor Day Weekend.

And we do mean party as we’ve lined up one of the best entertainment weekends you’ll see at any time of year.

It starts Friday, August 29 with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue bringing in the funk at the Borgata Music Box at 9pm. Tickets available here.

Saturday, rockers Train come into the Borgata Event Center (tickets available here) while comedian Demetri Martin plays the Music Box. Tickets.

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Aug 27

Congrats to the First Borgata Dash Winner

social-dashCongrats go out to Anthony D. of Rahway NJ, the winner of the first Borgata Social Dash held Saturday August 23.

The Borgata Dash is a Borgata Facebook promotion where fans watch for clues on Borgata’s Facebook page. The first player to physically go to where the clues lead redeems a prize.

Anthony D. was pretty good at it, winning the grand prize of an overnight stay at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, bottle service at MIXX or mur.mur and $100 credit to Izakaya.

The 2nd and 3rd place winners received a $100 dining credit to Izakaya and the 4th through 7th place winners won complimentary admission to MIXX or mur.mur.

We’re holding a Borgata Social Dash every Saturday through September 20.

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Aug 26

The Jetsons Slots Debuts at Borgata

jetsonsYou know the funny thing about nostalgia? It isn’t always about the past. At least where TV is concerned.

Doesn’t make sense? Well, have you ever felt nostalgic about “Lost in Space“, “Star Trek” or perhaps the best sci-fi show ever—yes, we’re talking “The Jetsons“.

Shows like that may be 50 years old, but they still paint a picture of a future you can believe in. because anyone who has ever seen “The Jetsons” is still waiting to go to work—for two hours a week—in their flying car, leave the housework to Rosie the Robot and pretty much push a button to do anything—like say, play a slot machine.

Ha! Now that’s a segue (or seugeway if you prefer).

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa proudly announces the introduction of THE JETSONS themed slot on our casino floor.

You can meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy and his wife, Jane in a new slot game from WMS Gaming. THE JETSONS slots features the sights, sounds and characters from the classic TV show in some pretty cool scenarios. For example, players can watch Rosie vacuum up low-paying symbols and replace them with WILDS in the Rosie Feature, or spin the wheel for one of five character-themed bonuses.

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Aug 25

Bay Atlantic Symphony Salutes Broadway at the Borgata Music Box September 20

Bay Atlantic SymphonyBorgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Bay Atlantic Symphony close out this summer’s concert series September 20 with a little something different.

In the symphony’s two previous concerts at the Borgata Music Box, things have gone decidedly classical—as symphony concerts usually do. The concerts featured world-renowned soloists, including international superstar pianist Yuja Wang, the symphony’s principal clarinetist Christopher Di Santo, and acclaimed violinist Amy Beth Horman.

But for the final show, the symphony is going all Great White Way.

This concert is dubbed Broadway A-Z, ABBA to Les Miz, and is the Bay-Atlantic Symphony’s Seventh Annual Gala Concert featuring the music that has defined the magic of Broadway for generations.

Broadway A-Z, ABBA to Les Miz features some of Broadway’s greatest all-time hits—from Jerome Kern to Comden and Green—performed by Broadway stars Teri Dale Hansen and Jeremiah James accompanied by the Symphony conducted by Music Director Jed Gaylin.

Songs from “Show Boat,” “Les Misèrables,”  “Guys and Dolls,” “The King and I,” “Peter Pan,” “Rent,” “West Side Story,” “La Cage aux Folles,” “Cabaret” and “The Music Man,” will be featured. If that doesn’t cover the full gamut of Broadway history, we don’t know what does.

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Aug 22

She’s a Rich Girl, But You Could be Too!

She's a Rich Girl Slot MachineThey say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but at BorgataCasino.com, the ‘bling’ shining in your eyes will be from flashing bright lights as you hit your next big win playing IGT’s She’s a Rich Girl.

It’s our brand new online slot and if you love living in the lap of luxury, you’ll love everything about She’s a Rich Girl. With one spin, you’ll be transported into a world of diamonds, jewelry, pampered puppies, a doting boyfriend and high fashion. Your goal? To spin and win – and feel like a rich girl yourself.

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Aug 21

Chris Tucker August 23 in the Borgata Event Center

Chris TuckerFans of comedian Chris Tucker have to be a patient bunch. There’s no Kardashian-like media blitz when it comes to Tucker’s career.

His 2012 role in “Silver Linings Playbook” was his first movie role in five years since “Rush Hour 3” (a movie that briefly made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood) in 2007—a film franchise he hopes to reprise with a Rush Hour 4.

No, Tucker is too much of a perfectionist and too involved with his family life to rush his own career. But in 2011, Tucker did return to his roots by beginning to play comedy clubs again.

“I waited a long time and the right things weren’t coming to me—the roles I was offered weren’t that challenging—so I started trying to develop a bunch of projects for myself,” Tucker told The Daily Beast in 2012 (he doesn’t do a lot of interviews either). “I was always looking and hoping the right thing would come. I knew stepping back a bit and going back to my stand-up roots would help me gain perspective.”

Tucker fans can see some of that perspective when the comedian plays at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa this Saturday, August 23 in the Event Center. Tucker’s Borgata appearance is one of only three remaining shows he has scheduled for the year and the only stop on the East Coast.

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Aug 20

DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss at mur.mur August 22

DJ MOS and KissBorgata Nightlife is pretty proud of offering the best line-up of resident DJ’s at our Borgata clubs MIXX and mur.mur that you’ll find, well, pretty much anywhere in the country.

And that’s why we’ve been introducing you to them on this blog with our trademark set of “introduce you to our DJs” set of questions.

Well, today, we have something special. We’re going to introduce you to two—count’em two—of our resident DJs.

Yes, yes, it’s pretty exciting, but there’s a reason for our madness. On Friday, August 22, at mur.mur, DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss perform together (with DJ Renzo) starting at 10 pm.

Really, the two just decided they wanted to work together. They’re both resident DJs here at mur.mur and they just said “Hey, let’s jam together.” No other reason.

Well, except that they are married. So maybe that too.

Still, for Borgata Nightlife lovers it’s a chance to check out two of our finest DJs in one spectacular night.

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Aug 18

Joel McHale at the Borgata Music Box September 13

Joel McHaleIt’s become pretty apparent over the last decade or so that comedian Joel McHale cannot be stopped.

The star of both E’s “The Soup” and the now Yahoo online series “Community“, as well as the upcoming film “Merry Firggin Christmas” (featuring Robin Williams in one of his last roles), brings his stand-up act to Borgata’s Music Box for two shows on September 13 at 7pm and 10 pm.

And you can expect the same irreverent humor that made something out of nothing on “The Soup” and has helped “Community” fend off cancellation about 37 times. It’s also what propelled McHale to host this year’s White House Correspondent’s Ball in May in front of President and Mrs. Obama.

“When ‘The Soup’ started, no one watched it and we were just entertaining ourselves,” McHale recently told the Huffington Post. “I have kind of kept that mantra with me. Obviously I was feeling a tremendous amount of pressure and was deeply concerned about whether the jokes were quality.”

No one may have watched “The Soup” at first, but this year the show scored an Emmy nomination for a brilliant satire of HBO’s “True Detective.

“We see it like making a very fine Persian rug,” McHale recently said of his signature show. “It takes forever to make them, it’s a labor of love and eventually you’ll be recognized for it. But by that point, your fingers have just been gnarled to the bone!”

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