As much as poker players may love going to first-rate casino rooms like Borgata’s Poker Room to test their skills, you can bet on one thing. Pretty much everybody learned to play poker at home in a game with family and friends.
And whether you started playing for Oreo cookies, matches or pennies, chances are you have pretty good memories of those games—especially the weird ones that seemed made up out of thin air.
You know which games we mean. There’s the game where you stick a card to your forehead or grandpa’s game where all the red cards are wild.
One of those games that you may have played is Crazy Pineapple, a variation of Hold’em. Yes, not only is the game named after a fruit, it’s named after a mentally unstable fruit. But not in a bad way though. You know, wild and crazy fruit.
Dad had to have made that game up, right? Wrong, it’s a real game, though trying to figure out where it came from is anybody’s guess.
But we do know where it’s landed—at Borgata’s Summer Poker Open. Yes, for the 2015 edition of the open, we’re introducing Crazy Pineapple for Event 7 of the open, Saturday July 18. The tournament carries a $300 + $40 buy-in.
Crazy pineapple is a pretty straight-forward game that uses one simple rule change to dramatically change the game play of a Hold’em hand. Each player is dealt three hole cards before the flop. That’s right, three cards. After the flop, any players staying in the pot has to put one of those cards into the muck. The turn and river play out normally.
In American pop culture, few things are as much fun to watch as when a singer explodes on the music scene and becomes the hot star of the moment.
A case in point is Meghan Trainor. Ever since Trainor’s “All About the Bass” rocketed to No. 1 on the charts last year, everything Trainor does, says and sings about gets tweeted, blogged and discussed.
So when doctors advised the “Dear Future Husband” singer that she had to rest her voice due to a vocal cord hemorrhage and she began cancelling shows on her new tour—including her July 3 scheduled appearance at Borgata Festival Park—a lot of concern was expressed in cyberspace.
And the ton of “get well soon” messages that flooded Twitter and Instagram may have helped as the 21-year-old singer has gone on Instagram to say she’s recovering.
“But there is good news! I’m feeling much better,” Trainor wrote after announcing a couple more cancellations.
“Thank you Dr. Kessler for seeing me immediately and being so helpful and thank you guys for all the edits/get well posts you made. You made me feel a lot better about this crappy situation. I love you all so much.”
After cancelling her July 4th weekend shows, Trainor said “Right now the doctors want me on complete vocal rest until they are healed. I have never missed a tour date before so this is killing me.”
Have you ever noticed that the traditional symbols that you see on slot machines aren’t always that cute?
You know, bells are nice, but they’re just bells. Cherries, ok, but just cherries. Even stuff like dragons and tigers, fierce sure, but not that cute.
Hey, you know what would be great? OMG—puppies.
Like, for sure, a whole slot machine of OMG, puppies. Little puppies on the reels. Little puppies on the bonuses. Little puppies on the jackpots.
White ones, brown ones, a sort of pink one named Lady.
OMG, that would be sooooo cute.
Hey, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa—with a little help from WMS Games—delivers. We’re Introducing OMG! Puppies slots to Borgata’s casino floor.
The inspiration for OMG! Puppies was the success of the earlier OMG! Kittens slots (cat people, jeesh) on WMS’ special 5×4 reels slots presentation.
Built from a foundation of extensive research and Player Driven Innovation™, 5×4 themes are exclusive to WMS’ CPU-NXT®3 platform and provide unmatched video reel slot action designed to engage players.
Here’s some notes on game play for OMG! Puppies.
Happy Birthday, America! At BorgataCasino.com, as the sky lights up with a dazzling display of fireworks, we’re showering our players with a spectacular amount of cash and Bonus Dollars.
With the 4th of July $10k Giveaway, you could win up to $2,000 cash just by making a deposit and playing at BorgataCasino.com.
Between July 3rd and July 5th, just make a deposit of $50 or more using bonus code JULY42015. Then, play any online slot or roulette game. You’ll earn iRewards Points as you play, and each time you earn 20 iRPs, you’ll receive an entry into our July 6th drawing. Keep having fun because you can earn up to a maximum of 10 entries per day.
Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of June; and earned Tournament Leaderboard Bonus Points based on cash placed finished, buy-in amount and total number of tournament entries. Congratulations! The top 30 place finishers won monthly leaderboard prizes, and the top 500 place finishers for the June 2015…
Poker players have learned to expect a lot from the Borgata Poker Room at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. With events like the Borgata Summer Poker Open, we set the mark for Atlantic City poker play.
But while special tournament events like the Summer Open are great, remember, tournament action happens every day in the poker room and keeping our live daily tournament schedule fresh and exciting—and what grinders want—is job one here at Borgata.
So without fanfare, we’re introducing a new Daily Tournament Schedule that we think has a little something for everyone.
Say for instance, you like prize pool guarantees—who doesn’t? We’re introducing three guaranteed weekly tournaments including $10K Wednesdays and Fridays.
Every Monday at 11am we’ll get the week going with a $3,000 guaranteed, Deep Stack, Yellow Chip Bounty NLH Tournament. The buy-in is $65 + $15 + $20 (with the $20 being the yellow bounty chip).
On 10K Wednesdays, it’s a $100 + $20, $10,000 guaranteed Big Stack NLH tournament at 11 am. Fridays, we offer a $200 + $30, $10,000 guaranteed, Big Stack NLH tournament at noon.
Only the Borgata Poker Room can offer that kind of guaranteed prize pools on a weekly basis and we owe a lot of that to you, our loyal players.
So just for fun, we’ve added a couple of tournaments for those grinders who like a little variety in the daily schedule.
We have to admit that here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, we get a little crazy about the Fourth of July.
It is the perfect summer holiday and when you’re in Atlantic City at the Jersey shore, well, that makes it the perfect holiday period. And when Fourth of July happens on the weekend—it’s a Saturday this year—and considering that every summer weekend is a party at Borgata … well, that’s just more perfect.
How can something be more perfect? Well, check out this lineup for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Fourth of July celebration this year.
We start with Meghan Trainor at Festival Park on July 3, offer up the best view for the traditional 4th of July Marina Fireworks Show (again from Festival Park) on July 4 and finish it off with … well, a bunch of stuff from a full entertainment schedule at Borgata’s Nightclubs to great promotions in our casino.
Of course, fireworks are the first thing people think of for the 4th, and our new outdoor venue at Festival Park is the perfect place to view this year’s show.
Atlantic City is putting on two shows this year, with a Boardwalk show July 3 and a marina show July 4.
These unique and brilliant fireworks shows are being created by one of the country’s largest fireworks companies, Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, the presenter of pyrotechnic displays and shows around the world including the Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular in New York City.
Everybody who plays online at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com is hoping for a lucky day. Hey, everybody who gets up in the morning and runs errands is looking for a lucky day (‘Hey, look at that, there’s no line at the bank”).
But it’s especially true when you’re playing BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com and apparently Saturday, June 20 was a lucky day as two of our big online winners for the week at BorgataCasino.com hit jackpots and took home (Well, they were probably already home) a combined $7,300.
Or maybe it was Father’s Day, June 21 when two of our online poker players at BorgataPoker.com won about $17,500 combined playing our Sunday tournaments.
You know what? That’s a bona fide lucky weekend at Borgata’s online sites.
You never know when things are going to run hot. Who Knows? Maybe today is your lucky day.
Here’s a look at the big online winners for June 15 – June 21:
It’s no secret that the tournaments at BorgataPoker.com are already lucrative, but over the next few weeks, we’re continuing to throw thousands in prizes into the mix for our players through three separate leaderboards. Whether you love MTTs, SnGs, or heads up tourneys, we’ve got you covered.
MTT Tournament Leaderboard
If you love multi-table tourneys, it’s crunch time. The competition for June’s Monthly Tournament Leaderboard is heating up. But with 30 players getting paid, there’s always room to squeeze up the middle. We’ve got $7,800 in prizes on the table, including seats in land-based tourneys, online entries and cash.
Heads Up Tournament Leaderboard
Prefer heads up tournament poker? Then you’re going to want to hit the tournament tables hard from now through July 5th. When you play any online heads up tournament with a buy-in of $10 or higher, you’ll earn points toward the leaderboard. If you finish in the top 8, you’ll win a spot in the Heads Up Invitational Tournament at Borgata in Atlantic City.
Weekly Six-Max Sit-N-Go Leaderboard (STTs)
We’re halfway through the final Six-Max Sit & Go Leaderboard competition in June, but there’s still plenty of time to race to the top of the leaderboard and win prizes. There’s $2,000 on the line for high stakes players and $500 for fans of low stakes games, and the top 20 players on each leaderboard will walk away winners each week.
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