The holidays are great aren’t they?
All that shopping and running around. Decorating everything that doesn’t move. There’s cooking, eating, cooking some more, eating, cooking, eating some more.
There’s the drives to see relatives in 27 different states or the reverse fun of having 71 relatives visit you in your three-bedroom house with two baths.
Then some cooking and eating.
And finally, a massive New Year’s Eve party with cooking and eating and drinking and dancing and eating followed by a day of watching parades and football and then cooking and eating.
Yes, the holidays are great. Sure you gained 15 pounds, you’re a nervous wreck and you haven’t seen the bathroom floor through the wet towels in two weeks, but hey, the holidays are gre … You know what?
You could probably use a break.
New Year’s Eve is here.
Now for those people out there who are good at planning—you know the kind of people who made reservations for a Time’s Square hotel six years ago—that’s no big deal.
But for everybody else, it’s time to panic. Where do we go? Where’s the best party?
One answer—Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Even the plan aheaders (those who plan ahead?) know that. Just check out this New Year’s lineup at Borgata.
Events for New Year’s Eve include:
$1,414 BONUS SLOT DOLLARS®
One winner every 14 minutes
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Noon – 7 P.M.
The holiday season may be over after the last New Year’s Day football game winds down, but it also marks the beginning of another hot, action-packed season in the Borgata Poker Room.
We call it January.
Staring with a New Year’s Day Tournament and ending with the Borgata Winter Poker Open, January may be cold and bleak outside, but promises to be a grinder’s paradise inside the Borgata Poker Room.
First up, we continue the Borgata High Hand Challenge.
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in January (including New Year’s Day), get paid for your high hand.
Win $250 if your hand goes unbeaten for 60 minutes, or $50 if you’re knocked out. A total of $2,000 will be awarded every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting at Noon.
Full house or better qualifies for the initial High Hand.
January also sees the continuation of Super Bonus Comp Dollars in the Borgata Poker Room.
Play a minimum of 50 live action hours from January 1 – 31 and earn SUPER BONUS COMP DOLLARS.
Last week’s list of online winners (December 15 – 21) at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com includes a grand prize winner (12 days of WIN-ter Sweepstakes), a poker winner (Sunday $50K) and a slots winner (Loot’EnKhamun). That’s kind of a nice rundown of all the ways Borgata can make you a winner online.
And with about $24,000 in wins, our online winners are going to be able to get some nice stocking stuffers for the family.
So, when’s your name going to make the list?
Here’s the online winners for December 15 – 21:
- On December 15, Linda from Allendale, New Jersey, bet $2 on the Loot’EnKhamun slots game and won $3,976 at BorgataCasino.com.
- On December 21, Ahmad from Monroe Township, New Jersey, took 1st place in the Sunday $50,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament and took home $10,000 at BorgataPoker.com.
- On December 21, Sandra from Freehold, New Jersey, won the Grand Prize of $10,000 cash in the 12 Days of WIN-ter Sweepstakes.
Borgata’s Burlesque Show has been raising eyebrows, temperatures and the roof since the spring and in the process offered up some of the bawdiest entertainment Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has put on all year.
Yes, we said bawdy. We also said ribald, uninhibited and very sexy when we started The Burlesque Show’s second season at Borgata this spring. (check out our blog post at the time).
Now you would think something fitting that description would never get old. And it never did, becoming a staple at Borgata Music Box all summer.
And now we’ve just made it a lot fresher. In fact, it’s holiday fresh.
The Burlesque Show’s Holiday Edition has added 25 percent new material, specifically, a winter-themed performance built around Burlesque star Cassandra Rosebeetle.
Rosebeetle (which by the way is one of the greatest names we’ve ever heard) is a figure skater/burlesque performer.
We’ll just let that sink in for a moment. She figure skates and she does sexy Burlesque striptease. Kind of makes you re-imagine the Olympics, huh?
Cassandra spent 15 years as a competitive ice skater and then set off on one of the greatest Burlesque resumes you’ve ever seen. She’s a dancer, a go-go dancer, a belly dancer and has even taken the old sideshow art of glass walking and combined it with Burlesque and dance.
Happy Friday! We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays – but the parties aren’t over just yet with NYE 2015 being just 5 days away! Now that everyone is full speed ahead into finalizing their New Year’s Eve celebration plans, we wanted to give you a fun way to win an entry into one of Borgata’s Nightlife’s epic NYE parties with Borgata’s #NYEnoHangover Twitter Sweepstakes.
There are three basic approaches people take towards the day after Christmas.
For some it’s a day to lounge around, play with your new gifts and eat leftover Christmas ham. For others, it’s a day to just continue the holiday and visit some more family and binge on more egg nog and cookies.
And for others—namely poker players—it’s a day to find a little action.
The Borgata Poker Room wants to help that third group—the poker players—by holding a five-tournament Deep Stack’s Challenge event from December 26 – 30.
That’s five tournaments where players start with either 25K (deep stack), 35K (deeper stack) or 40K (deepest stack) in starting chips. The winner of each tournament also gets a Borgata trophy.
When it comes to a classic, you have to be pretty careful when you start talking about upgrades.
Anyone remember New Coke? Didn’t think so.
Sure, Ms. Pac-Man had better game play than plain old Pac-Man and the CGI King Kong created by Peter Jackson took the old stop/action puppet version Kong of the 1933 original to school. But most of the time, originals stand the test of time.
And that’s especially true of classic old slot themes such as Wicked Winnings from Aristocrat Games. It’s one of the most popular titles ever put out by the Australian game maker. Why would you mess with it?
Well, because they gave it the old Peter Jackson treatment.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, in a national exclusive, is proud to debut Aristocrat’s new Wicked Winnings Legends game, a class III slots dual game package which takes all the fun of the original classic title to the next level. And by national exclusive, we mean that you’ll only find it here in Atlantic City at Borgata.
Wicked Winnings has become a favorite of players mostly because of its … well, wicked features. Filled with flaming skulls, ravens and the famed She-Devil who takes you to the bonus rounds, the game has some of the most vivid graphics, brightest colors and coolest music you’ll find on a slots games.
And you don’t have to lose a bit of it in Wicked Winnings Legends.
Here’s some takeaways from looking at last week’s (December 8 – 14) big online winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
For video poker players, nothing matches the thrill of hitting the Royal Flush, Borgata’s Melon Madness progressive slots continue to hit big and Borgata has the best online promotions in New Jersey.
You’ll see what we mean by checking out the week’s winners list.
- On December 8, Danielle from Brigantine, bet $10 on Melon Madness at BorgataCasino.com on her mobile device and won an $8,330 jackpot.
- From December 10 – 15, six players each received winners letters and $1,000 cash in the 12 Days of Win-ter Sweepstakes: John L. from Carteret, Sam C. from West Caldwell, Matthew M. from Hamilton Square, Jeffrey P. from Basking Ridge, Richard K. from Brick and Anthony H. from Egg Harbor City.
- On December 11, Brenda from North Brunswick made a $30 bet playing Game King Double Double Bonus Poker at BorgataCasino.com. She was dealt JS JC 10S QS KS, held JS 10S QS KS and drew AS for a royal flush and a $24,000 win.
That’s a lot of early Christmas presents from BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com. How many more will be won this week?
Holiday shopping can be a hectic thing, what with the traffic, the crowds, trying to find a parking spot in the same area code as the store you wanted to visit and so on. And who doesn’t love 78 consecutive hours of canned mall Christmas music? (2,700 versions of “Jingle Bells” and counting.)
At this point, you’re probably thinking that we at the Borgata Blog are about to plug a nice little getaway to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for a relaxing, stress-free, pre-holiday break. Which is great—especially if you take advantage of our monthly spa specials.
But there’s an even easier way to allow Borgata to take some of the crazy out of holiday shopping. And that’s to Shop Borgata from home at our online store. And from now to December 28, ShopBorgata.com is offering a holiday sale or 25 percent off on all items.
That includes all of ShopBorgata.com’s category’s from the Gifts of Comfort (bedding, blankets, sheets), to items for the Spa Connoisseur (robes, aromatherapy) to gifts for the Foodie (cookbooks, margarita glasses, aprons).
It’s an impressive list of online items at great prices that you can check out here.