Jun 5

Borgata Online Winners for May 25 – May 31

Money BoatNow that we’ve made it a pretty steady weekly thing to check out the big online winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com, some fun favorite things about the list are emerging.

For example, it’s fun to think of cool headlines for the slots winners. You know, the Money Boat came in for Theresa from Cherry Hill. Or the Raging Rhino ran down a jackpot for Maria from Hazlet.

But one of the most fun highlights of the list has to be the different ways the Royal Flush can hit for video poker players—the Royal is often the big jackpot on video poker games.

Most of the time, players get three cards in the Royal, but are tempted to hold something else, like a pair or a non-Royal flush draw.

But sometimes it works out perfectly, as it did for Nicole from Freehold. She got four cards in the Royal playing Game King Double Double Bonus video poker. That’s a no brainer. You go for the fifth card even though she did have a pair.

Seeing that last ace fall into place … well, we think we can still hear her celebrating.

What will you be celebrating at BorgataCasino.com & BorgataPoker.com this week?

Here’s a look at the big online winners for May 25 – May 31:

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Jun 5

Up to $1,000 Bonus Dollars could be yours with the Purr-fect Bonus

Purr-fect Bonus PromotionWe’re big pet lovers at BorgataCasino.com, so when we found out it was Adopt a Cat Month, we wanted to spread the word. We also wanted to spread the wealth. Whether you’re a cat lover or not, you’re going to love our Purr-fect Bonus promotion.

On June 5th or 6th, when you sign in to your BorgataCasino.com account from your Mac or PC and opt in to the Purr-fect Bonus promotion, you’ll be presented with a card to celebrate Adopt a Cat Month. Just click the card to see what’s inside. You’re guaranteed a bonus and it could be worth up to $1,000 Bonus Dollars.

You’ll find lots of fun cat-themed games at BorgataCasino.com, including Kitty Glitter, Cats, Fotune8 Cat, Siberian Storm and lots of other slots games. You can use your free Bonus Dollars to play any of them, so sign in, opt in and see what’s in store.

Remember, our cat-themed games have definitely paid off. Just a few weeks ago, Marielen from Jersey City turned a $6 bet on Kitty Glitter into $4,282 on one single spin.

For more information on the Purr-fect Bonus, visit our promotions page.

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Jun 4

Tritonal at MIXX Saturday, June 27

TritonalTritonal—the American DJ duo of Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed that have become a rising star in the EDM world—hits Borgata’s MIXX Nightclub June 27 and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

With their recently dropped track “Untouchable,” done in collaboration with another Multiple DJ force Cash Cash, the duo is back on the cutting edge—as if they’d ever been off. Collaborations between vocalists and DJs are always noted, but lately more and more DJs themselves have been working together producing a string of EDM hits.

“Untouchable” is a melodic, big room anthem that features James Abrahart, also known as J Hart, on vocals.

Tritonal previously remixed Cash Cash’s “Surrender,” but this time the two DJ teams hit the studio together.

“The song came from such an inspirational place,” Reed and Cisneros told Billboard.com, calling the week-long collaboration a year highlight. “Upon finishing, we all felt we’d written a special one.”

It’s all pretty normal for the Texas-raised DJs who have been putting out hits since they formed their duo in 2008 after meeting in an online music chatroom. Of course, back then they were known as producers of trance, but they’ve spent the last six years moving steadily into the EDM scene with a progressive house sound.

“We came up as trance artists and we still love trance,” Cisneros told edmsauce.com in a recent interview. “It just got to a place where it felt like we were starting to do the same thing. At the end of (the album) “Piercing the Quiet” we were doing that electro-trance thing and we were just kind of done with it.”

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Jun 3

The Hooters, Southside Johnny Open Borgata’s Festival Park June 13

The HootersWhen we at the Borgata Blog first told you about Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s new Festival Park outdoor concert venue we promised that we’d open the new facility with a big-time, multiple band show.

Then we delivered, announcing an amazing South Jersey-centric line-up for the inaugural, June 13 concert of The Hooters, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes and G. Love and Special Sauce.

Now that’s how you open up a festival stage.

The Hooters, of course, are one of the great bands to come out of Philadelphia charting major hits such as “All You Zombies”, “Day by Day”, “And We Danced” and “Where Do the Children Go” in the ‘80s.

Borgata has a special bond with The Hooters, as we were one of three venues to host the band on their return to live performing after nearly a decade off in 2006.

Since then, The Hooters have been a staple in the Philly and South Jersey areas. Not bad for a band that’s been playing together for more than 30 years.

“There’s an amazing bond and respect and appreciation,” Rob Hyman tells Philadelphia Weekly. “And there are some real differences, which make it what it is. It’s that smush, how the molecules bounce into each other. We kind of ebb and flow, and that keeps it fresh.”

Also on the bill is Jersey Shore giant Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, one of the pioneers of the Jersey Shore sound championed by Bruce Springsteen in the 70s and best known for their summer anthems “We’re Having a Party” and “I Don’t Want to Go Home.”

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Jun 2

Savor Borgata Series: Fun With Fondant June 13

Fun with FondantFor a lot of would-be bakers, icing—as in the icing on the cake—is one of the simplest parts of creating a baked dessert.

After all, you just pop open a can of ready-made frosting.

Guess what. That’s not baking. That’s just spreading stuff around.

Nope, bakers make their own frosting and see cake decorating as an art form all its own.

And to be sure, there are plenty of frosting types to choose from. There’s butter cream, royal, cream cheese, ganache, glazes and several others.

But we’re not here today to talk about any of those. Nope, we’re here to talk to you about fondant.

The actual bakers in the house just shivered. Fondant—often used on wedding cakes—has traditionally been seen as one of the hardest types of icing to work with.

Poured fondant is a sweet, creamy paste that can be used as a filling or icing for pastries such as éclairs and Napoleons, but rolled fondant is almost like a very sweet dough that is rolled out flat into sheets which can then be colored and used to decorate cakes. Fondant can be used to both cover cakes, or to make decorations such as flowers.

Fondant can be seen as a true cake decorators master icing. Its satiny finish and its moldability make it the perfect choice for cake decorating, but most home bakers tend to leave its use to the pros (and a lot of them are scared of it too).

Well, fear no more, thanks to Borgata Pastry Chef David Krzewinski who presents Fun with Fondant June 13 in Studio 2 of the Borgata Event Center as part of the Savor Borgata Series.

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Jun 2

Borgata Online Winners for May 18 – May 24

Kittly Glitter Borgata CasinoWe like to look for trends here at the Borgata Blog when we look at the big online winners for the week at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.

And for the week of May 18 – 24, the trend seems to be about a $4,000 jackpot. Three of our five winners for the week won about $4,000 and change.

Except of course for Goran from Patterson New Jersey who messed up the trend by winning better than $37K at the Monopoly Level Up Slots at BorgataCasino.com.

We bet he (she?) feels terrible about it—Not.

Hey, there’s no rule. When you play Borgata’s online gambling sites, you can shoot for as big a jackpot as you can. No need to be trendy.

Here’s a look at Borgata’s big online winners for May 18 – May 24.

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– On May 18, Robert from Morris Plains, New Jersey, made a $5 bet playing the Game King Jacks or Better video poker game.  He was dealt AC 9D KC 4D JC, held AC KC JC and drew 10C QC for a royal flush and a $4,000 win.

– On May 21, Marielen from Jersey City, New Jersey, made a $6 bet playing the Kitty Glitter slots game and won $4,282 on one spin.

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Jun 2

BorgataPoker.com Online Poker Tournament Leaderboard Standings (May Final)

Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of May; 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 May 2015…

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Jun 1

KimKat at mur.mur Monday, June 1

Kim KatTurning out to see a two-girl DJ act named KIM KAT—for Kim Lee and Kat Nova—might leave you thinking that maybe, just maybe, their show will be a little girly.

Not a chance.

“We’re just wild and a lot of fun,” explains Lee to ballerstatus.com. “It’s all about energy. I guess ’cause we’re girls people, at first, think, ‘Oh their set is probably girly.’ But, we’re far from that (laughs).”

Ok sure, Lee has done some modeling for Maxim and other magazines and appeared in small roles in films like “Hangover 2.” They’re both alluring, beautiful women. But together they’re DJ KIM Kat and they’ll play mur.mur tonight with Borgata House DJ PS1.

The bond between them is based on a shared passion for music, they explain.

“Kat and I been friends for over 10 years now,” Lee says. “We used to do music videos back then and we met on her second day in LA. She’s got this cool vibe about her and she hustles like me. We both share the same vision with work.”

Since meeting in 2007, DJ KIM KAT have toured across the United States from Scottsdale to New York and internationally from Korea to Vietnam, captivating crowds with their unique electro sets. Infusing EDM, Hip-Hop, Trance, and Top 40, DJ KIM KAT grace any venue that they play at with unrivaled energy and compelling music selection, not to mention a pretty good aesthetic.

Currently, DJ KIM KAT is working on their debut album, but until then, they say they can always be found doing what they excel at—delivering sets to fans across the globe.

“We usually go back to back or I would MC while she’s deejaying,” Lee says. “We just freestyle it and we always get our fans involved at our shows. There’s definitely a lot of alcohol at our shows (laughs), but it’s all fun.”

Advance tickets for KIM KAT  with PS1 at mur.mur are $25 and available here.

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May 29

Win a Festival Park Concert Package when you Play Online

Borgata Festival Park Ticket GiveawayHere’s another reason why BorgataCasino.com rocks. This summer, you could go from jumping up and down when you win online to screaming at an incredible outdoor concert, right here in New Jersey.

We’re giving away an unforgettable Festival Park experience that includes two concert tickets and an overnight stay at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. And we’re giving away one experience each week this June and July.

To get your first entry, just log in to your BorgataCasino.com from your Mac or PC on any Tuesday in June and July. Then, go to the Promotions tab and opt in to the Festival Park Concert Package Giveaway promotion. You’ll earn a free entry right away for Wednesday’s drawing.

If you want more entries, it’s easy to earn them. Just keep playing at BorgataCasino.com on any device (remember, we’ve got a smartphone and tablet app so you can play on the go). For every 20 iRewards Points you earn, you’ll receive one more entry into that week’s drawing, up to a maximum of 9 entries.

There’s a new drawing each week, so don’t forget to opt in and play to earn those points for more chances to win.

To learn more about Borgata’s brand new Festival Park concert venue, and for information on this summer’s lineup, visit the Borgata Festival Park page.

For everything you need to know about this promo, go to our Festival Park Concert Package Giveaway promotion page.

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May 28

Alan Parsons at Borgata Music Box June 5

Alan ParsonsBorgata Hotel Casino & Spa has made a major commitment to bring a wide range of live acts to our concert venues ranging from the most current to some of the most classic artists in music. And we’re always glad to talk them up here on the Borgata Blog.

But, sometimes, an artist comes to Borgata whose impact on music is so diverse, even we wonder if we can cover it all.

That’s the case with Alan Parsons, who plays Borgata’s Music Box June 5 in a concert dubbed Greatest Hits.

Hearing the name, your mind might instantly go to the Alan Parsons Project, his progressive rock band of the 70s and 80s that churned out hits such as “I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You”, “Games People Play”, “Damned If I Do”, “Time” and “Eye in the Sky.”

But to say simply that Parsons formed a band with partner Eric Woolfson and a string of revolving studio musicians that churned out some hits, well, that hardly does it all justice.

For Parson’s you have to start with the Beatles with Parsons working as an engineer at Abbey Road Studios.  As an engineer, Parsons worked not only with the Beatles, but also Paul McCartney as a solo act, the Hollies and most famously with Pink Floyd on the album “Dark Side of the Moon,” one of the greatest rock albums of all time.

He then moved into producing, including for the band Ambrosia.

The Alan Parsons Project came about in 1975 when he teamed up with songwriter and musician Woolfson to get a little more control of the music without interference from those pesky musicians. Through the late 70s and 80s the Alan Parsons Project put out 10 albums, but never toured live in support of them (as the band members revolved constantly). Parsons usually played keyboards on these albums, but really you can add vocalist, keyboardist, bassist, guitarist and flutist to his resume.

That next step—that of a live performer—came in the 90s.

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