Jul 21

National Hammock Day Deposit Match July 22 at BorgataCasino.com

Hammock Day Bonus Promotion at BorgataCasino.comIt’s probably not surprising to find out that National Hammock Day is in July—on Wednesday, July 22 to be precise.

Surprising to find out that there’s a National Hammock Day at all? Yes. That it would be in July, no, because this is the perfect season to enjoy a peaceful nap in the shade on a hammock.

After all, hammocks are a symbol of summer, leisure, relaxation and simple easy living.

And it’s also the perfect time to relax with BorgataCasino.com and receive our special National Hammock Deposit Match Bonus.

It’s pretty simple, just sign in to your BorgataCasino.com account on July 22. Go to the Cashier tab and make a deposit using bonus code HAMMOCK15. We’ll then match your deposit up to $50.

So it’s the perfect combo. You, your hammock and a deposit match from Borgatacasino.com, where you can play the best in online slots.

It’s summer time and the living is easy. And the action at BorgataCasino.com is just a mouse click away. What could be more perfect?

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Jul 20

10 Best Brunches for an Indulgent Morning

Recover from your previous night out a little faster with one of these indulgent brunch dishes found on menus across Borgata…

Bacon and Egg Begal

Keep it simple with a classic breakfast sandwich – yummy bacon, American cheese, fluffy scrambled eggs, all on a carb-a-licious Jersey bagel.



Rice Krispies Encrusted Stuffed French Toast│The Metropolitan
Yes, you read that correctly. This French toast is encrusted with Rice Krispies, stuffed with raspberry cream cheese, and served with pineapple jam and maple syrup.

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Jul 20

Borgata Online Winners for July 6 – July 12

battleship-203x185Sometimes, when perusing the big online winners each week at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com, you may think the really big jackpots only come to players who take big risks.

In other words, those that make big bets.

But a lot of online players like to make smaller wagers as they try out the various games and tournaments available at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com. And they hit jackpots too. Lots of them.

And this week, they hit some pretty big ones. Like say three jackpots of better than $3,400 on bets less than $10, including a $2 bet that netted a jackpot of just under $4,000.

Remember, it’s not always how much you bet, but making the right bet that counts.

We think Shakespeare said that. Or maybe it was Wild Bill Hickok. Anyway, somebody probably said it.

Here’s the big online winners for the week of July 6 – July 12:


– On July 6, Lendita from Edgewater, New Jersey, made an $8 bet playing the Battleship slots game and won $3,412.

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Jul 19

Throw a Summer Dinner Party

Summer calls for evenings under an open sky, and what better way to celebrate than with a dinner party at home with your closest friends? Follow our guide for a seamless summer get together with dinner menus and recipes by two of our favorite chefs, Wolfgang Puck and Bobby Flay.

Summer Dinner Party

  • Set up tables in different areas of your outdoor entertaining space. Drinks in one spot and appetizers in another. This will encourage guests to take full advantage of the yard before sitting down for dinner.
  • Speaking of apps… prepare simple make-ahead starters like Watermelon with Feta, Mint Leaves, and Balsamic Glaze; Fresh Jersey Tomatoes with Basil, Buffalo Mozzarella, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Sea Salt; Wolfgang Puck’s Edamame Guacamole; and Bobby Flay’s Shrimp with Tomatillo-Horseradish.
  • Once you decide on your menu, read through each recipe and prep as much as you can in advance of your party so you can spend more time entertaining than cooking.
  • Create a fiery glow with string lights, battery-operated candles, and floating candles. Use a fire pit to enjoy s’mores after dinner.
  • Fashion centerpieces using fresh flowers or produce from your garden or local market.
  • Make a playlist of your favorite summer jams, adding enough songs to carry you through the end of the party.
  • Encourage guests to socialize with yard games like horseshoes, cornhole, or croquet.


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Jul 18

In-Season Now: Jersey Tomato

When it comes to tomatoes, New Jersey has bragging rights. Picked at the peak of ripeness, a good Jersey tomato requires minimal preparation before devouring its plump, juicy flesh. Wolfgang Puck American Grille’s Executive Chef, Aram Mardigian, celebrates the legendary flavor with three simple recipes you’re sure to love as much as we do – including Hand-rolled Garganelli Pasta with Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Garlic, & Basil; Grilled Jersey Tomato Soup; and Halibut with Confit Tomatoes & Summer Zucchini Puree.

Hand-rolled Garganelli Pasta with Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Garlic, & BasilGarganelli Pasta with Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Garlic, & Basil

“Fresh summer pasta is a staple in my home. It’s so easy!”

  • For the Oven-Dried Tomatoes
    • Ingredients:
      • 12 each Roma tomatoes scooped out
      • 1 cup olive oil
      • 2 each garlic cloves sliced thin
      • 1 bunch fresh thyme
      • Salt and black pepper to taste
    • Directions:
      • Toss tomatoes in olive oil and season well with salt and black pepper.
      • Place on a sheet pan with a rack scooped side up.
      • In each cavity, place a thin slice of garlic and a sprig of thyme.
      • Bake in the oven at 200 degrees F for about 4 hours.
      • Remove from the oven and let cool at room temperature.
      • Peel skin and reserve.

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Jul 17

Summer Wines

VintageThe heat of the summer months requires a different list of go-to wines. Our focus shifts from hibernating indoors by the fire to lounging in the sunshine by the water. Borgata’s Wine Manager, Laura Turenne, shares her favorite wines to enjoy throughout the summer months.

By the sea…

Summer weather requires something light, fresh, and flavorful. Massaya Rose 2014 ($19│Vintage Wine Boutique) is a clean, delicate rendering of Cinsault and Syrah that lets you enjoy the raspberries and strawberries found in heavier red wines, but in that light white wine style that will keep you cool in hot weather. And what could be better with seafood than grapes grown on an island in the Aegean Sea? Domaine Sigalas’ vineyards of Assyrtiko 2012 on Santorini, Greece ($27│Vintage Wine Boutique) produce a dry white wine that has just the right balance of subtle citrus and minerality to make fish and white meats sing.

Backyard barbecues…

Francis Ford Coppola’s Director’s Cut Zinfandel 2012 ($30│Vintage Wine Boutique) is a classic pairing that will stand up to hearty ribs grilled in your favorite sweet and spicy barbecue sauce, but you could also opt for a softer Roger Perrin Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Cotes du Rhone 2012 ($24│Vintage Wine Boutique). Bright, juicy reds like Catena Malbec 2012 ($28│Vintage Wine Boutique) complement a burger’s beefiness and any veggies you choose to pile on top, while a light, crisp Robert Eymael Mönchhof 2012 Riesling ($18│Vintage Wine Boutique) counterbalances the char flavor on grilled items like chicken.

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Jul 17

We’re Treating You to up to $1,000 Free Bonus Dollars

Ice Cream Day Bonus Promo at BorgataCasino.comThe weather is shaping up to be hot and sunny this weekend in the Garden State. But don’t sweat it. We’ve got something to help you cool off.

We’re celebrating Ice Cream Month by scooping out up to $1,000 Bonus Dollars and dropping it right into your BorgataCasino.com account.

Just log in to your BorgataCasino.com account from your Mac or PC between July 17th and 19th. Then, opt in to the Ice Cream Day Guaranteed Bonus promo (you’ll find it under the Promotions tab).

You’ll be given a card. Just click it to find out how high we’re piling on the toppings.

Free bonus dollars, guaranteed. It’s our treat this weekend.

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Jul 15

Borgata Poker Crossover Sweeps July 14 – 31

Borgata Crossover SweepsAs you’re probably aware, considering that you’re reading the Borgata Poker Blog right now, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has the best live poker room in Atlantic City, the East Coast and we like to think the country.

Our Poker Room offers 24/7 live cash game action, a great daily tournament schedule and great special events like the 2015 Borgata Summer Poker Open.

You may also be aware that BorgataPoker.com is the No. 1 online poker room in New Jersey, also offering great daily online tournaments and a host of special online promotions.

Put simply, we’ve got poker covered coming and going, or more precisely, live and online in New Jersey.

And now we’re bringing both our live and online games together through our Borgata Poker Crossover Sweepstakes.

Sign up for a new BorgataPoker.com account between July 14 and July 31 and receive an entry for a chance to win a $3,500 seat into the televised WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship from September 20 – September 25.  Use the bonus code “WPTCHAMP” upon signing up.

The Borgata Poker Open is our premiere tournament event and the championship is part of the World Poker Tour. Play with some of the best pros in poker and get a shot at TV fame and fortune.

In the meantime, experience the best online play in New Jersey.

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Jul 14

Miguel at Borgata Music Box August 8

MiguelYou have to love it when serendipity kicks in and the timing is right here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Grammy award winning singer Miguel Pimentel comes to Borgata’s Music Box this August 8 playing with L.A. rock band Dorothy.  And that means Borgata will host one of his first concerts after his new album “Wildheart’ drops. The single “Coffee” is already out.

And it’s much anticipated album, coming off the success of 2012’s “Kaleidoscope Dreams”, which made the Los Angeles native a star and earned him a Grammy for the single “Adorn”. The album set off a slew of live performances on TV, including a pretty controversial one at the Billboard Music Awards in 2013 (Google it).

Throw in his hit duet with Mariah Carey of “Beautiful” and it finally made Miguel a star, but as he recently told Rollingstone.com, he wasn’t exactly and overnight success.

“It was just like pushing a boulder up and up and up a hill and then you finally get to the top,” he says.

Well, he’s at the top now and describes “Wildheart” as “an ode to love of self …  the ongoing infatuation with whatever you’re f—ing into.”

The album mixes rock, soul and post-Prince freakiness into stark, atmospheric territory.

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Jul 13

Borgata Online Winners for June 29 – July 5

invaders-planet-moohalA lot of things continue to fall into place for our players at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.

Royal Flush hits on Game King Double Poker continue to hit big at BorgataCasino.com—this time for a $16,000 jackpot.

Play from mobile devices continues to grow, this week gaining Jack from Manalapan the biggest jackpot of the week at better than $27,000.

And our BorgataPoker.com players keep taking first places in our daily and Sunday tournaments (played with our partners at PartyPoker).

Yep. What falls into place are big jackpots and tournament wins. Maybe they’ll even fall into place for you.

Here’s a look at the big online winners for June 29 – July 5.

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