Dec 12

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Slots Hit Borgata’s Casino Floor

ellen-slotsThrough the long ages of daytime TV (you know, starting back in, like, the 50s) there have been a handful of shows that break through to become more than just hits, but become full-blown pop culture phenomenon.

Stuff like “Howdy Doody,” “General Hospital,” “People’s Court” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for example.

For our age, however, the daytime TV phenomena is “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Some of us (read Old People) can remember when DeGeneres was just a simple stand-up comic who later had her own sitcom in the 90s. But it was in 2003, when she launched her daytime show that DeGeneres passed into the pop culture phenomena category.

That’s 11 years of Emmy awards, dancing and singing with her live-studio audience and her famous giveaways. And let’s not forget how internet savvy she is, as she’s being credited with the most retweeted tweet of the year with the superstar packed selfie she tweeted when she hosted the Oscars.

So what could be the next world left for DeGeneres to conquer?

Slot machines, of course. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa proudly announces the addition of two new “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” themed slot machines on our casino floor. After all, a show famed for giveaways makes a perfect slot machine theme.

The two new slots are The Ellen DeGeneres ShowFeaturing Ellen’s Dance Party Video Slots and The Ellen DeGeneres Show™ Featuring 12 Days of Giveaways Video Slots from IGT games.

“I’m so excited to have my very own line of slot machines,” DeGeneres says of her new slots. “People are gonna have the chance to play really fun games, have their own mini dance parties and win actual cold, hard cash. I mean, honestly, what more do you want from me?”

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Dec 12

Online Winners for December 1 – 7

Kittly Glitter Borgata CasinoCats are great aren’t they? Whether it’s your household pet or a wild tiger in Asia, you can always expect good things from cats — like jackpots.

This week’s list of online winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com was a good one for cat lovers as both the online slots Kitty Glitter and Siberian Storm (tigers) came through with big hits. It just proves Borgata has cat-agorically the best online slots play in New Jersey.

Alright, that’s a groan. Especially since playing online slots at BorgataCasino.com usually leaves you purring.

Ok, we’ll stop. Here’s a look at the big online winners for December 1 – 7.

- On December 2, Tania from Ridgewood, New Jersey, won a $7,192.50 jackpot playing the Siberian Storm slots game at BorgataCasino.com.

- On December 7, Judith from Cape May Court House, New Jersey, bet $15 on the Kitty Glitter slots game and won a $4,752.50 jackpot at BorgataCasino.com.

- On December 7, Joshua from New Egypt, New Jersey, shared 1st place in the Sunday $50,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament and took home $8,293 at BorgataPoker.com.

#NowThatsAWin.

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Dec 11

Party Non-Stop New Year’s Eve at Borgata

nl-nye-300x250Don’t look now, but 2015 is gaining on us and New Year’s Eve is less than three weeks away.

For a lot of people, that means panic time. Where should we go? Where’s the best party?  Where will we get the kind of New Year’s Eve action that we’ll truly remember?

The answers? Borgata, Borgata and … Borgata.

This New Year’s Eve, which just happens to be a nice mid-week Wednesday night, Borgata Nightlife has lined up several days of parties at our signature bars and nightclubs—enough to turn a mid-week break into a full-on week-long party.

It starts Sunday, December 28, with Dutch DJ and record producer Tiesto playing a full-on show in the Borgata Event Center, with an opening set from Moti. Here’s a full rundown on the show. Tickets are $79.50 to $89.50 and available here.

On Monday, December 29, check out the Industry NYE party with Lil Jon at mur.mur, part of mur.mur Mondays as the rapper/record producer brings the crunk to the best industry party in A.C. Tickets are $30.

On the big night, New Year’s Eve, Borgata Nightlife presents DJ Fashen at mur.mur and D-Nice at MIXX.

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Dec 11

A Chef’s Holiday

chef-romeo-blogAward-winning Chef Romeo DiBona tells us what it’s like to spend the holidays with his Italian-American family – including recipes passed down from generation to generation.

Growing up in South Philly we never had turkey on holidays! We serve ravioli, gnocchi or lasagna along with meatballs, braciola, sausage, escarole, broccoli rabe, lots of bread and Italian cheese, homemade wine, cannoli, and pizzele. This gnocchi recipe was handed down from my mother’s Aunt Jenny, and the sauce is my contribution. – Romeo DiBona, Executive Chef at Borgata’s Old Homestead Steak House.

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Dec 10

The Sound of Philadelphia Comes to Borgata Jan. 31

The Sound of PhiladelphiaWe in Atlantic City love Philadelphia.

Oh, sure, on the Boardwalk we don’t put cheese whiz on our cheesesteaks—you know, in favor of actual cheese—but that’s just a minor regional thing between close cousins. Atlantic City is Philadelphia’s beach and we share everything from a love of the Philadelphia Eagles to a penchant for funnel cake on the boards.

And then there’s the music, from the old “American Bandstand” days to the great jazz of the City of Brotherly Love.

And who can forget Philadelphia Soul? No, not the arena football team but the great soul music of Philadelphia that came out of the 70s?

Whether you called it Philadelphia Soul, the Philadelphia Sound or just Sweet Philly, Philadelphia introduced a style of soul music that swept the country and was characterized by funk influences and lush instrumental arrangements. The sound is seen as laying the foundations for disco, quiet storm and smooth jazz.

And three of the best examples of this sound are coming to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa at the Borgata Event Center January 31 with the show The Sound of Philadelphia. On the bill are the O’Jays, Russell Thompkins Jr. & The New Stylistics and The Delfonics.

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Dec 9

Online Winners for November 24 – 30

Melon MadnessSlots players should take note of last week’s big online winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com. Especially if you like Borgata’s exclusive progressive slots.

Compare this list with the list—November 24 – 30 and the previous list—November 17 – 23—and the mini-progressive slot Melon Madness just has to catch your eye. That’s four big jackpots—two won be the same player—in two weeks for better than $45K.

It’s pretty simple. Borgata has the best online action in New Jersey.

Here’s a look at the big online winner for November 24 – 30.

- On November 26, Melody from Little Falls, New Jersey, hit two jackpots over $10,000 each playing the Melon Madness Mini progressive slots game at BorgataCasino.com.

- On November 30, Geeta from Edison, New Jersey, bet $12.50 on the Mini Aztec Gold slots game from his mobile device and won an $8,680.50 jackpot at BorgataCasino.com.

- On November 30, Matt from Hamilton Square, New Jersey, finished 3rd in the Sunday $100,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament and took home $10,975 at BorgataPoker.com.

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Dec 8

5 New IGT Slots Games, Now on your Smartphone or Tablet

dd-battleship-203x185One of the best things about BorgataCasino.com is that you can take the fun with you, wherever you go in New Jersey. Our mobile casino is your ticket to winning on the go, and today we’ve added 5 IGT new games to the mix. Go ahead and play from your iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone or tablet.

Battleship
Forget about sinking your friend’s battleship for fun. Sink ours for the chance to win some real money. Everyone’s favorite board game comes to life, directly on your smartphone or tablet.

Dungeons and Dragons: Crystal Caverns
Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Grab your sword and step into a surreal world where big payouts are lurking around every corner. There are loads of gems and jewels buried in the crystal caverns, so grab your mobile devices and search for them.

Grand Monarch
They say that it’s good luck to see a monarch butterfly on a sunny day, but this takes things to a whole new level. Grand Monarch puts you into a breathtaking forest with caterpillars, flowers, and beautiful monarch butterflies. There are lots of ways to win in this one so give it a try.

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Dec 3

Enter the Wish List Sweepstakes on Borgata’s Facebook Page

wishlist-615x615Did you ever think about the simple concept of the wish? You want something so you wish for it. No big deal right?

Wrong. The whole concept of the wish has dominated literature, fairy tales and folklore since the first caveman wished for a sharper rock to cut his mammoth steak.

We make wishes by throwing coins into wells and fountains or by blowing out birthday candles. We make a wish when we see a shooting star, or just the first star of the night. In fiction we’ve dreamed up genies to give out three wishes or a host of magical items to wish upon.

And some of us just out muscled some poor family member to snap the big end of the Thanksgiving turkey’s wishbone.

Well, we at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa love wishes too. So much, in fact, that we’ve created the Wish List Sweepstakes on our Borgata Facebook Page.

Each week we’ll give you, our Facebook friends, the chance to choose between three different prizes in the Wish List Sweepstakes. It’s sort of a twist on the three wishes as voter’s choose from three prizes on the wish list.

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Dec 1

December Promotions in the Borgata Poker Room

High Hand ChallengeThere’s a lot to expect whenever you play in the Borgata Poker Room from great cash and tournament action to big comfy seats and everything in between.

But we’re not ones to let our seats do the talking for us.

The Borgata Poker Room consistently offers the best poker promotions in Atlantic City, the East Coast and possibly the world.

Idle boasting? Ha. Check this list of December promos out.

First up is the High Hand Challenge.

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in December, get paid for your high hand. Win $250 if your hand goes unbeaten for 60 minutes, or $50 if you’re knocked out. Full house or better qualifies for the initial High Hand.

A total of $2,000 will be awarded every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting at Noon. (Excludes Christmas Day, December 25).

And, of course, we have December Super Bonus Comp Dollars in play all month. Not just Bonus Comp Dollars mind you, but Super Bonus Comp Dollars. And we’ve dropped the minimum hours needed to earn comp dollars from 60 to 50 hours.

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Dec 1

New Tournament Schedule at BorgataPoker.com

As Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa enters its second year offering online play at BorgataPoker.com, we’re introducing a completely revamped tournament schedule starting today.

The new schedule is the most extensive tournament schedule in New Jersey and we have you—our players—to thank for it. Most of the changes come as a direct result of player feedback and our own commitment to continuously improve the player’s experience at BorgataPoker.com.

And we know tournament players like prize pool guarantees. Well, we heard you.

Under our new system you can expect:

The most and largest guarantees in NJ

Over $250,000 in guaranteed prize pools each week

Over $25,000 Guaranteed each day (Mon – Sat)

Over $85,000 Guaranteed each Sunday

Improved tournament payout structures

Deep payout structure for tournaments with buy-in less than $50

Improved payout structure for tournaments with buy-in of $50 or more

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