There are few things in this country that can start an argument as quickly as bringing up the simple concept of barbecue.
Sure, we all like barbecue, but just exactly what kind of barbecue are you talking about?
Pork or beef? Sauce or dry rub? If it’s sauce, what goes in it? Vinegar and what?
And what style are we talking about? North Carolina? Kansas City? Memphis? Pretty much any other southern state?
And is it barbecue or BBQ?
Yes, it’s all pretty confusing, but luckily for us at Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa in Atlantic City, we’re pretty much barbecue neutral (Hey, Atlantic City came up with salt water taffy OK?).
So when Old Homestead Steak House presents an Old Homestead Smokehouse BBQ event at 8pm, April 10 as part of the Savor Borgata Series, Chef Romeo DiBona has a lot of leeway in picking the menu.
His choice—Texas style.
For barbecue novices, that largely means beef—and who knows more about beef than Old Homestead?—smoked over some kind of wood such as hickory, pecan or oak … or maybe mesquite. And that’s served with sauce – or a dry rub.
We at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa like to say that “variety is the spice of life.” And that goes for our online offerings at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
Borgata online has scoured the earth for the best in online slots play, offering up a smorgasbord of slots choices from the online slots content providers such as IGT, WMS and bwin.party.
So our big online winners for March 23 – March 29 highlight just how much variety that is as all three turned small bets into big wins on three completely different slots experiences.
So, while variety may be the spice of life, jackpots are the gravy … which you can spice up with the variety … because playing Borgata online … uhm, is like a fine meal?
OK, that got away from us. Let’s just announce Borgata online’s big winners for March 23 – March 29.
– On March 23, Janine from Lincroft, New Jersey, made a $4 bet playing the IGT Battleship game and won a $15,870 jackpot.
– On March 24, Vincent from Middletown, New Jersey, made a $10 bet playing the WMS Invaders from the Planet Moolah slots game and turned it into a $3,616 win.
Grinders already know that April is one of the best months of the year in the Borgata Poker Room as the 2015 Borgata Spring Poker Open gets underway from April 14 to May 1. And the Ultimate Super Satellite for the Open is April 4.
Check out the highlights.
But there’s always a lot more than the tournament action going on in the Borgata Poker Room during Borgata open events as regular cash play never stops.
And that means our regular great poker promotions. Only this April, we’re coming at you with something new—the Borgata Big Four promotion.
Every Wednesday in the Poker Room get paid for your four-of-a-kind. Win up to $500 per hour. A total of $4,000 in bad beat funds will be awarded from noon to 8pm each day.
30 Winners won a total of $4,000 on April 1, the first day of the Borgata Big 4! Be sure to join us every Wednesday in April to join the list of winners.
The introduction of the Borgata Big Four, however, doesn’t mean the Borgata $3,000 High Hand Challenge isn’t still in effect. Every Monday and Tuesday get paid for your high hand. Win $250 if your hand goes unbeaten for 60 minutes, or $100 if you’re knocked out.
A total of $3,000 will be awarded starting at noon each day. Full house or better qualifies for the initial High Hand.
Borgata also continues its monthly Bonus Comp Dollars promotion in April.
The final four have been set and the hardwood action heats up this Saturday. But you don’t have to be a basketball fan to feel the energy of the final four on April 4th. At BorgataCasino.com, we’re giving you a big reason to feel like a champion just for playing.
Forget about betting on Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State or Duke to win. Our money is on you. Just by playing any slots, classic slots, or progressive slots on Saturday, April 4th, you’ll earn 4X iRewards Points.
To qualify, just log in on your Mac or PC and opt in to 4X Multiplier iRewards Day under the Promotions tab in your account. You’ll start slam-dunking those points faster than ever, all day long.
Remember, your iRewards Points get you cool things like Slot and Comp Dollars, cash, bonuses and even rooms and comps at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Plus, with the chance to earn 4X more points on Saturday, you could climb your way up to the next loyalty tier and earn more rewards than before.
Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of March; 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 March…
At BorgataPoker.com, we’re known for our big $50K Sundays. But from April 16th through April 29th, every day will feel like Sunday night as we drop $1 million in guarantees on the table.
The second installment of the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOP II) packs 34 big guaranteed poker tournaments into 11 days to bring you the most heated online poker series in New Jersey. That’s on top of our regular lineup of big guarantees you know and love.
Love No Limit Hold’em? You’ll love NJCOP II. Into Pot Limit Omaha? We’ve stacked the schedule in your favor. Big on bounties and deepstacks? NJCOP II is built for you.
NJCOP II kicks off on Thursday, April 16th at 6pm with a $100 buy-in Player’s Choice tournament. The series runs until Sunday, April 26th and features a total of $1 million in guaranteed prize money.
On the NJCOP II schedule are several big events:
• NJCOP #10 -> $100,000 Guarantee -> $200 buy-in
• NJCOP #30 -> $150,000 Guarantee -> $200 buy-in
• NJCOP #32 -> $75,000 Guarantee -> $1,000 buy-in
You know what’s a great indication that a particular dish is a hit with the masses?
How about if it’s been served for more than 800 years and great chefs such as Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Stephen Kalt are still devising new and innovative ways to serve it up?
That’s staying power friends, and when it comes to Italian cuisine, few things have stood up like the ravioli. Yes the ravioli, that little doughy Italian dumpling that can be stuffed with anything—though ricotta cheese is the traditional starting point—to devise the perfect bite of food.
Stephen Kalt, Borgata chef/partner at Fornelletto’s Cucina & Wine Bar, recently highlighted the savory little bites, along with some perfect wine matchings at a another of his Holy Ravioli demonstration and luncheon events on Saturday, March 14 as part of the Savor Borgata Culinary Series.
It’s a formidable task, of course, to come up with a new take on an 800-year-old standby like the ravioli.
Legend has it that though “riavvolgere” means “to wrap,” most believe the dish was actually named after Ravioli, a renowned 13th-century chef in the Repubblica di Genova.
The first Borgata $10,000 Guaranteed Basketball Free Throw Tournament is in the books and it can be summed up in one simple word—swish.
Well, actually, a lot of the 1,022 contestants that turned out for the inaugural event on March 21 went the bank-shot route, but the winner, Al Callejas, 37 of Archbald, PA definitely went for the swish as he won first prize and $10,220.
Callejas told the Scranton Times Tribune that he got a little nervous watching competitors take advantage of the springy backboards used for the contest in Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa’s Signature room.
“It was the greatest strategy in the world,” Callejas said. “If you hit it square, the backboard falls back and ball drops right through. It started playing mind games with you. You wonder if you should be banking them.”
Instead, he stuck with the way his basketball coach father Al had taught him.
“He always said if you don’t hit the rim it will go in,” Callejas said.
The other key to winning was endurance as Borgata’s first-ever skill-based contest—the first anywhere really—proved a remarkable success with a turnout large enough to bump the $10,000 guaranteed prize pool to $20,000.
For Callejas, a day of foul shots came down to one last shot—the difference between an outright win and a tie with Wayne Nelson, local Cedar Creek High School boys basketball coach and Smithville resident.
He made it.
There are a lot of cute slogans that come to mind when announcing the top online winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
You know, stuff like “It pays to play at BorgataCasino.com,” “We’ve got the best jackpots in New Jersey” and “You don’t even have to put on pants to win big at BorgataCasino.com.”
Well, how about “Take a ride on the Borgata Money Boat?”
Looking at the big online winners for March 16 – 22, BorgataCasino.com‘s Money Boat slots hit for $20,000 in jackpots. Add to that another big video poker win and you could say “There’s a lot of winning going on at BorgataCasino.com.”
See, they just come naturally.
Here’s a look at the big online winners for March 16 to March 22:
It’s officially springtime in New Jersey, and now that the snow is melting and the sun is shining, something big is blooming at BorgataCasino.com.
We’re not talking about flowers – we are talking about lots of green. From Friday, March 27th through Sunday, March 29th, we’re handing out guaranteed Bonus Dollars to everyone, no deposit required. You could win as much as $1,000.
Just sign in to your BorgataCasino.com account this Friday, Saturday or Sunday and opt in to the Spring Bonus promotion under the Promotions tab. When you do, we’ll show you a card. Just click it to reveal your prize.
New to BorgataCasino.com? We’ll set you up with an account for free and load it with $20 to get you started.
Happy spring from everyone at BorgataCasino.com.