In 1971, Janis Joplin summed up a lot of people’s feelings and aspirations when her song “Mercedes Benz” hit the airwaves, with the classic a cappella line “Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz.”
That was a long time ago, but not much has changed for Mercedes since Janis sang that. The Mercedes Benz remains one of the great cars and great status symbols in the world.
And we here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa think you should have one. So we’ve declared May 17 Mercedes Day in May. We’ll be giving away five Mercedes Benz ML350s from 12pm to 8pm. To enter, just insert your My Borgata card into any slot machine or open a table games rating.
Then, just listen to the announcements as one winner will be named every two hours.
If you’re wondering if you would like to own a Mercedes ML350, consider this:
The ML350 is an SUV with a 3.5 liter V-6 engine, 302 horsepower and a towing capacity of 6,600 pounds. Standard features include a heated front seat, hands-free Bluetooth interface, 9-way air bag protection and a power lift gate (and that’s just naming a few).
Love multi-table tournaments? You’re going to love them twice as much when you find out that playing in them could lead to thousands in extra cash and prizes. This May, we’re continuing our two big Tournament Leaderboards with lots to give away, including the chance to play in major live events in the east coast’s premier poker room at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
It all starts with the Quarterly Freeroll Invitational Tournament. This June, up to 1,500 players will take a seat in an invitational poker tournament, just for qualifying BorgataPoker.com multi-table tournament players. The tournament prize pool features $20,000 in prizes for the top 36 finishers, and first place wins all this:
• A $3,500 Championship entry
• A $560 land-based entry
• A $200 Sunday $50k GTD entry
• 2-night accommodations at Borgata in Atlantic City
Second and third place also win that $3,500 entry, and there are lots more prizes like tournament dollars, online entries, and more land-based entries.
Are you sitting on a bunch of iRewards Points? What if you could turn them into $5,000 cash? Or a Weber Spirit Gas Grill? How about a Michael Kors handbag? Or a kayak?
It could happen if you redeem your iRewards Points for entries into our Spring It On Me Sweepstakes monthly drawing at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
On May 19th, we’re drawing winners for 50 fantastic prizes. If you want to make this a spring to remember, just visit the My Borgata iRewards store and purchase your entries with iRPs by May 17th (log in to your BorgataPoker.com or BorgataCasino.com account, click Rewards, and then Points Store). The cost of each entry into the monthly drawing depends on your current loyalty status:
Red Label -> Redeem 5 iRPs for 1 entry
Red Label Plus -> Redeem 4 iRPs for 1 entry
Silver Label -> Redeem 3 iRPs for 1 entry
Black Label -> Redeem 2 iRPs for 1 entry
Black Label Elite -> Redeem 1 iRPs for 1 entry
On May 19th, we’ll draw winners for a bunch of big prizes, so don’t miss out. If you don’t have iRewards Points yet, don’t worry. You can get one entry by opting in to the Spring It On Me promo every 24 hours or you can earn more iRPs by playing online.
Here’s a look at what you can win in the Spring It On Me monthly drawing:
What is it about Dutch DJs?
We only ask because Borgata Nightlife is proud to present another of the hottest DJs on the House Music scene when Fedde Le Grand plays MIXX with Borgata DJ Carlos Melange May 23.
And he’s Dutch. And it’s, like, the third Dutch DJ we’ve had at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa this year.
Ok, maybe that’s not that many.
But even Le Grand knows what we’re talking about when he outlined why Dutch DJs have so much success in an old 2009 interview.
“Well we have a long history of dance music in Holland, it first started with the trance guys being successful, then the progressive guys and now house which is quite funny when you think about it. The trance guys started to have a lot of success so people were like – oh it’s a way to get across the borders and develop further afield.”
“For bands it’s extremely hard, almost impossible to build up an international notoriety other than in Belgium or Germany. However with dance music, artists proved you could go global and I think that appeals to a lot of young people. That’s why they get involved with dance music. But the other thing is now there are so many kids and young people producing so the competition is really high and you really have to stand out if you want to break through.”
Le Grand stood out.
You know how everyone is always waiting for a bona-fide star to emerge from shows like “American Idol” and “The Voice”? Mostly they watch because every once in a while it actually happens — a Carrie Underwood or Katharine McPhee emerges.
Well back in the day—way back in the 80s—there was another kind of show like that, but this one covered all the bases and all the different types of showbiz acts. It was called “Star Search” and it pumped out a bunch of big stars like, uhm, teen star Tiffany and country group Sawyer Brown.
Ok, that’s about it, but the show did much better for comedians, with the likes of Ray Romano and Rosie O’Donnell launching their careers from the “Star Search” stage.
Of course the show eventually flamed out in the 90s, but did make a brief return in 2003 hosted by Arsenio Hall.
So why the long “Star Search” history lesson?
Simple. The 2003 “Star Search” comedy champ, Loni Love, is playing Borgata’s Music Box May 29.
Yes, Love had one shot in the revamped “Star Search” in 2003 to grab a title and she did, parlaying that into a career as a stand-up comic and TV personality. Not bad for a women who has worked on an auto-plant assembly line and also had a career as an electrical engineer.
And while that’s fine, honest work, let’s face it, you know Loni Love from her co-hosting duties on “The Real” talk show or her about fifty million appearances as a panelist on “The Chelsea Handler Show.” Or maybe you saw her in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 or her Comedy Central Special “American Sister.”
Then again, maybe you’ve read her best-selling advice book “Love Him or Leave Him, But Don’t Get Stuck with the Tab.” Or as the host of Café Mocha Radio, where she’s interviewed President Obama.
Every week we put together the list of the big online winners at Borgata’s online sites BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
And every week we learn a little something—like raging rhinos are good and online leaderboards for poker are pretty cool.
Speaking of poker, this week we have a great lesson in video poker from Michael in Wayne, New Jersey. Playing a jacks or better game (no wildcards) at BorgataCasino.com, Mike was confronted with three cards in a royal flush (spades) and a pair of deuces, one of which was the deuce of spades.
What do you do? Go for the royal where the odds are long but the payout is great. Hold the deuces and go for a much smaller payout (three of a kind, two pair), but get much better odds?
Or, hold the four spades and go for the flush, a medium payout?
Well, turns out Michael went for the big money—and hit the royal to the tune of $16K.
Pretty good lesson. What will you learn playing Borgata Online this week?
Here’s the big online winners for April 27 – May 3:
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and we’re celebrating with something special for everyone at BorgataCasino.com.
Just deposit $50 or more on Sunday, May 10th using the bonus code MOM2015. We’ll automatically add $10 Bonus Dollars to your account. You can use it right away to play slots, classic slots and progressive slots at BorgataCasino.com.
But before you make that deposit, don’t forget to opt in to the Spring It On Me Sweepstakes. You’ll earn free entries to our weekly and monthly drawings when you do, and you’ll earn another 50 entries when you make that deposit.
This week’s drawing is for $2,500 cash, so don’t miss out.
Happy Mother’s Day from everyone at BorgataCasino.com!
There are times when you are watching television that it can feel like you’re being invaded by comedian and improv-master Wayne Brady.
There he is in his Emmy-winning stint as host of “Let’s Make a Deal” every day. There he is again on the syndicated improv show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” which seems to have been a staple on TV for about 50 years. Or maybe he’ll show up in his recurring role on “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” or any of the other about 1,000 TV shows he’s made a guest appearance on.
Why even the character of Clover on Disney’s “Sofia the First” sounds just like him.
Yes, sometimes, Wayne Brady seems to be everywhere.
One place you’ll be sure to find him is at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Music Box on May 22 at 9pm.
There, you can expect Brady to do what he does best—improvisation. In fact, Brady calls his show an “improv rock concert.”
“I take suggestions from the audience and nothing is off limits,” he tells the Providence Journal. “That said, there’s no accounting for taste sometimes,” he says laughing. “I like building themes, having conversations with the audience, getting more one-on-one contact with them. It’s the purest form of improv.”
For Brady, there is only one way to describe a pure improve approach to stand-up—be fearless.
“If I really let myself sit there and think about how I don’t know what’s going to happen during the show, I could really get sick to my stomach,” he says. “But I move beyond that. It’s not that I don’t care because I do. If you stop caring, the audience will know.
Every week we give you the list of our big online winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com because, well, we just love to celebrate our players’ big jackpots.
This week, however, is cause for a major celebration as four—count’em four—Borgata online players scored a better than $10K jackpot. Ok, two scored big payouts at BorgataPoker.com, so technically not jackpots, but you get the idea.
In all, our big winners collected better than $80,000 in jackpots and tournament winnings this week (including a $15,400 entry into the WPT World Championship at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa). And that’s not counting all the Borgata online winners that didn’t make the list.
80 grand. Hey, we’re here every week. You could be too.
Here’s the big online winners for April 20 to April 26:
– On April 20, Cortney from Williamstown, New Jersey, made a bet playing the WMS Black Knight 2 slots game and won $15,295.50.
– On April 22, Debra from Marlboro, New Jersey, made a $4 bet playing the WMS Raging Rhino slots game and won $4,601.
– On April 24, Jonathan from New York, New York, won a $13,975 jackpot playing the IGT Siberian Storm slots game.
Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of April; 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…