Sep 9

Borgata at the A.C. Seafood Festival

ac_seafood_festivalContrary to what you may have been hearing, Atlantic City is alive and kicking and ready to celebrate the end of summer with its 3rd Annual Atlantic City Seafood Festival September 13 & 14.

September is always a great month in Atlantic City with beautiful weather and events such as the Borgata Poker Open and the Miss America Pageant underway. But the Seafood Festival celebrates one of Atlantic City’s 365 days a year, 24/7 attractions—namely unbelievable seafood and dining experiences.

So it should come as no surprise that the fine dining leader (casual dining as well) in Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, will be right there at the festival offering up some delectable dishes from our line-up of celebrity chefs and fine restaurants.

The festival may be across town at Bader Field, but we’ve got trucks and portable kitchen equipment, so no worries.

Here’s a look at what you can experience at Borgata’s booth:

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Sep 8

Charity Events at the Borgata Poker Open September 12 & 13

charity-pokerThe 2014 Borgata Poker Open has started out with another amazing turn-out for its opening event as 4,158 entries were made in Event 1 to start two and a half weeks of tournament action.

That’s better than $2 million on the line for one event and millions more spread over 50 events from September 2 to September 19, including the $3 million guaranteed WPT Borgata Open Championship starting September 14.

But even with thousands of grinders vying for all that cash, there’s one thing poker players are always ready to do—and that’s give a little back to the community.

So this year’s Borgata Poker Open features two charity events with one honoring a long-time friend of Borgata Poker—and the poker world in general—and the other from the newly formed Charity Series of Poker.

Event 14, September 12, is the inaugural Mike Sica Memorial Seniors Tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Sica passed away in November at age 69 from cancer. A WSOP Bracelet holder and a fixture at Borgata poker events, Sica was an East Coast pro known for his big heart, easy smile, trademark coordinated outfits and ever-present container of toothpicks.

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Sep 5

Major Poker Software Upgrade Now Available

You know that feeling you get when you’ve been dealt Aces and you think things can’t get any better? Then the flop drops two more Aces to give you quad bullets and an unbeatable hand?

Well, that’s the feeling we’re hoping you get when you see our new software. The BorgataPoker.com software just got a major upgrade. We’ve taken our already-great poker experience and upped the ante with new features that we know you’ll love, including all this:

• Improved Geo-location—Playing near the New Jersey border? Our improved geolocation technology is better at pinpointing your location so you can get online without hassle. That’s especially good when you’re playing from a mobile device.

• A more Intuitive Tournament Lobby—It’s now easier to find the right tournament you want to play in. We’ve added more real-time tourney info to help you buy into the right event.

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Sep 3

Time for Football and Borgata’s Pick The Pros Football Challenge

Pick the ProsThis may have slipped under your radar, but the NFL season is set to begin September 4 as the Green Bay Packers take on the defending champs the Seattle Seahawks. Which is nice.

Or, for those of you who have any type of sports radar at all—FOOOOTBALL!!! It’s Football season!!!!  Hoorah!!! Football, football, football, football … Which is AWESOME!!!!

However you greet the start of the season, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is right with you as we begin Pick the Pros, Borgata’s $1 million Football Challenge. Borgata will be giving away more than $1 million in cash and Bonus Slot Dollars over the 20-week season.

The challenge is your chance to win $50,000 in cash and Bonus Slot Dollars every week of the season, There are two ways to win each week—$20,000 in cash for the most correct picks for games each week and a drawing for $30,000 in Bonus Slot dollars with 1,000 entries drawn and a guarantee of at least $30 in Bonus Slot Dollars for each entry drawn.

So you can win for showing off your football knowledge in your game picks, or win Bonus Slot Dollars just for playing.

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Sep 2

Take a Wine Trip Around “The Boot” with Fornelletto

taste-italian-wine-203x185Did you ever check out a wine label? There’s a lot of key information on a wine label that goes far beyond what type of wine it is and the year it was harvested.

Important info to be sure, but perhaps the key point of any wine is where it’s from—not just the country of origin, but the region where it was made.

It’s one thing to say a wine was made in Italy. It’s another to say it was made in the province of Piedmont in the northwest corner of Italy.

Such a wine may be a Piemonte Barolo, one of a range of wines made from the Nebbiolo grape. That alone tells a wine aficionado that this rather light-colored red wine will be wonderfully fragrant, with traditional notes of bitter cherry, earth and even roses.

Or if a wine is made in Tuscany (Toscana), then it comes from an Italian province known for some of the world’s most notable wine regions including Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. In Tuscany, the Sangiovese grape (red) holds sway, yet many towns may have slightly different versions.

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Sep 1

Experience Divine Rewards in Golden Goddess

GoldenGoddess_screenBaseGame_USAll online slots pay you out when you win, but every now and then you come across a gem that showers you with larger-than-life rewards. Golden Goddess, our new 40-payline online slot game from IGT, definitely fits into the latter category.

A bold statement? Not when you consider that Golden Goddess comes with a very impressive Super Stacks feature which is designed to send even more unexpected payouts your way. More on that in a second.

First, let’s talk about what this game is all about. Golden Goddess puts you right in the middle of a true fantasy world that celebrates the very best of Greek mythology. The 5-reel slot game portrays a romantic story set in ancient Greece. To make the game come alive, there’s an abundance of rewarding symbols including a White Dove, Horse, Man and Goddess. There’s also the familiar 10, J, Q, K and Ace symbols too.

Now, Golden Goddess may be themed around a fantasy world, but the types of rewards you can land are very, very real. It’s all thanks to the slot’s Super Stacks feature. Each reel contains a number of different symbols, but as soon as you hit the spin button, one symbol on each reel is randomly selected to fill every spot on the reel. That creates a Super Stack and when the same symbol ends up hitting on multiple reels, you’ve got a huge opportunity to win a lot of cash.

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Aug 29

It’s a Labor Day Weekend Party at Borgata

It’s been another wonderful summer season at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and we’re ready to keep the party going through Labor Day Weekend.

And we do mean party as we’ve lined up one of the best entertainment weekends you’ll see at any time of year.

It starts Friday, August 29 with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue bringing in the funk at the Borgata Music Box at 9pm. Tickets available here.

Saturday, rockers Train come into the Borgata Event Center (tickets available here) while comedian Demetri Martin plays the Music Box. Tickets.

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Aug 27

Congrats to the First Borgata Dash Winner

social-dashCongrats go out to Anthony D. of Rahway NJ, the winner of the first Borgata Social Dash held Saturday August 23.

The Borgata Dash is a Borgata Facebook promotion where fans watch for clues on Borgata’s Facebook page. The first player to physically go to where the clues lead redeems a prize.

Anthony D. was pretty good at it, winning the grand prize of an overnight stay at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, bottle service at MIXX or mur.mur and $100 credit to Izakaya.

The 2nd and 3rd place winners received a $100 dining credit to Izakaya and the 4th through 7th place winners won complimentary admission to MIXX or mur.mur.

We’re holding a Borgata Social Dash every Saturday through September 20.

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Aug 26

The Jetsons Slots Debuts at Borgata

jetsonsYou know the funny thing about nostalgia? It isn’t always about the past. At least where TV is concerned.

Doesn’t make sense? Well, have you ever felt nostalgic about “Lost in Space“, “Star Trek” or perhaps the best sci-fi show ever—yes, we’re talking “The Jetsons“.

Shows like that may be 50 years old, but they still paint a picture of a future you can believe in. because anyone who has ever seen “The Jetsons” is still waiting to go to work—for two hours a week—in their flying car, leave the housework to Rosie the Robot and pretty much push a button to do anything—like say, play a slot machine.

Ha! Now that’s a segue (or seugeway if you prefer).

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa proudly announces the introduction of THE JETSONS themed slot on our casino floor.

You can meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy and his wife, Jane in a new slot game from WMS Gaming. THE JETSONS slots features the sights, sounds and characters from the classic TV show in some pretty cool scenarios. For example, players can watch Rosie vacuum up low-paying symbols and replace them with WILDS in the Rosie Feature, or spin the wheel for one of five character-themed bonuses.

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Aug 25

Bay Atlantic Symphony Salutes Broadway at the Borgata Music Box September 20

Bay Atlantic SymphonyBorgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Bay Atlantic Symphony close out this summer’s concert series September 20 with a little something different.

In the symphony’s two previous concerts at the Borgata Music Box, things have gone decidedly classical—as symphony concerts usually do. The concerts featured world-renowned soloists, including international superstar pianist Yuja Wang, the symphony’s principal clarinetist Christopher Di Santo, and acclaimed violinist Amy Beth Horman.

But for the final show, the symphony is going all Great White Way.

This concert is dubbed Broadway A-Z, ABBA to Les Miz, and is the Bay-Atlantic Symphony’s Seventh Annual Gala Concert featuring the music that has defined the magic of Broadway for generations.

Broadway A-Z, ABBA to Les Miz features some of Broadway’s greatest all-time hits—from Jerome Kern to Comden and Green—performed by Broadway stars Teri Dale Hansen and Jeremiah James accompanied by the Symphony conducted by Music Director Jed Gaylin.

Songs from “Show Boat,” “Les Misèrables,”  “Guys and Dolls,” “The King and I,” “Peter Pan,” “Rent,” “West Side Story,” “La Cage aux Folles,” “Cabaret” and “The Music Man,” will be featured. If that doesn’t cover the full gamut of Broadway history, we don’t know what does.

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