Aug 5

New Craft Beers at Vintage Wine Boutique

BeerWe’ve all seen wine aficionados going through their routine as they sample their classic wines.

You know—the swirl in the glass to check the color, the sniffing of the bouquet, the swishing of the wine in the mouth to pick up its accents and flavors.

It’s one of the great joys of wine selection and part of the education Vintage Wine Boutique at The Shoppes at The Water Club has always given would-be wine connoisseurs.

As for beer drinkers, well, that’s a little different right? The main taste element is whether it’s cold; it’s hard to see the color and sniff the bouquet from a can isn’t it?

Au contraire, mon amie.

At Vintage, we take beer as seriously as we take our classic selection of wines. And so we’re introducing a new line of craft beers guaranteed to turn any beer drinker into a connoisseur of the hops. These are beers so finely crafted, they stand up to scrutiny as well as any fine wine.

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Aug 4

August Promotions in the Borgata Poker Room

Poker RoomIt’s August, the last of the full summer months, and the Borgata Poker Room is playing out the dog days with a new line-up of poker promotions.

First, Borgata introduces its new Splash the Pot promotion on Tuesdays throughout the month. Two qualifying tables will be selected every 30 minutes to receive $100 for the pot from 11:30AM – 4:00PM.  A total of $2,000 will be awarded each Tuesday to 20 randomly selected tables.

So basically, you’re sitting at a table playing in a Bad Beat Jackpot qualifying Cash Game and one of our poker room staff just comes over and throws $100 in the pot. And this happens around the room 20 times each Tuesday afternoon.

Not bad.

Plus, we’re bringing back our popular Borgata Buffet offer. For every five Borgata Poker tournaments you enter, from August 1-31 you will receive a complimentary Borgata Buffet.

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Aug 1

This Weekend Could Really Heat Up Your Summer

St. LuciaWe don’t mean to spoil your weekend, but it’s August 1st and that means summer is pretty much halfway over.

The good news? That “Sizzlin Summer” feeling can last all year long with Borgata’s $100K sweepstakes. We just drew 10 weekly winners earlier this week for our latest cash draw. There’s another draw for $4,500 in cash next week, and then five more weekly draws. With each draw, the prize pool grows – all the way up to $10,000.

Cash is great, but for the ultimate summer, you want cool prizes. That’s why on Tuesday, we’re pulling names for our first monthly draw. First place wins a Sea- Doo Spark + Trailer. Second place wins a Beach House Rental. Third and fourth place get a Borgata Luxury Weekend. The prize giveaways continue until 45 winners are crowned.

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Aug 1

An Evening of Motown at Borgata

An Evening of MotownIt’s going to be a real Motown week at Borgata with Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature – The Motown Show at the Borgata Music Box August 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16.

Then, on August 17 comes An Evening of Motown in the Event Center featuring The Four Tops, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Mary Wilson and Jr. Walker’s All Star Band.

The impact of the Motown sound with its mix of doo-wop, R&B, pop, blues, rock and roll and soul changed music in America and you can relive that explosion with an Evening of Motown at the Event Center. Together, the lineup presents some of the greatest songs of the 1960s from Martha Reeves and the Vandellas’ “Nowhere to Run” to the Four Tops “Reach Out I’ll Be There.”

Tickets are $75, $65 and $55 and are available here.

Motown and Borgata, is there a better way to spend a summer night?

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Jul 31

August Tournaments in the Borgata Poker Room

Poker TableAugust is fast approaching and the Borgata Poker Room, along with BorgataPoker.com, has put together one of the best months of tournament play in a non-Borgata Open month.

By non-Borgata Open month, we mean a month that doesn’t include one of Borgata’s five seasonal open events such as the Borgata Poker Open scheduled for September 2-19.

Grinders getting ready for that event will have plenty of chances to sharpen their tournament skills in August.

First up are a series of summer tournaments on Sundays, which we’ve cleverly dubbed Sundays in August. A mix of four different tournaments will be offered at noon each Sunday during the month.

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Jul 31

ZZ Top and Sex and The City Lead Borgata’s New Slots

Sex and the City Slot MachineThings are getting very interesting on the casino floor at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Panthers are prowling, a white lion has been spotted, butterfly swords are being deployed and snow maidens are talking of an eastern promise.

And all while Carrie Bradshaw and friends stroll through the aisles to the sounds of ZZ Top.

Ok, enough of that goofiness. The bottom line is that Borgata is introducing seven new slots to the casino floor and like most modern slots, they each carry a distinct theme.

The days of simple bells and cherries are gone—though those symbols aren’t necessarily—as modern slots offer up themes from our new Prowling Panther slots to the Asian fantasy of our Butterfly Sword slots.

In this new batch, however, all eyes will probably be on Carrie and the women of “Sex and the City” in IGT’s Sex and the City Platinum slot.

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Jul 30

Bay Atlantic Symphony Brings Mozart to Borgata’s Music Box

bas_mozartBorgata Hotel Casino & Spa continues its special summer series in partnership with Bay Atlantic Symphony on Sunday, August 3 with the symphony presenting two of Mozart’s last works–Clarinet Concerto in A major and Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major–in a concert titled All Mozart

Surprised? Thought Borgata’s summer concerts were all about Sammy Hagar and Lionel Richie?

Don’t be. Borgata has a longstanding commitment to promoting the local arts scene and there’s no better proof than our partnership with South Jersey’s own orchestra the Bay Atlantic Symphony.

Since 2008, Borgata has gone classical with the Symphony and this is our second year presenting Bay Atlantic Symphony Summer Series at Borgata’s Music Box.

The series began in June with a successful performance by the Symphony with renowned pianist Yuja Wang.

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Jul 29

Trade Your Premium Card for a Borgata Black Label My Rewards Card

Borgata Black Label CardWe think the My Borgata Rewards program is the best player’s rewards system in Atlantic City—and pretty much anywhere else, for that matter—and we’re always ready to back it up.

The My Borgata Red Label Card gives you the best in comp and slots dollars to start, but it’s the premium My Borgata Black Label Card, that we’ll put up against any premium card in the city.

Say you’re a premium card member at any Caesars Entertainment property, the Trump casinos and now, the Tropicana Casino & Resort.  Bring your premium card in and we’ll upgrade you to a Black Label Card at Borgata.

We think you’ll appreciate the difference.

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Jul 28

The Wine Classroom at Vintage Wine Boutique

Vintage Wine ClassroomA lot of us that enjoy a casual glass of wine now and then know that there’s a lot more to the taste of the grape than we’ve taken in so far.

We hear our friends talking about bouquets and body and aftertastes and pairing with cuisine, but for us it’s pretty much red goes with meat, white with fish and sweeter wines can go with dessert.

And then we pick up a bottle of plonk because we like the picture on the bottle (that’s right, we went there with plonk).

But this doesn’t have to be you anymore. Vintage Wine Boutique at The Water Club is putting an educational twist on wine this summer with The Wine Classroom, a series of wine classes that takes an international trip around the wine drinking world. Discover a world of wine with Borgata’s wine professionals, learn about wine pairings and sample some exceptional varietals (Ha, varietals, we’re already learning).

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Jul 25

Sitting on a Stack of iRewards Points? It Could Lead to a Trip to St. Lucia

beach-houseWe’re into the third week of Sizzlin Summer, and while we’ve already handed out $5,500 in cash to 240 lucky winners, there’s still plenty of time to cash in. There are seven more weekly draws happening, but we won’t keep repeating ourselves and tell you that you’ve got a new chance to win every Tuesday, just by playing casino games and poker games during the week leading up to it.

At Borgata, we’ve hammered that point home several times. But what we haven’t talked about so much are the two big monthly giveaways.

On August 5th, we’re drawing 45 winners and awarding them with big prizes – the kind that will make this their most “Sizzlin” summer yet. First place gets a Sea-Doo Spark & Trailer. Second place walks away with a beach house rental. Third and fourth place will get to head to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for a luxury weekend away. There’s a foosball table, tennis set, pool table, kayak, another hotel stay and so much more.

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