Jan 30

Borgata’s MIXX Dominates AC Weekly Nightlife Awards

2015_nla-Logo-UPDATE_ROur friends at Atlantic City Weekly hit on a great idea about seven years ago when they came up with the idea for the AC Weekly Nightlife Awards. Not only did they honor all of the great nightlife in Atlantic City, they went to the true experts to figure out which clubs and casinos should be singled out each year.

Those experts were their readers, which is basically you, the beautiful people that make the Atlantic City scene happen.

As you might expect, Borgata Nightlife has had a pretty healthy representation in the awards through the years (Thanks to your votes) and this year, 2015, we’re positively swooning over the love you’ve shown to MIXX, one of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s premiere nightclubs and party spots.

MIXX took first place honors in eight different categories.

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Jan 29

A Look at the Garden State Super Series II Big Winners

Garden State Super SeriesThe Garden State Super Series II was a huge success at BorgataPoker.com, as players had the opportunity to take home over $1.35 million in prizes pools generated during the 15-day online series. On Sunday, all eyes were on the New Jersey online poker site as the series wrapped with six Main Events, including Championships for low, mid and high-stakes players. Here’s a look at how everything unfolded after the final hands were dealt.

GSSS #22 Low
The $25K guaranteed event saw its total prize pool pumped up to $28,000 thanks to an impressive showing. A final table deal saw the tournament end with Ohguyana taking the title and earning $4,342.91. Fnasty97 and zdibevad13 rounded out the top three with $4,117.50 and $2,448 respectively.

GSSS #22 Mid
A final table deal in this $150,000 guaranteed tournament saw Dabullz and Thatgood45 walking away with $17,250 apiece. TooDue4U left with $20,805 and the title of the biggest GSSS II tournament yet.

GSSS #22 High
The prize pool of this $75K guaranteed tournament ballooned to $107,350. DonDraper proved to be a madman at the tables, storming through a field of 113 players to conquer the tourney for $23,509.68. HordorHordorHordor followed close behind, earning $15,995.15 for a second place finish. JANANGHALIB earned $12,345.25 for finishing third.

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Jan 28

Big Game Specialty Drinks at Long Bar

All CocktailsWhen the big game goes off February 1 in Glendale Arizona, there’ll be a lot of different ways to make it known which side you’re rooting for … wearing your team’s jersey, waving flags and banners, just being really loud about it.

But here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa—especially at Borgata’s Long Bar—you can add one more dimension. You can drink the drink of your would-be champions.

Whether you’re a die-hard super-fan or just enjoy trying new and fun libations, Borgata has the perfect offerings to quench any fan’s thirst this Super Bowl weekend. In anticipation of the New England Patriots taking on the Seattle Seahawks, Borgata will offer specialty cocktails at Long Bar leading up to the big game. And we promise that all of our specialty drinks will be properly inflated.

Check out our list of specialty drinks:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Bele-Check Yourself

Throw on your oldest hooded sweatshirt and tip your glass to the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in four years. Much in the same way a Hall of Fame coach brings his players together, this Sangria blends a variety of delicious ingredients to create a winning concoction sure to “inflate” your ego.

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Jan 26

Borgata Online Winners for January 12-18

Slot MachineBorgataPoker.com is, of course, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s main website for bringing online poker to New Jersey while BorgataCasino.com is where you’ll find Borgata’s great online casino games.

So how is it that one of the biggest online poker wins we’ve ever had hit at BorgataCasino.com?

Simple. Make a $50 bet on video poker, hit the Royal Flush, pocket $40,000.

Things like that happen all the time on Borgata’s online sites, as you’ll see when you check out what happened to Matt from Audubon in our list of online winners for January 12 – 18.

So what’s going to happen next? And to who?

Here’s the big winners for January 12-18:

– On January 15, Cortney from Williamstown, New Jersey won a $15,525 jackpot playing the Siberian Storm slots game at BorgataCasino.com.

– On January 15, Rhonda from Belford, New Jersey made a $2 bet playing the Loot’EnKhamun slots game and won $8,432 at BorgataCasino.com.

– On January 17, Matt from Audubon, New Jersey made a $50 bet playing Game King Jacks or Better Video Poker at BorgataCasino.com. He was dealt 10S JS KS AS 4H, held 10S JS KS AS, and drew QS for a royal flush and a huge $40,000 win.

– For the week, Mitch from Cherry Hill, New Jersey placed in eight GSSS II poker main events netting over $11,470, including a 1st place finish in GSSS II Event #4 ($100 Buy-In Bounty NLH) for $3,160 at BorgataPoker.com.

#NowThatsAWin

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Jan 26

MIXX Winter Music Series Continues with DVBBS and W&W

DVBBSWinter isn’t letting up so neither is Borgata Nightlife’s Winter Music Series at MIXX which continues February 6 with DVBBS and then February 13 with W&W.

It’s kind of the initial phase of the Winter Music Series to start off the month. Get it? Initials – DVBBS and W&W?

Anywaaay …

The month starts off with DVBBS — the Canadian Dance Music duo of brothers Chris Andre and Alex Andre van den Hoef, best known for their joint international hit with Borgeous titled “Tsunami.” The vocal remix of “Tsunami (Jump)”, featuring Tinie Tempah, reached number 1 on the UK and Scotland charts. Of course we have them in Atlantic City, after the brothers finish up a Brazilian swing on their latest tour.

While “Tsunami” may be what they are best known for, a look at their follow-ups, such as “Pyramids” featuring Sanjin shows a diversity you might not expect from a Canadian duo.

“Pyramids” channels the same percussive intensity of “Tsunami” but mixes it with Jamaican influences. “It feels so good to bring back our reggae roots,” the duo tells Billboard. “We’ve been wanting to crossover with a reggae vibe for quite some time. It all started at a hotel in Sweden with our homie Sanjin. The next day we hit a studio in Amsterdam and the track was coming to life.”

So, you know, reggae roots from a couple of guys from Ontario.

Advance tickets are $30 and available here.

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Jan 23

Lisa Lampanelli at Borgata’s Event Center February 15

Lisa LampanelliWhen comic Lisa Lampanelli takes the stage—as she will February 15 at Borgata’s Event Center—she’s not exactly subtle about what you can expect.

Things are going to get rough.

Lampenelli dubs herself comedy’s Queen of Mean—though a lovable Queen of Mean—and even uses the web address insultcomic.com for her website. That’s pretty much telling it like it is.

Brash, dirty, politically incorrect, really dirty, unsettling, really, really dirty, savage – look, the chick is dirty … they’re all pretty accurate descriptions of Lampanelli’s act.

And in recent years, thanks to appearances on Howard Stern’s Sirius radio show (where he can go off uncensored) as well as a host of Comedy Central roasts and her own HBO comedy special “Long Live the Queen,” Lampanelli’s stock keeps rising. It also didn’t hurt that she was on season five of “Celebrity Apprentice.

Lampanelli comes to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa this time out as a changed woman. Oh, she’ll still skewer anyone—including herself—but coming off a failed marriage, she’s lost about 100 pounds and has given herself a new look.

“It’s so dramatic, I don’t recognize myself. I want to get out and date properly now that my divorce is final. Those experiences will make for great stories in the future shows,” Lampanelli recently told the Las Vegas Sun.

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Jan 22

BorgataPoker.com Guarantees Over $300K on Sunday for GSSS II Series

Garden State Super SeriesReady for the big one this Sunday? Make that three big ones. BorgataPoker.com’s Garden State Super Series II wraps up this Sunday with hundreds of thousands in guarantees on the table. Here’s a look at what you’ll find online at BorgataPoker.com:

  • GSSS II Championship events:

o   At 4:30pm, we’re hosting a $25,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em tournament. The buy-in for this one is $50.

o   At 5:00pm, we’re hosting our big $150,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em tournament. The buy-in for this one is $200. There is a mega satellite at 3:30pm that feeds into this event with 15 seats guaranteed.

o   At 5:30pm, we’ve got a $75,000 No Limit Hold’em event. This one costs $1,000 to get into. There is a $50 satellite at 4pm with 10 seats guaranteed.

  • The GSSS II tournament series concludes with our evening events:

o   At 6:00pm, we have another $15,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em event with a $50 buy-in.

o   At 6:30pm, we have our $100 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $30,000 Guarantee.

o   At 7:00pm, we close out our series with a $50,000 Guaranteed tournament with a $500 buy-in. There’s a 5-seat guaranteed satellite into this event at 5:30pm.

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Jan 22

Borgata Instant Bonus January 22 – 24

instant-bonusWe all love a bonus and want a bonus. Let’s face it, most of us could really use a bonus. But did you ever think about the word “bonus?” We mean really think about it.

Now, of course a bonus can come at work or be an extra free throw when the other team has gone over the foul limit. But this is the definition that we’re talking about today.

“Something welcome and often unexpected that accompanies and enhances something that is itself good”—from whatever they call the Google dictionary (which is possibly Google dictionary).

That’s the kind of bonus we like here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Especially when we talk about BONUS SLOT DOLLARS®.

Starting today, Thursday, January 22 through Saturday January 24, slots players at Borgata can receive instant bonuses while playing. Think about it. You’re just playing Borgata’s wide selection of slots, enjoying the action and Bam … you win a bonus between $1 and $100 in BONUS SLOT DOLLARS®.

That’s something good, kind of unexpected (well, this blog post aside) and it definitely enhances something already good, which is playing at Borgata.

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Jan 21

Savor Borgata Presents ‘Bubbles … By Veuve Clicquot’ February 14

bubblesValentine’s Day is the holiday of romance, as we all know, but when it comes to celebrating it, well, a little elegance can go a long way.

Now don’t get us wrong. If you and your honey like to toast Valentine ’s Day with a can of beer and a bag of Fritos, more power to you.

But every now and then, it’s worth a bit of indulgence to do Valentine’s Day right. Say with a few glasses of some of the world’s most famous champagnes along with light nibbles prepared by Borgata’s world-class chefs.

And as luck would have it, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has a Valentine’s Day event exactly like that. On Saturday, Febraury 14, Borgata presents Bubbles … by Veuve Clicqout as part of the Savor Borgata Series in our Tesoro Lounge at 4pm.

Here’s the description from Savor Borgata:

“Spend the afternoon with Veuve Clicquot and enjoy an escalating flight of bubbles. Taste everything from Clicquot’s simplest house to their renowned La Grande Dame while enjoying light nibbles to complement the flavors and aromas of each champagne.”

But here’s a little more to that rundown than meets the eye. Simply put, Veuve Clicquot is the name in champagne (which is always French by the way, as opposed to sparkling wine.) The French Champagne House was founded in 1772, making it older than the U.S. itself.

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Jan 20

Artie Lange at The Music Box February 14

Artie LangeFor couples looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day date, a lot of petty well-worn, almost clichéd scenarios come to mind. There’s the flowers, the candy, candlelight dinner, slow dancing at a romantic lounge … you know the drill.

Nothing wrong with going with the classics.

But for some it might be time to shake things up a little. And Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa may have the perfect Valentine’s Day show to do just that—Comedian Artie Lange appearing at The Music Box.

Loud, obnoxious, offensive, dirty, funny as hell … Lange just screams Valentine’s Day.

Truthfully, the former Howard Stern sidekick brings an unbelievable honesty to his stand-up act, unapologetically discussing the dark side of a life marred by heroin addiction, depression and a suicide attempt, all outlined in his book Crash and Burn.

Lange is a survivor, though anyone who follows his Twitter account (or his new podcast) knows controversy is never far away.

But there’s one thing you can’t deny about Lange … he’s funny.

Here’s a sample.

“I’ve never been swimming, and that’s because it’s never been more than half an hour since I last ate.”

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