Jan 12

Borgata’s Winter Escape Package

Borgata Winter Escape PackageThe first winter storm has hit the East in 2015 and, as you’d expect, it led to some pretty predictable problems.

There was a lot of shoveling, salting and sliding on the roads going on, not to mention more than a few fender benders. There was also a lot of bundling up, but still freezing anyway.

People are sneezing, sniffling and coughing and we’ve all been reminded of that horrible seasonal visitor called the wind chill factor. That’s when a slight breeze makes it feel like you’re standing on the North Pole.

There’s ice on the windows, the sidewalks and sometimes it feels like its in your very soul.

And the worst part? Only two and a half more months to go.

Let’s face it, at some point we all need to escape winter’s grip, even if for just one night. And there’s no better place to spend that night than Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Borgata offers up a special winter escape package Sundays through Thursdays designed to beat back the winter blahs.

Staring at $169 a night, you get an overnight stay in a classic room at Borgata, a $100 Dining Credit, two tickets to the Comedy Club at the Music Box and complimentary in room WiFi.

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Jan 9

Online Winners for December 29 – January 4

battleship-203x185You know what’s a great way to ring in the New Year?

By winning a jackpot online at BorgataCasino.com. It’s almost as good as a major tournament win at BorgataPoker.com.

Looking at the list of big online winners for December 29 to January 4, that’s exactly what happened to our online players. We got some slots wins and a big poker win.

So that’s a pretty good New Year’s resolution. Play for your chance to win big in 2015 at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com. Hey, it’s got to be easier than losing weight or whatever else people come up with for resolutions.

Here are the big winners online for December 29 to January 4.

– On December 31, Jonathan from New York, New York, won $9,270 playing the Battleship slots game at BorgataCasino.com.

– On January 4, Rebecca from Morganville, New Jersey, bet $10 on the Aztec Myths slots game and won $5,482 at BorgataCasino.com.

– On January 4, Brian from North Brunswick, New Jersey, took 1st place in the Sunday $50,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament at BorgataPoker.com and took home $10,175.

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Jan 9

2015 Borgata Winter Poker Open Jan. 13-30

Winter Poker OpenThere’s snow on the ground, ice on the roads and an arctic blast is in the air.

In other words its January and time for the Borgata Winter Poker Open where grinders can immerse themselves in the toasty confines of the Event Center from January 13-30 for 23 main events and 43 events overall.

The 2015 Winter Poker Open offers $6.7 million in prize pool guarantees including:

Borgata $2 Million Guaranteed Opening Event

Tuesday, January 13 – Friday, January 16

Big Stack No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry

$500 Buy-in + $60 Entry

Borgata $1 Million Guaranteed Event 15

Wednesday, January 21 – Saturday, January 24

Big Stack No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry

$400 Buy-In + $50 Entry

Televised Borgata WPT Championship Event

$3 Million Guaranteed

Sunday, January 25 – Friday, January 30

$3,300 Buy-In + $200 Entry

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Jan 8

$1 Million Garden State Super Series begins this Sunday

BP_0276_GSSS_336x280It’s freezing outside. Actually, make that below freezing. With temperatures plummeting, the Garden State is feeling more like the Icy State. But the action at BorgataPoker.com will be hotter than ever for the next two weeks.

Starting this Sunday, January 11th, we’re guaranteeing $1 million over two weeks in our second installment of the Garden State Super Series. You’ll find all your favorite tournaments, including No Limit Hold’em, PLO, 7 Card Stud, heads-up games, and more.

Buy-ins start as low as $5 and run all the way up to $1,000. Tournament guarantees balloon as high as $150,000 so there’s always something big to look forward to. The full schedule is available here.

If you can’t wait until Sunday to win big, don’t worry. We’ve also got daily qualifiers for the $2 Million Guaranteed Borgata Winter Poker Open Kick-Off event, where 1 in 10 will win a $560 entry into this feature event. Enter a qualifier tonight from as little as $7 and claim a seat in the kick-off event, set to get underway January 13 – 15.

With millions on the table, BorgataPoker.com is your best bet for making this winter the hottest season yet.

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Jan 7

MIXX Winter Music Series: Chuckie Jan. 9, Nervo Jan. 16

ChuckieWant to know one of the biggest misconceptions about Atlantic City and winter?

Answer: that it’s the slow season.

Not at Borgata Nightlife.

Winter means MIXX at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is supplying extra heat with its Winter Music Series. Two Fridays each month the club opens up to special DJ appearances and shows.

First up for January is DJ Chuckie, extending his Dirty Dutch sound to MIXX Friday, January 9 joined by Borgata House DJ Paul Castro.

Next up, January 16 is music by Nervo with spinning by Borgata DJ Carlos Melange.

NervoChuckie, born in Suriname, is appearing hot off the release of the EP Traphall with ChildsPlay. As Chuckie puts it on his website, the “four-track EP and collaboration with ChildsPlay features a bombastic hybrid of trap and classic dancehall tunes unlike any before it. Traphall is a testament to Chuckie’s vision for Dirty Dutch Music. This incomparable leadership is taking the label into all spectrums of dance music, leaving no stone unturned.”

But what else would you expect from a guy whose nickname is the King of Dirty Dutch. For those who don’t know what Dirty Dutch is, it is a genre characterized by high pitched lead synths over Latin-inspired rhythms and samples.

Advance tickets for Chuckie are $30 and available here.

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Jan 7

Tarzan and Golden Goose Slots Debut at Borgata

Loose GooseAmong the many different slot themes that can be found on the casino floor at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, you can often find connections that bring the themes together.

Take for example three of Borgata’s newest slots, Tarzan of the Apes from Aristocrat games and LooseGoose and SuperGoose from Ainsworth games.

We all know that Tarzan is the creation of American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, who wrote about a small boy—that would be Tarzan—who was raised by apes in the African jungle and became a great jungle hero. But did you know Burroughs toyed with other settings for the story, including having Tarzan raised by wild geese? Tarzan would then grow up to hang around golf courses and storm-water retention ponds basically annoying everybody until … No wait, that’s not it.

Actually Tarzan of the Geese protected mythical lost cities where Super Geese protected the Golden Goose that lays the Golden Egg from unscrupulous geese and gold egg hunters with a taste for pâté that threaten scenic waterways … wait, this isn’t right either.

Ok, we admit it. There’s no connection.

Tarzan is Tarzan, Geese are geese. The only connection is that all three of our new slots offer up great slots action and jackpots to players.

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Jan 5

Extend the Weekend with mur.mur Mondays

This is How we MondayAh, Mondays. The first day of the work week and the school week—the day of the week most removed from the weekend.

Aren’t they great?

No.

There’s a reason Monday’s are immortalized in song—“Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down,” (The Carpenters) “I Don’t Like Mondays,” (Boomtown Rats), “Blue Monday” (Fats Domino).

But you can fight that desire to hate the first day of the week at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s mur.mur Mondays.

Yes, clubbing on a Monday. Think of it as a permanent three-day weekend at Borgata.

Throw in Izakaya Mondays at Borgata’s modern Japanese pub with a menu from sushi to sake from Borgata chef Michael Schulson.

Sevens run wild on the Izakaya Mondays special menu with $7 sushi, sake and robatayaki.  Plus, receive complimentary admission to mur.mur Mondays until 11pm with your Izakaya receipt of $20 or more.

And, of course, we always have one of our in-house DJs on mur.mur Mondays including Joe Maz on January 5 and Ross One spinning on January 12. Check out the event schedule.

So Mondays don’t have to be that bad. Not if you make Borgata Nightlife a part of the start to your week.

Now Tuesdays …

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Jan 2

Online Winners for December 21 – 28

Loot'EnKhamun Slot MachineBorgataCasino.com offers up a wide variety of online slots and progressive slot jackpots. So many, in fact, that it can be hard for players to pick a favorite.

Except, of course if you were playing with us online during the week of December 21 – 28. That week, there was a clear favorite—our Loot’EnKhamen slots.

There are a lot of slots themes at BorgataCasino.com and this King Tut themed slot is as clever as any. But that’s not what makes a slot a favorite—jackpots make a slot a favorite.

And last week Loot’EnKhamun hit for better than $86,000 in jackpots.

You read that right–$86,000. Check out our list of Big Online Winners for December 21 – 28 to see:

– On December 23, Scott from Newton, New Jersey, had a $10,000 win on the Loot’EnKhamun slots game.

– On December 24, Michael from Hillsborough, New Jersey, received an early Christmas present when he hit a $36,480 jackpot on the Loot’EnKhamun slots game.

– On December 27, Sharon from Wanaque, New Jersey, had a $39,610 winning spin on the Loot’EnKhamun slots game.

Wonder which slot will be the favorite this week? Check back next week to find out!  And don’t forget the action at BorgataPoker.com as well.

#NowThatsAWin

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Jan 1

Ring in 2015 with $2,015 Bonus Dollars

NYEHappy New Year from everyone at Borgata! Whether you spent your New Year’s Eve at home with family or at a party with friends, we want to make your New Year’s Day just as memorable.

So today only, we’re giving away free Bonus Dollars — and you can win up to $2,015 of them.
Just sign in to your BorgataCasino.com account on January 1st and click on the Promotions tab. Then, opt in to the $2,015 NYE Bonus promo.

When you see your Happy New Year card, just click it to reveal your prize. Then enjoy your free Bonus Dollars, on us.

The free Bonus Dollars promo is just one way we’re starting 2015 off right. See our promotions page for a look at what else is in store this week. And if you love poker, check out our $1 million Garden State Super Series, starting soon.

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Dec 31

January Spa Specials at Borgata

january-spa-specialsThe holidays are great aren’t they?

All that shopping and running around. Decorating everything that doesn’t move. There’s cooking, eating, cooking some more, eating, cooking, eating some more.

There’s the drives to see relatives in 27 different states or the reverse fun of having 71 relatives visit you in your three-bedroom house with two baths.

Then some cooking and eating.

And finally, a massive New Year’s Eve party with cooking and eating and drinking and dancing and eating followed by a day of watching parades and football and then cooking and eating.

Yes, the holidays are great. Sure you gained 15 pounds, you’re a nervous wreck and you haven’t seen the bathroom floor through the wet towels in two weeks, but hey, the holidays are gre … You know what?

You could probably use a break.

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