Mar 2

Friends Slots Unveiled at Borgata

Friends Slot MachineWhen you think of the 1990s—or more specifically, Thursday nights in the 1990s—many of us have the same memory. We think about sitting on the big couch at Central Perk and hanging with our friends. Or maybe it was up in Monica’s apartment.

Of course, it wasn’t always easy keeping up with the friends. There was Rachel’s current hairstyle to keep track of, Monica’s cleanliness to deal with, Chandler’s jokes, Phoebe’s general zaniness.

And then there was the whole on-again, off-again, on-again, off again and finally on-again relationship between Ross and Rachel. Yet for a good 10 years, we were there every Thursday night.

And the whole time we were thinking, “Gee, this would make a great slot machine theme.”

Didn’t think that? Well, you should check out Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s ’s new progressive slot machine Friends, based on the hit sitcom which ran from 1994 to 2004 and then in reruns ever since.

The Friends slot from Bally Scientific Games captures a time in American culture when our biggest worry was whether Monica and Chandler could keep their relationship a secret or if Joey would get an acting job. It was a simpler time when we didn’t even notice that Monica lived in a Manhattan apartment the size of an airplane hangar and never worried about rent.

And it’s all captured in these great bonus features:

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Mar 2

BorgataPoker.com Online Poker Tournament Leaderboard Standings (February ’16 Final)

Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of February 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 February 2016 Tournament…

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Mar 1

Borgata Online Winners for February 15 – 21

borgatapoker-203x185This week showed that poker rules at Borgata’s online casinos, BorgataPoker.com and BorgataCasino.com.

The biggest single jackpot of the week of February 15 – 21 came at BorgataCasino.com as Michael from Marlboro, New Jersey, won $8,000 after placing a $10 bet on the Game King Bonus Poker video poker game.

The biggest total winner was aptly screen-named GiantGenuis who won over $12,400, winning this week’s Mega Tuesday 500, and top 10 finishes in the Daily $10K, Daily $4K Guaranteed Turbo, and Sunday $50K Guaranteed tournament at BorgataPoker.com.

We love all our games at Borgata’s online casino sites, but let’s face it. Poker rules.

Here’s the big online winners for February 15 – 21:

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– On February 15, Michael from Marlboro, New Jersey, won $8,000.00 after placing a $10 bet on the Game King Bonus Poker video poker game.

– On February 16, Joseph from Sewaren, New Jersey, bet $5 playing the Jack and the Beanstalk slot game and won $4,226.

– On February 21, Jannine from Belford, New Jersey, made a $7.20 bet on the Cleopatra slot game and won $4,985.

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Mar 1

Borgata a Sponsor at Philadelphia HRC Dinner

For the first time ever, Borgata was a corporate sponsor at the 2016 Human Rights Campaign’s Greater Philadelphia Gala on Saturday, February 27. The popular event, which featured many of the country’s premiere civil rights leaders,was held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and included a silent auction and dinner.

Borgata’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Joe Lupo, who was in attendance, said that the resort’s support of the HRC was natural for Borgata.

“It stems from the very beginning that we want to create an environment that promotes equality for our customers and employee base,” Lupo said. “[The HRC] fit cohesively with this vision.”

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Feb 29

Over $150K Paid Out on Opening Day of GSSS IV

GSSS 2016Garden State Super Series IV is now underway and it’s proving to pay off massively for poker players in New Jersey.  All five tournaments on Sunday’s opening day schedule featured more prize pools exceeding all guarantees.

Here’s a look at what happened in last night’s five big tournaments:

  • GSSS #1 featured a final prize pool of $14,100, eclipsing the $7,500 that had been guaranteed.  The NLH Slow Grind saw PunisherPete claim the first place prize of $2,820.
  • GSSS #2, our biggest tournament of the night with $75,000 guaranteed, paid out an impressive $94,400.  A four-way final table deal distributed $43,829 among ninjaG0 ($11K), ABH70 ($11K), floppynuts ($11K) and jakep474 ($10,829).
    If the name ninjaG0 sounds familiar, it’s because he’s found significant success in a number of BorgataPoker.com tournaments, including several Sunday $50k Guaranteed tournaments and Daily $10K Guaranteed events.  His total earnings prior to last night’s big win approached $18,000.
  • GSSS #3 saw a final prize pool of $32,500, well above the $20,000 that was promised. A final table deal saw Big_Daddy and treetrap split $10,643 almost down the middle.
  • GSSS #4, a $7,500 guarantee, got fairly close to doubling its guaranteed prize pool, paying out $13,750.  Deezer took first place, adding $2,675 to his bankroll.
  • GSSS #5 paid out $16,000—that’s $6,000 above the $10,000 that was guaranteed.  Congrats to jmzit2u on his first place finish.

The Garden State Super Series IV runs through March 13th with several tournaments on the schedule each day.  Head to the GSSS IV tournament page for all the info and discover which events you’ll conquer next.  Remember, there is over $1 million in guaranteed prize pools for GSSS IV events!

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Feb 29

Savor Borgata Presents Spring Sugar & Easter Sweets March 19

Thaddeus DuBois Spring Sugar Easter SweetsFor most of us, sugar is just something we keep in a bowl on the kitchen table. The extent of our creativity with it usually involves simply putting it on corn flakes or in our coffee.

For cooks and bakers, however, sugar is an ingredient and behind every decadent dessert and sweet treat there is. But it’s still pretty basic. Make dessert, add sugar.

Then there are master chefs, like Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Executive Pastry Chef Thaddeus DuBois. For him, sugar isn’t something you keep in a bowl or sprinkle on cereal. Well, maybe it is if he’s having a quick breakfast, but for DuBois, sugar is also a medium, a material that can make exquisite art and a substance of profound beauty.

What we’re talking about are sugar works or sugar sculpture. It’s the art of spinning sugar into exquisitely intricate and delicate creations. The techniques have been featured on about a gazillion cable TV food shows, yet for most of us they are still as mysterious as Kanye West’s Twitter feed.

On Saturday March 19, however, Dubois and the Savor Borgata Series present “Spring Sugar & Easter Sweets“ at 1pm in Studio 1 at the Event Center.

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Feb 28

Get Your Leap Day Guaranteed Bonus

Leap Day Bonus PromotionHappy Leap Day from everyone at BorgataCasino.com. We want you to remember today in a big way. After all, there won’t be another February 29th until 2020. So we’re doling out the Bonus Dollars like never before.

To get your hands on your guaranteed Bonus Dollars prize, just sign in to your BorgataCasino.com account from your Mac or PC on February 29th. Then, click the Promotions tab and opt in to the Leap Day Bonus promotion.

We’ll present you with a Leap Day card. Click it to find out what you’ve won. It could be worth as much as $1,000 Bonus Dollars.

New to BorgataCasino.com? Create an account and get $20 free to play with, right off the bat.  Then opt in for even more Bonus Dollars and have the best February 29th ever.

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Feb 26

Borgata’s 29 Things to Do on Leap Day

Leap Day only comes around every four years, and we at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa think everyone should take advantage of Monday, February 29.

After all, it’s a whole extra day—part of a 366-day year. Ok, it’s an extra Monday, but don’t let that get you down. There’s only 52 Mondays in 2016, just like most years.

But there’s only one February 29, and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa wants to help you make the most of it with these 29 ideas to make Leap Day special. At Borgata, we try to make every day special, but hey, Leap Day has inspired us.

Here’s our suggestions and Happy Leap Day!

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Feb 26

Big Money on Tap this Weekend as GSSS IV Kicks Off

GSSS 2016Who says you have to go big or go home? For the next 15 days, you’re invited to go big from home. Garden State Super Series IV kicks off this Sunday with $120,000 in guaranteed prize money on the table. And that’s just the beginning of our schedule of big guaranteed tournaments.

The online tournament series, which guarantees over $1 million, features five big events on the schedule this Sunday alone:

4:00pm -> GSSS #1 – $7,500 GTD NLH Slow Grind – $50+5 Buy-in

5:00pm -> GSSS #2 – $75,000 GTD NLH (Re-entry) – $200+15 Buy-in

7:00pm -> GSSS #3 – $20,000 GTD NLH (Re-entry) – $100+9 Buy-in

7:30pm -> GSSS #4 – $7,500 GTD NLH (Re-entry) – $50+5 Buy-in

8:00pm -> GSSS #5 – $10,000 GTD NLH Turbo (Re-entry) – $100+9 Buy-in

The action continues daily until March 13th with between three and five big events on the schedule every day. You’ll find satellites into your favorites in the BorgataPoker.com software right now, so join the rest of the Garden State in the biggest poker series around.

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Feb 26

Jump Over to BorgataCasino.com for the $5,000 Leap Year Sweepstakes

$5,000 Leap Year SweepsFebruary 29th comes once every four years, so we’ve decided to mark the occasion in a big way by giving away $5,000 in cash and Bonus Dollars.

It’s the Leap Year $5,000 Sweepstakes and this weekend is your big chance to enter it over and over again.

Just log in to your BorgataCasino.com account between February 26th and 28th. From the Cashier tab, make a deposit of just $10 or more using bonus code LEAP2016. As soon as you do, we’ll enter you into our drawing for $5,000 in cash and Bonus Dollars.

If you want even more entries, just play your favorite online slots. For every 20 iRewards Points you earn, you’ll receive another entry into the drawing. You can earn as many as 10 entries per day, so go nuts.

On February 29th, we’ll draw 100 big winners. Our Grand Prize winner will pocket $1,000 in cash, so don’t miss out on the best February 29th yet.

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