Fans of comedian Chris Tucker have to be a patient bunch. There’s no Kardashian-like media blitz when it comes to Tucker’s career.
His 2012 role in “Silver Linings Playbook” was his first movie role in five years since “Rush Hour 3” (a movie that briefly made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood) in 2007—a film franchise he hopes to reprise with a Rush Hour 4.
No, Tucker is too much of a perfectionist and too involved with his family life to rush his own career. But in 2011, Tucker did return to his roots by beginning to play comedy clubs again.
“I waited a long time and the right things weren’t coming to me—the roles I was offered weren’t that challenging—so I started trying to develop a bunch of projects for myself,” Tucker told The Daily Beast in 2012 (he doesn’t do a lot of interviews either). “I was always looking and hoping the right thing would come. I knew stepping back a bit and going back to my stand-up roots would help me gain perspective.”
Tucker fans can see some of that perspective when the comedian plays at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa this Saturday, August 23 in the Event Center. Tucker’s Borgata appearance is one of only three remaining shows he has scheduled for the year and the only stop on the East Coast.
Borgata Nightlife is pretty proud of offering the best line-up of resident DJ’s at our Borgata clubs MIXX and mur.mur that you’ll find, well, pretty much anywhere in the country.
And that’s why we’ve been introducing you to them on this blog with our trademark set of “introduce you to our DJs” set of questions.
Well, today, we have something special. We’re going to introduce you to two—count’em two—of our resident DJs.
Yes, yes, it’s pretty exciting, but there’s a reason for our madness. On Friday, August 22, at mur.mur, DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss perform together (with DJ Renzo) starting at 10 pm.
Really, the two just decided they wanted to work together. They’re both resident DJs here at mur.mur and they just said “Hey, let’s jam together.” No other reason.
Well, except that they are married. So maybe that too.
Still, for Borgata Nightlife lovers it’s a chance to check out two of our finest DJs in one spectacular night.
It’s become pretty apparent over the last decade or so that comedian Joel McHale cannot be stopped.
The star of both E’s “The Soup” and the now Yahoo online series “Community“, as well as the upcoming film “Merry Firggin Christmas” (featuring Robin Williams in one of his last roles), brings his stand-up act to Borgata’s Music Box for two shows on September 13 at 7pm and 10 pm.
And you can expect the same irreverent humor that made something out of nothing on “The Soup” and has helped “Community” fend off cancellation about 37 times. It’s also what propelled McHale to host this year’s White House Correspondent’s Ball in May in front of President and Mrs. Obama.
“When ‘The Soup’ started, no one watched it and we were just entertaining ourselves,” McHale recently told the Huffington Post. “I have kind of kept that mantra with me. Obviously I was feeling a tremendous amount of pressure and was deeply concerned about whether the jokes were quality.”
No one may have watched “The Soup” at first, but this year the show scored an Emmy nomination for a brilliant satire of HBO’s “True Detective.”
“We see it like making a very fine Persian rug,” McHale recently said of his signature show. “It takes forever to make them, it’s a labor of love and eventually you’ll be recognized for it. But by that point, your fingers have just been gnarled to the bone!”
If you’ve ever played online poker at BorgataPoker.com, you know that there’s always something big happening, no matter what time of day it is, what games you’re into and what your bankroll is like.
We’ve got guaranteed tournaments running ‘round the clock. We’ve got cash games that you can drop in and out of whenever you like, 24/7. And we’ve got Sit & Go tourneys too.
If you’ve never played a Sit & Go, the basics are simple. You register for the small tourney and as soon as enough players have joined, the game begins.
They’re pretty lucrative, but they’re even more incredible from now through September 14th with Borgata’s Sit & Go Leaderboards.
For every Sit & Go you play, you’ll earn points. The amount of points is calculated based on how much you win and we’ll keep track of everything along the way. Using a point calculation system, we’ll rank you on our weekly leaderboards.
In Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s never-ending quest to keep things lively on the Borgata Casino floor, we recently came up with a great idea.
What if we had a slot game themed around a group of young vampire bridesmaids living in a spooky southern town that get together for a friend’s wedding and things dissolve into chaos?
Then we thought, “Hey, what if we split the theme into two completely different slots – one with vampires and one with crazy bridesmaids? If only there were some TV shows and movies we could base it on.”
Turns out we’re brilliant.
Borgata proudly announces the addition of two new slots on the Borgata floor themed after HBO’s “True Blood” (that’s your vampires) and the 2011 film “Bridesmaids” respectively.
OK, maybe it wasn’t our idea, but the folks at IGT games that came up with the slots based on two of the biggest hits in pop culture.
The point is that they are cool slots and they are available for your playing pleasure starting this week.
Samuel Adams was an American patriot and founding father known for his part in organizing the Boston Tea Party in which American revolutionaries dumped tons of British tea into Boston Harbor and replaced it with Summer Ale and Boston Lager. Then, a great time was had by all.
Ha, ha. Just a little humor at the Borgata Blog. Really, they replaced it with Samuel Adams new Rebel IPA craft beer.
Kidding again, there was no beer at the Boston Tea Party (well, at least none anyone will admit to), but Samuel Adams was the inspiration for Samuel Adams Brewery, which has quickly become one of the most successful craft beer brewers in the U.S.
And Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is hooking up with Samuel Adams Brewery at 28 West this Saturday, August 16 for a special Beer and Bites tasting event.
Ok, that may have been a long way to go to highlight another great Borgata food and beer pairings event, but Samuel Adams connection to history just brings it out of us.
At this point, the Borgata Poker Open, scheduled for September 2 – 19, doesn’t need all that much of a publicity push.
If you play live poker, you know what the Borgata Poker Open is. It’s simply the biggest poker event on the East Coast, a record setter for the World Poker Tour and one of the most anticipated two and half weeks of poker anywhere.
For grinders, it’s really all about scheduling the tournaments you want to play.
Online registration is open for all main events, so let’s look at that schedule.
The Open begins September 2 with Event 1, a $2 million guaranteed, $500 + $60 opening event that includes five opening sessions split between September 2 – 4. The first event of the Borgata Poker Open is always the most well attended and the Borgata Poker Room has been adding opening sessions to accommodate the huge field for the last few years.
Get ready to pass Go in Monopoly Dream Life by IGT, BorgataCasino.com’s latest addition to our online slot game suite. Monopoly Dream Life is a hugely popular online slot with a modern twist on the classic board game that’s been around for generations.
Forget that colorful Monopoly money that isn’t worth anything in the real world. Buying and selling property in Monopoly Dream Life could lead to a real cash payday when you play for real money at BorgataCasino.com.
The game is super-easy to play. There are 20 paylines and a huge variety of symbols. Symbols of the game include the mustache sporting Monopoly man himself, the monopoly hat, dog, ship, car and the bonus symbol. Your goal is to place your bet, spin the reels, and wait for the game to come to a stop.
While some of our slots offer variable paylines (meaning you can select between one payline and the max) Monopoly Dream Life is fixed, so you get to play all 20 paylines at once. Feel free to adjust your bet using the arrows on the Line Bet tab, located on the bottom bar. You’ll get paid out if your symbols match up on any of the 20 paylines.
Monopoly Dream Life is extra special thanks to three bonuses designed to reward you more often.
When it comes to music, everybody knows how to describe their favorite styles. And it usually just takes one simple phrase … I like jazz. I like hip hop. I like R&B and so on.
Pretty clear and everybody knows what to expect.
And then there’s funk.
Think about it. It’s kind of hard to describe funk. It’s jazz, rap, R&B, hip hop, soul and even rock all rolled up into one.
Yet somehow, you still know what to expect—great music, especially when it comes from a hard-edged funk act like Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
Trombone Shorty appears August 29 at Borgata’s Music Box.