May 6

Wayne Brady at Borgata’s Music Box May 22

Wayne BradyThere are times when you are watching television that it can feel like you’re being invaded by comedian and improv-master Wayne Brady.

There he is in his Emmy-winning stint as host of “Let’s Make a Deal” every day. There he is again on the syndicated improv show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” which seems to have been a staple on TV for about 50 years. Or maybe he’ll show up in his recurring role on “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” or any of the other about 1,000 TV shows he’s made a guest appearance on.

Why even the character of Clover on Disney’s “Sofia the First” sounds just like him.

Yes, sometimes, Wayne Brady seems to be everywhere.

One place you’ll be sure to find him is at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Music Box on May 22 at 9pm.

There, you can expect Brady to do what he does best—improvisation. In fact, Brady calls his show an “improv rock concert.”

“I take suggestions from the audience and nothing is off limits,” he tells the Providence Journal. “That said, there’s no accounting for taste sometimes,” he says laughing. “I like building themes, having conversations with the audience, getting more one-on-one contact with them. It’s the purest form of improv.”

For Brady, there is only one way to describe a pure improve approach to stand-up—be fearless.

“If I really let myself sit there and think about how I don’t know what’s going to happen during the show, I could really get sick to my stomach,” he says. “But I move beyond that. It’s not that I don’t care because I do. If you stop caring, the audience will know.

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May 4

Borgata Online Winners for April 20 – 26

Raging Rhino Game ScreenshotEvery week we give you the list of our big online winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com because, well, we just love to celebrate our players’ big jackpots.

This week, however, is cause for a major celebration as four—count’em four—Borgata online players scored a better than $10K jackpot. Ok, two scored big payouts at BorgataPoker.com, so technically not jackpots, but you get the idea.

In all, our big winners collected better than $80,000 in jackpots and tournament winnings this week (including a $15,400 entry into the WPT World Championship at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa). And that’s not counting all the Borgata online winners that didn’t make the list.

80 grand. Hey, we’re here every week. You could be too.

Here’s the big online winners for April 20 to April 26:

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– On April 20, Cortney from Williamstown, New Jersey, made a bet playing the WMS Black Knight 2 slots game and won $15,295.50.

– On April 22, Debra from Marlboro, New Jersey, made a $4 bet playing the WMS Raging Rhino slots game and won $4,601.

– On April 24, Jonathan from New York, New York, won a $13,975 jackpot playing the IGT Siberian Storm slots game.

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May 4

BorgataPoker.com Online Poker Tournament Leaderboard Standings (April Final)

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

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May 1

Win the Ultimate Mother’s Day Spa Package this Weekend

Mother's Day GiveawayGot plans for Mother’s Day? At BorgataCasino.com, we recommend a day of pampering, dining and relaxation at Atlantic City’s top hotel.

Sound like the perfect getaway? When you play at BorgataCasino.com this weekend, it could be yours for free.

Just play your favorite slots, classic slots or progressive slots games between May 1st and May 3rd. For every 20 iRewards Points you collect, you’ll also earn an entry into a special Mother’s Day Spa Package Giveaway.

We’re holding a random drawing on May 4th and if your name is selected, you’ll win the ultimate gift for mom that features:

• An overnight stay in a Classic Room at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
• A $200 spa package
• A $150 dining credit

We’ve also got hundreds of Bonus Dollars for 24 randomly selected entries. To qualify, you’ll need to opt in to the Mother’s Day promo under the Promotions tab from your PC or Mac. Doing so gets you that first entry, then keep playing to earn even more.

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Apr 30

May Spa Specials at Borgata

May Spa SpecialsWhen it comes to months of the year, there’s no month quite like May.

Unless you live in the southern hemisphere, where May is like November. But we don’t.

Nope, here in Atlantic City, May is the ultimate spring month marching itself towards Memorial Day and another glorious summer season at the Jersey Shore. Not that anyone is all that anxious to get through May, of course.

May is the month of May Day, the Kentucky Derby and the Indy 500. It’s also a month of flowers, warm breezes (with any luck) and rejuvenation.

Yes, there’s that word again—rejuvenation—which means May spa specials at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

This month our relaxation experts give you a May Day Get Away, European style facials and pedicures using apple blossoms and kumquats. Look, folks who can get kumquats into a pedicure are absolutely experts.

So in this very merry month, why not take a much-deserved break, brace yourself for the upcoming summer season and basically indulge yourself with a Borgata spa treatment?

I mean really, it’s not like it’s November.

May Spa, Salon & Barbershop Promotions

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Apr 29

Steve Angello at Borgata’s MIXX May 16

Steve AngelloThere was a time when the only place to hear dance music was in a dance club. Sounds simple enough.

But then came groups like Swedish House Mafia, who took dance music the festival route and proved a dance music show could fill American arenas—make that big American arenas.

But for DJs like Steve Angello—the former Swedish House Mafia member who plays MIXX May 16 with Sebjak and opening and closing sets by Borgata DJ Carlos Melange—those old club days never left him.

And Borgata Nightlife is proud to be part of his current North American club tour.

Angello has always worked apart from Swedish House Mafia and produced a string of club hits that stretches back to 2004 when he released his remix of the classic Eurythmics’ tune “Sweet Dreams.”

He’s a Greek-born, Swedish raised DJ that also produces and owns his own record label. From there, it’s hard to keep track of absolutely everything he has produced—sometimes using different names—and put out.

It’s easier to keep track of Swedish House Mafia, which was composed of him, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell. Together they have produced hits such as “Save the World”, “Antidote”, “Greyhound”, “One”,”Miami 2 Ibiza” and “Don’t You Worry Child”.

Of course, the group has split, but Angello downplays any rumors of a rift between the mates.

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Apr 28

Woodford Reserve Barrel-Aged Cocktails Savor Borgata Event May 16

Woodford Reserve Barrel-Aged CocktailsThis is a tale of two amazing things that when put together, result in a Savor Borgata event that’s going to blow your mind.

First up is the barrel. Yes, the simple barrel of the roll out the, over the, and barrel through variety.

Sure it may seem like some simple construction of wood slats and metal bands, but once constructed—and combined with liquor—it’s one of the most important flavoring agents in the distilling and brewing industry.

Think about it. They age whiskey, bourbon, scotch, rum, tequila, beer, wine and sherry in barrels to add to the spirit’s distinctive taste, color and body. Hey, they even age Tabasco sauce and vinegar in barrels (but that’s another story).

Next up is the simple bartender, the mixologist, the cocktail slinger. These humble purveyor of drinks are always looking to find that edge, that extra ingredient or element that puts their cocktails over the top into new territory.

So it’s not surprising that some of those wily bartenders—including ours here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa—hit on the idea of finding some old whiskey and wine barrels and aging their own cocktails in them.

Thus another trend was born—the barrel-aged cocktail. And on May 16 in Long Bar, the Savor Borgata Series will present a Woodford Reserve Barrel-Aged Cocktails Lunch. Specially made cocktails featuring Woodford Reserve whiskeys will be aged in Woodford Reserve barrels and pared with a menu by Borgata’s Executive Chef Thomas Biglan.

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Apr 27

Watch Mayweather vs. Pacquiao at Borgata May 2

Mayweather vs. PacquiaoThe boxing world is all abuzz these days as we count down to the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight May 2 from Las Vegas.

And rightly so. A fight this big hasn’t come around in years.

Call it the “Fight of the Century” (Hey, we’re 15 years into the century now), as this welterweight championship fight between eight-division world champion Pacquiao and undefeated, five-division world champion Mayweather is a boxing fan’s dream—one that’s been stewing for more than five years as details of the fight were worked out.

And while the super fight may have been banished to the dusty confines of Nevada, Borgata and Atlantic City are right on top of the action. In fact, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers up the best viewing package you’ll see on the East Coast.

Tickets to our private big screen viewing at The Music Box on fight night went fast, but that hardly leaves fight fans out in the cold.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is transforming itself into Mayweather vs. Pacquiao land as the fight will be on our screens all over Borgata.

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Apr 24

Borgata Online Winners for April 13 – 19

Raging Rhino Game ScreenshotOne of the great things about online slots these days are the cool themes the games employ. You get things like Kitty Glitter, Biker Pigs and Going Nuts (with an appropriate squirrel theme).

It’s all so much more creative than the old-school bells and cherries.

So you gotta love it when you hear that one of BorgataCasino.com’s newest games from Williams Interactive—Raging Rhino—scored one of our big online jackpots for the week of April 13-19.

Clearly, a relaxed rhino or a recalcitrant rhino wouldn’t have been the same.

It’s also the second time in two weeks that a WMS game has hit a big jackpot shortly going online. Just nine days after going live, the slot paid out close to $18K.

Now that’s a rewarding rhino.

Here’s the list of big online winners for April 13 – 19.

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– On April 16, Scott from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, did a $6 spin playing the Monopoly Level Up Plus slots game and won $3,680.

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Apr 24

On Tap for the Weekend: Big Money Tourneys, Tree Bonus Dollars, and the Hottest Spring Sweepstakes yet

Spring It On MeWhen it comes to winning weekends, you can’t top this one at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com. With hundreds of thousands on the line in our $1 million NJCOP II poker series, free Bonus Dollars for our casino players, and chances to win a piece of $20,000 in cash and prizes for everyone, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday could be the most lucrative three days yet. Here’s what’s happening:

Free Bonus Dollars on Friday, April 24th
Sign in to your BorgataCasino.com account on April 24th for your chance to win $20 Bonus Dollars, completely randomly. Over the course of the day, 20 random players will win $20 Bonus Dollars, just for being online. Just make sure you’re signed in to qualify. Not going to be home? Grab the BorgataCasino.com app for your Android or iOS device.

Spring It On Me continues Saturday, April 25th
Our Spring It On Me promotion continues all week long at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com. Our first weekly drawing happens on Tuesday and you’ve got until Sunday night to lock in your entries. You can get 5 free entries right now by opting in to the promo (do that every 24 hours and keep earning 5 entries). For even more entries, make a deposit, playing in select poker tournaments, or earn iRewards Points. All the info is on our Spring It On Me page, so check it out.

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