We like to look for trends here at the Borgata Blog when we look at the big online winners for the week at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
And for the week of May 18 – 24, the trend seems to be about a $4,000 jackpot. Three of our five winners for the week won about $4,000 and change.
Except of course for Goran from Patterson New Jersey who messed up the trend by winning better than $37K at the Monopoly Level Up Slots at BorgataCasino.com.
We bet he (she?) feels terrible about it—Not.
Hey, there’s no rule. When you play Borgata’s online gambling sites, you can shoot for as big a jackpot as you can. No need to be trendy.
Here’s a look at Borgata’s big online winners for May 18 – May 24.
– On May 18, Robert from Morris Plains, New Jersey, made a $5 bet playing the Game King Jacks or Better video poker game. He was dealt AC 9D KC 4D JC, held AC KC JC and drew 10C QC for a royal flush and a $4,000 win.
– On May 21, Marielen from Jersey City, New Jersey, made a $6 bet playing the Kitty Glitter slots game and won $4,282 on one spin.
Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of May; 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 May 2015…
Turning out to see a two-girl DJ act named KIM KAT—for Kim Lee and Kat Nova—might leave you thinking that maybe, just maybe, their show will be a little girly.
Not a chance.
“We’re just wild and a lot of fun,” explains Lee to ballerstatus.com. “It’s all about energy. I guess ’cause we’re girls people, at first, think, ‘Oh their set is probably girly.’ But, we’re far from that (laughs).”
Ok sure, Lee has done some modeling for Maxim and other magazines and appeared in small roles in films like “Hangover 2.” They’re both alluring, beautiful women. But together they’re DJ KIM Kat and they’ll play mur.mur tonight with Borgata House DJ PS1.
The bond between them is based on a shared passion for music, they explain.
“Kat and I been friends for over 10 years now,” Lee says. “We used to do music videos back then and we met on her second day in LA. She’s got this cool vibe about her and she hustles like me. We both share the same vision with work.”
Since meeting in 2007, DJ KIM KAT have toured across the United States from Scottsdale to New York and internationally from Korea to Vietnam, captivating crowds with their unique electro sets. Infusing EDM, Hip-Hop, Trance, and Top 40, DJ KIM KAT grace any venue that they play at with unrivaled energy and compelling music selection, not to mention a pretty good aesthetic.
Currently, DJ KIM KAT is working on their debut album, but until then, they say they can always be found doing what they excel at—delivering sets to fans across the globe.
“We usually go back to back or I would MC while she’s deejaying,” Lee says. “We just freestyle it and we always get our fans involved at our shows. There’s definitely a lot of alcohol at our shows (laughs), but it’s all fun.”
Advance tickets for KIM KAT with PS1 at mur.mur are $25 and available here.
Here’s another reason why BorgataCasino.com rocks. This summer, you could go from jumping up and down when you win online to screaming at an incredible outdoor concert, right here in New Jersey.
We’re giving away an unforgettable Festival Park experience that includes two concert tickets and an overnight stay at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. And we’re giving away one experience each week this June and July.
To get your first entry, just log in to your BorgataCasino.com from your Mac or PC on any Tuesday in June and July. Then, go to the Promotions tab and opt in to the Festival Park Concert Package Giveaway promotion. You’ll earn a free entry right away for Wednesday’s drawing.
If you want more entries, it’s easy to earn them. Just keep playing at BorgataCasino.com on any device (remember, we’ve got a smartphone and tablet app so you can play on the go). For every 20 iRewards Points you earn, you’ll receive one more entry into that week’s drawing, up to a maximum of 9 entries.
There’s a new drawing each week, so don’t forget to opt in and play to earn those points for more chances to win.
To learn more about Borgata’s brand new Festival Park concert venue, and for information on this summer’s lineup, visit the Borgata Festival Park page.
For everything you need to know about this promo, go to our Festival Park Concert Package Giveaway promotion page.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has made a major commitment to bring a wide range of live acts to our concert venues ranging from the most current to some of the most classic artists in music. And we’re always glad to talk them up here on the Borgata Blog.
But, sometimes, an artist comes to Borgata whose impact on music is so diverse, even we wonder if we can cover it all.
That’s the case with Alan Parsons, who plays Borgata’s Music Box June 5 in a concert dubbed Greatest Hits.
Hearing the name, your mind might instantly go to the Alan Parsons Project, his progressive rock band of the 70s and 80s that churned out hits such as “I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You”, “Games People Play”, “Damned If I Do”, “Time” and “Eye in the Sky.”
But to say simply that Parsons formed a band with partner Eric Woolfson and a string of revolving studio musicians that churned out some hits, well, that hardly does it all justice.
For Parson’s you have to start with the Beatles with Parsons working as an engineer at Abbey Road Studios. As an engineer, Parsons worked not only with the Beatles, but also Paul McCartney as a solo act, the Hollies and most famously with Pink Floyd on the album “Dark Side of the Moon,” one of the greatest rock albums of all time.
He then moved into producing, including for the band Ambrosia.
The Alan Parsons Project came about in 1975 when he teamed up with songwriter and musician Woolfson to get a little more control of the music without interference from those pesky musicians. Through the late 70s and 80s the Alan Parsons Project put out 10 albums, but never toured live in support of them (as the band members revolved constantly). Parsons usually played keyboards on these albums, but really you can add vocalist, keyboardist, bassist, guitarist and flutist to his resume.
That next step—that of a live performer—came in the 90s.
Where does the time go? It was just last year at this time that Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced the opening of the Borgata Baking Company.
And what a time it was, complete with chocolate sculptures and displays, all to mark the $1.5 million venue where Borgata’s award-winning Executive Pastry Chef, Thaddeus DuBois would unveil his best and brightest confections.
A former Executive Pastry Chef at the White House—during George W. Bush’s second term—Dubois’ mastery is seen throughout Borgata as he oversees pastry and bread production for both the AAA Four-Diamond Borgata and The Water Club hotels including its in-room dining programs, banquets, catering and special events, in addition to the award-winning Borgata Buffet, Bread + Butter and Metropolitan Café.
But that wasn’t enough for us. Chef Dubois needed his own signature space at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Borgata Baking Company was born.
Immediately, Chef Dubois and Borgata Baking Company began serving up favorites such as classic desserts like Napoleons and Eclairs; fun pastries like Cake Pops, Whoopie Pies and French Macarons; Pullman Sandwiches and warm breakfast pastries such as Cheese steak Croissants; fresh-pressed juices and fresh gelato flavors prepared in-house by Chef DuBois’ team of culinary talents.
And by serving up, we mean serving up a lot. Borgata Baking Company has sold hundreds of thousands of items in its first year of existence, quickly becoming one of Borgata’s favorite eateries for our guests.
There’s one thing tournament poker players love. And that’s winning.
OK, there’s another thing tournament poker players love. Namely chips, which go a long way towards getting to that first goal of winning.
The more you have, the better off you are and the more big blinds you can play.
So, it’s not surprising that one of the most popular types of tournament play at Borgata are our deepstack tournaments—tournaments that start players off with more chips than regular tournaments.
I mean starting with more chips can only help right? OK, that’s probably a theoretical argument for hardcore grinders to figure out, but a least having more chips gives you something to fiddle with in the early rounds. And they just make you feel good.
This June the Borgata Poker Room gives you the chips you love with a Deepstacks Challenge from June 8 – 20. It’s a major Borgata poker event with 13 separate deepstack events with either 25K (deep stack), 35K (deeper stack) or 40K (deepest stack) in starting chips.
Here’s the schedule:
DEEP STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $15,000 GUARANTEED MON, 6/8 11AM $100 + $20
DEEP STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $15,000 GUARANTEED TUE, 6/9 11AM $125 + $25
DEEP STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $20,000 GUARANTEED WED, 6/10 11AM $150 + $30
DEEPER STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $30,000 GUARANTEED THU, 6/11 11AM $200 + $30
DEEPER STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $40,000 GUARANTEED FRI, 6/12 11AM $260 + $40
DEEPEST STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $50,000 GUARANTEED SAT, 6/13 11AM $350 + $50
DEEPEST STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $25,000 GUARANTEED SUN, 6/14 11AM $250 + $30
DEEP STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $15,000 GUARANTEED MON, 6/15 11AM $100 + $20
DEEP STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $15,000 GUARANTEED TUE, 6/16 11AM $125 + $25
DEEP STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $20,000 GUARANTEED WED, 6/17 11AM $150 + $30
DEEPER STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $30,000 GUARANTEED THU, 6/18 11AM $200 + $30
DEEPER STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $40,000 GUARANTEED FRI, 6/19 11AM $260 + $40
DEEPEST STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $50,000 GUARANTEED SAT, 6/20 11AM $350 + $50
This week’s look at the big online winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com reads like an endorsement of Borgata Poker’s weekly guaranteed poker tournaments.
By “guaranteed,” we mean that the total prize pool for the tournament will at least be a certain amount (it can go over depending on the number of players), so you can always be pretty sure of what you’re playing for. BorgataPoker.com, along with our partners at Party Poker, offer up a daily $10,000 guaranteed tournament and on Sunday’s we go whole hog with a $50K guaranteed tournament.
The result? About $16,000 in wins for BorgataPoker.com players this week. Add to that another about $13K in jackpot wins at BorgataCasino.com.
That’s a pretty good endorsement. Winning always is.
One quick note. As Monique from Spring, Texas knows, you don’t have to live in New Jersey to play Borgata Online sites, just physically located in New Jersey when you’re playing.
Here’s a look at the big online winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com for May 11 to May 17.
– On May 11, Michele from Galloway, New Jersey made a $25 bet playing the Aztec Gold slots game from her mobile device and won $3,265.
– On May 12, Monique from Spring, Texas, made a $19.20 bet playing the Glitz slots game and won $4,887.04 on one spin.
– On May 14, Jody from Hoboken, New Jersey, made a $5 spin on the Loot’EnKhamun slots game and won a $5,006 jackpot.
Who says you have to wait until June to enjoy summer thrills? At BorgataCasino.com, we’re heating things up this weekend with the $5,000 Summer Kickoff Sweepstakes.
As the temperature climbs in Atlantic City from 74 degrees this Friday to almost 80 early next week, we’re giving you the chance to cool off with $1,000 in cold hard cash or a share of thousands in Bonus Dollars – wherever you are in New Jersey.
Just log in to your BorgataCasino.com account between Friday, May 22nd and Monday, May 25th. When you make a deposit of $10 or more and enter bonus code SUN2015, you’ll earn your qualifying entry into Tuesday’s drawing for $5,000 in cash and prizes.
If you want more chances after qualifying, keep playing slots, classic slots, or progressive slots. For every 20 iRewards Points you earn, you’ll receive one entry into the drawing, up to a max of 10 entries per day.
We’re drawing 100 winners on Tuesday and you’ve got until Monday night to earn those entries, so come and play.
Things have been going pretty well for comedian Billy Gardell, these last few years.
You know him as Mike, from “Mike & Molly“, his hit sitcom with Melissa McCarthy which just celebrated its 100th episode and is picked up for a sixth season.
And you may have seen him recently as the host of the syndicated “Monopoly Millionaire’s Club“, a new game show that premiered in March.
Yep, that’s not bad for a Pittsburgh boy who started out as a simple stand-up comic. He’s an overnight sensation.
Well, if you consider “overnight” to mean better than 20 years playing at, as he puts it, “every small town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way.”
Though Gardell coming to Borgata’s Music Box on May 23 for a one-night stand-up show as a big star riding high, you can be pretty sure he won’t land far from the working class routes that kept him in the biz all those years waiting for that “overnight” success.
“You always think that you’re going to make it big,” Gardell recently told the Allentown Morning Call. “At some point, you’re in too far to quit.”
It’s in the trenches of all those comedy rooms and small theaters where Gardell learned how to be a very important thing—funny.