Holiday shopping can be a hectic thing, what with the traffic, the crowds, trying to find a parking spot in the same area code as the store you wanted to visit and so on. And who doesn’t love 78 consecutive hours of canned mall Christmas music? (2,700 versions of “Jingle Bells” and counting.)
At this point, you’re probably thinking that we at the Borgata Blog are about to plug a nice little getaway to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for a relaxing, stress-free, pre-holiday break. Which is great—especially if you take advantage of our monthly spa specials.
But there’s an even easier way to allow Borgata to take some of the crazy out of holiday shopping. And that’s to Shop Borgata from home at our online store. And from now to December 28, ShopBorgata.com is offering a holiday sale or 25 percent off on all items.
That includes all of ShopBorgata.com’s category’s from the Gifts of Comfort (bedding, blankets, sheets), to items for the Spa Connoisseur (robes, aromatherapy) to gifts for the Foodie (cookbooks, margarita glasses, aprons).
It’s an impressive list of online items at great prices that you can check out here.
Don’t forget to log in to BorgataPoker.com or BorgataCasino.com each day this week. It’s Days 7-12 of our 12 Days of Win-ter promotion and we’ve got big days of draws on tap.
We’ll be drawing names and awarding each winner with Poker Tournament Dollars or Casino Bonus Dollars. Plus, one lucky winner each day will win $1,000 cash! Plus, on December 20th, we’ll draw one name and hand the winner $10,000 cash.
To enter, just sign in to your account each day during the promotion. You’ll receive one entry to the daily draw and one entry to the Grand Prize draw for $10,000.
You’ll also earn one entry into the daily draw and another into the Grand Prize draw for every 20 iRewards Points you earn during the promotion, up to a maximum of 9 entries per day.
Not yet registered with BorgataPoker.com or BorgataCasino.com? Create an account to get started and get in on the 12 Days of Win-ter.
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Wolfgang Puck American Grille Executive Chef Aram Mardigian’s recipes for Matzoh Ball Soup, Potato Latkes, Coconut Noodle Kugel with Mango, and Slow Braised Beef Brisket with Vegetable Ratatouille.
Editor’s tip: Dreidel place cards may be made by cutting pieces of blue construction paper into the shape and writing each name in silver ink. For a sweet takeaway, place 2 to 3 star-shaped shortbread cookies into a clear bag and tie with silver and blue ribbon.
Borgata is thrilled to announce a $2 million redesign of its award-winning Buffet! Reopening December 25th, guests will enjoy new porcelain stone flooring, strikingly resurfaced sky-like ceilings, and a new color scheme of warm whites, light taupe, and grey tones. Highlighted by its exquisite architectural details, the Buffet’s carpeting will offer a new take on a traditional Italian fresco, while the vertical surfaces will receive a textured, patterned-wall covering to give the iconic restaurant a comfortable, residential feel. With culinary offerings by Borgata’s Executive Chef Tom Biglan and Executive Pastry Chef Thaddeus DuBois, the Buffet will continue to present guests with a one-of-a-kind dining experience in Atlantic City.
Whether hosting or attending a holiday party this season, these crowd pleasing appetizers by Wolfgang Puck will put everyone in a festive spirit.
All recipes courtesy of www.WolfgangPuck.com.
Spicy Tomato & Basil Bruschetta
12 x 1-inch thick slices, country-style Italian bread
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp roasted garlic
3 tbsp julienned basil, for garnish
4 ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into ½-inch dice
½ cup oven-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
½ cup julienned basil leaves
½ tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp crushed dried red pepper flakes
Through the long ages of daytime TV (you know, starting back in, like, the 50s) there have been a handful of shows that break through to become more than just hits, but become full-blown pop culture phenomenon.
Stuff like “Howdy Doody,” “General Hospital,” “People’s Court” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for example.
For our age, however, the daytime TV phenomena is “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Some of us (read Old People) can remember when DeGeneres was just a simple stand-up comic who later had her own sitcom in the 90s. But it was in 2003, when she launched her daytime show that DeGeneres passed into the pop culture phenomena category.
That’s 11 years of Emmy awards, dancing and singing with her live-studio audience and her famous giveaways. And let’s not forget how internet savvy she is, as she’s being credited with the most retweeted tweet of the year with the superstar packed selfie she tweeted when she hosted the Oscars.
So what could be the next world left for DeGeneres to conquer?
Slot machines, of course. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa proudly announces the addition of two new “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” themed slot machines on our casino floor. After all, a show famed for giveaways makes a perfect slot machine theme.
The two new slots are The Ellen DeGeneres Show™ Featuring Ellen’s Dance Party Video Slots and The Ellen DeGeneres Show™ Featuring 12 Days of Giveaways Video Slots from IGT games.
“I’m so excited to have my very own line of slot machines,” DeGeneres says of her new slots. “People are gonna have the chance to play really fun games, have their own mini dance parties and win actual cold, hard cash. I mean, honestly, what more do you want from me?”
Cats are great aren’t they? Whether it’s your household pet or a wild tiger in Asia, you can always expect good things from cats — like jackpots.
This week’s list of online winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com was a good one for cat lovers as both the online slots Kitty Glitter and Siberian Storm (tigers) came through with big hits. It just proves Borgata has cat-agorically the best online slots play in New Jersey.
Alright, that’s a groan. Especially since playing online slots at BorgataCasino.com usually leaves you purring.
Ok, we’ll stop. Here’s a look at the big online winners for December 1 – 7.
– On December 2, Tania from Ridgewood, New Jersey, won a $7,192.50 jackpot playing the Siberian Storm slots game at BorgataCasino.com.
– On December 7, Judith from Cape May Court House, New Jersey, bet $15 on the Kitty Glitter slots game and won a $4,752.50 jackpot at BorgataCasino.com.
– On December 7, Joshua from New Egypt, New Jersey, shared 1st place in the Sunday $50,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament and took home $8,293 at BorgataPoker.com.
Don’t look now, but 2015 is gaining on us and New Year’s Eve is less than three weeks away.
For a lot of people, that means panic time. Where should we go? Where’s the best party? Where will we get the kind of New Year’s Eve action that we’ll truly remember?
The answers? Borgata, Borgata and … Borgata.
This New Year’s Eve, which just happens to be a nice mid-week Wednesday night, Borgata Nightlife has lined up several days of parties at our signature bars and nightclubs—enough to turn a mid-week break into a full-on week-long party.
It starts Sunday, December 28, with Dutch DJ and record producer Tiesto playing a full-on show in the Borgata Event Center, with an opening set from Moti. Here’s a full rundown on the show. Tickets are $79.50 to $89.50 and available here.
On Monday, December 29, check out the Industry NYE party with Lil Jon at mur.mur, part of mur.mur Mondays as the rapper/record producer brings the crunk to the best industry party in A.C. Tickets are $30.
On the big night, New Year’s Eve, Borgata Nightlife presents DJ Fashen at mur.mur and D-Nice at MIXX.