When 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.
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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!
Yes folks, 2016 is another Leap Year meaning an extra day is tacked onto February, the shortest month of the year, to make up for the about six extra hours the Earth takes to get around the sun each year (six hours every four years makes up an extra day).
And so, a lot of whacky traditions have sprung up around the day, not including people who are born on Leap Day walking around saying, “Ha, ha, today’s my sixth birthday.”
Traditions such as in Ireland and Britain where women get to propose marriage to men. We in the U.S. picked up the tradition and called it Sadie Hawkins Day.
And then there’s, uhm, well, some other traditions include, uhm.
Ok that’s about it. And really, in the 21st century who is going to keep women from asking men to marry them whenever they want?
You know what Leap Days really needs? Some more traditions. Luckily we at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa are ready to fill the need.
How about a tradition of a quick getaway to Borgata complete with deals on our classic rooms in Borgata’s Leap Day package which includes:
For example, if you read the lines “He’s a Cinderella story. A former assistant groundskeeper about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”
Instantly you see Bill Murray smashing some kind of puffy flowers.
Or say you hear “This is your wife, huh? A lovely lady. Hey baby, you must’ve been something before electricity.”
That’s what happens when a film like 1980’s “Caddyshack” becomes a classic, which the film did probably starting in 1981. Well, we here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa know a classic when we see one and so do the folks at WMS Games who have converted arguably the funniest sports movie of all time into an ultra-cool slot machine now available at Borgata.
Whether it’s a ground hog dancing to Kenny Loggins, Ted Knight’s boat meeting Dangerfield’s anchor or an exploding golf course, CaddyShack provides the perfect imagery for a Borgata slot machine.
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Yeah, Ok, it’s already winter and all, but just go with us here.
Winter is coming to Borgata. And for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa slots players that means the adventurous can delve into the world of Westeros, a land of dragons, treachery and an amazing amount of unexpected major character deaths.
Yes, “Game of Thrones” fans, the ultra-popular HBO show has been adapted to a slot machine by Aristocrat Games. And that means you can try your luck at getting a jackpot with the help of characters such as Daenerys Stormborn, John Snow , Little Finger and Tyrion the Imp. (Note for non-“Game of Thrones” fans, those are not made up names)
You can also look for characters like Rob and Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon and Joffrey and hope you had better luck than they had on the show.
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You have to figure that sometimes, it would be pretty ridiculous.
Like say when Seth MacFarlane pitched the idea for the 2012 hit movie “Ted.”
“It’s about this little boy who makes a wish and his teddy bear comes to life. No, really, but the movie’s about years later when they grow up and now Ted is a hard-partying, hard-swearing, wickedly funny sidekick to the guy. And that’s messing stuff up with his girlfriend …”
You have to figure the producer who backed that was a little like the guy who ate the first raw oyster—guts enough to take a big risk and then got a big reward.
“Ted” became a colossal hit, has already spawned a sequel and had millions of people looking at their stuffed animal toys in a new light (not to mention the 1980 cult classic film “Flash Gordon”).
For Aristocrat Games, however, pitching the idea of a slots game based on “Ted” was probably a no brainier and we here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa were pretty quick to add it to our line-up of Borgata slots.
Playing the slot, you can expect all the themes so delicately brought up in the film, including these bonus features:
“Offering access to your favorite mobile apps, the capability of electronic Trailer Sway Control* and generous appointments throughout, the seven-passenger GX does one thing exceptionally well: everything.”
OK, that’s straight from Lexus about their GX SUV and it sounds pretty cool.
So cool, in fact, that Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa wants you to have one. On Sunday, January 17 we’ll be giving away a Lexus GX every two hours from noon to 8pm in our Lexus GX Sweepstakes. Just Insert your My Borgata card into any slot machine or open a table games rating from 10 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. on January 17 for your chance to be one of five lucky winners taking home a brand new Lexus GX.
Does that whet your appetite? Well, here’s a little more about the Lexus GX in case you’re still on the fence about taking a trip to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa January 17.
But say it in the United States and one thing springs instantly to mind—will Ralphie get his BB gun?
The 1983 film “A Christmas Story” has become an American classic up there with “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” Better yet, it’s in color.
So, being as that Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is in America and in Atlantic City—an American classic in its own right—what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a new slot based on “A Christmas Story?”
From Aristocrat Games, A Christmas Story slots features all the iconic aspects of the film in this themed slot, from Ralphie fighting off marauders as Black Bart to the Triple Dog Dare that went so badly for Flick.
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We give them, we get them and most of all we shop for them.
Ok, that last one isn’t always so great. Sure we love to shop, but hanging over our heads is the knowledge that eventually, we have to pay for the gifts we buy.
Borgata is giving away 25 gift cards per hour during the sweepstakes, with a grand prize of a $1,000 gift card each hour and a $2,000 gift card at 7pm.
To enter, insert your card into a slot machine or open a table games rating from 10 A.M. – 6:30 P.M. on November 29.
There was a time when Labor Day Weekend was kind of a bittersweet holiday here in Atlantic City. Sure, as a beach resort we partied hard at the unofficial end of the summer, but it was also the end of the season and things we’re about to quiet down until spring.
Well, that quieting down part is long gone and we at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa go full blast 24/7, 365 days a year. But we still love to party on Labor Day Weekend.
So that’s just sweet, no bitter.
To celebrate the end of summer, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has put together a line-up like no other on the Jersey Shore for this Labor Day Weekend. From casino promotions to concerts and shows to the best nightclub action anywhere, we’ve got the perfect holiday celebration to see out a long summer season.
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