Mother’s Day is around the corner and we’re celebrating with the ultimate Spa Package Giveaway. Whether you want to treat someone important in your life to a relaxing getaway or you prefer to pamper yourself, this is your big chance to win a getaway in Atlantic City that includes all this:
• An overnight stay in a Classic room at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
• A $200 spa package for the ultimate in relaxation
• A $150 credit to use at one of Borgata’s fine dining restaurants
We’ve also got 24 more Bonus Dollar prizes ranging from $25 to $50. Want to win?
Between May 1st and 4th, log in to your BorgataCasino.com account from your PC or Mac, go to the Promotions tab, and opt in to the Mother’s Day promotion. You’ll get one free entry into our drawing and you can earn more entries just by playing with us.
For every 20 iRewards Points you earn playing slots, classic slots, or progressive slots, you’ll receive one additional entry into the drawing. If we pull your name in our random drawing, you’re in for the best Mother’s Day yet.
There’s new online poker competition in New Jersey, but one of the most respected poker rooms around is proving to be more of an attraction than ever for serious grinders.
With the emergence of PokerStars in the Garden State just a few weeks ago, some publications have argued that the best value is over at the new site, and that BorgataPoker.com is losing ground.
But with a healthy mix of player-pleasing poker tournaments, satellites to the best land-based poker tournaments, and opportunities to win a piece of millions in prize money, that couldn’t be further from the truth. And the numbers presented haven’t told the whole story.
One re-entry means a smaller field
On Sunday, April 24th, BorgataPoker.com’s $50K Sunday Major beat its guarantee, seeing a final prize pool of $54,800. PokerStars also exceeded its guarantee. Good news for online poker players in New Jersey!
Fans of re-entry tournaments have their choice to play in either a tournament limited to one re-entry, a tournament with unlimited re-entries, or both. Currently, BorgataPoker.com caps re-entries at one, while the other sites are offering unlimited re-entries within the late registration period.
A bigger nightly $10K at BorgataPoker.com
Also following the one re-entry format is the BorgataPoker.com nightly $10K GTD. On Sunday night, 144 entries fueled the prize pool to $14,400. And here’s the most interesting part. The BorgataPoker.com tournament actually beat PokerStars’ 7pm $10K tournament, which attracted 127 entries.
But it’s not just about weekly Majors and nightly events. It’s about the bigger picture — one that includes the opportunity to win your way to major land-based events around the world.
You know, sometimes here on the Borgata blog we spend so much time talking about Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s great entertainment, fine dining and nightlife, wonderful spas, and great all around amenities that it might seem like we’re overlooking a simple fact – Borgata is a great place to come and play in the casino and then spend the night in a comfortable and luxurious room.
Trust us, we know how important that is to casino players.
In fact, we’ve just announced a new set of special hotel packages at Borgata – one of the best ways to theme your Borgata stay – and we’re starting by highlighting the best reason to come in our “Play Your Heart Out Package.”
This package includes an overnight stay in one of Borgata’s AAA Four-Diamond award-winning hotel rooms, dinner for two at Borgata Buffet, and your choice of Bonus SLOT DOLLARS® or Match Play to play your heart out on the casino floor.
Starting at $159, your get:
Overnight stay in a Classic Room at Borgata.
$25 Bonus SLOT DOLLARS® or $25 Match Play.
$25 online credit to play at BorgataCasino.com.
Dinner for two at Borgata Buffet.
Of course, while you’re here, you might want to check out Borgata entertainment, dining and our fine spas. But mostly, we suspect you’ll want to play your heart out.
That’s what we’re here for.
Check out all of Borgata’s special hotel packages here.
Those of you that regularly check out our weekly big winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com already know about the magic that happens on particular online slots games.
We’ve certainly noticed it in bringing you the winners list and the magic comes through again this week on our BorgataCasino.com slot game Loot EnKhamun. Our players had another great week of simulating the riches of King Tut as two winners – Rocco from Belmar and Virginia from Rahway – made a combined total of $6 in bets and won more than $8,000 in jackpots. And both on April 14.
At BorgataPoker.com, our Sunday $50K guaranteed tournament remains the gold standard as the top Borgata finishers (the tournament is also played at PartyPoker) took in better than $20K.
Who will the magic happen to this week?
Here’s a look at the big online gaming winners for April 11 to April 17:
– On April 14, Glenn from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, bet $6 playing the OMG Kittens! slot game and won $3,937.50.
– On April 14, Rocco from Belmar, New Jersey, won $5,006 after placing a $5 bet on the Loot’EnKhamun mobile slot game.
– On April 14, Virginia from Rahway, New Jersey, made a $1 bet on the Loot’EnKhamun slot game and won $3,087.60.
It’s springtime and that means we’re used to getting more here in New Jersey. More great weather. More daylight hours. And this week, a little extra in your pocket.
When you play slots at BorgataCasino.com this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, you’ll get 20% cash back on your losses — just in case things don’t go quite as planned in the luck department.
To earn the cash back, just sign in to your BorgataCasino.com account from a PC or Mac between Monday, April 25th and Wednesday, April 27th.
Then go to the Promotions tab, opt in to the Cash Back Thursday promotion, and make a deposit of $100 or more.
We’ll track your play on slots, classic slots, or progressive slots between Monday and Wednesday. On Thursday, we’ll give you 20% cash back on any net losses up to $100 incurred. It’s that easy.
You’ll feel like the happiest player on the planet when you hear this. We’re celebrating Earth Day by handing you up to $1,000 Bonus Dollars.
On April 22nd, just sign in to your BorgataCasino.com account from your PC or Mac. Then head to the Promotions tab and opt in to the Earth Day promotion.
We’ll show you a special Earth Day card. Click it to see what you’ve won. It could be worth as much as $1,000 Bonus Dollars and you’re guaranteed to win something.
New to BorgataCasino.com? Get $20 Bonus Dollars free when you sign up, plus a 100% match bonus on your first deposit worth up to $100.
The World Series of Poker recently announced that many bracelet events this summer in Las Vegas will start at 11am rather than the usual noon start time. I expected to hear complaints from poker players, pros especially, when this change was announced but I couldn’t have predicted just how much backlash there would be from the poker community.
I personally would prefer to keep the noon start times, but as with any change that impacts many people it’s important to look at the overall effect(s) of the change rather than one’s personal preference. I believe it’s a bit short-sighted to complain about the change in start times in much the same way that it’s short-sighted to complain about the slower pace of play, bright lights, showing your cards to the camera/RFID reader, and other annoyances associated with being on a streamed or televised table. When you look at the big picture, tournament poker has flourished in the past 13 years mainly due to televised poker bringing in masses of people who watched poker on TV, especially the WSOP and WPT.
When it comes to the 11am start times, I think it’s important to consider which demographics are more likely to prefer which start time. I can tell you from many years of experience playing Borgata tournaments, which typically start at 11am, that recreational players tend to be on time much more frequently than pros and they don’t seem to mind the earlier start time. The earlier start time at WSOP is accompanied by an earlier bagging time, which is a big consideration for recreational players who aren’t used to being up until 2am, much less playing high stakes tournaments at that hour. I think Borgata has been getting this right all along and I’m glad the WSOP has caught up from a “good of the game” perspective.
The Sunday $50K Guaranteed Tournament at BorgataPoker.com had a pretty lucrative run on April 10 for our regular listing of big online winners for April 4 – 10. Not only did our top winner for the week score a second place in the $50K, our second place winner scored a better than $10K win for coming in first.
Let’s go over that again. The big winner for the week came in second, the second place winner for the week came in first (Hint: the big winner cashed in four different tournaments).
Hey, that’s just how it goes sometimes at BorgataPoker.com as you’ll see below in our list of online winners for April 4 – 10.
– On April 7, Judith from Cape May Court House, New Jersey, bet $12.50 playing the Aztec Gold mobile slot game and won $4,320.50.
– On April 8, Christina from Union City, New Jersey, won $3,515 after placing an $0.80 bet on the Yahtzee slot game.
– On April 10, John from Hamilton, New Jersey, made a $7.50 bet on the Montezuma slot game and won $3,406.25.
Are you the ultimate Guns N’ Roses fan? Then you’re going to love BorgataCasino.com between April 19th and 24th. We’ve got a whole stash of Guns N’ Roses memorabilia to give away, including these amazing prizes:
• Autographed Guns N’ Roses album art with extras
• A Karaoke machine with Guns N Roses extras
• Guns N’ Roses CDs, t-shirts, and more
We’ve also got hundreds in Bonus Dollars to give away. In all, 25 winners will walk away with something amazing.
Sound good? Just opt in to the Guns N’ Roses Giveaway from your Mac or PC between April 19th and 24th for your free entry into our drawing. Plus, you’ll receive one additional entry for every 20 iRewards Points you earn playing the Guns N’ Roses online slot game.
For a list of all the prizes, hit our Guns N’ Roses Memorabilia Giveaway page.
Dreading Tax Day? You’re going to love it this year. On Monday, April 18th, we’ve got $10 in free Bonus Dollars with your name on it.
To earn it, just sign in to your BorgataCasino.com account on Monday, April 18th and head to the Cashier tab. Then, make a deposit of $40 or more using bonus code TAXDAY16. As soon as you do, we’ll load your account with an extra $10 Bonus Dollars. Go ahead and use it to play slots, classic slots, and progressive slots.
New to BorgataCasino.com? Our Welcome Package gets you $20 for free just for signing up to play with us.
Have a great Tax Day — and don’t forget to file your taxes.