Tropicana Atlantic City’s annual Spring Fever Festival continues through May 18. Enjoy food and drink specials, retail discounts, fun spring photo ops, nightlife events and more. For more information about Spring Fever Festival, visit Tropicana.net/SpringFever.
‘I’m coming out’
Tropicana’s Coming Out Party will begin with the Big Gay Ball at 9 p.m. April 13 in Boogie Nights, followed by a Tea Dance at 1 p.m. April 14. Expected to attend and entertain are reigning Miss’d America 2018 Pattaya Hart, former Miss’d America 1999 Morgan Wells, Randy Jones, the original Cowboy from Village People, Philly A-List’s 2016 “Best Radio Personality” DJ Robert Drake, and celebrity impersonators Steven Andrade as Cher and Rainere Martin as Donna Summer. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit The Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a better economic, social and political advocacy of GLBT and GLBT supportive businesses and citizens in the greater Atlantic City region. Tickets for the Big Gay Ball and Tea Dance are $30 and $10, respectively, and will be available for purchase only at the door. Those attending both events can purchase a two-for-one $35 wristband. Guests who reserve a VIP booth at Big Gay Ball will receive a complimentary VIP booth at Saturday’s Tea Dance. For more information on wristbands or to book a VIP booth call the Boogie Nights Hotline at (888) 940-7080 or email BoogieNights@Tropicana.net.
By popular demand, Atlantic City’s premier – make that only – bacon event is back April 15 to 21. Indulge in unique bacon dishes including bacon cocktails, desserts, and more at many of Tropicana’s restaurants and bars.
Hard to believe, but April 27 means it’s “Halfway To Halloween.” Tropicana is offering a $20 All-Access Pass for this annual celebration that takes place at Planet Rose, Boogie Nights, Kiss Kiss Nightclub, Anthem Lounge, and Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. This year’s party features a superhero theme in honor of National Superhero Day, observed annually on April 28. To purchase the pass, visit Ticketmaster.com or the IMAX® Theatre Box Office. All tickets must be exchanged for a wristband on before 11 p.m. on April 27. Guests must be 21 or older and present valid I.D. Proceeds from the All-Access Pass will benefit the HERO Campaign For Designated Drivers®. For complete information on Halfway To Halloween, visit Tropicana/Halfway To Halloween.
Duke it out!
Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Fight Night will return to Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall at 6:30 p.m. April 21. This marks the first UFC event at Boardwalk Hall since June 2005 and the first in Atlantic City since July 2014. Fight Night will be nationally televised on Fox Sports 1. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com
X barks the spot
For a younger audience, Paw Patrol Live! will mark Pirate Day in Adventure Bay at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall on April 28 and 29. Shows are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Here are other “insider” tips about what’s happening in Atlantic City’s casinos during April:
Bally’s Atlantic City
Bally’s is giving away a Jeep Wrangler at 2 p.m. May 27. Receive one free entry daily and earn 5X entries on Tuesdays in April and Wednesdays in May. Activate entries May 27 between 8 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Must be present to win.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Every hour from 2 to 8 p.m. April 28 players will have 15 chances to win their share of $100,000 in cash or Bonus Slot Play. Players need to insert their M life Rewards card into any slot machine or open any table games rating from noon to 7:30 p.m. for a chance to win.
$10,000 Bingo, April 2, at 10 a.m., or 1, 4 or 7 p.m. in the Event Center. Reserve online at TheBorgata.com.
$20,000 Slot Tournaments, April 16 and 17, and 25 and 26, 2 to 8 p.m.
Details on all promotions are available at the M life Rewards Center.
Borgata Comedy Club (check for dates in April), Jerry Seinfeld (April 14 – sold out), Joe Perry and Friends (April 20), Dennis DeYoung of STYX (April 27). For tickets visit TheBorgata.com or call (866) 900-4TIX (4849).
Caesars Atlantic City
Caesars is giving away a Fiat Spider at 4 p.m. May 27. Receive one free entry daily and earn 5X entries on Tuesdays in April and Wednesdays in May. Activate entries May 27 between 10 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Must be present to win.
$15,000 Bingo, April 8, 3 and 7 p.m. in the Palladium Ballroom. Call (888) 440-2497.
Bush (April 7), Tracy Morgan (April 21). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City
$10,000 Bingo Bonanza April 2, 23 and 30 at 2 and 7 p.m. in The Grand. Free entry for all Elite and Chairman cardholders. All others must earn at least 20 tier credits that day for the player and one guest
2018 Jaguar XF Giveaway, 4 p.m. April 29, plus five players will win $1,000 in free play. Get one entry for every 25 base tier credits earned April 1 to 29. Activate entries between noon and 3:59 p.m. April 29. Must be present to win.
$20,000 Tax Day Giveback Sweepstakes. Win your share of $5,000 in free play every Tuesday in April. Get one entry for every 25 base tier credits earned April 1 to 24. Activate entries between noon and 7:59 p.m. every Tuesday. Drawings held every 15 minutes from 3 to 8 p.m. Must be present to win.
For details on all promotions, visit the 24K Select Club.
Free self-parking continues.
Flashback Fridays, free entertainment in the Showroom at 9 p.m. (doors open at 7). B Street – Bruce Springsteen Tribute (April 6), Free Fallin – Tom Petty Tribute (April 13).
Engelbert Humpersinck (April 14). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Harrah’s is giving away a Fiat Spider at 6 p.m. May 27. Receive one free entry daily and earn 5X entries on Tuesdays in April and Wednesdays in May. Activate entries May 27 between noon and 5:45 p.m. Must be present to win.
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (through April 1). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 736-1420.
Resorts Casino Hotel
Bingo, 8 p.m., April 20, Ocean Ballroom. For reservations, call (800) 772-9000. Register 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Promotions Booth. Star cardholders only. Red Carpet cardholders receive two cards. Only invited guests are eligible to win prizes.
$35,000 Jackpot Sweepstakes, June 23. Earn one entry for every taxable hand-paid jackpot through May 31.
$75,000 Point Challenge. Winners announced April 28.
Free self-parking continues.
Eric Kearns: Voices Of Legends (April 4, 9, 10, 15, 18, 23, 25, 29 and 30), Frankie Z (April 14), The Beatles and Beyond, starring the Mahoney Brothers (April 28). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, the Resorts Box Office, or call (800) 745-3000.
Tropicana Atlantic City
Another entertainment option at Tropicana is Atlantic City’s only IMAX® Theatre. Moviegoers receive a discounted parking rate of $5 to park in the enclosed Tropicana self-park garage, but first must obtain a parking voucher from the IMAX Box Office at the time of ticket purchase.
“Ready Player One: An IMAX 3D Experience” runs through April 12, “Rampage: An IMAX 3D Experience” runs April 12 to 26, “Avengers: Infinity War: An IMAX 3D Experience” runs April 27 to May 17. “Great White Shark 3D” runs through April 5, followed by “Pandas 3D” April 6 to 12. For show times and tickets, visit Tropicana.net/Entertainment/IMAX-Theatre/. Tickets can be purchased at the IMAX Box Office, through Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.
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Darryl also writes a bi-weekly column, Mr. AC Casino, for the Atlantic City Weekly. A former professional journalist, based in Wilmington, Delaware, Darryl is president of his own consulting firm that manages several small national and international trade associations, and provides public relations and fundraising services for a number of charitable organizations.