The Mid-Atlantic’s biggest boating event, the Atlantic City Boat Show, takes place Feb. 28 to March 4 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Visit ACBoatShow.com for complete information.
Wine down at Tropicana this month
Sample more than 150 New Jersey’s wines at the Jersey Shore Wine Festival in the Grand Exhibition Center at Tropicana Atlantic City. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 25. Participants must be 21 to attend.
The festival features artisan crafters, food available for purchase, a full service bar, live entertainment and wine seminars by knowledgeable wine professionals.
Tickets, $25 in advance and $30 at the door, are available at the Tropicana Box Office or Ticketmaster.com. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, participation in educational wine seminars, and a plate of fruit and cheese. Designated-driver tickets, $10, will be available at the door.
Wines will be available for purchase by the bottle or case.
Visit Tropicana Atlantic City for complete information.
Winter is the new summer
Tropicana’s Beach Bash, a celebration of indoor summer fun, continues through Feb. 28. In addition to summer-themed displays, including a giant sand sculpture at Palm Walk, among the highlights are Hippiefest, a free concert featuring Mark Diomede & The Juggling Suns Project, Feb. 10, and retail, dining and nightlife specials throughout the property. Visit the Tropicana Atlantic City website for information on Beach Bash.
Slots of fun
Eventually, you’ll find them at other Atlantic City casinos, but if you want to play Sphinx 4D you’ll have to head over to Tropicana, while a line of new “old-fashioned” reel machines is now available exclusively at Golden Nugget.
Sphinx 4D is the newest slot machine that combines glasses-free True 3D™ technology with gesture recognition and other features. An enhanced version of Sphinx 3D found in most Atlantic City casinos, Sphinx 4D uses a camera that reads your gestures. Add to this, a “touch” feature which gives the illusion you’re manipulating objects “floating” in front of you, enhanced surround sound, ultra-HD graphics, and an advanced moveable chair that shakes and rumbles in synch with what you’re seeing on the screen.
While most of us are trying to lose our post-holiday bulges, a new line of slot machines is accentuating the bulge.
Known for its vast array of video slots, Aristocrat has gone back in time to create new versions of old-fashioned three-reel slot machines – but with some twists. The Australia-based manufacturer has added adjustable high-definition LED lighting, state-of-the-art sound effects and, instead, of a standard flat case, spinning reels positioned slightly forward in a curved extension of the base cabinet.
The machines are available in both penny and dollar denominations. The penny machines are located near the entrance to Grotto Italian Ristorante, and the dollars machines are just inside the High Limit Slots area.
Here are other “insider” tips about what’s happening in Atlantic City’s casinos during February:
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
M life Rewards cardholders can choose the team they think will win the “big game” Feb. 4. Borgata will give away a total of $100,000 in cash and Bonus Slot Dollars. Stop by any $1 Million Pro Football Challenge kiosk located next to the M life Rewards Desk or near the Gypsy Bar. Visit TheBorgata.com for complete rules.
Earn 10X Slot Dollars between noon and 8 p.m. Feb. 1.
Earn an entry into Borgata’s $20,000 Slot Tournaments. Play slots Feb. 12 or 13 and 27 or 28 and earn $5 Express Comps to qualify. Between 2 and 8 p.m. visit the slot area between the Racebook and Signature Room to play. The top 500 places will win cash or Bonus Slot Dollars.
Enter to win a BMW 320i, cash or Bonus Slot Dollars Feb. 17, 18 and 19. Insert your M life Rewards card into any slot machine or table games rating from noon to 7:30 p.m. each day for your chance to win. Each day there will be 10 winners each hour at 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m., including one car winner at 8.
Details on all promotions are available at the M life Rewards Center.
Borgata Comedy Club (check for dates in February), Piff the Magic Dragon (Feb. 10), America (Feb. 16), Mary J. Blige (Feb. 16 and 17), Boyz II Men (Feb. 18), Blues Traveler 30th Anniversary Tour (Feb. 24). For tickets visit TheBorgata.com or call (866) 900-4TIX (4849).
Caesars Atlantic City
Tracy Morgan (Feb. 17). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City
$10,000 Bingo Bonanza Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 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
$1,000 Slot Tournaments Feb. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 at 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. in the Slot Tournament Area.
For details on all promotions, visit the 24K Select Club.
Free self-parking continues.
Flashback Fridays, free entertainment in the Showroom [Eyes Of Alice – Alice Cooper (Feb. 2), Back In Black – AC/DC (Feb. 9), Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd (Feb. 16)].
Be one of 42 winners of $150,000 in cash and free play during Harrah’s Winter of Jackpots. Swipe your players card daily through March 3 at designated promotional kiosks. Get additional entries for every 25 tier credits you earn, plus five times earned entries on Tuesdays. Details at the Total Rewards Center.
Orleans, Ambrosia and Friends (Feb. 2), Jeff Foxworthy (Feb. 3), 112 + Jon B (Feb. 9). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 736-1420.
Resorts Casino Hotel
Big Game Sweepstakes, 9 a.m. to midnight, Feb. 4, Promotions Booth.
President’s Day Ca$h Da$h, Noon to 8 p.m., Feb. 9, Casino Floor.
Bingo, 8 p.m., Feb. 22, Ocean Ballroom.
$35,000 Jackpot Sweepstakes, Feb. 24.
2018 Mercedes GLA 250 Guaranteed Sweepstakes. Play daily through March 25. One tier point equals 1 entry. 25X entries Feb. 2, 4, 7, 21, 23 and 25.
$75,000 Point Challenge through March 31. Winners announced April 28.
Free self-parking continues.
John Ciotta (Feb. 1, 5, 11, 15, 20, 21, 25 and 28), James King (Feb. 18). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or the Resorts Box Office, or call (800) 745-3000.
Tropicana Atlantic City
Jersey Shore Medium Linda Shields (Feb. 3), Dom Irrera, (Feb. 17), 70s Soul Jam (Feb. 18), Grand Funk Railroad (Feb. 24). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, call (800) 745-3000 or check with the Tropicana Box Office.
Another entertainment option at Tropicana is Atlantic City’s only IMAX® Theatre. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” runs through Feb. 1, “Fifty Shades Freed” runs Feb. 8 to Feb. 15, and “Marvel’s Black Panther” runs Feb. 15 to March 1. For show times and tickets, visit Tropicana Atlantic City IMAX Theater. Tickets can be purchased at the IMAX Box Office, through Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.
Recreational gambler Darryl D. McEwen is publisher of the Seven Stars Insider – both the website (www.SevenStarsInsider.com) and the monthly newsletter. For a free subscription to the newsletter, join the mailing list at Seven Stars Insider and tell him how you heard about it. You also can download the newsletter from the website where he frequently updates news about Caesars Entertainment and Total Rewards under “Latest News” on the home page. In addition, be sure to follow @7StarsInsider on Twitter.
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.