Thursday is the new Friday
Every Thursday beginning Jan. 11, raise a glass to longer weekends and enjoy property-wide deals including $6 specialty cocktails, prix fixe menus at select restaurants, live entertainment, hotel room deals and more.
#TropThursdays kicks off with $6 featured Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails served at participating locations. Tito’s will donate $1 to the 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May Counties for every Tito’s cocktail sold during the first 90 days of #TropThursdays. The local non-profit organization provides financial support for the families of police, fire and rescue personnel.
Visit Tropicana for a complete list of participating locations, happy hours and other special offers.
Here comes the sun – Warm sunny days at the shore are just a short visit away at the Tropicana. Tropicana’s Beach Bash, a 48-day celebration of indoor summer fun, kicks off Jan. 12 with summer-themed displays, including a giant sand sculpture at Palm Walk, a free concert featuring Mark Diomede & The Juggling Suns Project, Tropicana’s Jersey Shore Wine Festival, and retail, dining and nightlife specials throughout the property.
The opening event at 1 p.m. will feature of game of corn hole where representatives from the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City will face off against Tropicana executives. The winner will earn bragging rights, and, at the conclusion of the game, Tropicana will present the local non-profit youth organization with a donation to support its mission to “provide resources for the development of young people, from all backgrounds to realize their full potential as responsible and caring adults.” Guests will enjoy free hot dogs, popcorn, salt water taffy and souvenirs. The event is free and open to the public.
Visit the Tropicana Atlantic City website for information on Beach Bash.
Atlantic City Weekly Declares War On Wings
Wing Wars will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City. General admission is $25 per person. [Those with special VIP tickets ($40) can start “fighting,” i.e., tasting, at noon.] Visit ACWeekly – Wing Wars for a list of participating Atlantic City area restaurants and how to purchase tickets.
Tea for 200
Earlier that day attend a SpaRitual® Earl Grey Experience at either 9 or 11 a.m. Jan. 27 at Borgata’s Immersion Lap Pool. The event includes continental breakfast and SpaRitual’s Earl Grey-inspired organic, vegan and wellness bodycare products. A special highlight will include a visit and book signing with Shel Pink, founder of SpaRitual and author of the book Slow Beauty. A signed copy of the book is included in the admission. Tickets are $65 per person, but upgrade options are available from $175 to $300 additional. For more information or to purchase tickets call (609) 317-7555.
Ooh la la!
For more civilized dining, try La Petite Crêperie that opened last month in The Quarter at Tropicana Atlantic City. The menu offers authentic French cuisine with a modern twist, and features crepes filled with a variety of sweet and savory ingredients. In addition, the store offers a variety of ice creams with innovative flavors.
Here are other “insider” tips about what’s happening in Atlantic City’s casinos during January:
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Throughout the week M life Rewards cardholders can choose the teams they think will win the Sunday and Monday games. Stop by any $1 Million Pro Football Challenge kiosk located next to the M life Rewards Desk or near the Gypsy Bar. Players can enter daily for up to seven entries per week, but only one entry per day. Entry deadlines vary, so visit TheBorgata.com for complete rules. Each week $10,000 in prize money will be awarded, with a minimum $5,000 guaranteed top prize each week. In addition, for the games during the playoffs entrants each will win 30 Bonus Slot Dollars in weekly random drawings. For the 2018 “big game” Feb. 4 Borgata will give away a total of $100,000 in cash and Bonus Slot Dollars.
Every 18 minutes from noon to 7 p.m. on Jan. 1 Borgata will award 1,818 Bonus Slot Dollars. Players need to insert their M life Rewards card into any slot machine or open any table games rating from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a chance to win.
Details on all promotions are available at the M life Rewards Center.
Borgata Comedy Club (check for dates in January), Cassadee Pope (Jan. 6), Rob Thomas (Jan. 12 to 14), Theresa Caputo (Jan. 13), Trevor Noah (Jan. 14), Preacher Lawson (Jan. 20), Marlon Wayans (Jan. 27). For tickets visit TheBorgata.com or call (866) 900-4TIX (4849).
Golden Nugget Atlantic City
$10,000 Bingo Bonanza Jan. 15, 22 and 29 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 Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25 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 [Rumours – Fleetwood Mac (Jan. 5), Completely Unchained – Van Halen (Jan. 12), New York’s Finest – The Police (Jan. 19), kRush – Rush (Jan. 26)].
Be one of 42 winners of $150,000 in cash and free play during Harrah’s Winter of Jackpots. Swipe your players card daily from Jan. 1 to 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.
Resorts Casino Hotel
2018 Mercedes CLA 250 Guaranteed Sweepstakes. Play daily through Jan. 1. One tier point equals 1 entry.
Cash Dash, noon to 8 p.m. Jan. 15.
Bingo, 8 p.m. Jan. 26.
$35,000 Jackpot Sweepstakes. Earn 1 entry for every taxable hand-paid jackpot through Jan. 31. Finale is Feb. 24.
2018 Mercedes GLA 250 Guaranteed Sweepstakes. Play daily Jan. 2 through March 25. One tier point equals 1 entry. 25X entries Jan. 3, 5, 14, 17, 19, 28 and 31.
$75,000 Point Challenge – Earn tier points from Jan. 1 to March 31. Top 100 tier point earners will share in $75,000 in bonuses on April 28
Free self-parking continues.
Andre & Cirell (Jan. 2, 8, 9, 16, 17, 24, 28, 31), John Ciotta (Jan. 3), The Temptations Revue (Jan. 13). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or the Resorts Box Office, or call (800) 745-3000.
Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana’s free light show features a 35-foot tree synchronized to festive music with daily shows starting at noon, every hour on the hour, through Jan. 2. This not-to-be-missed experience combines interactive lights with an inspiring array of holiday musical selections. Adding to the festive décor is Tropicana’s famed 25-foot poinsettia tree located in Palm Walk.
Primal Men – Male Revue (every Saturday at Boogie Nights), Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds (Jan. 13), Foghat (Jan 20). 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. On the schedule this month are Star Wars: The Last Jedi: An IMAX 3D Experience through Jan. 25 and Maze Runner: The Death Cure: An IMAX Experience, from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1. For show times and tickets, visit Tropicana – IMAX Theatre 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.