St. Patrick’s Day comes early with the annual Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day Parade beginning at 1 p.m. March 10. The parade begins just north of the Garden Pier and the Boardwalk and ends at Albany Avenue and the Boardwalk.
Start the celebration even earlier at the Wild Wild West’s Pre-Parade Party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $39 per person (plus fees) you’ll enjoy at an open bar at the Mountain Bar, music by the Rockets, free mechanical bull rides and a swag bag. For tickets visit Ticketmaster.com.
On the real St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, Resorts Casino Hotel will celebrate with an authentic Irish band and bagpipers strolling throughout the casino and hotel, along with drink specials all day at Bar One, as well as special menus at Breadsticks Café and Grill. While supplies last pick up a free green lei at the Promotions Booth between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Meanwhile, on the casino floor, play slots or table games with your Star card between 2 and 10 p.m. for a chance to step into the Cash Da$h box and win slot cash or match play. One bill is worth $1,000. One player will be selected every 30 minutes.
Check out Tropicana’s St. Patrick Day specials at Tropicana.net. Note that some specials start as early as March 12 and 13.
Borgata’s St. Gypsy Bash starts at 4 p.m. in the Event Center. Tickets are $20 per person and available at TheBorgata.com. There will be drink specials, lawn games and more.
Everybody into the water
The Atlantic City Boat Show continues through March 4 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Visit ACBoatShow.com for complete information.
Live on stage
The Price Is Right Live stops by The Concert Venue at Harrah’s Resort March 2 and 3. Next up at Harrah’s is the Broadway and London musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story March 28 to April 1. For tickets to both shows, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Eat, drink and be frugal
Atlantic City Restaurant Week takes place March 4 to 9. Lunch specials are $15.18 and dinner specials are $35.18. (Beverages, taxes and gratuity are not included.) For details and a list of participating restaurants – not all offer lunch, visit ACRestaurantWeek.com.
Buds and bands
The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival takes place March 23 and 24 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. From down the street, to across the globe, nearly 200 breweries will be present, serving almost 1,000 beers. The goal of the festival is to promote and educate attendees on craft beers, as well as the brew masters who create them. The perfect opportunity for beer geeks, beer lovers and beer beginners to speak to the brains behind the brews, it’s also an opportunity to discover and taste new brews and special “limited release” beers and ales rarely seen in this area. For details, visit ACBeerFest.com.
It might as well be spring
Enjoy Tropicana’s Spring Fever Festival, March 17 to May 18, featuring food and drink specials, seasonal décor and more.
Here are other “insider” tips about what’s happening in Atlantic City’s casinos during March:
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Every seven minutes from noon to 7 p.m. March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Borgata will award 777 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.
$10,000 Bingo, March 5, at 10 a.m., or 1, 4 or 7 p.m. in the Event Center. Reserve online at TheBorgata.com.
$20,000 Slot Tournaments, March 13 or 14, 2 to 8 p.m.
Details on all promotions are available at the M life Rewards Center.
Borgata Comedy Club (check for dates in March), Kansas (March 9), Don Felder (March 10), G-Eazy (March 16), Lewis Black (March 16 and 17), Jeff Ross and Dave Attell (March 24). For tickets visit TheBorgata.com or call (866) 900-4TIX (4849).
Caesars Atlantic City
$15,000 Bingo, March 11, 3 and 7 p.m. in the Palladium Ballroom. Call (888) 440-2497.
“Weird Al” Yankovic (March 16), Daughtry (March 23). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City
$10,000 Bingo Bonanza March 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 March 6, 13, 20, 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 at 9 p.m. (doors open at 7). Back To Avalon – Heart Tribute (March 2), Listen To The Music – Doobie Brothers Tribute (March 9), Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones Tribute (March 16).
The Spinners (March 10). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.
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.
The Price Is Right Live (March 2 and 3), Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (March 28 to April 1). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 736-1420.
Resorts Casino Hotel
Bingo, 8 p.m., March 23, Ocean Ballroom. For reservations, call (800) 772-9000. Registration 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Promotions Booth. Star cardholders only.
$35,000 Jackpot Sweepstakes, June 23. Earn one entry for every taxable hand paid kacpot March 1 to May 31.
2018 Mercedes GLA 250 Guaranteed Sweepstakes. Play daily through March 25. One tier point equals 1 entry. 25X entries March 1, 9, 11, 15, 23 and 25.
$75,000 Point Challenge through March 31. Winners announced April 28.
Free self-parking continues.
Lotus Land: The American Rush Tribute (March 24). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, the Resorts Box Office, or call (800) 745-3000.
Tropicana Atlantic City
Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat 62 (March 2), Primal Men Male Revue Show (every Saturday at Boogie Nights), Ednita Nazario Una Vida Tour (March 10), 70’s Soul Jam (March 18), “‘This Is Tom Jones’. . .The Tribute” (March 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. “Marvel’s Black Panther: The IMAX Experience” runs through March 8, “A Wrinkle In Time: The IMAX Experience” runs from March 8 to 15, “Tomb Raider: The IMAX Experience” runs from March 15 to 22, “Pacific Rim Uprising: The IMAX Experience” runs from March 22 to 29 and “Ready Player One: An IMAX 3D Experience” runs from March 29 to April 5. “Great White Shark 3D” runs through April 5. 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.
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.