In honor of Veterans Day, Atlantic City’s casinos are joining many other area businesses to offer discounts and specials for veterans and active duty military. A valid ID is required and restrictions may apply.
Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa – Nov. 10 and 11 Borgata will offer all veterans complimentary self-parking, one free buffet, one free gelato at Borgata Baking Co., 10 percent off their bill at The Metropolitan, and a free Tall beverage at Starbucks, including one for their spouse.
In addition, Borgata offers year-round benefits through its Military & Veterans Program (MVP). Details at TheBorgata.com.
Resorts Casino Hotel – Resorts is making a week of it. Among the discounts and activities are the opportunity to grab free slot or match play in the Cash Dash Money Machine Nov. 5, or win $100 in slot play every half hour from noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 10.
On Nov. 6 and 8 the first 500 veterans to visit the Promotions Booth will receive a free Resorts drawstring backpack, and on Nov. 11 the first 1,000 veterans will receive a Resorts commemorative T-shirt.
In addition, all week veterans get 10 percent off an overnight stay; 10 percent at Capriccio, EastWind and Breadsticks; and 15 percent at Margaritaville.
Active duty military get 10 percent off room rates, Sunday through Friday, year round.
Tropicana Atlantic City – Tropicana will light its interior fountains within The Quarter green, and offer specials Nov. 11 to veterans and active duty military.
Among the discounts available: 20 percent off at Olón, Okatshe, Mrs. Fields, Time After Time, Old Farmer’s Almanac, Adam Good Deli/Adam Good Sports Bar, Hooters, and admission to Ivan Kane’s Kiss Kiss Nightclub; 15 percent at A Time For Wine and Godiva; and 10 percent at Carmine’s, Chickie & Pete’s, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Zephyr Gallery, Erwin Pearl, Boardwalk Corner Store, Havana Sundries, AKA, Marshall Rousso, Lick, M.C. Sweet’s Bath Delights, and Essentials.
Veterans also get a complimentary Tall beverage at Starbucks, 15 percent off at Wet Willie’s and free admission to Boogie Nights.
Year-round, active duty military get a 20 percent discount at Old Farmer’s Almanac, Adam Good Deli/Adam Good Sports Bar and Hooters; 15 percent off at A Time For Wine and Godiva; and 10 percent at Escape AC and Carmine’s, as well as 15 percent off room rates Sunday through Friday.
Among other year-round benefits:
Bally’s and Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort – Active duty military and veterans receive a 10 percent discount at all Caesars Entertainment-owned food and beverage outlets.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City – Veterans get 10 percent off room rates.
Big wheel should start turnin’
It was supposed to open last month, but it looks like the Observation Wheel at the Steel Pier will finally start turning this month. The $14 million, 227-foot wheel, with 40 climate-controlled cabins, will be the third tallest in the country. The wheel, which was purchased in Italy, will take passengers on a 16-minute ride.
Salon, spa, barbershop deals
Borgata continues to offer special deals this month. For $120, check out the Fall Festival Massage, the Golden Grove Body Wrap or the Apple Orchard Antioxidant Facial at Spa Toccare or the Immersion Spa at The Water Club. The salon is offering the “Gotta Have It Pomegranate Pedicure” (Tuesday through Friday only) for $85, and The Barbershop is offering the “Whole Nine Yards” (haircut, shave and sports massage) for $95. Both services include complimentary access to the Spa Lounge. For more information or to book an appointment, call (609) 317-7555.
Ink a dinka doo
One of the Northeast’s longest-running tattoo events, the Atlantic City Tattoo Expo takes place Nov. 3 to 5 at Bally’s, continuing its tradition of art and ink for a weekend of fun for the whole family. Details at ACTattooExpo.com.
Your inner John Travolta is calling
Celebrate 40 years of disco at the Disco Ball, Nov. 4 at Borgata. The evening will feature KC & The Sunshine Band, France Joll, Lime, Norma Jean Wright & Luci Martin, Jimmy “Bo” Horne, Jackie Moore, and Musique. Details at TheBorgata.com.
Calling all foodies
Savor Borgata, described as “The Ultimate Food Experience,” takes place Nov. 10 and 11. A unique food festival featuring Borgata’s roster of celebrity chefs, after an opening night event, there are 18 separate events on Nov. 11 – many already sold out. Details at TheBorgata.com.
‘We Need A Little Christmas’
The holidays start early with refreshments and small bites at Tropicana Atlantic City’s official tree lighting ceremony and holiday musical light show. The festivities begin at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 in The Quarter. The free light show features a 35-foot tree synchronized to festive music with daily shows through Jan. 2, every hour on the hour starting at noon. 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.
Two days later Tropicana’s “Holiday Jubilee” opens with performances on select dates through Dec. 22. This spectacular holiday revue is designed to captivate audiences of all ages. Starring two specialty acts, nine dancers and two vocalists, “Holiday Jubilee” takes a fresh approach to presenting the music, characters and stories of the season. After a festive opening number, the audience finds itself inside a magical toy shop where tap dancing soldiers, music box ballerinas and rag dolls spring to life. Tickets – subject to taxes and fees – are $10 for children (16 and younger) and $25 for adults, and can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by call (800) 745-3000.
I’ll drink to that!
Golden Nugget will host its Fifth Annual Whiskey Revival from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 25 in The Grand. In addition to mixology classes, educational seminars, culinary delights and live entertainment, sample artisan whiskeys, craft spirits, moonshine and barrel-aged barley beers. General admission tickets are each $45. Visit Ticketmaster.com.
Janet Jackson headlines her “State of the World” 2017 tour Nov. 10, followed by Rockin The Walls Of Boardwalk Hall. For tickets visit Ticketmaster.com.
Here are other “insider” tips about what’s happening in Atlantic City’s casinos during November:
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 in the regular season ending Dec. 31, 2,000 entrants each will win 20 Bonus Slot Dollars in weekly random drawings. For the playoffs that amount increases to 30. For the 2018 “big game” Feb. 4 Borgata will give away a total of $100,000 in cash and Bonus Slot Dollars.
10X Slot Dollars, noon to 8 p.m., Nov. 27.
Details at the M life Rewards Center.
Borgata Comedy Club (check for dates in November), Brit Floyd (Nov. 3), G.Love & Special Sauce (Nov. 18), Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour (Nov. 24), Mariah Carey: All I Want For Christmas Is You (Nov. 25), 98 Degrees At Christmas (Nov. 26). For tickets visit TheBorgata.com or call (866) 900-4TIX (4849).
Golden Nugget Atlantic City
In the $1 Million Golden Gridiron through Dec. 31, starting every Tuesday at noon through noon on Sunday, 24K Select Club cardholders can choose the teams they think will win the Sunday and Monday games. Enter at the Fan Zone in the Main Atrium, one entry per day, for a total of six entries per week, excluding Mondays. Best scored entry for the week will be counted. Participants can win two ways each week: The player or players with the most correct picks will win a share of $5,000. Second and third place winners receive $1,500 and $1,000, respectively. In addition, there will be a drawing where 150 participants randomly will be selected to win $50 in free play. Correctly pick the winner of 192 or more games during the season and win $1 million.
$10,000 Bingo Bonanza Nov. 6 and 13 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.
For details on all promotions, visit the 24K Select Club.
Free self-parking continues.
Kenny G Miracles Holiday and Hits Tour 2017 (Nov. 4), Culture Club World Tour 2017 (Nov. 18). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Free Flashback Fridays during November at 9 p.m. in the Showroom: Mullett (Tribute To Hair Braids) – 3, Red Not Chili Peppers – 10, B Street (Bruce Springsteen) – 17, Unforgettable Fire (U2) – 24.
Win one of three Lexus RX 450 Luxury SUVs or $45,000 in cash in a drawing Dec. 30. Earn entries paying your favorite slot machines and table games through Dec. 30. Receive one entry for every 25 tier credits you earn at Harrah’s; 5X entries on Tuesdays.
“Duel of the Decades” (’80s vs. ’90s music) – Nov, 18. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 736-1420.
Resorts Casino Hotel
2017 Lexus NX 200T Guaranteed Sweepstakes. Play daily through Nov. 26. One tier point equals one entry.
Guess the number of pumpkins in a container on the casino floor and win $500 in slot cash. Enter every day through Nov. 22. The 10 players closest to the actual number of pumpkins without going over will win $500 in slot cash.
Lou Gazzara (Nov. 1 to 2, 5 to 9, 12 to 15, 21 to 22, 26 to 27 and 29), Chris Lane (Nov. 3), Air Supply (Nov. 17). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or the Resorts Box Office, or call (800) 745-3000.
Tropicana Atlantic City
Primal Men – Male Revue (every Saturday at Boogie Nights), Gladys Knight (Nov. 11), Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat 61 Mixed Martial Arts Championship (Nov. 17), Lights Out (Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), “Holiday Jubilee” (select dates Nov. 19 to Dec, 22), El Gran Combo (Nov. 25). 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. “Jigsaw” runs through Nov. 2, as does “GEOSTORM: An IMAX 3D Experience.” “Great White Shark 3D” runs through Dec. 31. 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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