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Tropicana adding another taste of Philly

Pretty soon, they'll be calling Tropicana Atlantic City "Little Philly."

Tropicana adding another taste of Philly

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Jeannie Duffy is one of two WPT Royal Flush Girl hosting sit-'n'-go poker tournaments at Borgata Sunday and Monday. Photo: www.http://blog.worldpokertour.com

 

Pretty soon, they’ll be calling Tropicana Atlantic City “Little Philly.”

Last week, we reported on Chickie’s & Pete’s plans to build a two-level, 16,000-square-foot, Boardwalk-fronting operation at the casino-hotel located in AyCee’s Chelsea district. Now comes word that another of the Quaker City’s culinary signatures will be pitching a tent at the Trop.

Tony Luke’s, the cheesesteak-and—roast-pork emporium is one of four new eateries planned for The Marketplace, the gaming hall’s Boardwalk-level casual-dining area. Luke’s joint will be accompanied by Casa Taco & Tequila Bar, Perry’s Pizza and The Marketplace Express, a grab-’n’-snack outlet. It will be the city’s second Tony Luke’s, joining the one at the food court at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

All four stores will be located in the space long occupied by Corky’s BBQ, and will be operated by Atlantic City-based businessman, George Siganos.

The quartet of new offerings—expected to open this spring—will join such existing Marketplace vendors as Hooters, Starbucks and James Salt Water Taffy.

Sexy ‘sit-’n’-go

 

As part of the Borgata Winter Poker Open, which continues through Feb. 1, the World Poker Tour folks are offering players a chance to hit the felt with a couple of Royal Flush Girls, the WPT’s specially designated poker babes.

For the uninitiated, a sit-’n’-go is a one-table tournament. There will be one such contest each day at 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday—days 1a and 1b of the WPT’s $3,500-buy-in championship event that begins Sunday.

The mini-tourneys, hosted by Royal Flush Girls Jeannie Duffy and Danielle Cruz, carry a $120 entry fee. The winner of each will win $700 and a commemorative WPT chip set. The second-place finisher will walk away with $300.

You can sign up at Borgata.

Stand-up guys at Valley Forge

Tonight (Friday), Valley Forge Casino Resort is offering a comedy twofer with a bill featuring funnymen John Mulrooney and Joey Gay. Mulrooney was the host of “The Late Show” on the Fox Network, while Gay is a past “Last Comic Standing” finalist.

Show time is 8 p.m. Admission is $25 (includes entry to casino). For tickets, call 908-296-6278, or go to www.outfrontentertainment.brownpapertickets.com. 

Valentine’s vows at Mount Airy

Married couples looking to reaffirm their everlasting love can do just that Feb. 14 at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Pocono Township.

At 3:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day, a non-denominational ordained minister, the Rev. Dr. Catherine Thayer, will officiate in Gypsies Nightclub, which will be decorated in a wedding motif. Recording artist Adriana Pia Stigliano will perform during the ceremony.

Complimentary champagne and wedding cake will be served to all participating couples, who will also be gifted with two free buffet meals.

Reservations are not required, but if you and your honey want to participate, you must arrive by  

3:30 p.m.

For more info, call 877-682-4791.

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Philly native Chuck Darrow has literally covered Atlantic City’s casino scene since Day One: He was there on assignment the night in November 1976 when voters approved legalized casinos.

Since then, Chuck has covered the town and its gaming industry for several area newspapers -- which is why, in some circles, he’s known as “Boardwalk Charlie.”

You can reach Chuck at darrowc@phillynews.com. Reach Chuck at darrowc@phillynews.com.

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