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Archive: May, 2011

POSTED: Sunday, May 29, 2011, 1:50 AM

If Paul Simon is as stingy on Halloween as he was, musically speaking, during the first three-quarters of his show Saturday night at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, it probably isn't worth trick-or treating at his house.

It's not that the program delivered by the turning-70-in-October pop titan and his impressively versatile 8-piece band didn't deliver a sterling set boasting many great moments large and small.  But he probably could have been a little more indulgent of the baby boomer crowd who filled the 2,400-seat Event center to capacity during the pre-encore going.

POSTED: Monday, May 16, 2011, 3:22 PM

In what is the most public move yet as the Golden Nugget brand prepares to re-enter the Atlantic City market, workmen today began removing the "TRUMP MARINA" sign that has been on the bay-side casino-hotel since 1997. 

According to Nugget officials, things are on-track for the new casino operation to be in place within a couple of weeks. Among the immediate changes will be the opening of a Chart House restaurant on the site of what was, for many years, the Harborview seafood house. It is expected to be open for business either on or right after Memorial Day weekend.

POSTED: Monday, May 16, 2011, 12:00 PM

Chuck Darrow of the Philadelphia Daily News and Suzette Parmley of The Inquirer will chat about the latest news in the local casino industry on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

POSTED: Sunday, May 15, 2011, 1:05 AM

It was a fabulous--but ultimately false--start for Larry King Saturday night at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. But once the erstwhile CNN celebrity interviewer left the old neighborhood, his presentation ran out of steam in a hurry.

Prior to last night's set, King's autobiographical offering was billed as "Larry King Standing Up." But in his monologue, the 77-year-old ex-broadcaster referred to the piece as "How Did I Get Here?"

Either way, the show started out with King delivering two extended reminiscences, both of which recalled his days as a teenaged knucklehead in his native Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, geting into truly hilarious fixes with friends who had names like "Moppo" and "Hoo-Hah."

POSTED: Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 10:38 PM

Pop chanteuse Stevie Nicks has canceled her Friday night appearance at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa because of health issues.

According to a release from the casino, Nicks, who yesterday released her new CD, "In Your Dreams," is battling both pneumonia and the flu, and was advised by her doctor to take 86 all performances until she is better. In addition to the Borgata gig, Nicks has called off a New York City show and several network TV appearances.

“I want to apologize to all my fans and hope that we can reschedule and of course I hope you love the new album.  It’s for you,” said Nicks in a statement.. 

About this blog
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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