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Archive: November, 2012

POSTED: Friday, November 30, 2012, 9:02 AM
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Entertainer Don Who? is celebrating the holidays at Resorts Casino-Hotel. Photo:


One of the casualties of the ongoing financial crisis facing Atlantic City’s casinos is the holiday-season production show. Even “Spirit of Christmas,” Tropicana Atlantic City’s annual, low-budget revusical is a no-show this Yuletide.

But there is one gaming hall that is at least trying to give visitors a little bit of that old-time showroom holiday fare. Through Dec. 20, Resorts Casino-Hotel is presenting “Christmas From the White Mountains,” a one-man show starring Don Who?

POSTED: Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:43 AM
Megastar chef Wolfgang Puck is among the big-time chefs slated to take part in Saturday's 'Savor Borgata' event. Photo: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

If it’s November, it must be time for “Savor Borgata,” the Big B’s signature gustatory event.

Saturday, all of the casino’s celeb chefs will man serving stations to serve up samples of dishes they've conjured for the occasion. The Culinary murderer's row includes Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak); Stephen Kalt (Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar); Michael Mina (SeaBlue, A Michael Mina Restaurant); Michael Schulson (Izakaya, A Modern Japanese Pub; Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille); Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club), Greg and Marc Sherry (Old Homestead Steak House); and Borgata’s Executive Pastry Chef, Thaddeus DuBois. They’ll be cooking for an expected 900 guests.

Each of the previous four “Savor” bashes have been themed; this year’s is a tad different. Rather than hew to a specific motif, explained Becky Schultz, Borgata’s vice president of food and beverage, “This year’s theme is Borgata chefs doing what they do best, whether it’s a dish that is close to their heart, or something that they feel represents the roots of their culinary style.”

POSTED: Thursday, November 8, 2012, 12:00 AM

Chuck Darrow of the Philadelphia Daily News and Suzette Parmley of The Inquirer will chat on Thursday, Nov. 8, at noon, about the latest news in the local casino industry. On a mobile phone? Join the chat here.

POSTED: Friday, November 2, 2012, 3:55 PM

Here’s an update on the re-opening of Atlantic City’s casinos.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, the following properties will be open: Bally’s Atlantic City; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa; Caesars Atlantic City; Golden Nugget Atlantic City; Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City; Resorts Casino Hotel; Showboat Atlantic City; Tropicana Atlantic City; Trump Plaza; Trump Taj Mahal.

In addition, Revel is scheduled to open at noon Saturday, with the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel back in business at noon Monday.

POSTED: Friday, November 2, 2012, 12:39 PM

This weekend's performances by comics Jim Breuer (Friday) and Jay Mohr (Saturday) at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa have been postponed. New dates will be announced.

POSTED: Friday, November 2, 2012, 11:41 AM
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King of Prussia gets a little taste of Nashville Saturday as Valley Forge Casino Resort debuts the Deuces Wild Buckin’ Bull Saloon.

Located on the ground floor of the adjacent Radisson Hotel tower, below the Valley Tavern, Deuces Wild is a country music-themed nightspot that will operate Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

“We felt this would be a great option for our guests and [residents] of the surrounding area,” said Chelsea Szerencsits, Valley Forge’s beverage director. “Country music is very popular in this area.”

POSTED: Thursday, November 1, 2012, 2:54 PM

Chalk up Saturday's "Musselman's Apple Sauce Skating Tribute featuring Jewel" ice skating extravaganza as Hurricane Sandy's latest victim. The historic storm has forced the show, which was to take place at Atlantic City's  Boardwalk Hall, to be postponed. A new date is expected to be announced. 

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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.”

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