As with most weekend nights during the summer, Atlantic City’s Borgata was sold out on Saturday, at least as far as the hotel’s reservation department was concerned. But Priceline was willing to hook you up with a standard king with a walk-in shower at the Borgata on Saturday night for $100,018.28, as seen in the above screenshot. We tried it several times, and we were getting the same results via Kayak. Read more »
Keeping your weekend down the shore going through Monday? Then check out what the Continental Atlantic City is doing. Alma de Cuba chef Douglas Rodrigez and the Continental Atlantic City’s exec, Brandon Iacone are combining for Mojito Mondays. Starting July 28th through Labor day, the Continental in Atlantic City is offering an array of mojitos ($7) such as classic, passion fruit and watermelon while you munch on some Cuban snacks. The godfather of Nuevo Latino cuisine, Douglas Rodrigez will be cooking up some cuban specialities ($7 each) for an exclusive monday menu. Expect ceviche, tuna tacos, empanadas, and stuffed dates.
The week can start on Tuesday.
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One of Atlantic City’s endangered casinos might have a future after all. Don Guardian, the awesomely named mayor of AC, says there are six potential buyers for the Revel Casino Hotel. Revel’s owners say it will shut down if it can’t find a buyer by the end of summer.
Guardian, a Republican, shared the news at a news conference yesterday. “No, I’m not happy that three casinos are closing,” he said. “But I know that behind closed doors there are a half-dozen companies looking at the opportunity to purchase Revel.”
Behind all the fun pictures and hot bodies from last weekend’s Sand Blast event in Atlantic City, it appears that not all was quite as peachy as it seemed. There are claims that certain guests were the victims of verbal homophobia. A memo released yesterday by the event’s executive producer, Brad Hurtado, claims that staff at Harrah’s pool were anything but welcoming to gay guests.
Philly country music fans (you’re out there, right?) who missed their chance at tickets to the sold-out Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum concerts in Atlantic City next month have another chance.
Tomorrow afternoon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Do AC Nightclub on Wheels will be parked at the corner of 16th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway handing out 1,000 pairs of tickets to each show. (That’s 1,000 for Shelton, and a 1,000 for Lady Antebellum.) I’m told there are even a few in-front-of-the-stage “fan zone” tickets available in the bunch, too.
Ready, set, get your freebies!
The Inquirer has a lengthy report this morning speculating on Atlantic City’s fate come September, when as many as four Boardwalk properties may be vacant. Suzette Parmley talks to a variety of authorities and rubberneckers, and even nabs a quote from Carl Dranoff while he’s at dinner.
With the Atlantic Club having closed in January, Trump Plaza closing in September and Revel and Showboat in dire straits, Mayor Don Guardian tells Parmley that the city is considering using the old casinos for other purposes. Changes will need the go-ahead from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
What would the other purposes be? Parmley found a few people with suggestions. One possible tenant would be Richard Stockton College, which has expressed interest in opening a campus in Atlantic City:
The changing landscape in A.C. makes it more important than ever to diversify the economic base in Atlantic City, as well as provide four-year degree and higher educational opportunities for the many employees being displaced,” Stockton president Herman Saatkamp said in a statement Wednesday. “A college campus complete with housing and surrounding businesses would be a significant asset to these needs.
Masked Robbers stole $181,200 from Caesars Atlantic City, according to a flier put out by law enforcement. The pair took off with two plastic boxes filled with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash.
The New Jersey State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is investigating, which means the crime happened on casino property. One of the masked robbers had a gun.
This weekend, the gays took over Atlantic City with the annual circuit party Sand Blast. Attendance was high, primarily for the boys, with lots of muscle heads that hailed from all over the U.S. We were there for most of the weekend to catch all the action. Check out these snaps from the main event, a beach party on Saturday that brought out lots of hotties from near and far.
G Philly will be down in Atlantic City this weekend to soak up all the beach, booze and boys at the annual Sand Blast Weekend. In anticipation of the party’s first go-round in Atlantic City, we’ve put together this field guide to help you get the most out of your gay (and lesbian!) down-the-shore frolics.