Lawsuit over Fake Chips at Borgata Poker Tournament Thrown Out

A lawsuit over fake poker chips at a Borgata poker tournament in Atlantic City has been dismissed by a state court. Lawyers say they’ll appeal.

The lawsuit stems from an odd incident surrounding the Borgata Winter Poker Open tournament earlier this year. A gambler staying at nearby Harrah’s had snuck counterfeit chips into the tournament, and thought Borgata officials were on to him. So, police say, he flushed them down the toilet. His scam was discovered when pipes in Harrah’s began to leak from being clogged with $2.7 million in fake poker chips. (In a subplot to this already-weird tale, alleged chip counterfeiter Christian Lusardi has is also accused of possessing 37,000 bootleg DVDs.)

The tournament was canceled, and earlier this year gamblers sued. Yesterday, a judge dismissed it.

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2014 Savor Borgata Culinary Series

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Believe it or not, Atlantic City has been host to one of the East Coast’s most diverse, inventive and unique dining experiences in the country—the Savor Borgata Culinary Series. From now to the end of July, the casino hotel and spa will throw ticketed events with our country’s biggest celebrity and Iron chefs.

You can go the Bobby Flay Kentucky Bourbon Dinner on June 23rd or be wowed by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s Culinary Demonstration (it’s only $25).

Those are just some ideas, but click through to see the full schedule.

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Three Atlantic City Nightclubs Make Top 100 Grossing Club List

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Night Club and Bar Media Group in conjunction with Technomic Inc. have released the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 list, a revenue-based ranking of nightlife venues.

Three Atlantic City hot spots made the top 100:

  • Pool After Dark at Harrah’s ($15 to $25 million)
  • Dusk at Caesar’s ($5 to $10 million)
  • Mixx at The Borgata ($5 to $10 million)

Las Vegas dominated the list with 21 clubs including the top three spots. XS and Marquee LV brought in $80-90 million each for 2012.

No Philadelphia clubs made the list.

Night Club and Bar Top 100 2013 (PDF)

Is Harrah’s “Pool After Dark” The Most Ingenious Nightclub Concept Ever or the End of Civilization As We Know It? [Philadelphia Magazine]

Borgata Tells All Other Atlantic City Casinos: Our Chefs Can Beat Up Your Chefs

We forgive you if you’ve never been to The Water Club at Borgata to eat. Relaxing by the divinely decadent pool, soaking up some pampering at Immersion Spa or doing naughty things you’d care not to remember in the penthouse suite–yes, these are the reasons to wander over to the opulent spa-hotel from its adjoining sister property. But as of Sunday (spoiler alert!), that may all change.

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Restaurant Club: Better Burgers & More

The Philly Mag Restaurant Club

This week inPhiladelphia Magazine’s Restuarant Club Newsletter.

Restaurant Club Newsletter [Philadelphia Magazine]

Experience Borgata

Borgata Food Wine Experience
Want to experience every restaurant in the Borgata but don’t have a lot of opportunities to go to Atlantic City then make sure you make it down this Friday, April, 27th.

In one night you can experience six restaurants. Starting at 9 PM you get an exclusive taste of Bobby Flay Steak, Ombra, Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Old Homestead Steakhouse, Seablue and Specchio.

Guests will be personally guided through stations featuring dishes and coordinated wine pairings at each restaurant. The cost is $175 per person.

Food & Wine Experience [Borgata]