Posts Tagged ‘Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City’

Seashore Gardens, MAPS Foundation Hosts 3rd Enriching Lives 5K Run/Walk

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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ATLANTIC CITY- The Seashore Gardens Living Center and MAPS Foundation Inc. will be hosting its third annual Enriching Lives 5K Run/Walk on the Atlantic City Boardwalk Sunday, April 14.

The 5K Walk/Run begins at 9am and registrations starts  7:15am on the Boardwalk just outside of Resorts Casino Hotel. All entrants will receive a commemorative event T-shirt. Awards will be given for the top-three overall male and female, and the top male and female finishing in the following age groups:   15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+. There will also be a category for wheelchair participants  and awards including the “Tortoise Award,” the Top Fundraising Team, and the Largest Team.

The honorary race director and runner will be Barbara Altman, a WOND 1400 AM radio personality, along with Michael Weinraub, the executive vice president of Seashore Gardens Living Center.

If you are interested in participating, pre-registration begins April 7 at Active.com and SeashoreGardens.org.  The cost for registration is $25.  Participants will also be able to register online up to the day of the event, as well as sign up on the day of the race for $30.  For more information, contact Sharon D’Angio at (609) 748-4614 or e-mail dangios@seashoregardens.org.

— Christina Rodriguez

Resorts Casino, Esposito Meats, Team Up to Assist Community FoodBank of N.J.

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

topEGG HARBOR TWP., NEW JERSEY — In yet another case of companies joining forces to help friends and neighbors in times of need, Resorts Casino Hotel partnered with the South Philly-based A. Esposito Meats on Thursday, Nov. 15, to donate 100 turkeys in the 10- to 12-pound range to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch, in Egg Harbor Township.

Pictured above, left to right, are Andy Applegate of the Community FoodBank, Linda Smith of A. Esposito Meats, Resorts vice president of casino marketing Alisa Elkis, Resorts director of slot marketing Mike Tilton, Resorts director of special events Jennifer Fortucci, Resorts director of advertising and public relations Courtney Birmingham, and Resorts director of LGBT marketing Joel Ballesteros.

Pictured below, Andy Applegate of the Community FoodBank unloads a palate of turkeys to be distributed to the less fortunate over the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Resorts’ Group Proves Super Troopers; Donates Dozens of Pooper Scoopers

Friday, August 24th, 2012

WEST ATLANTIC CITY — A group of executives from Resorts Casino Hotel donated over 200 Shark Vacuum pooper-scoopers to the Humane Society of Atlantic County on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23.

Left to right are Alisa Elkis, Nation the dog, Courtney Birmingham, Jennifer Fortucci, Howard Copen, Aaron Gomes, Steve Dash with Maggie the dog, Mike Tilton, Joel Ballesteros (kneeling), Michael Roach, and Chris Carmany during Resorts’ presentation of 200+ pooper-scoopers Thursday.

Left to right are Alisa Elkis, Nation the dog, Courtney Birmingham, Jennifer Fortucci, Howard Copen, Aaron Gomes, Steve Dash with Maggie the dog, Mike Tilton, Joel Ballesteros (kneeling), Michael Roach, and Chris Carmany during Resorts’ presentation of 200+ pooper-scoopers Thursday.

Aaron Gomes, executive VP of operations, and Joel Ballesteros, director of LGBT marketing with Nation and Maggie.

Aaron Gomes, executive VP of operations, and Joel Ballesteros, director of LGBT marketing with Nation and Maggie.

From left, Alisa Elkis, Resorts VP of player development, Nation the dog, Jennifer Fortucci, Resorts director of special events, and Courtney Birmingham, Resorts director of advertising & public relations.

From left, Alisa Elkis, Resorts VP of player development, Nation the dog, Jennifer Fortucci, Resorts director of special events, and Courtney Birmingham, Resorts director of advertising & public relations.

Resorts to Donate 200+ Pooper Scoopers to Humane Society of Atlantic County

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

ATLANTIC CITY — Resorts Casino Hotel intends to reinforce its commitment to assisting our furry friends seeking a good home — as well as helping to keep our community clean — by donating more than 200 Shark Vacuum pooper-scoopers to the Humane Society of Atlantic County on Thursday, Aug. 23.

imagesResorts Casino executives, including Executive Vice President Aaron Gomes will make the presentation at 2:30pm at the Humane Society, located at 1401 Absecon Blvd. (White Horse Pike) in Atlantic City.

The Humane Society of Atlantic County, through its animal shelter and veterinary hospital, offers animals the opportunity for reasonably priced healthcare and a second chance to find permanent homes. It also provides a second chance for animals from other shelters with high kill rates, often finding new homes for animals destined to be euthanized.

Resorts: Piano Bar Grand Opening, Pro Bar Anniversary

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
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Matthew Kenworthy

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Pro Bar and the Grand Opening of the new Piano Bar, pianist and entertainer Matthew Kenworthy hosts two nights of stage quality music and arrangements. Starring Josh Bessinger, Alicia Dennis, Matt Mullineaux, Karen Murdock, and Melissa Tepperman, both nights will be packed with favorites from Broadway and more. Best of all the great music comes without a cover charge.

Culminating on Saturday night at midnight will be a full scale, two hour-long tribute to the greats of Broadway, pop, and rock. Arrangements by Kenworthy on the piano, along with the occasional sing-along and comedic interlude, will round out the evening.

Resorts celebrates one-year anniversary of Pro Bar May 3 – 6
Atlantic City’s only full-time casino LGBT night club, Pro Bar at Resorts Casino Hotel, celebrates its one year anniversary with four days of celebrity appearances, shows and a special bingo brunch for charity.

• Thursday, May 3 — Pro Bar will host a customer appreciation night with a special appearance by actor Jason Dottley of “Sordid Lives,” drink specials, giveaways and a chance to play the Nearly Wed game sponsored by Perfect Partners with a special grand prize package.  Registration for the Nearly Wed game begins at 10pm, game to start at 10:30pm.

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Resorts, WMGK Throw Phillies Opening Day Tailgate Party

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

philadelphia-philliesYou’ve anxiously waited all winter for this very moment … the smell of grilled hamburgers and hotdogs fill your nostrils as you sip on a cold beverage, you look around people of all ages are sporting red-and-white jerseys and T-shirts, you see friends and family members having a game of catch. In that instant you know it’s time — Opening Day 2011 has finally arrived.

What better way to celebrate the first pitch of the 2011 baseball season than by joining a one-of-a-kind tailgate party hosted by Resorts Casino-Hotel and WMGK 102.9 FM “Philadelphia’s Classic Rock Station.”

“We are excited to partner with Philadelphia’s premier classic rock station, WMGK, to ring in the Phillies Opening Day,” says Resorts owner and CEO Dennis Gomes in a media release. “Resorts and WMGK will be the ‘one-two’ combo for a great kick-off to the season.”

The excitement starts Friday, April 1, at the Jetro Lot (Darien St., right across from the back end of Lincoln Financial Field in Philly) from 10am-12:30pm.

Tailgaters can enjoy live entertainment from former WMGK house band, Final Vinyl, an assortment of food, games and — best of all — a 500-room giveaway at Resorts Casino Hotel. DJ Ray Koob will take a break from “rockin’ your nights” to be on hand to rock the tailgate party and give away prizes, with one lucky winner receiving the surprise grand prize, to be drawn at 12:15pm! Resorts will give away 500 rooms through various games and promotions during the event — or approximately three rooms a minute!

“The renewed energy at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City is a perfect fit with WMGK and what is sure to be the biggest tailgate party at the stadium on opening day,” Dan Fein, WMGK promotions director said in the release. — Alexandra Freedman

Casting for LGBT Reality Series at Boogie Nights

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

acw_GayPride_200Resorts Casino Hotel will host the final casting calls for a new LGBT reality series, produced by Under The Boardwalk Productions, at Boogie Nights on Friday, March 18, beginning at 4pm.

For more details, go to the story here.

Resorts Takes “12 Days” High Tech

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

acw_BIGResortsUnder new owner Dennis Gomes, Resorts Casino Hotel may have plans to theme its entire operation in a 1920s motif — capitalizing on the Prohibition-era A.C. publicized by HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and it’s own period-appropriate art-deco architecture — but it’s latest promotion definitely screams 21st Century.

From now through Christmas Day (Saturday, Dec. 25), all of Resorts’ Facebook and Twitter followers can cash in on special deals and discounts during its “12 Days of Christmas” promotion. Upcoming “12 Days” Facebook and Twitter specials will include dining deals at Capriccio, Asian Spice, Gallagher’s, The Buffet, The Burger Bar and 25 Hours, plus services, room offers and more.

Additionally, on Christmas Day Twitter/Facebook followers will have a chance to enter to win one of 12 rooms at Resorts that will be given away on Tuesday, Dec. 28. Room winners will be announced through e-mail.  For more on this story, go here.

Resorts Price $35 Million

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Some more information has come out about Dennis Gomes plans to purchase Resorts Casino, including how much the city’s oldest casino costs in today’s market.

acw-ResortsGomes and his partner, Morris Bailey, a New York real-estate developer, are buying the property for a bargain basement $35 million.

Consider that just three years ago Resorts refinanced for $360 million in loans.

Bailey’s partnership with Gomes was also disclosed for the first time Wednesday.

Bailey, who grew up in Atlantic City told The Wall Street Journal:

“I think there’s a point in time when it’s time to go in, and now is the time,” Mr. Bailey said  “Atlantic City will be able to re-create itself now. Will it ever get back to its peak in gaming? Probably not. But based on the value structure, the economics are better now than they ever were.”

For the Journal’s story go here.

To read AC Weekly’s recent interview with Gomes, go here.

Resorts to introduce “Retro Blackjack”

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

blackjackThe casino-hotel that brought “boogie” back with the ultimate ’70s and ’80s dance club Boogie Nights is set to turn back the clock again with Retro Blackjack!
Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City recently announced that it will debut Retro Blackjack in February. These table games will offer minimum “retro” wagers starting at $2 per hand, plus a 25-cent “fee” per hand.peace
“Many players are looking to expand their casino experience by playing blackjack, but are intimidated to do so,” says Kevin Brown, Resorts executive director of table games, in a release to the media. “Retro Blackjack gives them an opportunity to become familiar with the game while playing with others who have a similar skill level.
“With the incredible successes we have had with our retro dance club the past two years, and with the coin-operated slots last year, it was natural for us to take the retro theme to table games,” adds Brown. “These games will certainly add additional buzz to an already exciting casino floor.”
Retro Blackjack will debut for a limited time on two table games at Resorts. Wagers will begin at $2, and wagers can be made in one-dollar increments up to $5. Wagers after $5 will be made in $5 increments. Players placing a wager between $2 and $5 will be required to place a 25-cent fee when placing their bet. The 25-cent fee will be taken by the dealer prior to any cards being dealt. All rules and regulations for standard blackjack will be the same for Retro Blackjack.