Atlantic City casinos gear up for a week of big events – ‘Jersey Boys,’ fireworks, a new sports book, and DJs Shaq (aka Diesel) and  CeeLo
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Atlantic City casinos gear up for a week of big events – ‘Jersey Boys,’ fireworks, a new sports book, and DJs Shaq (aka Diesel) and CeeLo

The first full week of summer should be an exciting one in Atlantic City as three gaming halls have big events planned, individually and in tandem.

The fun begins Tuesday as Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City raises the curtain on its long-awaited presentation of the smash musical Jersey Boys opens in the Sound Waves theater.

This version of Jersey Boys, which runs at the Rock through July 21, is part of a national tour that kicks off at the year-old gambling den. The show, which tells the often-dramatic story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, copped four 2006 Tony awards including Best Musical.

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Thursday is the day Ocean Casino Resort celebrates its first birthday.

The festivities begin at 11 a.m. at the casino elevator lobby and include live entertainment, a cake-cutting and champagne toast and a ribbon cutting to mark the introduction of two new elevators designed to make getting from the hotel to the casino easier for guests.

At 9:30 p.m., Ocean and Hard Rock are teaming up for a fireworks display celebrating both properties’ first anniversaries.

Friday, Hard Rock is staging a Boardwalk parade at 4 p.m.

Saturday, the action switches to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, which will christen Moneyline Bar & Book, its new state-of-the-art sports book, located opposite Bobby Flay Steak.

The $12 million, 8,000-square-foot facility boasts a 40-foot LED video wall, six betting windows, a 35-foot-long bar with 19 built-in slot machines and a full-service bar and kitchen featuring 24 beer taps and nightly entertainment.

The day-long party includes autograph-signing sessions with a Who’s Who of sports celebs including Mike Schmidt, Dwight Gooden, Lawrence Taylor and former Eagles favorites Keith Byars and Brent Celek (fees required.) There will also be a pop-up memorabilia store and a sports-art gallery featuring a personal appearance (noon-2 p.m.; 4-6 p.m.) by Linda Ruth Tosetti, granddaughter of Babe Ruth.

For more info and autograph tickets, click go here.

Friday night is also noteworthy for two celebrity dance-club appearances.

At Borgata’s Premier danceteria, Shaquille O’Neal will be making the scene under his nom de disco, Diesel. Over at DAER inside Hard Rock, CeeLo Green has a 1 a.m. DJ set scheduled.

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