The Casino File: ‘The Rat Pack: Back in Town’ back at Hard Rock Atlantic City; big poker win at Live! Philly
The Rat Pack Live is coming to the Hard Rock Atlantic City.Elite Casino Marketing Group

The Casino File: ‘The Rat Pack: Back in Town’ back at Hard Rock Atlantic City; big poker win at Live! Philly

The sharp and stylish dead-celeb mimic-fest is the first of several production shows expected to raise the curtain for the summer season.

Frank, Dean and Sammy are headed back to Atlantic City.

Well, not exactly. After all, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. have all been dead and gone for quite some time. But they are still potent enough draws down AyCee way that The Rat Pack: Back in Town, the tribute to the three immortal entertainers that debuted in early 2020 just before the COVID-19 pandemic exploded, is being revived.

While the cast--Brian Duprey (Sinatra), Kenny Jones (Davis) and Joe Scalissi (Martin) and Duprey’s wife, Jamie (Marilyn Monroe) remains the same, the venue has changed. Instead of Tropicana Atlantic City, where the revusical was first mounted, Back In Town will be seen between June 12 and New Year’s Eve at Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City. It will run at the Sound Waves theater Saturdays and Sundays in June and July, then go to a 4 p.m.-every-Sunday schedule from August through the end of the year. The 150-person seating limit that was imposed on the Rock’s previous offering, Motor City Live: The Classic Hits of Motown has been lifted; some 1,400 tickets will be available for each performance.

For tickets, click here.

While details are still under wraps, we hear this won’t be the only production show to be resurrected in Slot City this summer.

Stay tuned.

Guns show at the Rock

And while we’re at the music-themed gambling den, just a reminder that tickets for the Sept. 11-12 Guns N’ Roses concerts at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena are now on sale.

The gig, one of just 14 so far scheduled on the band’s upcoming road trip across North America, is noteworthy because the 25 announced dates are primarily booked at stadiums like Boston’s Fenway Park and MetLife Stadium in North Jersey or enclosed enormo-domes like the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. and Dallas’ American Airlines Arena, all of which make Hard Rock’s 7,000-seater seem downright intimate by comparison.

For tickets, click here.

Live! ‘bad beat’ cracked for 600 large

The big 'bad beat ' winners at the Live! Philadelphia Poker Room.
The big 'bad beat ' winners at the Live! Philadelphia Poker Room.Live! Philadelphia Casino & Hotel

It wasn’t too shabby of a day at the felt for seven richer-than-they-were poker players who recently cut up a ‘bad beat’ jackpot worth a whopping $609,627.50 during a $1-3 no-limit Texas Hold ‘em session at Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia.

Howard Ohline of Media, Pa. collected half of the jackpot ($304,814) after his quad queens were crushed by the straight flush held by Demerus Lambeth, of Temple Hills, Md., who copped $152,407, or a 25-percent slice of the pie. The remaining $152,407 was divvied up among the other five players who were dealt in the hand, with each receiving $30,482, for being in the right place at the right time.

Live! card good at Xfinity Live!

Live! Philly players can now redeem their Live! Rewards card points at Xfinity Live!, the popular funatorium located on Pattison Avenue across the street from Citizens Bank Park.

In case the exclamation points didn’t tip you off, the Baltimore-based Cordish Companies, which owns the casino is also a partner (with Comcast Spectacor) in Xfinity Live!

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