The Casino File: Ocean AC opens new Nola's nightclub; Borgata offers NFL betting challenge; Rivers parties
Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City is opening Nola's, a new bar and lounge.Ocean Casino Resort

The Casino File: Ocean AC opens new Nola's nightclub; Borgata offers NFL betting challenge; Rivers parties

Ocean’s forthcoming nitery is being touted as AyCee’s only “Vegas-style” lounge.

The summer season in Atlantic City is drawing to a close, but Ocean Casino Resort’s push to set itself apart from the pack continues. The increasingly successful adult playpen that has risen from the ashes of the epic fail that was Revel has announced the imminent arrival of Nola’s Bar & Lounge.

Costing $2.5 million and located just off the complex’s sprawling casino floor, Nola’s is scheduled to open this fall. Done up in brass and wood with emerald accents, the live-performance space will encompass 2,800 square feet and be anchored by a 35-foot bar.

“Nola’s will introduce a true Las Vegas-style lounge to Atlantic City,” said Warren Richards, Ocean’s senior vice-president of food and beverage. “It’s not just another bar or just another stage. Everything from the interior design to the curated entertainment lineup will make Nola’s an unmatched destination.”

Borgata challenges NFL bettors

Think you know more about the NFL than the folks who set the lines at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa? Then you definitely need to be in on the gambling den’s Beat the Book season-long promotion.

The goal is to pick more weekly winners than the wizards of odds at Borgata’s BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar. To participate, guests must place entries—using their M life cards--at select kiosks in the betting parlor and at other on-property locations.

Those who pick more winning teams than Borgata’s book share in the weekly $15,000 Bonus Slot Dollars prize pool. Each weekly entry—which will be accepted between 11 a.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Sunday each week--earns one shot at a drawing, the grand prize of which is a trip to Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVI valued at $10,000. Other prizes include Borgata hotel-entertainment-food-and-beverage packages, MGM gift cards and free wagers on the BetMGM online book.

And if you’re looking for a little outside assistance to increase your chances of success, visit the Beat The Book video tutorial hosted by Tom Gable, Borgata’s director of race & sports and Michael Lombardi, former New England Patriots’ assistant coach and host of VSiN’s Lombardi Line.

Riverside revelry

Now we know that the Independence Day Block Party hosted by Rivers Casino Philadelphia was a success. If it hadn’t been, it’s doubtful the gaming hall would be throwing another holiday bash.

The Labor Day Block Party is scheduled to begin 4 p.m. Saturday. The free, family-friendly festival, which takes place on the casino’s surface parking lot, will feature food trucks, circus acts, games, music from the Bruno Mars tribute act, Uptown Funk and a 8:30 p.m. fireworks display.

As recommended by the City of Philadelphia, all who attend are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.

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