Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, Sebastian Maniscalco, bringing laughs to Atlantic City; Rivers runs poker tourney

Also, Caesars Entertainment properties in AyCee are going the high-tech route with a “concierge app.”
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are teaming up for laughs at the Hard Rock.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are teaming up for laughs at the Hard Rock.Ticketmaster

What’s so funny about Atlantic City casinos? Well, how about three of the biggest names in comedy?

Tickets are on sale Feb. 17 for upcoming performances by megastars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and Sebastian Maniscalco. Fey and Poehler will team up June 10 and 11 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, while Maniscalco has booked another 10 shows at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Nov. 9 to 18.

Both engagements are noteworthy for different reasons. The Fey/Poehler shows comprise just one of four announced stops on the pair’s upcoming Restless Leg tour (the other gigs are in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Boston). And Maniscalco will be continuing his unprecedented string of multi-performance mini-residencies at Borgata—an otherwise unheard-of track record for an entertainer at an AC gaming hall.

Other than these dates, the ultra-popular standup guy will only be seen in 2023 at Wynn Encore in Las Vegas, where he’ll turn in 16 performances spread out over four engagements between March and October.

In a statement heralding their road trip, Fey and Poehler, who first teamed on Saturday Night Live as the Weekend Update news team, Fey addressed what the program will entail in a statement by saying, “It’s gonna be an evening of comedy, conversation improv, maybe a little slow-dancing between us… we don’t know yet! But it’s gonna be awesome!”

The announcement also included the pair’s suggestion that, “If this tour goes right, we can finally end this friendship.”

For Fey & Poehler tickets, click here.

For Maniscalco tickets, click here.

Big deal at Rivers

February 19 is the day that Rivers Casino Philadelphia kicks off the Philadelphia Poker Championship Series which, by the time it concludes March 12, will have featured three separate tournaments including the Main Event which has a guaranteed $250,000 prize pool.

The schedule is as follows:

*Little Rush (Feb. 19-Feb. 26:

$100,000 guaranteed. 

$180 buy-in.

25k starting stacks.

25- and 40-minute levels

*Main Event (March 3-March 5)

$250,000 guaranteed.                     

$2,200 buy-in.                                      

40k starting stacks.                           

45- and 60-minute levels.               

Satellites: Feb. 26-March 2 ($240 buy-in, two seats guaranteed).

*Mystery Rush (March 8-12)

$200,000 guaranteed.                    

$560 buy-in.                              

30k stacks.                                 

30- and 40-minute levels                 

Satellites: March 6 and 7 ($100 buy-in + $25 bounty, five  seats guaranteed).

‘Ivy’ to grow in AC

Caesars Entertainment will soon introduce a new technology at their hotels at Casears Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and Tropicana Atlantic City.

“Ivy,” as it’s called, is described as a “24-hour virtual concierge” and “the world’s first automated guest-engagement platform for hotels.” It will launch at Caesars first, then the other two properties will plug into it. No starting dates have been announced.

With Ivy, hotel guests will be able to digitally request any and all services they might need and desire, from booking dinner or spa reservations to purchasing show tickets to contacting the housekeeping or maintenance departments.

Another function of the artificial-intelligence system will be real-time satisfaction surveys which, says the company, will allow complaints to be addressed immediately.

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