Mr. AC Casino is a column that appears every other week in the Press of Atlantic City's Atlantic City Weekly.  The Atlantic City Weekly is a tabloid newspaper available free of charge in casinos and on the Boardwalk.

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'Off The Press' with Darryl McEwen

June 19 I guest-hosted Scott Cronick's "Off The Press" radio show..  Check back for some highlights from the show.

All hands on deck

The Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina has begun its annual seasonal line-up of outdoor specials and festivals, including the return of Fakefest and Deckstock. The Deck Bayfront Bar & Restaurant is open daily with specialty drinks, blackjack tables and music.

For more information, click here.

Band together

Band on Tour, at Tropicana on select dates Sunday, June 30, through Friday, Aug. 30, pays tribute to some of the best rock bands of the last decades. The band will be accompanied by six musicians and perform in a multimedia rock set-up.

Boxing loves

The Third Annual Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Sunday, June 23, at The Claridge Hotel. There will be a VIP reception in the Art Gallery from 4 to 5:30 p.m., a Red Carpet and event opening from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and the ceremony will take place from 6:15 to 9 p.m. For information, click here.

Boys will be boys

Jersey Boys runs from June 25 to July 21 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

Reaching the Summit

The 2019 eSportsTravel Summit – the only event of its kind for eSports tournament and event organizers – will be held Tuesday, June 25, to Thursday, June 27 at Caesars Atlantic City. The Summit will focus exclusively on the growth of eSports and video game competitions, and how the travel industry can profit from it. The Summit is being scheduled to conclude just as the Drone Expo International (DEI) begins at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Drone Expo and be among the first to see a demonstration race staged by DEI’s new international drone-racing league. Registration for the eSportsTravel Summit also will include a one-day exhibit hall pass for the Drone Expo. For more information: eSportsTravelSummit.com.

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Play daily through Sept. 2 at Resorts Casino Hotel for a chance to win $1 million in the Hot Summer Fun High-Low Challenge.

Will bet for food

During all Phillies regular season games, $5 foot long hot dogs in DraftKings sports book at Resorts

At Hard Rock Sportsbook Atlantic City place a minimum wager of $100 or more and receive a voucher for a Legendary Burger at the Hard Rock Café Atlantic City. The offer runs through June 30, but is limited to one burger per guest per day.

Look, up in the sky!

Saturday night fireworks by Grucci in front of the Tropicana Atlantic City continue every week through Sept. 14, plus July 4, beginning at 10 p.m.

Looking ahead:

July 2 and 3: Best of Broadway, Resorts
July 3: Meghan Trainor, Borgata
July 4: The Burlesque Show, Borgata
July 5 to7: Champions of Magic, Caesars
July 5: New Kids on the Block – The Mixtape Tour, Borgata
July 5: Toby Keith, Hard Rock

Even though the summer season is just beginning, the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign is announcing its "Holiday HEROES Safe Ride Campaign" which will provide free and discounted rides home for patrons of participating HERO bars and taverns over the Thanksgiving to New Year holidays.  For more information visit HEROCampaign.org.
July 5; Jim Norton, Borgata
July 6 to 10: Best of Broadway, Resorts
July 6: Russell Peters, Borgata
July 6: Earth Wind & Fire, Hard Rock
July 6: George Lopez, Ocean Casino Resort
July 6: Colbie Caillat featuring Gone West, Tropicana
July 7: PFL, Ocean Casino Resort
July 8 to 14: Fakefest, Golden Nugget
July 8: British Invasion, Golden Nugget
July 11 and 12: Impractical Jokers, Borgata
July 11: Champions of Magic, Caesars
July 11: The Burlesque Show, Borgata
July 12 and 13: Lionel Richie, Hard Rock
July 12: Girls Gotta Eat, Caesars
July 13 to 17: Best of Broadway, Resorts
July 13 and 14: Champions of Magic, Caesars
July 13: Josh Groban, Borgata
July 13: Chris D’Elia, Harrah’s
July 13: Chris Tucker, Ocean Casino Resort
July 13: Citizen Cope, Borgata
July 18: The Burlesque Show, Borgata
July 19 to 24: Best of Broadway, Resorts
July 19 and 20: Tyler Henry, Borgata
July 19: Foghat, Resorts
July 20: Godsmack, Ocean Casino Resort
July 20: Sarah Silverman & Friends, Borgata
July 20: Little Anthony and The Imperials, Golden Nugget
July 24 to Aug. 3: Legends In Concert, Harrah’s
July 25: PFL, Ocean Casino Resort
July 25: The Burlesque Show, Borgata
July 26: Gladys Knight, Borgata
July 26: Brit Floyd, Borgata
July 26: Scotty McCreery, Ocean Casino Resort
July 26: 40 Years of The Wall – Brit Floyd World Tour 2019, Borgata
July 27 to 31: Best of Broadway, Resorts
July 27: The Beach Boys, Hard Rock
July 27: Rob Thomas, Borgata
July 27: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Borgata
July 27: Kirk Franklin, Caesars
July 27: Chris Isaak, Tropicana


Here are other “insider” tips about what’s happening in Atlantic City during June:

Bally’s Atlantic City

Promotions
Earn entries through Sunday, July 7, for a chance to win a Ford Mustang convertible. Receive one free daily entry and earn 5X entries on Thursdays in June for two chances to drive away a winner in the Stars and Stripes Two Car Giveaway. The finale drawing is July 7. At Boardwalk Event Central (in the Wild Wild West Casino between Caesars and Bally’s), entry activation is between 2 and 4:45 p.m., with the drawing at 5 p.m.

Details on all promotions are available at the Caesars Rewards Center.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Entertainment and Events
Borgata Comedy Club (check for dates in June), The Burlesque Show, (June 27), The Revivalists (June 21), Joe Rogan (June 28), IMOMSOHARD (June 29), Diana Ross (June 29). For tickets visit The Borgata or call 866-900-4TIX (4849).

Promotions
Earn 10X Slot Dollars by playing slots Thursday, June 27, between noon and 8 p.m.

Details on all promotions are available at the M life Rewards Center.

Caesars Atlantic City

Promotions
Earn entries through Sunday, July 7, for a chance to win a Ford Mustang convertible. Receive one free daily entry and earn 5X entries on Thursdays in June for two chances to drive away a winner in the Stars and Stripes Two Car Giveaway. The finale drawing is July 7. At Boardwalk Event Central (in the Wild Wild West Casino between Caesars and Bally’s), entry activation is between 2 and 4:45 p.m., with the drawing at 5 p.m.

Earn entries through Saturday, July 27, for a chance to win free spins on a high limit slot machine in Caesars $75,000 Cleopatra’s Treasures. Receive one free daily entry and earn 5X entries on Mondays in June for two chances to drive away a winner in the Stars and Stripes Two Car Giveaway. The finale drawing is July 27.

Details on all promotions are available at the Caesars Rewards Center.

Entertainment and Events
Righteous Brothers (June 27). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.

Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina

Promotions
Earn entries – one for every 25 base tier credits – through Sunday, Sept. 1, for a chance to win a 2019 Maserati Quattroporte. Earn 5X entries every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Activate entries Sept. 1 from 3 to 5:59 p.m. by earning one tier credit. Grand prize drawing is at 6 p.m. and five others will win $1,000 in free play. Must be present to win.

For details on all promotions, visit the 24K Select Club or Golden Nugget Atlantic City.

Free self-parking continues.

Entertainment and Events
Flashback Fridays, free entertainment by tribute bands on The Deck [Wanted DOA (Bon Jovi) – June 28.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Promotions
Hard Rock continues its Wild Card tier match program until further notice. Details here.

Entertainment and Events
Adam Sandler & Friends (June 21), Jersey Boys (June 25 to July 21), Tim McGraw (June 28 and 29). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.

Harrah’s Resort

Promotions
Earn entries through Sunday, July 7, for a chance to win a Ford Mustang convertible. Receive one free daily entry and earn 5X entries on Thursdays in June for two chances to drive away a winner in the Stars and Stripes Two Car Giveaway. The finale drawing is July 7. Entry activation is between 3 and 5:45 p.m., with the drawing at 6 p.m.

Ocean Casino Resort

Promotions
Through June 29 win your share of $250,000 in cash and prizes in Ocean Casino Resort’s $250,000 Mercedes Giveaway. Qualifier drawings will be held every Friday and Saturday with five winners every hour from 6 to 10 p.m. The grand finale drawing will take place at 11 p.m. June 29. Details available at the Ocean Premier Players Club.

All Ocean Premier cardholders get free self-parking daily.

Entertainment and Events
Rick Springfield, Eddie Money and Tommy Tutone (June 21), Charlie Wilson (June 29). For tickets visit TheOceanAC.com or Ticketmaster, or call 800-745-3000.

Resorts Casino Hotel

Promotions
Premiere cardholders who earn two tier points during a gaming day park free in the self-park garage at Resorts. Check any promotional kiosk to confirm the points and present a valid Star card at the exit.

Earn entries through Sunday, June 30, for a chance to win up to $10,000 cash and free play on Saturday, July 27. Receive one entry for every tier point earned. Activate entries July 27, by inserting your Star card into any slot machine. From 4 to 9 p.m. five winners will be chosen every 30 minutes, one from each tier level.

$35,000 Jackpot Sweepstakes – The finale will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. June 29 in the Margaritaville Lobby where one winner of $1,000 slot cash will be selected every 10 minutes. Grand prize is $10,000 cash. [Eligible players earned one entry for every taxable hand-paid jackpot through May 31.]

Earn entries through Sunday, Aug. 25, for a chance to win a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Receive one entry for every tier point earned; 25X entries June 27. The finale drawing is 4 p.m. Aug. 25.

Play daily through Sept. 2 for a chance to win $1 million in the Hot Summer Fun High-Low Challenge.

Visit the Promotions Booth for details.

Entertainment and Events
Bryan Cheatham (June 23 and 24). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster, the Resorts Box Office, or call 800-745-3000.

Tropicana Atlantic City

Entertainment and Events
Primal Men Male Revue (every Saturday at Boogie Nights), Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan (June 29). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster, call 800-745-3000 or check with the Tropicana Box Office.

Another entertainment option at Tropicana is Atlantic City’s only IMAX® Theatre. Moviegoers receive a discounted parking rate of $5 to park in the enclosed Tropicana self-park garage, but first must obtain a parking voucher from the IMAX Box Office at the time of ticket purchase. Plus, every Tuesday college students can enjoy $10 movie tickets and 50 percent off all concession purchases, excluding merchandise. Must present valid college I.D. to redeem offer.

SuperPower Dogs 3D runs through Sept. 30, Toy Story 4: The IMAX Experience runs throogh July 1.

For show times and tickets, visit Tropicana Entertainment IMAX-Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the IMAX Box Office, through Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000.