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'Bet' on football without betting

Golden Nugget once again is offering its $1 Million Golden Gridiron through Sunday, Dec. 29. Through noon Sunday, Sept. 8 – and every Tuesday to Sunday through Dec. 29 – 24K Select Club cardholders can choose the teams they think will win the Sunday and Monday games. Enter in the Main Atrium – one entry per day, for a total of six entries per week, excluding Mondays. Best scored entry for the week will be counted. Participants can win two ways each week. The player or players with the most correct picks will win a share of $5,000. Second and third place winners receive $1,500 and $1,000, respectively. In addition, there will be a drawing where 150 participants randomly will be selected to win $50 in free play. Correctly pick the winner of 204 or more games during the season and win $1 million. Visit the 24K Select Club for details.

Tropicana also is offering free play and cash with its Tropicana Football League Pro Pick ’Em game. Every Tuesday to Sunday through Dec. 29 – Trop Advantage cardholders can choose the teams they think will win. After earning two promotional points, enter at the special Pro Pick ’Em kiosks adjacent to the Trop Advantage Center on the casino level – up to six entries per week. Then, after 10 a.m. the following Tuesday, visit any comp machine to check the winners. First place winner gets $1,000 in slot play; second through 10th place winners receive $100 in slot play. Pick 204 or more winners throughout the season and win $500,000. Visit the Trop Advantage Center for details.

Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s are offering $1 million in their NFL Pick’Em promotion. Caesars Rewards cardholders get one free pick every week at the promotional kiosks at The Book at Bally’s Wild Wild West and Harrah’s. Winners are posted at 4 p.m. every Tuesday at The Book at Bally’s and Harrah’s, but prizes must be claimed by 11:59 p.m. on Friday of that week. The top 10 winners with the most correct picks each week will receive their share of $10,000 in Free Play. All guests who participate in the weekly picks also will be entered into the Ultimate Fan Drawings when 20 winners each will win their share of $5,000 in prizes. Saturday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. there will be hourly drawings at The Book at Harrah’s and Wild Wild West where winners will share $25,000 in cash and free play. Regional Top 3 winners will be announced at 9:30 p.m.

Hard Rock’s $500,000 Pro Football Pick’em Challenge – with $25,000 in weekly prizes – runs through Tuesday, Jan. 21. Wild Card cardholders can select their picks every day each week for up to seven entries per week – one entry per day – for the Sunday and Monday games at the Pro Football Pick’em kiosks. Each Tuesday, check out the winning teams at Wild Card Services or online at HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com. Kiosks are located at Wild Card Services and the Sportsbook. The person with the most correct picks will win $10,000 cash, and 600 random winners each will win $25 in free play.

Enter Borgata’s Pro Football Triple Pick online by clicking here.

I’ll drink to that!
Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina will host the Ninth Annual Craft Beer Festival from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. (VIP admission opens at 7 p.m.)

Ironman 70.3
The Ironman 70.3 race begins at sunrise Sunday, Sept. 15, with a 1.2-mile sheltered swim in the back bays. Framed by the Atlantic City skyline, spectators can view the entire swim course from the shore. The 2.5x loop bike course will take athletes into Atlantic City via the Atlantic City Expressway with dedicated lanes, which athletes will ride toll-free. Finally, there is 13.1-mile run course. The 2019 Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City will offer 40 qualifying slots to the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Taupō, New Zealand.

What a drag!
The Miss’d America Competition moves from the Borgata to Hard Rock on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Beat the clock
The Atlantic City Ballet will present the timeless fairy tale Cinderella at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, at Caesars Circus Maximus. For information visit ACBallet.org.

Something fishy
Hard Rock’s Kuro will host its second Sushi School Saturday, Sept. 28.

Hot dog!
During all Phillies regular season games, $5 foot long hot dogs in DraftKings sportsbook

Looking ahead:

Oct. 4: The Burlesque Show, Borgata
Oct. 4: Foreigner Double Vision Tour, Hard Rock
Oct. 5 and 6: Paw Patrol Live!, Boardwalk Hall
Oct. 5: Kathleen Madigan, Borgata
Oct. 5: The Return of Kenny Vance, Hard Rock
Oct. 5: Jefferson Starship, Tropicana
Oct. 11 to 13: New Jersey HorrorCon and Film Festival, Showboat
Oct. 11 and 12: Lewis Black, Borgata
Oct. 11: Post Malone, Boardwalk Hall
Oct. 11: The Burlesque Show, Borgata
Oct. 11: The Temptations and The Four Tops, Hard Rock
Oct. 11: Kenny G, Ocean Casino Resort
Oct. 12 to 13: Annual Atlantic City Comedy Festival, Boardwalk Hall
Oct. 12: Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Live In Concert, Hard Rock
Oct. 12: Yas Queen with Remember Jones, Hard Rock
Oct. 12: Deon Cole, Harrah’s
Oct. 12: Nikos Vertis, Ocean Casino Resort
Oct. 12: The Four Italian Tenors, Resorts
Oct. 12: So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2019, Tropicana
Oct. 18: The Burlesque Show, Borgata
Oct. 18: Jo Koy, Borgata
Oct. 18: Heather Land, Borgata
Oct. 18: The Isley Brothers & Pointer Sisters, Hard Rock
Oct. 19: Steve Martin/Martin Short: Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t, Borgata
Oct. 19: Roy Wood Jr., Borgata
Oct. 19: Darci Lynne, Caesars
Oct. 19: The Spinners, Golden Nugget
Oct. 19: Eddie B, Harrah’s
Oct. 19: Tower of Power, Ocean Casino Resort
Oct. 19: 4th Annual Beer & Whiskey Festival, Tropicana
Oct. 25: The Burlesque Show, Borgata
Oct. 25: The Tubes, Borgata
Oct. 25: Hanson, Caesars
Oct. 25: Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Tour with Original Star Barry Bostwick. Hard Rock
Oct. 26: Bollywood Dance Spectacular, Borgata
Oct. 26: Halloqueen, Hard Rock
Oct. 26: Al Bano and Romina Power, Ocean Casino Resort

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

Bally’s Atlantic City

Promotions
Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s are offering $1 million in their NFL Pick’Em promotion. Caesars Rewards cardholders get one free pick every week at The Book at Bally’s Wild Wild West and Harrah’s, where winners are posted at 4 p.m. every Tuesday. Prizes must be claimed by 11:59 p.m. on Friday of that week. The top 10 winners with the most correct picks each week will receive their share of $10,000 in Free Play. All guests who participate in the weekly picks also will be entered into the Ultimate Fan Drawings when 20 winners each will win their share of $5,000 in prizes. Saturday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. there will be hourly drawings |at The Book at Harrah’s and Wild Wild West where winners will share $25,000 in cash and free play. Regional Top 3 winners will be announced at 9:30 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Entertainment and Events
Borgata Comedy Club (check for dates in September), The Burlesque Show (Sept. 19 and 26), Vic DiBitetto (Sept. 21), J Balvin (Sept. 27), Chevy Chase Presents Caddyshack, (Sept. 28), Loverboy (Sept. 28). For tickets visit TheBorgata.com or call 866-900-4TIX (4849).

Promotions
Every seven minutes from noon to 7 p.m. each Thursday in September Borgata will award 777 Bonus Slot Dollars. Players need to insert their M life Rewards card into any slot machine or open any table games rating from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a chance to win.

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

Caesars Atlantic City

Promotions
Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s are offering $1 million in their NFL Pick’Em promotion. Caesars Rewards cardholders get one free pick every week at The Book at Bally’s Wild Wild West and Harrah’s, where winners are posted at 4 p.m. every Tuesday. Prizes must be claimed by 11:59 p.m. on Friday of that week. The top 10 winners with the most correct picks each week will receive their share of $10,000 in Free Play. All guests who participate in the weekly picks also will be entered into the Ultimate Fan Drawings when 20 winners each will win their share of $5,000 in prizes. Saturday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. there will be hourly drawings |at The Book at Harrah’s and Wild Wild West where winners will share $25,000 in cash and free play. Regional Top 3 winners will be announced at 9:30 p.m.

Entertainment and Events
Cinderella (Sept. 22), Carole King Tribute (Sept. 27). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.

Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina

Promotions
$10,000 Bingo Bonanza Sept. 16 and 23 at 2 and 7 p.m. in The Grand. Free entry for all Elite and Chairman cardholders. All others must earn at least 20 tier credits that day for the player and one guest. Earn bonus bingo sheets Sunday, Sept. 8, 15 and 22. One bonus entry for 100 tier credits; two bonus entries for 150 tier credits.

For details on all promotions, visit the 24K Select Club or GoldenNugget.com.

Free self-parking continues.

Entertainment and Events
Ninth Annual Craft Beer Festival (Sept. 14), A Tribute To The Beatles’ White Album (Sept. 21). For tickets visit the front desk or Ticketmaster.com.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

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

Entertainment and Events
Disco Live (Sept.15, 22, 29), The Atlantic City Jazz Fest (Sept. 14), Ratt (Sept. 14), Morris Day & The Time with Sheila E. (Sept. 20), Mr. and Mrs. America: Andrew Dice Clay & Roseanne Barr (Sept. 20), 2019 Miss’d America Competition (Sept. 21), Shinedown with Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria (Sept. 21), Journey (Sept. 27 and 28). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.

Harrah’s Resort

Promotions
Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s are offering $1 million in their NFL Pick’Em promotion. Caesars Rewards cardholders get one free pick every week at The Book at Bally’s Wild Wild West and Harrah’s, where winners are posted at 4 p.m. every Tuesday. Prizes must be claimed by 11:59 p.m. on Friday of that week. The top 10 winners with the most correct picks each week will receive their share of $10,000 in Free Play. All guests who participate in the weekly picks also will be entered into the Ultimate Fan Drawings when 20 winners each will win their share of $5,000 in prizes. Saturday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. there will be hourly drawings |at The Book at Harrah’s and Wild Wild West where winners will share $25,000 in cash and free play. Regional Top 3 winners will be announced at 9:30 p.m.

Entertainment and Events
Anjelah Johnson (Sept. 20), An Evening With The Celebrity Housewives (Sept. 21). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call 800-736-1420.

Ocean Casino Resort

Promotions
Win a share of $250,000 in cash and prizes in the $250,000 Land Rover Giveaway promotion. Earn entries through Saturday, Oct. 26 – 5X entries on Tuesdays. Every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. five winners will be drawn every hour to receive up to $1,000, plus qualify for the grand prize drawing at 11 p.m. Oct. 26. Two winners will get their choice of a 2019 Range Rover Evoque or Land Rover Discovery.

All Ocean Premier cardholders get free self-parking daily.

Visit the Ocean Rewards Club for details.

Entertainment and Events
Jeff Foxworthy (Sept. 14), Jake Owen (Sept. 21), Julio Iglesias (Sept. 28). For tickets visit TheOceanAC.com or Ticketmaster.com, 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, Oct. 27, to win a 2019 Lexus UXF Sport. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 27. 10X entries every Sunday in September, 25X entries every Friday in September.

Through 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, guess the number of footballs in the containers on the Margaritaville Lobby to win up to $1,000 in slot cash

$35,000 Jackpot Sweepstakes – Earn one entry for every taxable hand-paid jackpot through Monday, Sept. 30. The finale will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Margaritaville Lobby where one winner of $1,000 slot cash will be selected every 10 minutes. Grand prize is $10,000 cash.

Visit the Promotions Booth for details.

Entertainment and Events
Michael McGeehan (Sept. 16, 18, 22, 24 and 25, 30). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, the Resorts Box Office, or call 800-745-3000.

Tropicana Atlantic City

Entertainment and Events
REO Speedwagon (Sept. 21). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, 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.

Under The Sea 3D runs through Monday, Sept. 30, It: Chapter Two: The IMAX Experience runs through Thursday, Sept. 19, Ad Astra: The IMAX Experience runs from Sept. 19 to Thursday. Oct. 3.

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