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On the air with 'Off The Press'
In Scott Cronick's absence, I guest-hosted his “Off The Press” radio show Nov. 23.

My guest during the first hour was Nikki Balles, regional director of marketing & public relations for TJM Hotels & Resorts, who told us about the many upcoming holiday and other events at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

In the second hour Food & Beverage Vice President Vincent Turrano, Casino Marketing Vice President Ed Carlson and Executive Chef Jack Whelan from Ocean Resort Casino updated us on all the new dining opportunities and retail that have opened – and are about to open there, as well as casino’s new Ocean Premier Honor Card for active duty military and veterans.

If you missed the broadcast, here are dates, times and links for some of the events we talked about, as well as other December events in Atlantic City.

What's happening in Atlantic City during December

Continuing. . .

Less is more - Borgata presents its annual Holiday Burlesque Show through Dec. 31. For tickets visit or call (866) 900-4TIX (4849).

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

Here's a rundown on what some Atlantic City casinos and restaurants are planning for New Year's Eve:

  • The Claridge Hotel will hold its annual Midnight at the VÜE event from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  The event includes a three-hour open bar, passed hors d'oeuvre and a midnight champagne toast.  Tickets are $59 per person.

  • Golden Nugget will host a free party with the musical stylings of Seven Stone and other entertainment.

  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will present The O’Jays & The Commodores in concert.  For tickets visit

  • Resorts Casino Hotel will celebrate with a Disco Ball starring Tavares, Rose Royce and Martha Wash in the Superstar Theater.  Tickets range from $45 to $65 and are available through, by calling (800) 745-3000, or visiting the Resorts Box Office.

  • Ocean Resort Casino is offering an overnight stay in a contemporary room and entry for two to its New Year’s Eve Gala. The evening includes a cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, open bar, band and party favors. Tickets are $959, plus taxes and fees. Call (866) 50-OCEAN.

  • Tropicana will present fireworks on the Boardwalk at 9 p.m.  Designed by Fireworks by Grucci, the show will include intricately designed scenes and vivid effects including Grucci high aerials and grand illuminations.

Other 'insider' tips about what’s happening in Atlantic City during December:

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Entertainment and Events
Borgata Comedy Club (check for dates in December), Burlesque Holiday Show (through Dec. 31). For tickets visit or call (866) 900-4TIX (4849).

  • Every 18 minutes from noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 31 Borgata will award 1,818 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.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


Ocean Resort Casino


Ocean Resort Casino has resumed its tier match program through March 31.

Details on all promotions are available at the Ocean Premier Rewards Center.

Resorts Casino Hotel

  • 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.

  • 2019 Mercedes CLA 250 Guaranteed Sweepstakes. Earn entries – one for every tier point earned – through 3:55 p.m. Jan. 1. Drawing at 4 p.m. Jan. 1.

  • $35,000 Jackpot Sweepstakes, Feb. 23. Earn one entry for every taxable hand-paid jackpot through Jan. 31.
Visit the Promotions Booth for details.

Tropicana Atlantic City

Entertainment and Events
Primal Men Male Revue (every Saturday at Boogie Nights), WAR The Band (Dec. 31). For tickets, visit, 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.

Great Barrier Reef 3D runs through Dec. 31; Aquaman: The IMAX Experience runs through Jan. 17, Glass: The IMAX Experience runs Jan. 17 to 24..For show times and tickets, visit Tickets can be purchased at the IMAX Box Office, through or by calling (800) 745-3000.