Darryl McEwen

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Fans of CNBC’s “Billion Dollar Buyer” now can play a show-themed version of Double Jackpot Triple Blazing 7s exclusively at Golden Nugget Atlantic City.

Tilman Fertitta, chairman and CEO of Landry’s Inc., Golden Nugget’s parent company, is the star and namesake of the hit television program.

Players can relive the excitement of the show with a chance to win up to $10,000 on this three-reel, five-line dollar slot machine. Minimum bet to cover all paylines is $5.

A player wins the bonus with three “Billion Dollar Buyer Double Jackpot” symbols on the fifth payline.

The four machines are located at the main entrance to the casino, down the ramp, near the electronic roulette game.

“Billion Dollar Buyer” returned for a 12-episode second season Nov. 22. In the show, Fertitta scouts the country for innovative products — from food and drink for his restaurants and casinos, to furniture and lighting for his hotels.

In each hour-long episode, Fertitta spends time with two small businesses, samples their goods, gets to know their owners and assesses their compatibility with Landry’s. He points out flaws in their products and operations, shares his expertise and pushes for improvements.

At the conclusion of each show Fertitta decides whether to place a purchase order with one or both of the companies, or neither.

Play slots, do good

Play in the Front Porch Holiday Slot Tournament at Resorts Casino Hotel Dec. 6 and support a good cause.

For a $25 entry fee — $10 of which will be donated to the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center, with the remaining going to the prize pool — participants will play for five minutes between noon and 1:30 p.m.

Players also will receive a free ticket to Resorts “Broadway Holiday Show” at 3:30 p.m. that day in the Superstar Theater.

Registration begins at noon in the slot tournament area adjacent to Soupman in the food court just off the casino floor.

The tournament will be hosted by WOND-AM personality Barbara Altman.

Hop to it

Frogger, the popular arcade and home video game introduced 30+ years ago, has leapt onto the casino floor in two versions: Woodland Wilds and Great City Wilds. The games feature progressive jackpots, action-stacked symbols, free games and a mystery bonus. Look for Frogger at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Golden Nugget and Tropicana Atlantic City and soon at Resorts..

Free parking

Resorts is offering free parking in its outdoor lot or garage through Dec. 30.

Recreational gambler Darryl D. McEwen, a former professional journalist, is president of his own consulting firm that manages several small national and international trade associations, and provides public relations and fundraising services for a number of charitable organizations. Have a comment on this or a question specifically related to an Atlantic City casino, players club or other promotion? Email Darryl at MrACCasino@gmail.com and he’ll try to respond to you personally. Your question - without your name - may appear in a future column.

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