Darryl McEwen

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Good sports online at Tropicana

Tropicana Atlantic City is offering a unique free-to-play experience where those 21 and older can test their knowledge on baseball, basketball, football, soccer, hockey, golf, horseracing, car racing and tennis.

Tropicana AC Sports offers the chance to win hotel stays, complimentary meals and drinks, and invitations to VIP parties in daily, weekly and monthly contests.

Visit Tropicana.net/Chalkline.com.

‘Bon Voyage!’

Bally’s Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah’s Resort are each giving away trips every day all month.

Enter daily at a promotional kiosk between noon and 5:45 p.m. to win a getaway to a Total Rewards destination.

Drawings will be held at each casino’s Total Rewards Center. Winners will be contacted within 72 hours of the drawing.

Divine fortune — indeed

Two online gamblers each won $100,000-plus jackpots last month playing the progressive game, Divine Fortune.

BorgataCasino.com paid one winner $115,763, while a GoldenNuggetCasino.com gambler won $240,026.

Drawing attention

Cash, free play, restaurant comps, show tickets and more are up for grabs in several casino drawings this month.

Tropicana will hold daily drawings for the chance to win $1 million. Drawings are at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m., with an extra 11 p.m. drawing on Fridays and Saturdays. The promotion ends Sunday, Sept. 9.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City will give away $30,000 in restaurant comps on Sunday, July 8.

Resorts Casino Hotel is giving away two show tickets, two buffets and a room at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut in drawings July 8 and July 29. (Two additional drawings will be held Aug. 19 and Sept. 2)

Win your share of Cleopatra’s Treasures in drawings for $100,000 at Caesars on July 28.

Visit the casinos’ websites or player loyalty card desks for details.

Heaven can wait

A terminally ill New Jersey man wanted to visit his favorite Atlantic City casino one more time.

John Mudry, 71, a retired Teamster, got his wish.

Shortly before his death last month the 71-year-old retired Teamster made the trip to Bally’s with help from his hospice caretakers and health care providers.

He even ended up winning a few hundred dollars playing blackjack.

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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