Aliens have landed in Atlantic City, but the only place you’ll find them is at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

A new X-Files slot machine is based on the popular television show and has a special 3D-like effect. When players get Abduction Wilds, aliens appear to break through the screen.

Gamers also will experience Cluster Power, a creative “X”-shaped free game with the potential to multiply wins by up to 16 times.

In addition to others, there are the Sci-Fi Wheel Bonus, featuring a multi-wheel, multi-spin bonus, and the UFO Encounter dual wheel bonus that can award credits, multipliers and jackpots.

X-Files is a 45-line penny machine. Minimum bet is 60 credits; maximum, 600. Look for it by the VIP entrance to the Premier Nightclub.

For another exclusive experience head over to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to play the Tim McGraw slot machine.

The game features extensive concert footage and several themed bonus games viewed on one of the largest curved screens in the industry.

The chair includes speakers which makes the songs and concert footage all the more immersive.

The base game has two sets of reels, appearing one on top of the other. Game one is a 3X5 reel power game that offers 243 ways to win; game two is a 4X5 Xtra Reel Power game that offers 1,024 ways to win.

Many of the symbols — sometimes stacked to achieve wins over many lines at once — feature McGraw at different points in his career. Other symbols include a cowboy hat, guitar, microphone and a cassette tape.

Hitting three or more gold-colored bonus symbols on a single set of reels starts a wheel spin feature that can trigger one of several bonus games.

Based on one of McGraw’s biggest hits, the “Growin’ Up Country” free games bonus features upwardly expanding paylines.

Another bonus, based on McGraw’s “Truck Yeah,” shows trucks skidding across the top area of the screen, adding Wilds each time one crosses the reels. Get enough Wilds to score the Chart Topping Win.

Other bonus game variations — each including songs and concert footage to entertain you while you play — include progressives tied to McGraw’s songs, e.g., “I Like It” is the smaller jackpot and “I Love It” is the bigger one.

The McGraw video slot is a 50-line penny machine. Minimum bet is 50 credits to play only the one game, 100 to play the two-game split mode; maximum bet is 500 credits. Look for it adjacent to the Sugar Factory by the steps leading to the Whammy Bar Boardwalk entrance in slot E-400 Bank.

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 and he’ll try to respond to you personally. Your questionwithout your namemay appear in a future column. Visit his website,, and follow him on Twitter @MrACCasino. Your questionwithout your namemay appear in a future column.

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