Darryl McEwen

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Summer-long promotions about to end

Time is running out to take advantage of summer-long casino promotions that are about to end.

Be aware that – no matter how many entries you may have earned – most promotions require you to be present at the time of the drawing and, in many cases, you need to activate your entries on the day of the drawing. This may require additional play or simply swiping at a slot machine or promotional kiosk.

Visit these casinos’ player loyalty card centers for details:

Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina — The drawing for a 2019 Maserati Quattroporte will be at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, in the Main Atrium.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City — The drawing for $1 million will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Hard Rock Live.

Harrah’s Resort — Drawings for the $200,000 Summer of Jackpots promotion will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Grand Lobby.

Ocean Casino Resort — The Finale Drawing for a share of $250,000 in cash and prizes in the Summer of Porsche promotion will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, at 11 p.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel — Thursday, Aug. 29, earn two tier points from 1 p.m. to 5:59 the next morning to play Beach Ball slot cash at any kiosk and win up to $30,000 in slot cash.

Friday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 10 p.m. in the Margaritaville Lobby play head-to-head blackjack with the dealer and win up to $200.

Play daily through Monday, Sept. 2, for a chance to win $1 million or other prizes in the Hot Summer Fun High-Low Challenge.

Through 6 p.m. Sept. 2 guess the number of fish in the container on the casino floor to win up to $1,000 in slot cash.

Tropicana Atlantic City — Tropicana’s Winning Ticket promotion continues through Sunday, Sept. 8. Drawings are held daily at the South Tower on the casino level at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. There will be an additional 11 p.m. drawing on Aug 30 and 31 and Sept. 6 and 7.

‘You get a car!’

Bally’s and Caesars Atlantic City are giving away a Chevrolet Camaro 1SS, while Harrah’s is giving away a Chevrolet Blazer R5. The drawings will be held Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. at Boardwalk Central (between Bally’s and Caesars) and 6 p.m. in the Grand Lobby at Harrah’s.

Locals Week

Tropicana will recognize local residents from Tuesday, Sept. 3, to Tuesday, Sept. 10, with discounts and other benefits at participating dining, nightlife and retail outlets, as well as the spa.

To take advantage of the savings, guests must present a valid Atlantic or Cape May County ID.

For more information, go to Tropicana.net.

‘Bet’ on football – without betting

Through Sunday, Dec. 29, Golden Nugget and Tropicana will offer prizes up to $1 million and $500,000, respectively, in their Golden Gridiron and Tropicana Football League Pro Pick ’Em promotions.

Golden Nugget’s game begins at noon Tuesday, Sept. 3, through noon Sunday, Sept. 8 and every Tuesday to Sunday. Enter in the Main Atrium.

Correctly pick the winner of 204 or more games during the season and win $1 million.

Visit the 24K Select Club for details.

Tropicana’s game begins Thursday, Sept. 5, and every Tuesday to Sunday. After earning two promotional points, Trop Advantage cardholders can enter the contest at special kiosks adjacent to the Trop Advantage Center on the casino level.

Pick 204 or more winners throughout the season and win $500,000.

Visit the Trop Advantage Center for details.

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. Visit his website, MrACCasino.com, and follow him on Twitter @MrACCasino. Your question – without your name – may appear in a future column.

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