Resorts Casino Hotel will kick-off Memorial Day Weekend with its Sixth Annual Beach Ball Drop at 5 p.m. Friday, May 24. More than 5,000 beach balls will drop over the Boardwalk. And they’re yours for the taking!

In addition, throughout the weekend Resorts will sponsor contests and games, strolling entertainers and giveaways.

Next door on that same day, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is sponsoring a “Beat The Traffic” Sweepstakes.

Players can earn entries from midnight to 7 p.m., plus receive one complimentary entry by swiping their Wild Card at any promotional kiosk and selecting the “Beat The Traffic” icon under the “Promotions” section.

Between noon and 7 p.m. 80 winners will be drawn to receive up to $1,000 in Bonus Free Play or Promo Chips.

On Saturday Tropicana Atlantic City will host a Boardwalk Block Party beginning at 9 p.m. in front of the Marketplace.

The free, family-friendly event will feature a DJ, a Boogie Nights crew performance, acts by a stilt walker and magician, promotional giveaways, food samples, a Multimedia Light and Sound Show, and, at 10 p.m., a fireworks display by Grucci.

Tropicana’s summer fireworks series then continues every Saturday through Sept. 14, plus July 4, weather permitting.

Meanwhile, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is giving away 5,000 Bonus Slot Dollars to one winner every 15 minutes from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27. Players enter by inserting their M life Rewards cards into any slot machine or opening any table games rating from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Ocean Casino Resort is taking full advantage of the holiday weekend by adding two new elevators to give guests easier access between the hotel lobby and casino floor, plus 200 new slot machines, more retail options and a new casino lounge featuring live music and DJs.

The grand finales of May’s car giveaways also w ill take place Memorial Day Weekend.

At Bally’s and Caesars Atlantic City, as well as Harrah’s Resort, the drawings will be held May 26. At Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina the drawings are on May 27. Hard Rock continues to give away a 2019 Camaro every day through Friday, May 31.

Will bet for food

At Hard Rock Sportsbook Atlantic City place a minimum wager of $100 and receive a voucher for a Legendary Burger at the Hard Rock Café Atlantic City. The offer runs through June 30, but is limited to one burger per guest per day.

Over at DraftKings Sportsbook in Resorts, during all Phillies regular season games get a foot-long hot dog for $5.

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

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