Plain White T’s to hit Revel stage; Harrah’s Philadelphia hits big jackpot; Glden Nugget to hold Summer winefest
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • 7:13am
Plain White T’s, the popular American pop punk band from Chicago, will bring their talent to Revel in Atlantic City for a performance at The Social on Friday, July 26th. Showtime is 8 p.m.
Plain White T's have sold over 9.1 million songs starting with their album Every Second Counts which spawned three hits: the platinum plus "Our Time Now," the gold selling "Hate (I Really Don't Like You)" and "Hey There Delilah," the mega-hit single which rocketed to Number 1 in 13 countries. Delilah was the fourth song in history to sell over 3 million digital downloads which earned the Chicago quintet two Grammy nominations as well as numerous other recognitions.
The band followed up with Big Bad World -- a return-to-form effort featuring the band's usual mix of spunky energy and pop/rock craft. The band again found platinum success with yet another love song, "1,2,3,4," which is approaching double platinum status. Plain White T's are currently in the studio recording their sixth studio album due out this year.
Tickets go on sale June 21 at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000.
Harrah’s Philadelphia announced that at 10:45 pm on Sunday, June 16th its Total Bad Beat Jackpot of $308,802 hit at one of its Texas Hold‘em Poker 1-2 No-Limit tables. In addition to the two main poker players embroiled in the hand, seven other players received a payout of $11,028 simply for sitting at the table at the time of the hit.
“Twenty-thirteen has been a very generous year for Harrah’s Philadelphia poker room players, to date we have paid over 1.2 million in Bad Beat Jackpots and we’re only six months into the year,” said Ron Baumann, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah’s Philadelphia. “Harrah’s Philadelphia would like to congratulate all the players stationed at the poker table at the time of the hit on Sunday, as well as all the players that benefitted from our two other additional 2013 Bad Beat Jackpot hits.”
Sokhen Pin, of Chester, PA, thought he had the winning hand when he laid out his Ten High Straight Flush, only to experience a bad beat when opponent Anthony Cuffari flashed his Queen High Straight Flush and secured the win. The losing hand earned Pin $154,401 while Cuffari of Philadelphia, PA, added $77,200 to his wallet. The Total Bad Beat Jackpot currently sits at $228,089.
The Bad Beat Jackpot is a prize that is paid when a sufficiently strong hand is shown down and loses to an even stronger hand held by another player. The Bad Beat Jackpot is progressive, with $1.00 taken out of each pot to fund the jackpot (in addition to the regular rake). When a jackpot is won, it will be split among all players sitting at a Bad Beat eligible table and in all of the Caesars Total Reward Poker rooms in Atlantic City at the time of the bad beat with the losing hand getting the largest share. On the heels of this Total Bad Beat Jackpot win, Caesars Entertainment immediately administered the reset jackpot at $100,000.
Payouts of the Total Bad Beat Jackpot are as follows:
50% to the losing hand
25% to the winning hand
25% to the seated players at the table
The minimum losing had for us is quad 10’s
The minimum losing Bad Beat Hand will start at four (4) queens and each week, on Wednesday, the required hand will be lowered by one (1) four of a kind ranking hand until the required hand is four (4) deuces. When the jackpot is hit the required hand will revert back to four (4) queens and reset the next Wednesday. Example: if the jackpot is hit on a Monday the 4 Queens would only be in effect for 2 days.
Harrah's Philadelphia, in conjunction with its dedication to the surrounding Chester Community, has partnered with the nearby Art on the Avenue of the States to launch a new and exciting art gallery featuring local artists. Making its debut on June 28, guests and visitors to Harrah’s Philadelphia will be greeted by a rotating exhibition of artists whose work is bold, colorful, and thematically in tune with entertainment and gaming.
The mission of Art on Avenue of the States is to bring the community together in a welcoming atmosphere to experience the visual and performing arts. The gallery, located in Chester, PA, is run by artists for artists. The focus of the gallery is to create a space for local, regional and guest artists to exhibit and sell their works. The gallery is an educational and will serve as an entertainment venue for the community to engage in the diverse media of the art world, as well as to participate in the gallery's many workshops and performances.
“Harrah’s Philadelphia also is celebrating local talented artists by showcasing their work through the Art at the Avenue of the States exhibition in our main lobby,” said Ron Baumann, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Harrah’s Philadelphia. “We are constantly looking for new ways to support the Chester and Delaware County communities and we’re proud to partner with these incredibly talented artists whose vibrant work is synonymous with entertainment and gaming.”
Harrah’s Philadelphia recently committed another $120,000 to the Chester Education Foundation in support of their “Project Transition” which continues with the latest Foundation grant of an equal amount. Project Transition targets students who are enrolled in the Chester Education Foundation’s after school programs, providing additional support and preparation to ensure that they are not among the many students who fail to graduate.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City presents annual Cali-Ital Summer Winefest June 21-23. The event will bring the best of both California and Italian wines to the Jersey Shore inviting guests to sip, swirl and sample all weekend long.
This vino celebration kicks off Friday, June 21 with a Vic & Anthony’s wine dinner at 7 PM presenting one of Tuscany’s most prolific wineries: Ruffino and their US Brand Manager Daniel Burgio for an exquisite wine dinner expertly paired by Executive Chef Norman Realo and his team.
From there participants can mingle with winery owners, winemakers and wine enthusiasts under the stars on the Event Lawn from 8 - 10 PM. Live jazz and wines from over 25 wineries complimented by award-winning cuisine can all be enjoyed for $39*.
The Ronnie Wood Art Gallery welcomes guests to experience an Italian Sparkling Wine Reception Saturday, June 22 at 12PM. Start your afternoon with a luxurious reception with wines from Castello Banfi,Santa Margherita, Avissi, & Zonin complimented by an array of authentic Italian cheese & antipasti. Tickets for the reception are $29 per person.
Join guest speaker Glenn Workman Vice President & General Manager of Robert Mondavi Winery, along with Winemaker Susan Leuker of Simi Winery as they guide you through a dozen of the Italian Founding Families of California great wines at 2:30 PM inside Live Bar, Saturday, June 22. Wines presented during this seminar include Seghesio Family Vineyards, Parducci,Louis Martini, Louis Foppiano and the Gallo’s. Tickets are $35 per person.
The popular Summer series featuring live entertainment is back every Thursday Eveningat the Atlantic City Country Club from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. This week enjoy some Classic Rock and Popular new hits from Mike Fairhurst on guitar and vocals. Enjoy great live music with the beautiful AC Skyline in the back ground. If weather is suspect, don't worry we move the entertainment inside to our taproom. Casual atmosphere, family friendly and exciting specials. Happy hour served from 4pm -7pm, Prime Rib & Seafood Specials in addition to our popular Taproom Bar Menu. Reservations are recommended, outdoor and indoor seating available. No cover charge.
Ocean Galleries is delighted to welcome back rock ‘n roll legend, photographer, and visual artist Graham Nash when he brings his latest collection of artwork to the Stone Harbor, NJ gallery. “Graham Nash: The Art of Visual Harmony” opens Thursday, July 25, 2013 and runs through Sunday, August 4, 2013. Nash will be at the gallery to sign purchased artwork from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, July 27.
The “Graham Nash: The Art of Visual Harmony” exhibition will include nearly 100 of the artist’s exquisite paintings, pastels, and artistically enhanced photographs. “Graham Nash: The Art of Visual Harmony” opens on Thursday, July 25, 2013, running through Sunday, August 4, 2013. Graham Nash will attend a special gallery reception to sign purchased artwork from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, July 27.
The Stone Harbor gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily during the summer season. For more information or directions, call 609-368-7777 or visit www.oceangalleries.com