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Seafood Festival Atlantic City, NJ

September 15 and 16, 2012Have you heard about the 2012 Seafood festival happening in Atlantic City, NJ?  It’s all the rage within the local community and over time, this annual event is sure to warrant an overnight trip to Atlantic City for this award winning two day festival.

What’s this all about?  If you like seafood, beer and wine, live music, chef demonstrations or you have children and want to take them to a fun day outdoors, this is for you.

When is the Festival?  Saturday and Sunday 9/15, 16, 2012 from 11am to 7pm daily.

Where do I buy tickets? At the door is the best way, the price is $10 per adult and free from children under 12 years old.

Where is it held?  At beautiful Bader Field at the entrance to Atlantic City off Albany ave near Bernie Robbins stadium.

Is there parking?  yes, there are 1,000′s of spaces, the cost is $5.00 per car.

Will there be live music?  yes, the band schedule currently lists 8 + bands starting at 12 noon Saturday and 1:30pm on Sunday.  A few bands that will be performing are Full Blown Cherry, The Rubber Soles, Bubba Mac Blues Band, Sensamotion and the Who Dat Band along with several others.

What restaurants will be the Seafood Festival? Over 20 restaurants including: Casey’s and Ben’s Lobster Den, Chart House, Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood, Ikes Famous Crab Cakes, Jay’s Crab Shack, Phillips Seafood, Surf Taco of Point Pleasant and the Palm to name a few.

What is there to do for my kids?  This list keeps growing, for an additional fee, you children Can access the petting zoo, ride cool carnival style rides, visit the AC Aquarium aquatic touch tank, fly a kite, take a boat ride, eat Italian water ice, get their face painted and much much more.

What is there to do for grown ups? This list begins with all the great seafood restaurants from our region, plus, you can visit the NJ beer and wine tent, get in front of your favorite band and dance, take a cool boat ride on the Jessie O, watch a cooking demonstration and engage in all of the many activities on the schedule.

I hope we answered your questions about the annual Seafood Festival in Atlantic City, NJ, it will be one of the best events of the year, guaranteed!

Add 4 New Casinos Bill Submitted by Jim Whalen

Potential to Allow Four New “Smaller” Casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey!

Four new, “smaller” casinos could be built in Atlantic City under a law that was introduced Monday. This could mark the biggest expansion of legalized gambling since it began in Atlantic City, NJ, 32 years ago.

The new law could set off the biggest brawl since Mike Tyson crushed Tyrell Biggs at Boardwalk Hall, most of the existing casinos in town strongly oppose letting new casinos into the market at discount prices, tax breaks etc.

Former AC Mayor James Whelan is now a NJ state senator and will introduce legislation to permit four new casinos of at least 200 rooms. The current casino required minimum is 500, and the newest casinos have 1,000 or more.

“The world has changed, and Atlantic City has changed,” Jim Whelan said. “In 1978, Atlantic City desperately needed hotel rooms and nightclubs and the amenities that go along with a first-class hotel. Five hundred rooms made all the sense in the world.

One likely participant would be the Chelsea Hotel, a 330-room “boutique hotel” opened two years ago on the Boardwalk just as the national economy tanked. The hotel is owned by Curtis Bashaw, former head of New Jersey’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, who was forced to scrap his plan for his own sprawling casino nearby due to the recession.

“We think the Chelsea would be an excellent candidate for a small, upscale Monte Carlo-type venue that would elevate the market and attract a more upscale patron,” Bashaw said. “This is about jobs, innovating new gaming products and allowing the capital markets to enter the market at the level they’re comfortable with now.”

George Lynn, former CEO of the AtlantiCare hospital system, said bringing new, smaller casinos to Atlantic City will help the entire business community, including those not involved with gambling.

“The more people that come to Atlantic City, the more that small businesses prosper; we’ve seen that again and again,” he said. “These boutique casinos will help Atlantic City differentiate ourselves from our competition, which is something we absolutely have to do.”

Atlantic City Daily Poker Tournament Schedule

Besides all of the world-class entertainment including concerts, comedy, live shows such as Cirque Dreams, and all of the exciting bars & night clubs Atlantic City has to offer, the biggest attraction is of course the gaming. We know that a lot of you are poker players, so in order to help you out we have posted the daily poker schedule for Atlantic City’s casinos below so you don’t get lost in the shuffle on your next visit!

Harrah’s Resort
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10:15am 58+12 58+12 58+12 58+12 58+12 58+12 58+12
1:15pm 68+12 68+12 68+12 68+12 68+12 175+25 68+12
8:15pm 68+12 68+12 68+12 68+12 105+20 56+14 68+12
12:00am 58+12 58+12 58+12 58+12 58+12 58+12 58+12
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1pm 150+25 100+20
3pm 100+20 100+20 100+20 100+20 100+20
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
11am 53+12 53+12 53+12 53+12 53+12 85+15 53+12
2pm 53+12 53+12 53+12 53+12 53+12 85+15 53+12
7pm 53+12 53+12 53+12 53+12 85+15 85+15 53+12
10pm 53+12 53+12 53+12 53+12 53+12 85+15 53+12
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
12 noon
1pm 40+10 40+10 40+10 40+10 40+10 40+10
2pm 60+15
5pm 40+10
6pm 40+10
7pm 40+10 40+10 40+10 40+10
8pm 100+20
9pm 100+20
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