In celebration of New York's all-world basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin, Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City announced it is offering all Trump One Card holders $17 Bonus Slot Dollars when they visit Trump One Services, present their Trump One Card and give their e-mail address. The $17 Bonus Slot Dollars is in honor of Lin's jersey number 17. This promotion is valid February 16 through February 29, 2012.

"Jeremy Lin is an incredible story, and what he is accomplishing has captured the imagination and spirit of New Yorkers, and all sports and non-sports fans around the world," said Kathleen McSweeney, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Trump Taj Mahal. "No matter where you go, everyone's talking about 'Lin-Sanity,' so we thought we'd have a little fun with it. He was incredible last night against Toronto, and we wish him the best of luck tonight against Sacramento."

Participants must be Trump One Card holders to be eligible for the promotion. Players must earn 20 Tier Points by playing with their Trump One Card on the date prior to providing their email address at Trump One Services. Offer valid one time only.  Those who are not yet Trump One Card holders can sign up for their free card at Trump One Services located at Trump Taj Mahal. Must be at least 21 years of age. Cannot be combined with a New Member offer. Valid for new emails only. Complete details available at Trump One Services. Gambling Problem? Call 1.800.GAMBLER.



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Harrah's executive pastry chef, Deborah Pellegrino, will provide her own delectable desserts for "A Taste of Atlantic City Restaurant Week."  The exclusive preview event will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2012, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Atlantic City Country Club.  Chef Deb, a graduate of the Academy of Culinary Arts in at Atlantic Cape Community College, won the Food Network's(r) "Chocolate Myths" competition last July on the Food Network(r) Challenge TV show.  She combines an art background with pastry baking to create whimsical desserts that have an uncanny resemblance to other items, such as pastries made to look like elegant evening bags. The limited-ticket event will offer a VIP preview of some of the restaurants that are participating in Restaurant Week, while also raising funds for some area charities.  Only 300 tickets will be sold, at $35.00 each.  The ticket price includes the tasting and music by the 6-piece Entourage Band; there will be a cash bar.  The restaurants will serve some items that will be included on their special Restaurant Week menus, as well as specialties from their regular menus. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit Community FoodBank of NJ/Southern Branch, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Alcove of Atlantic County and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Foundation. The event is sponsored by Atlantic City Country Club (Presenting Sponsor) and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, producers of Atlantic City Restaurant Week. Advance ticket purchases are recommended due to the limited number available; tickets sold at the door will be limited to the balance of tickets not sold in advance.  Tickets are available only online at  Atlantic City Restaurant Week will be held March 4-10, 2012.  More than 60 of Atlantic County's finest restaurants will serve fixed price, three-course meals, with lunches priced at $15.12 and dinners at $33.12, excluding beverage and tip.  A list of participating restaurants, menus and additional information is available at

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s men’s basketball program will host a clinic for youth players in grades two through eight on Monday, February 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Area schools will be closed that day to observe the Presidents Day holiday.

This is an opportunity for young players to learn fundamentals and the finer points of the game from coaches in one of the nation’s best NCAA Division III programs.  The clinic will take place in the I-Wing gymnasium (the “old” gym) on the campus here. For more information, please contact Stockton Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Scott Bittner at 609-374-6993 or email

 Looking for love in all the wrong places? Well stop the search, Showboat Atlantic City is playing matchmaker for the night and everybody is invited.  Showboat Atlantic City has coupled with the Atlantic County Community Emerging Leaders (ACCEL) to proudly host a charity auction on Friday, February 24, 2012 at the House of Blues Party Pit.  Beginning at 8pm, eligible bachelors and stunning bachelorettes strut their stuff to benefit the United Way of Atlantic County mission.

For a $20 donation, guests are invited to an evening of delicious food, drink specials, live music, as well as a few surprises.  Hosted by WAYV radio’s always amazing Diane Mitchell, guests can bid on the region’s most eligible singles.  And ladies be prepared to get a steak through the heart, figuratively, as South Philadelphia’s most mouth-watering bachelor Tony Luke Jr. will be featured on the bidding block.  The cheesesteak icon has agreed to go up for auction all to benefit this great cause.

Doors to the event open at 8pm and admission to the auction includes delectable appetizers and drink specials for all guests.  DJ B Lee will get the crowd moving on the dance floor starting at 9pm before handing over the reigns to mega-popular, cover-band, Split Decision at 10pm.

Each winning bidder will receive a complimentary restaurant voucher good for their dinner date.  Additionally, one lucky bidder will walk away with the evening’s grand prize, a dinner for two prepared personally by Celebrity Chef Luke Palladino at his famed restaurant Luke Palladino's at Harrahs Atlantic City.

Attendees who pre-register on the on the ACCEL Charity Date Auction Facebook site will be treated to an open bar of beer and wine from 8 - 9 pm in the House of Blues Party Pit area. To pre-register please visit - or call 609-404-4483 ext 19.

"Atlantic County Community’s Emerging Leaders does a tremendous job helping those who are in need and Showboat Atlantic City is proud to play host to this year’s Charity Auction,” said Anthony Frabbiele, Director of Food and Beverage for Showboat Atlantic City. “With Tony Luke Jr. participating and Diane Mitchell hosting, this event promises to be a lot of fun and more importantly will do a great deal to help the community.”

 Frabbiele has proudly served as chair of the ACCEL since November 2010. He and his team of ACCEL members have successfully raised more than $40,000 for the organization but have also initiated and participated in several successful philanthropic and volunteerism endeavors in the community such as Kostumes for Kids, a costume giving program in advance of Halloween, and Day of Caring, a community service day in early spring. ACCEL continues to play a vital role in engaging young professionals in the community with opportunities to give back to their local community through United Way.

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As part of its community outreach, Atlantic City Restaurant Week has provided etiquette lessons for a group from the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City.  The program consisted of two sessions.  In the first session, etiquette expert Hilary Brennan of Socially Savvy and Adrienne Soresi's "Better Living" segment on NBC 40 taught a group of 9- to 12-year-old Club members about fine dining etiquette, with tips on everything from which place setting to use for each course, to proper manners. The second session featured a field trip to Redding's Restaurant, where the participants sat down to enjoy a full menu of healthy foods prepared by Chef Carl Redding and Chef Willie Lewis, and practiced their new etiquette skills.