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Michigan City, IN

september at blue chip with great dining, special offers

In Fall Mystery Money, hike through Blue Chip’s forest of cash, where there’s $20,000 in mystery cash prizes hidden along the trail. On Friday, September 23, mystery cash prizes will be given away every hour from 5 pm to 10 pm, with two winners taking home $5,000 in cash. For details, visit bconnectedonline.c om. Guests who sign up for a new B Connected Membership in September can obtain a free gift by visiting a kiosk. Receive up to $500 in slot points, and earn 200 base points on a B Connected Card on the day of sign-up and receive a 12-pack of Mountain Dew® Throwback or Diet Mountain Dew®, while supplies last. Every Tuesday in September, anyone in the casino could be a winner in Name of the Week. Blue Chip will randomly select a first name and display it on property. Guests with that name can visit the B ConnectedSM Club to take home some cool Blue Chip merchandise. Texas Hold’em Poker Tournaments The Blue Chip Shootout, a Texas Hold’em no-limit poker tournament, will be held every Tuesday, starting at 6 pm. The registration fee is $80, payable in full at the casino cage on the day of the tournament. Registration begins at 4 pm on the day of the tournament. The Blue Chip Sunday Showdown will be held every Sunday, starting at noon. Registration for the Texas Hold’em no-limit poker tournament begins at 10 am; fee is $80, payable in full at the casino cage on the day of the tournament. The TKO Poker Challenge will be held every Wednesday at 6 pm. Registration begins at 4 pm the day of the tournament; registration fee is $60, payable in full at the casino cage on the day of the tournament. For all tournaments, Blue Chip Casino No-Limit Texas Hold’em rules apply. There are no re-buys or add-ons. There is a maximum of 60 players for each tournament; the prize pool depends on the number of participants. All players must be 21 years of age or older with a valid state or government-issued photo ID. Tournament players must be B ConnectedSM members; guests can sign up free at the B ConnectedSM booth in the casino pavilion. Great Entertainment See Legends in Concert, the world’s largest live celebrity tribute band, when the Las Vegas sensation returns to Blue Chip for three shows at the Stardust Event Center on Thursday, September 8 at 7 pm; Friday, September 9 at 8 pm and Saturday, September 10 at 8 pm. The Legends artists will sing live as they portray Elvis Presley, Donna Summer, George Strait and Bruce Springsteen, in a show that features elaborate sets, incredible special effects and some of the best dancers and musicians in the industry. Tickets to the show are $10, $15 and $20 and are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the Blue Chip Gift Box in the Blue Chip Casino pavilion. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older with a valid state or government-issued photo ID. For live music, visit It’s Vegas Baby! and Rocks lounge Friday through Sunday. At It’s Vegas Baby! It’s retro and rock at 10 pm, with Rock Candy on Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3; the Spazmatics on Friday, September 9, Afrodisiacs on Saturday, September 10; Mega 80s on Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17; P.S. Dump Your Boyfriend on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24; and Final Say on Friday, Sept. 30. Be the star of the show at Karaoke Wednesdays starting at 10 pm. At Rocks, check out party band Off the Record on Friday, September 2 at 9 pm; tribute band Visions of Santana on Saturday, September 3 at 9 pm; Doug Church, the Voice of Elvis, Sunday, September 4 at 2 pm; 80s Enough on Friday, September 9 at 9 pm and high energy band BBI on Saturday, September 10 at 9 pm. On September 16 at 9 pm, it’s Foot5 with hits from the 70s to today; Kim Thomas and Wildcard on September 17 at 9 pm with oldies, classic rock and disco and Spike and the Spitwads on Sunday, September 18 at 1 pm.  (Sep 14, 2011 | post #1)

Chicago, IL

Blue Chip Takes Top Honors in Casino Player Best of Gamin...

Casino Player Magazine has awarded Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, top honors among Chicagoland casinos in its 16th Annual Best of Gaming Survey, which appeared in the August 2011 issue. Blue Chip took the number one spots in the Chicagoland area for Best Overall Gaming Resort, Best Hotel, Best Comps/Free Play, Best Promotions, Best Dealers, Best Poker Tournaments, Best Slot Tournaments, Casino Where You Feel Luckiest, Best Reel Slots, Best Buffet (Options Buffet), Best Coffee Shop (Nelson’s Deli) and Best Concerts. “We’re delighted the readers of Casino Player Magazine have honored Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa with so many top awards, and particularly because they have recognized the quality of the entire Blue Chip experience – including the casino, the hotels, dining and entertainment venues, and our friendly team members,” says Ted Bogich, Vice President and General Manager. In describing the Best Overall Hotel Casino Award, Casino Player Magazine noted that the winning properties have it all: “great hotel rooms, a first-rate casino with all of your favorite games; terrific customer service and the amenities we expect from a modern resort destination.” Casinos winning the Best Dealer Award have “dealers who engage the guests, employ good humor and friendliness to take some of the sting off losses, and are helpful to novices, suggesting good strategy moves and being polite, no matter what,” according to the magazine. Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa took second place awards among Chicagoland casinos for Best Suites, Best Bar/Lounge (Rocks), Best Rooms and Best Players Club. About Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, a Boyd Gaming property, is the premier entertainment destination in Northwest Indiana. Located an hour’s drive east of Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana, Blue Chip features a 65,000-square-foot single-level casino, two hotel towers with a total of 486 upscale rooms; five restaurants, a spa, full-service salon and fitness center, two gift shops and the 20,000-square-foot Stardust Event Center.  (Sep 14, 2011 | post #1)

Michigan City, IN

Loverboy Takes the Stage At Blue Chip March 19

"Working for the Weekend" Multi-Platinum 80s Band Multi-platinum selling 1980s rock band Loverboy takes the stage at the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana on Saturday, March 19 at 8 pm CT; doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $20, $30 and $40 at Ticketmaster.com and at the Blue Chip Gift Box in the Blue Chip Casino pavilion. Guests must be 21 or older, with a valid state or government-issued photo ID. The Canadian rock group, formed in 1980, earned four multi-platinum albums, with hits like “Turn Me Loose,” “Working for the Weekend,” and “Heaven in your Eyes.” The band’s most recent studio album is “Just Getting Started.” Loverboy was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2009. About Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, a Boyd Gaming property, is the premier entertainment destination in Northwest Indiana. Located an hour’s drive east of Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana, Blue Chip features a 65,000-square-foot single-level casino, two hotel towers with a total of 486 upscale rooms; five restaurants, a spa, full-service salon and fitness center, two gift shops and the 20,000-square-foot Stardust Event Center.  (Mar 1, 2011 | post #1)

Michigan City, IN

Whitney Cummings Headlines at Blue Chip March 5

Stand-Up Comedienne is Frequent Chelsea Lately Show Guest Whitney Cummings brings her unique brand of stand-up comedy to the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana on Saturday, March 5 at 8 pm CT; doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are available for $15 and $20 at Ticketmaster.com and at the Blue Chip Gift Box in the Blue Chip Casino pavilion. Guests must be 21 or older, with a valid state or government issued photo ID. Cummings, who appears regularly on the E! show Chelsea Lately, was recently on the Tonight Show and the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. Last year, her first one-hour TV special, Whitney Cummings: Money Shot, premiered on Comedy Central. She’s a former cast member of the MTV show Punk’d. About Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, a Boyd Gaming property, is the premier entertainment destination in Northwest Indiana. Located an hour’s drive east of Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana, Blue Chip features a 65,000-square-foot single-level casino, two hotel towers with a total of 486 upscale rooms; five restaurants, a spa, full-service salon and fitness center, two gift shops and the 20,000-square-foot Stardust Event Center.  (Mar 1, 2011 | post #1)

St. Charles, IL

vampire fans celebrate “new moon” dvd release at block...

BLOCKBUSTER® Stores Welcome Fans for Friday March 19 Release Party WHAT: Bella, Edward and Jacob are coming to Chicago and fans of the Twilight Saga will be out in full force to welcome them on Friday, March 19. The BLOCKBUSTER® store at 2025 Lincoln Highway, St. Charles will host a midnight DVD release party that night so fans of the four-part vampire saga can be among the first to buy or rent “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” on DVD or Blu-ray starting at midnight. Customers who pre-ordered the movie also will be able to pick up their copies. The event, which starts at 8 pm on March 19, will also feature Julian from the B96 Morning Show and the B96 team with games and prizes from 8 pm – midnight. WHEN: Friday, March 19 until 11:59 p.m. – Fans celebrate and line up to get their copies of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” 12:00 a.m. – “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” available to purchase or rent at BLOCKBUSTER stores or digitally through BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® DVD release party activities will run from 8 pm – midnight on Friday. WHERE: BLOCKBUSTER 2025 Lincoln Highway, St. Charles, IL HOW: Admission is free and open to the public. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” DVD and Blu-ray sets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. OFFERING: In addition to offering the sequel in the Twilight saga for rent or purchase, select BLOCKBUSTER locations will have movie merchandise available for purchase while supplies last, that may include: Lunchboxes with either Edward or Jacob “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” adhesive bandages. BLOCKBUSTER exclusive official tote bags with “Team Edward” and “Team Jacob” BLOCKBUSTER exclusive Edward/Jacob two-sided pillows BLOCKBUSTER exclusive Edward/Jacob two-sided door posters “Scene It?: Twilight Deluxe Edition” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” soundtrack “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” bracelets Fleece throw with either Edward or Jacob Framed art including Jacob, Edward and group photos, and Gift cards for movie lovers with Edward and Bella  (Mar 12, 2010 | post #1)