Enjoy loads of holiday cheer this December at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, with gaming fun, great entertainment and special offers.

Blue Chip Giveaways
In Countdown to 2012, guests can swipe their B Connected cards at a Blue Chip kiosk once a week to collect a number to spell out 2012. Turn in all numbers by December 30 to be entered into a January 2 promotion to win up to $15,000 in slot points. For details, visit bconnectedonline.com.

Guests who sign up for a new B Connected Membership in December can obtain a free gift up to $500 in slot points by visiting a kiosk. Earn 200 base points on a B Connected Card on the day of sign-up and receive a 12-pack of Pepsi® Throwback or Diet Pepsi Lime®® while supplies last.

Every Tuesday in December, 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 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.

The Aces Up Poker Tournament will be held every Saturday 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 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.

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 legendary country singer/songwriter Clint Black in concert at the Stardust Event Center on Saturday, December 10 at 8 pm.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 17 at 10 am to see multi-platinum singer/songwriter Richard Marx at the Stardust Event Center on Saturday, February 4 at 8 pm.

Tickets 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! starting at 10 pm, it’s Blammo on Friday, December 2, party band Boys Are Mean on Saturday, December 3; 70s band Dick Diamond and the Dusters on Friday, December 9,  rock party band Rubber on Saturday, December 10, The Naked Karate Girls on Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17 and pop/dance band Shy Violet on Friday, December 30. Be the star of the show at Karaoke Wednesdays and stop by on Thursdays for Live Video DJ starting at 10 pm.

At Rocks, enjoy your favorite cocktails, chill and listen to the best local and regional bands. On Friday, December 2, it’s Josh and the Empty Pockets at 6 pm and Visions of Santana at 9 pm; Saturday, December 3 features Smokin; Gunz at 4 pm and Jamrose at 9 pm. On Friday, December 9, check out Where’s Johnny? at 6 pm and Deja Vu at 9 pm; on Saturday, December 10 it’s The Neverly Brothers at 4 pm and The Dancing Noodles at 9 pm. On Friday, December 16 it’s Tumbleweed at 6 pm and 80s Enough at 9 pm; on Saturday, December 17, check out Middle of the Road at 4 pm and Kim Thomas and Wildcard at 9 pm; for Friday, December 23 it’s The Muddsharks at 6 pm and R-Gang at 9 pm. On Saturday, December 24 listen to I-57 South Bend at 4 pm and Selective Recall at 9 pm; Friday, December 30 it’s 2 Trailers Down at 6 pm and Foot 5 at 9 pm; on Saturday, December 31 it’s April’s Reign at 6 pm and The Shagadelics at 10:30 pm.  Seating is limited, so arrive early.

Mix, Mingle & Jingle Party
Network with friends and co-workers in a party setting at Blue Chip’s annual Mix, Mingle & Jingle Party on Friday, December 9 in the Stardust Event Center. The night will feature live music from Libido Funk Circus from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Dinner stations will be available from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm featuring carved prime rib, seafood, a mashed potato bar and more. The cost is $40 per person or $65 per person with open bar included. For more details or to reserve a table, call 888-879-7711, ext. 2429.

New Year’s Eve at It’s Vegas Baby! And William B’s
It's Vegas Baby! is the hottest place around to countdown to 2012 with a 6 pm dinner seating for $69 per person including tax and gratuity and an 8:30 pm seating for $99 per person including tax and gratuity. Both seatings include choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert for each guest, Ciroc® cocktail or beer with dinner, entry into the club at 10:30 pm, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. The evening features live music from Radio Tokyo beginning at 10 pm. For reservations, call 888-879-7711, ext. 2229; visit www.itsvegasbaby.com for details.

At William B’s, reserve a table on New Year’s Eve for a specially-prepared Chateaubriand dinner for two and enjoy his and hers Ciroc® cocktails for $99 plus tax and gratuity.

For full entertainment listings and show times visit www.bluechipcasino.com. For the latest on shows and events at It’s Vegas Baby!, visit www.itsvegasbaby.com.

December at spa blu
The perfect gift for friends and family is a rejuvenating spa experience. Services range from massages, to hot stone treatments, to pedicures, steam rooms, whirlpools, hair and makeup services, and much more. To book an appointment, call 888-879-7711, ext. 2583, or visit www.bluechipcasino.com for a virtual tour.

Special Dining Offers
December at Options features Sunday Side Up, a brunch with expanded omelet stations, steak and eggs, a parfait station where guests can get a custom-made yogurt parfait and much more. Sunday Side Up brunch is $16.99 plus tax; hours are 7 am to 3 pm.

Early birds get a full breakfast buffet at Options on Fridays in December with the 777 Sunrise Special –only $7.77 plus tax from 7 am to 11 am and enjoy Saturday Steak and Crab Legs from 3 pm to 11 pm for $24.99 plus tax.

For New Year’s Eve, dine at Options for only $29.99 plus tax from 3 pm to 2 am.

Blue Chip guests are also invited to enjoy Silver Days, Hot Nights special meal offers at Options. Guests 55 and over can receive a buy-one-get-one free buffet every Wednesday from 7 am to 4 pm. Those 21 and over can take advantage of the same great offers every Wednesday from 3 pm to 10 pm.  Limit one Silver Days or Hot Nights redemption per Wednesday; buffet opens at 7 am.   

For additional details on Blue Chip’s December events, visit the web site at www.bluechipcasino.com or call 888-879-7711.

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.