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Joey Chestnut sets record at Resorts Casino Hotel’s End of Summer Boardwalk Block Party

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (October 3, 2023) – In front of packed crowd on Saturday, September 30th, Joey Chestnut and other Major League Eating (MLE) competitors battled it out in the first-ever Cheesesteak Egg Roll Bowl at Resorts Casino Hotel. The eating contest was the main attraction at the action-packed day at Resorts’ that also featured a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new menu at DraftKings Sportsbook (which includes the Philly Cheesesteak Spring Roll), the official launch of a new pop-up Halloween bar: The Boo Bar, and various sports-themed challenges on the boardwalk for Star Card members.

To view a photo gallery from the festivities at Resorts Casino Hotel this past weekend, click HERE.

Twelve professional eaters, including the world-famous Joey Chestnut, took the stage in front of Landshark Bar & Grill at Resorts Casino Hotel at 1:00pm this past Saturday to battle it out for a first-place prize of $3,000. The competitors had 8-minutes to eat as many Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls as possible and in front of a packed crowd cheering on the competitors, Chestnut took home the win by eating 46 egg rolls – a record for the category. Coming in 2nd place was Nick Wehry, who wasn’t far behind with 42 egg rolls eaten.

The first-annual Balls Out Block Party at Resorts Casino Hotel featured live music from Sidestory Cover Band as well as a variety of fun-filled activities that included a Mug Hosting Challenge, a 2-minute Football Drill, a Football Accuracy contest, and a Longest Football Throw Challenge on the beach.

97.3 ESPN – South Jersey’s Sports Radio, were also live at Resorts’ as part of the Block Party. Major League Eating president, Rich Shay, served as the high-energy and hilarious host of the Egg Roll Bowl. In addition to Chestnut, who is the #1 ranked professional eater, and Nick Wehry, who is #4, the contest also featured #6 Gideon Oji, #12 Darrien Thomas, #21 George Chiger, #45 Rene Rovtar, #46 William Myers, #48 Alex Moose Perez and #50 Michael Deitz. For a list of how each contestant finished, visit:

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The resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel, a Mohegan Property, is a world-class casino offering action and relaxation that keeps the focus on fun. Making history as the first American casino outside of Nevada, Resorts Casino Hotel celebrated its 45th Anniversary in May of 2023. Resorts Casino Hotel is a consistent winner of gaming awards in both Casino Player Magazine and Strictly Slots Magazine. 2013 saw the completion of $130 million in upgrades to Resorts Casino Hotel, including the brand-new, cutting-edge Resorts Conference Center, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Landshark Grill Complex, and the opening of the only full-service bar and restaurant open all year long on the sand side of the Boardwalk Landshark Bar and Grill. In 2018, Resorts also welcomed DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts, a popular on-property sportsbook offering guests live, in-game, and general sports betting around the world.

Mohegan assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in 2012, a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City. Boasting a prime location spanning 21 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, the resort features 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, an 80,000 square-foot casino, two theaters, 10 restaurants, a food court featuring six eateries, two VIP slot and table player lounges, a casino bar, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, salon, and retail shops. Its 64,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting space includes 24 meeting and function rooms, most featuring natural light and ocean views, and a 13,000 square-foot ballroom. For more information, visit or call 1.609.340.6300. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, and view us on Youtube.

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