Facebook Twitter

King of Zing to fling insults in Atlantic City

SHARE King of Zing to fling insults in Atlantic City

Don Rickles will be hurling insults in Atlantic City, N.J., for at least two years.

The 75-year-old King of Zing, who has roasted and toasted the famous for decades, signed a two-year contract with the Tropicana Casino and Resort. He'll do at least five three-night engagements at the Tropicana Showroom through 2004.

"Had I not signed with them, I'd probably be working under the boardwalk," Rickles said in a statement. His first performances are scheduled for April 12-14, then again July 12-14.

"With all of the artists to choose from, we are thrilled to retain a genuine talent like Don Rickles. He epitomizes the type of classic entertainment that the Atlantic City boardwalk was built on," Tropicana President Pamela Popielarski said Monday.

Rickles also has a contract with Boyd Gaming Corp. to perform at the Stardust Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.