Borgata made history in June, becoming the first Atlantic City casino to accept retail sports wagers

08 October 2018

LAS VEGAS, October 8, 2018 - MGM Resorts International’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa was named the 2018 “Property of the Year” during the Global Gaming Awards at the Global Gaming Expo.

This honor caps an already historic year for Borgata. Celebrating its 15th year of operations, the unparalleled East Coast resort continues to raise the bar in Atlantic City years after its momentous debut, offering guests an electrifying summer season of the biggest names in entertainment, exclusive culinary experiences, and unique casino promotions and special events.

In June, Borgata made history, becoming the first Atlantic City casino to accept legal sports wagers under New Jersey’s new sports betting law, which followed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May that struck down a federal ban on sports wagering.

“Congratulations to the team at Borgata for this remarkable achievement. This award is a testament to Borgata’s world-class offerings and showcases MGM Resorts’ leadership in markets throughout the United States and around the world,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “We are committed to being the industry leader in every market in which we operate, and we look forward to creating new, innovative and groundbreaking opportunities in New Jersey and nationwide.”  

Fifteen years after blazing a trail as a leading entertainment destination, Borgata continued the tradition this summer with a line-up of world-class artists and events, including performances by Britney Spears, Cher, Barry Manilow, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Camila Cabello, and Ringo Starr, as well as a full calendar of Savor Borgata Culinary Series events featuring exclusive celebrity-chef hosted dinners and tasting events and an outdoor food festival. 

Marcus Glover, President and Chief Operating Officer for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa said, “This award is welcome validation of the hard work contributed by every member of our Borgata team as we celebrate 15 years of leadership and innovation in Atlantic City. Since entering the market in 2003, Borgata has made it our mission to grow and invest in not only our property and product, but in our team members and guests; offering an unrivaled experience to anyone who walks through our doors.”

The Global Gaming Awards are powered by Gambling Insider and presented to the industry in association with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E). The global contest recognizes land-based and digital businesses for their achievements in the gaming industry over the previous year.

“Borgata is a stalwart of the Atlantic City Market. To have Borgata and MGM here with us is an absolute honor and a sign of the stature of these awards,” said David Cook, Editor of Gambling Insider. “It’s great to see Borgata and MGM victorious here today.”

Winners of the award categories were selected by a committee of 60 judges spanning the spectrum of the global gaming industry. Each category contained a list of 10 finalists with tabulations conducted by KPMG Gibraltar to ensure accuracy and transparency. Listings of the awards’ judges and categories are available at www.globalgamingawards.com. 

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About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 184 table games; 3,026 slot machines; a 75+ table poker room; 11 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 10 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 88,000 square feet of event space; 20,000 square foot indoor/outdoor pool and garden; 32,000 square foot outdoor pool; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The market-leading resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools. Borgata offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com as well as free-to-play simulated gaming with BorgataFreeCasino.com. Borgata is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information about Borgata, please visit theborgata.com or follow Borgata on Facebook and Twitter.


About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company in 2018 opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 81,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.

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