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August 22, 2008 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You're sitting on the edge of a swimming pool so blue, you imagine you're in the Caribbean. The vivid flowers and aquatic plantings surrounding this pool are so spectacular, they rival those found near Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Now, you close your eyes and savor a meal so satisfying you'd swear you were in Paris. All this after a pedicure so perfect, a facial so cleansing and a massage so soothing, you think maybe you've just died and gone to . . . Atlantic City?
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July 3, 2013
July 1, 1995: Las Vegas gambling tycoon Steve Wynn comes to Atlantic City to announce Le Jardin, a billion-dollar casino-hotel to be built on a city-owned dump-a/k/a the H-Tract - in the Marina District. Key to the project, he says, will be a new highway connecting the area to the Atlantic City Expressway, its $330 million cost to be paid mostly with public funds. 1998: Las Vegas gaming companies Boyd Gaming and MGM announce joint plans for an unnamed luxury gaming resort on the H-Tract.
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April 17, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
FOX 29 anchor Kerry Barrett welcomed her new son, John Barrett IV , this weekend. They'll call the little bundle of joy Jay. He was a healthy 6 pounds, 15 ounces. This is Barrett's second child with husband, John , an F-16 pilot with the New Jersey Air National Guard, following 3-year-old Avery . Barrett opened up about her struggles with pregnancy on the evening news November of last year. Barrett had suffered several miscarriages, including a tragic miscarriage right before a 10 o'clock broadcast, before any of her colleagues knew she was pregnant.
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November 8, 2002 | By Suzette Parmley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Borgata wants you, particularly if you live in Camden or the Lindenwold area. Atlantic City's 13th casino - facing a severe labor squeeze - is reaching out to fill thousands of jobs. Sixteen billboards in South Jersey, including one on the Walt Whitman Bridge, advertise the Borgata's need for about 4,800 workers when it opens next year. A job fair, described as "grassroots outreach" by the Borgata, is scheduled for Nov. 19 in Camden. Another one will be held early next year in Lindenwold.
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August 8, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
MGM Resorts International has been granted another year and a half to sell its 50 percent stake in Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. New Jersey's Casino Control Commission granted approval Monday with the support of the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement. The Division of Gaming Enforcement granted its approval July 22. The planned sale came about because New Jersey regulators found that MGM's business partner in a casino in the Chinese enclave of Macau is "unsuitable" because of her father's reputed connection to Asian organized crime.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2013 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Guests at one New Jersey casino won't even have to get out of bed in order to place a bet. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City said it will become the first casino in the United States to let guests gamble over hotel room TV sets, starting Feb. 18. Its e-Casino program will let guests with player's cards set up electronic accounts and risk up to $2,500 a day. Slots and four kinds of video poker will be the...
BUSINESS
July 31, 2003 | By Amy S. Rosenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Borgata officials released revenue results from their first month yesterday that they said already put their $1.1 billion casino hotel near the top of the Atlantic City market. Despite vigorous marketing of the property to a younger crowd, the majority of Borgata's customers have so far come from a familiar Atlantic City demographic: the over-50 crowd that lives within 100 miles, company officials said. Ellis Landau, chief financial officer of Boyd Gaming Co., said Borgata slot machines had averaged a win of $306 per slot machine per day in the first 26 days, compared with a citywide average of $262 per slot machine per day in July 2002.
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October 11, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY With online gaming set to launch in Atlantic City on Nov. 26, the Borgata on Wednesday became the first of the resort town's dozen casinos to receive an online gaming permit from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. "We are honored to receive New Jersey's first Internet gaming permit," Tom Ballance, president and chief operating officer of Borgata, said in a statement. "Borgata and bwin.party are aggressively pursuing our objective of being among the first to launch online gaming in the state," he said, referring to the casino's online partner.
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July 11, 2003 | By Howard Shapiro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Everything about the Borgata is wired, and when you walk through the place, you are, too. I checked in and stayed overnight twice this past week, and both times it hit me squarely: Not only is the Borgata beautiful, in earth tones and marble and endless inlays of wood upon wood, with a perfectionist's attention to furniture and art, flowers and lighting. It's also the first big-deal casino born into a fully digital world. No other gambling joint pulses in a plasma-screen glow like the Borgata, Atlantic City's first new casino in 13 years, which opened nine days ago. Fifty-six screens, all with the same constantly changing images, sweep along the side of Mixx, a techno-rap-and-writhe club with great professional dancers and a $20 cover.
NEWS
July 2, 2003 | By Suzette Parmley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On a recent Saturday, everything was on the house for Ron Smith, who frequents this seaside gambling resort at least twice a week. Smith enjoyed dinner, drinks and a band at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. He had dessert and listened to cool jazz at Bally's Park Place Casino Hotel, and though he later drove home to Stratford, he had a complimentary room at the Resorts Casino Hotel - his favorite casino. "They're afraid of the Borgata," Smith said of the $1.1 billion mega-resort casino scheduled to open tomorrow.
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April 17, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
FOX 29 anchor Kerry Barrett welcomed her new son, John Barrett IV , this weekend. They'll call the little bundle of joy Jay. He was a healthy 6 pounds, 15 ounces. This is Barrett's second child with husband, John , an F-16 pilot with the New Jersey Air National Guard, following 3-year-old Avery . Barrett opened up about her struggles with pregnancy on the evening news November of last year. Barrett had suffered several miscarriages, including a tragic miscarriage right before a 10 o'clock broadcast, before any of her colleagues knew she was pregnant.
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January 25, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Atlantic City always has been a tough sell to tourists in winter, and tougher still in the Year of the Polar Vortex. Casinos struggle to pull gamblers away from Philly and New York to brave the icy seaside resort, while hotels pray they'll stay a spell. Stories of bad times abound. And Jeff Guaracino is tired of them. The onetime VP of communications for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation and a board member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, Guaracino has been the chief strategy and communications officer for the Atlantic City Alliance (ACA)
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January 16, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY For Don Guardian, the huge snowstorm on his third day on the job as mayor presaged the task ahead for him and his struggling resort city as it faces a $40 million budget shortfall. "I know we are in a mess, and it's my job to dig us out of it," Guardian, the first Republican in 23 years to take over the reins of Atlantic City, told a business group Tuesday. He was the keynote speaker before the Atlantic City Metropolitan Business and Citizens Association (MBCA) at its annual luncheon at Caesars Casino Hotel.
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December 31, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Shock did not exactly resonate here when word got out that the Atlantic Club would shut its doors for good next month. The city resort's struggles have been well-documented with the advent of regional gambling competition in Pennsylvania and New York since 2006. But with the Atlantic Club's closing, the city will be left with 11 casinos and stripped of a key tax ratable when it is already borrowing millions of dollars to pay refunds on casino property-tax appeals because of strained gaming revenue.
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December 3, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - When Internet gaming launched last week in New Jersey, the Atlantic City Alliance - the resort's chief marketing arm - was noticeably silent. There were no new alliance ads touting online gaming's arrival, though New Jersey became only the third state to offer it, after Nevada and Delaware. The reason: Online gaming and the alliance may be at cross purposes. The two-year-old alliance is spending $30 million a year to encourage visitors to come and spend money in the city's casinos, restaurants, and hotels.
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November 28, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. Like the sport of gambling itself, I was so close, yet apparently still so far, from being able to log onto a computer and play Atlantic City casino slots and table games on Tuesday, the first day New Jersey allowed online gaming. Four hours' worth of attempts - from the comfort of my home a few miles away - had proved fruitless in getting the pretty icons of the computer slot machine reels to spin for me. So I came here, to a Starbucks, and Tropicanacasinos.com finally registered me and took my $20. But still, I couldn't play.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Online gambling will be available to the public in New Jersey just after midnight, earlier than the anticipated state time of 9 a.m. Tuesday, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement director David Rebuck said Monday. The gaming regulator issued orders allowing six of Atlantic City's casinos with Internet gaming permits to start marketing their gambling websites, lifting the limit of 500 players at a time that has been in effect since Thursday. "We found no significant widespread regulatory problems or any technical barriers to going live," Rebuck said on a conference call with reporters.
BUSINESS
November 25, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nevada and Delaware may have beaten it to the launch of Internet gambling this year, but all eyes in the industry are on New Jersey as it opens the gates to online poker and other casino games. So-called soft play - open to casino personnel and invited guests - started Thursday to test the websites. If all goes well, the sites will open to the public Tuesday. With online gambling requiring, because of federal restrictions, the gambler's presence in the state that allows it, a large population is key. New Jersey's 8.9 million people have online-gambling firms salivating.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - They met on hallowed ground, the White House Sub Shop, squeezed into an orange booth beneath photographs of two of the city's esteemed elder statesmen: Jerry Lewis and Johnny Mathis. But this was no mere lunch date between friends at the iconic meeting place at Arctic and Mississippi. This was the literal thawing of the icy relationship between the State of New Jersey and the City of Atlantic City under outgoing Mayor Lorenzo Langford. Bringing State Senate President Stephen Sweeney together with Mayor-elect Don Guardian - Wednesday's lunch was their third meeting since Guardian's surprise victory - was a booking bigger than the stuffed Italian sub special Sweeney ordered.
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November 21, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
This is a big week for Internet gaming in New Jersey. A trial period begins Thursday, when invited players will be able to test poker, slots, and other games under the watchful eyes of regulators. After five days of "soft play," with no more than 500 players at a time for each gambling operator, online sites will open to the public Tuesday - if they prove themselves to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. The agency will use the trial period to make sure "all systems perform as required under the stress of live gaming and that operational and revenue reporting controls are effective," according to agency director David L. Rebuck.
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