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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?
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Borgata's online gambling operations recorded an operating loss of $1.8 million in the quarter ended June 30, but reached a "key milestone" by breaking even in July, said Keith Smith, chief executive of Borgata's managing owner, Boyd Gaming Inc. Smith said during a conference call on the Las Vegas company's second quarter earnings that he expected the recent downturn in online gambling revenue in New Jersey to end when cooler weather returns....
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
For the last several summers in Atlantic City, sage guitarist and all-around-brand Carlos Santana (he's got his own shoes, cologne, and tequila) has opened up and hit on his roots as a Mexican-born titan of psychedelic rock and Latin music. Last year's album, Corazón, was his first to celebrate his ethnic heritage in funky yet traditional fashion while conjuring rope-a-doping rhythms and scorching guitar lines. On Friday, in a live setting - the Borgata's big room for the first of two sold-out shows - he allowed all his varied ethnographic sounds and histories to mingle like a zesty, spicy posole.
NEWS
July 26, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Boz Scaggs is on a tour for his new album, A Fool to Care . He comes to Atlantic City's Borgata on July 31. He has a taste for travel. "I always wanted to be somewhere else than where I was," Scaggs says in that familiar voice. "Restless, I guess you'd call it. " During his teens, Scaggs busked throughout Europe, playing the blues and country songs of his Texas youth, tunes such as his new album's title track, penned by Ted Daffan in 1940; or Dorothy LaBostrie and McKinley Millet's "Rich Woman," also on A Fool to Care . "Growing up, when I wasn't listening to the radio," Scaggs says, "my dad was a traveling salesman, but he had a nice console stereo and a great record collection at home.
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NEWS
June 13, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
Summer means the big names in comedy head to the Shore to entertain at the casinos. But there are also quite a few laughs to be had in Philly, from hometown hero Big Jay Oakerson, who in August will headline a four-night stand at Helium in Center City, to Punch Line Philly, the new Fishtown comedy club that opens July 8 with Last Comic Standing 's Russell Peters, who stays through the 10th. Ron White (June 17, Caesars) Tater Salad brings his down-home humor to Atlantic City.
NEWS
May 29, 2016
LONG BEACH ISLAND FRI. 7-9 P.M. Dare to get dirty - and artsy - at Kerith Creo's "Time to Get Dirty" pottery class at the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences (120 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach Twp.), 7-9 p.m. Creo will teach participants how to craft a few introductory projects. Original ideas are welcome, too. Ages 17 and older. $45. See lbifoundation.org or call 609-494-1241. ATLANTIC CITY SUN. 7:30 P.M. '80s musical icons Cyndi Lauper and Boy George stop at the Borgata (1 Borgata Way)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
At 38, Kensington-born songwriter-singer Amos Lee is at a strange point in his career. Known first for his pastorally soulful folksy blues and nice-guy earnest emotionalism that earned him No. 1 Billboard chart slots (e.g. 2011's Mission Bell ), Lee recently won a rep as a wanted songwriter and a musician's musician. Along with having penned songs and performed with country cousins Zac Brown and art hopper RJD2, Lee got a nod from Eddie Vedder during one of Pearl Jam's Philly shows, just for showing up. So the question became, going forward, what would humble Lee do with such infamy?
NEWS
May 4, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg and Andrew Seidman, STAFF WRITERS
Though he said Atlantic City is financially "running on fumes," Mayor Don Guardian said the city managed to make a $1.8 million interest payment due Monday on 2012 municipal bonds and avoid becoming the first New Jersey town to default since the 1930s. The payment was wired at 10 a.m., Guardian said at a news conference shortly thereafter, and covers interest on bonds sold for funding to pay back casinos that successfully appealed their taxes. Guardian said the city has about $7 million on hand, but is getting about $1.5 million daily as May quarterly taxes come in. Residents and businesses have until next Tuesday to pay before penalties kick in, and Guardian said he expected many businesses, including casinos, to wait until then.
NEWS
April 21, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - If it were poker, Atlantic City might not even have enough money to ante up. But inside a city courtroom Tuesday, the broke seaside resort raised the stakes against the State of New Jersey, filing a counterclaim seeking $33.5 million in promised state aid. The city's action only intensified the ongoing drama on the Boardwalk, with the city fending off legal action from the state education commissioner over school payments and awaiting the...
NEWS
April 7, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - The bad news keeps piling up for Atlantic City, just days from running out of cash. A day after the State of New Jersey filed suit to compel the city to turn over tax payments due to its school district on April 15 before it meets its own payroll, a judge issued a ruling that opens the door to still more court battles with Borgata Hotel & Casino over past tax appeals. Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ruled the city had violated a settlement agreement to repay $88.2 million to Borgata for appeals filed for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
NEWS
April 4, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
South Jersey lawmakers warned the state Assembly speaker Sunday that his refusal to consider a state takeover of Atlantic City would result in "a catastrophic knock-down blow to the people of Atlantic City, Atlantic County and the region. " The letter from South Jersey's Democratic legislators, including Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald (D., Camden), to Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D., Hudson) was sent as Atlantic City is set to run out of money this week, possibly closing government for nonessential employees.
NEWS
March 12, 2016
By Donald A. Guardian Three summits, two takeover bills, and an emergency manager later, and Atlantic City has not yet seen the assistance it was promised in 2014. Within the past two years, the state has hired a nationally respected emergency manager and put together a world-class team with the promise of restructuring the city's $240 million debt and negotiating a settlement for the $148 million bill from Borgata's tax appeal victories. Unfortunately, the state has neither restructured our debt nor settled the Borgata case.
NEWS
March 10, 2016 | By CHUCK DARROW, For the Daily News
IF YOU'VE heard that film immortal Sophia Loren is coming to Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa and are wondering exactly what she'll be doing there, don't worry. She hasn't any idea, either. "I don't know," she said with a hearty laugh during a recent phone call from her home in Geneva, Switzerland. "I think it's questions and answers. I think it's something about my career. I think it's something about my life. "People want to know about a personage like me. They want to know a little more.
NEWS
February 26, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
Even if New Jersey does not pass new legislation that would let it take control of Atlantic City's finances, existing law gives the state the authority to do so, according to a memo prepared by the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services. Under the 1947 law that let the state begin supervising the city in 2010, New Jersey could direct it to liquidate or refinance its debt, and has the power to approve new collective bargaining agreements. But the state could not dissolve existing agreements, the memo says.
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