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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....
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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.
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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August 19, 2016 | By Chuck Darrow, For The Inquirer
Who's the hardest-working woman in show business? It says here Kristin Chenoweth is a serious contender for that title. By the time 2016 fades into memory, the Tony ( You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown ), Emmy ( Pushing Daisies ), and Golden Globe ( Glee ) -winner will have, in the space of less than six months, released a new album ( The Art of Elegance , due in late September), filmed a featured role in the coming Starz channel fantasy series American Gods , costarred in NBC's live December broadcast of Hairspray , and toured cross-country with her concert act, which she brings on Friday and Saturday to Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. All of this comes on top of a multifaceted career for the 48-year-old Oklahoma-born former resident of West Chester (and onetime Miss Pennsylvania contestant)
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August 13, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, STAFF WRITER
This week, military aircraft, talented songsters, and even rubber duckies come to the Jersey Shore. ATLANTIC CITY | WED. 11 a.m.:   Keep your eyes on the sky: The 14th annual Atlantic City Airshow is soaring into - and above - town on Wed., Aug. 17. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the show will highlight various divisions of the U.S. military, such as the Air Force's Thunderbirds (air demonstration squadron) and the Army's Golden Knights Parachute Team. If you can't make the actual event, Tues., Aug. 16, is practice day. Before the aerial stunts occupy Shore-goers' attention, Atlantic City holds its sixth annual Armed Forces Parade at 6 p.m. Mon., Aug. 15, drawing participants from all military branches, veteran and civic organizations, and public safety departments.
BUSINESS
August 11, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
MGM Resorts International will hold a jobs fair Wednesday and Thursday at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City to help fill hundreds of jobs at MGM National Harbor, a $1.3 billion casino under construction in Prince George's County, Md, near Washington. MGM, which last week bought out its Borgata partner Boyd Gaming Corp. for $900 million, is seeking table games dealers, slots technicians, cocktail servers and bartenders for MGM National Harbor, the company said. The jobs fair for MGM National Harbor, which is expected to open in the fourth quarter, comes on the heels of the announcement last week that Trump Taj Mahal casino will close Oct. 10, putting nearly 3,000 out of work.
NEWS
August 6, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, STAFF WRITER
This week at the Shore: Indulge your taste buds (Craft beer! Chocolate!) and your passions (Art! Tattoos!).   CAPE MAY | SAT. 11 a.m.:   At the fifth annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival, held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Cape May's Emlen Physick Estate (1048 Washington St.), sip local craft brews and sample picnic dishes like crab cakes and pulled pork. Live music by Latin/hip-hop band Full Spectrum (an act composed of full-time Air Force members)
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - In bracingly wonky detail, Mayor Don Guardian took a room full of his city's residents step by step Tuesday night through the city's work-in-progress plan to right its financial ship and stave off a threatened state takeover. In a related matter, Guardian said the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority had agreed to auction many of the 450 lots it owns and on which it does not pay taxes. Millions of dollars have been kept off the tax rolls for years by the state CRDA, contributing to Atlantic City's cash crisis.
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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.
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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?
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