Las Vegas, the home of the Global Gaming Expo incorporated for the first time its Global Gaming Awards, in which it announced the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City as winner of the Property Of The Year award.
A remarkable year in Atlantic City for Borgata, proving to be its defining moment after they became the first providers of NJ sports betting in the Atlantic City casinos. June 14 2018, marked as its opening of the sports events for its board.
In only a matter of time rounding up to two months, the parent company MGM Resorts International, utilized Borgata’s NJ license to form playMGM where it launched its mobile betting platform.
Marcus Glover, President and COO of Borgata proudly owned his moment:
“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 (by) offering an unrivaled experience to anyone who walks through our doors.”
A year prior, gaming achievements pertained to the global contest validating land-based and digital businesses too, and one of the finalists for Property Of The Year included Borgata.
Atlantic City’s Pinnacle Peaked By Borgata
Clinching the award has left the spirits high for the entire Borgata’s staff. As they accomplish 15 years in the game, they peaked in the Atlantic City casino rankings becoming the most profitable as a result.
NJ land-based casino’s August 2018 revenue raked in about $70 million in excess. Although its September numbers declined to $60 million, its still maintains its lead high above of the other eight casino properties.
Granted its earnings and their variation, the casino’s look and feel is also quite clear-cut coming from the New Jersey market. Borgata has been active since 2003, from then they’ve adopted and symbolized their décor, entertainment, and customer experience according to Las Vegas style.
The editor of Gambling Insider – the award hosts – David Cook stated:
“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. It’s great to see Borgata and MGM victorious here today.”
Borgata AC Make The Cut On The 10 Finalists
The decision to honor Borgata the award came down from a panel of 60 judges functioning in various portfolios of the gaming industry. The group of 10 finalists were all selected worldwide, out of them two exist in Connecticut and one in Pennsylvania.
The properties are the following:
- Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
- Casino de Tigre
- The Cromwell Las Vegas
- Eldorado Reno Resort Casino
- Foxwoods Resort Casino
- Mohegan Sun Casino
- Mount Airy Casino Resort
- Palms Casino Resort
- Studio City, Macau
- Viejas Casino and Resort
According to the criteria, a property that is “pushing the boundaries with the land-based casino experience” is entitled to the award. Enhanced by their reputation of being leaders of AC casinos, sports betting platform and Borgata’s timely arrival most probably certified the final decision.
Way to go Borgata. Onwards and upwards.