The Borgata Casino Atlantic City
Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - A History
When the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa opened in 2003, it was the Atlantic City’s first new gambling venue to debut in 13 years. Since then, the Borgata has become one of the most successful hotel and gambling destinations in the area. With 2,000 guest rooms and suites, the Borgata Casino stands as the third tallest building in the AC.
The complex has two parts: the Borgata and the Water Club at the Borgata. While the Borgata is more modern and exciting, the Water Club is much more sophisticated and relaxed, allowing the casino to accommodate the various needs of guests. Recently, the USA Today nominated the Borgata Casino & Spa as a contender for one of the Top 10 Reader’s Choice Casinos in the World - it was the only Atlantic City casino to get nominated. How did it make the list? One look at the endless things to do at the Borgata, and it’s easy to see why.
Worldwide gamblers travel to Atlantic City strictly to visit the Borgata, which is massive. It has a 161,000 square-foot casino floor, which includes over 3,000 slot machines and 250 Casino table games, so there is something for everyone. Poker time? The Borgata poker tables are many - Three-Card Poker, Spanish 21, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Let it Ride, and many more. Besides the table games and slots, visitors can also bet on horse racing in Borgata’s new state of the art Racebook, which features monitors for viewing the horse races, as well as 100 seats with a betting monitor placed at each chair.
While some people love gambling, there are others that prefer a day of relaxation at one of Borgata’s two spas. The spa portion of the Borgata includes a barbershop, salon, and a sauna, as well as a Jacuzzi. And with the Borgata AC fitness center, you can also keep your workout routine on schedule. Other Borgata highlights include specialty shops, and some of the finest Atlantic City dining with renowned chefs such as The Food Network’s Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, and Geoffrey Zakarian. If fine dining isn’t your style, the Borgata also has casual dining options, and a bakery with pastries of all types.
While people do stay at the Borgata Casino & Spa, others visit simply for the entertainment, which includes outdoor concerts in Festival Park. Big names from all genres of music and comedians provide Borgata entertainment. Need a drink? The Borgata houses 12 bars, and two nightclubs that host the most popular DJ’s in the nightclub scene.
While visiting the Borgata Casino & Spa is an experience in itself, the Borgata also offers an online casino and online poker. Borgata’s online gambling venues offer daily tournaments and challenges, and the leaders and winners are posted daily.
It’s easy to see how this casino hotel has become one of the highest rated in Atlantic City. From the numerous ways to gamble to the many different accommodations setting them apart from competitors, The Borgata Casino & Spa has become a one-stop Atlantic City destination.