American casino operator, MGM Resorts International, has announced that its Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa walked away from the Global Gaming Awards on Monday with the prestigious Property of the Year accolade.
The Las Vegas-headquartered casino giant used an official Tuesday press release to explain that the fifth-annual Global Gaming Awards were held as part of this year’s ongoing Global Gaming Expo (G2E) and involved twelve prizes covering a wide swath of the American gaming industry.
Venue marking its 15th birthday:
MGM Resorts International stated that the honor was a perfect way for the New Jersey resort casino to mark its 15th birthday and recognized the venue’s continued efforts to ‘raise the bar in Atlantic City years after its momentous debut.’ The operator declared that Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa made history in June by becoming the first venue in the city to offer legalized sportsbetting while the summer had seen it feature ‘the biggest names in entertainment’ alongside a range of ‘exclusive culinary experiences and unique casino promotions and special events.’
Accolade is a ‘remarkable achievement’:
Jim Murren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for MGM Resorts International, described the award as a ‘remarkable achievement’ that was a testament to the venue’s ‘world-class offerings’ and showcased his firm’s ‘leadership in markets throughout the United States and around the world.’
Murren’s statement read…
“We are committed to being the industry leader in every market in which we operate and we look forward to creating new, innovative and ground-breaking opportunities in New Jersey and nationwide.”
Something for everyone:
MGM detailed that the 2,000-room Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is located in Atlantic City’s Marina District and features a 161,000 sq ft casino offering a selection of 3,026 slots alongside some 184 gaming tables. It explained that the venue has five restaurants, eleven retail boutiques and four nightclubs alongside a 54,000 sq ft spa.
Recognition is ‘welcome validation’:
For his part, Marcus Glover, President and Chief Operating Officer for Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, called the Global Gaming Awards prize a ‘welcome validation of the hard work’ put in by every member of his team that was the perfect way to ‘celebrate 15 years of leadership and innovation in Atlantic City.’
Glover’s statement read…
“Since entering the market in 2003, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa has made it our mission to grow and invest in not only our property and product but in our team members and guests; offering an unrivaled experience to anyone who walks through our doors.”