Borgata to introduce in-room gambling

By Danny King
The Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., this month will be the first hotel-casino to enable in-room gambling.

The Borgata will enable video slots and video poker through its in-room entertainment programming, which is provided by Allin Interactive. Guests will be able to play four variants of video poker.

The new service is part of New Jersey’s exploration of non-casino gambling as a way to boost revenue.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie indicated last week that he may allow for a 10-year trial period for legal Internet gambling within the state if certain amendments are added to an already-proposed bill, including boosting the taxation rate on gambling revenue to 15% from 10%.

The Borgata, which has 2,000 rooms and 161,000 square feet of gaming space, was built in 2003.

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