“World’s best” has a nice ring to it.

Earlier this month, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa earned the “Property of the Year” award at the Global Gaming Expo, further solidifying the casino’s standing as the flagship property of Atlantic City.

The casino wrote about the award in a blog post:

“This honor caps an already historic year for us at Borgata. Celebrating its 15th year of operations, the unparalleled East Coast resort destination continues to raise the bar in Atlantic City years after its momentous debut, offering guests an electrifying summer season of the biggest names in entertainment, exclusive culinary experiences, and unique casino promotions and special events.”

According to the release, Borgata was one of 10 finalists. All of them endured the scrutiny of 60 judges made up of, for the most part, industry executives.

Borgata beat out casinos from U.S., Argentina, Macau

According to the Global Gaming Awards website, the Property of the Year award is reserved for those properties that exhibit a commitment to go beyond the ordinary to provide a powerful customer experience.

“The land-based casino industry would not exist without singular properties which deliver customer experiences that keep patrons coming back time after time,” the award’s page states.

The nine other casinos who made the finals with Borgata were:

  • Casino de Tigre (Argentina)
  • Eldorado Reno Resort Casino
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • Mohegan Sun Casino
  • Mount Airy Casino Resort
  • Palms Casino Resort
  • Studio City, Macau
  • Viejas Casino and Resort
  • The Cromwell Las Vegas

Borgata continues to lead A.C. casino market

Borgata’s standing as Atlantic City’s flagship casino is one that the property has earned both through the luxuries afforded through its property as well as the revenue it generates on its casino floor.

For example, this past September, the casino has more than $70 million in gaming win. Of that, roughly 67 percent came from its 3,475 slot machines. The casino’s more than 250 table games earned it nearly $21 million.

The next closest casino in terms of gaming win was Tropicana. It pulled in about $32.1 million, which is less than half of what Borgata earned.

As far as accommodations go, Borgata has 2,000 rooms, 400 of which are varying levels of suites. The hotel’s decor is upscale and chic. At the time of publishing, a weekend night at Borgata cost $209.

The hotel’s booming casino floor and chic accommodations are, no doubt, major factors in the property’s win.

Borgata President and COO Marcus Glover said in a statement that it was the hard work of his team that brought the property to the level at which it needed to be to win the award.

“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; offering an unrivaled experience to anyone who walks through our doors.”

J.R. Duren

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A three-time winner of the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism contest, J.R. Duren works as a freelance writer with a focus on the NJ online gambling and online casino industry. He writes for a number of publications, including Bespoke Post, Our Amazing Norway, Barcelona Metropolitan, Snooth, and the Villages Daily Sun.