Over in Atlantic City, the Borgata has decided to cater to those gamblers who come all the way to its hotel … but don’t want to actually summon up the energy to leave their room in order to experience the high-stakes thrill of losing lots and lots of money to the house. CBS Philly reports: “A New Jersey casino says it will become the first casino in the United States to let hotel guests gamble from their rooms over the TV set. Atlantic City’s Borgata will offer its E-Casino to hotel guests starting Feb. 18. It lets guests with player’s cards set up electronic accounts and risk up to $2,500 a day. Slots and four kinds of video poker will be the first games offered.” It’s a one-two knockout punch of sloth and greed. And it should satisfy the fantasy of hard-core gamblers to spend a day naked in front of the slot machines.
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