Atlantic City Could Run Out of Money By the End of Month

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Atlantic City’s government could be out of money by the end of the month.

The declaration by the city’s attorney came in response to the Borgata’s announcement that it would not pay its first-quarter real estate taxes.

Atlantic City owes the city $62.5 million after the Borgata successfully appealed its property taxes several years in a row. The government of Atlantic City missed a deadline in December for the $62.5 million payment, which is for 2009 and 2010. The city owes the Borgata an additional $88 million in tax refunds for 2011 through 2015. Read more »

Sorry “Borgata Babes,” N.J. Supreme Court Won’t Review Your Case

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The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to review a case involving the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa‘s weight restrictions for its waitstaff, according to the Press of Atlantic City.

Better known as the “Borgata Babes,” the casino’s waitresses wear scantily clad outfits (corsets, high heels and stockings) and are in violation of the company’s weight policy if they gain or lose seven percent of their body weight. Two were laid off for violating the policy (one gained too much and the other lost too much.) It now appears that the Borgata Babes have run out of legal options to challenge the policy. Read more »

Thank God for Alan Cumming. Seriously. Thank God.

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It’s so refreshing to see a performer who is 100% in control of their talents and appeal and able to deploy them effortlessly and uniquely in a variety of scenarios. Alan Cumming is one such performer and his stunning cabaret, “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs”, was a virtuosic delight. Read more »

PHOTOS: G Philly Comes OUT at Borgata Mixer at 28 West

Our first ever co-branded event with Atlantic City’s Borgata was a huge success this past Saturday afternoon as guests from Philly, New York, and South Jersey mingled at the resort’s 28 West. The fabulous Liz DuFour, a staple at many local piano bars, provided her talents throughout the early evening, and bartenders whipped up special cocktails to celebrate the OUT at Borgata program. Afterwards, guests explored the property, had dinner at one of the many restaurants, and partied with the one and only Alan Cumming at Borgata’s Music Box.

We couldn’t have been more pleased with our Saturday mixer, and we can’t wait for future events at Borgata!



CONTEST: Enter To Win a “G Philly Comes OUT at Borgata” Weekend

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From AlanCumming.com

We’re so excited to be hosting our first co-branded event with Atlantic City’s Borgata on November 14, where we’ll be throwing a cocktail mixer at 28 West before a special evening with Alan Cumming at the resort’s Music box venue. Not only is everyone invited, but we teamed up with Borgata to offer one lucky G Philly reader a chance to get the weekend for free.

The winner will get the following prize package:

  • Overnight stay in a Classic Room at Borgata on Saturday, November 14th
  • 2 tickets to “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs” in The Music Box on Saturday, November 14th
  • Access for 2 to The Fitness Center at Spa Toccare

The winner must be 21 or older and possess valid ID and credit card. How do you enter? Simply sign up below between now and November 2nd. The winner will be notified. Good luck!

 

Court Upholds Weight Restrictions for “Borgata Babes”

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(Jeff Fusco)

Casinos can legally regulate the weight of their waitresses, a New Jersey court has ruled.

On Thursday, a New Jersey appeals court upheld a lower court decision finding that the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is legally allowed to have weight restrictions for its waitstaff, according to a report from the Associated Press. Called Borgata Babes, the waitresses wear scantily clad outfits (corsets, high heels and stockings) and violate the company policy if they gain or lose seven percent of their body weight. Two were laid off for violating the policy. Read more »

Gay Places to Escape During the Pope’s Philadelphia Visit

A scene from 'The King and I" at Lincoln Center.

A scene from ‘The King and I” at Lincoln Center.

Chances are, if you live in the Philadelphia region, you are debating about whether to hunker down during the upcoming Papal visit (with a ton of liquor, I’m sure) or escape town. If you’re leaning towards the second option, we’ve come up with three gay-friendly destinations within a moderate distance of Philly that would make for an ideal getaway without a lot of hassle. Be warned: Plan your travel accordingly, and check out our Philly Mag Citified report on the “official” word on road closures within the region.

For The Performing Artist In You: There’s nothing like an early Fall weekend at New York City’s Lincoln Center, the one-stop shop for just about every kind of performance you’d desire. During the weekend that the Pope is invading Philly, you can catch the gorgeous Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, a whole host of shows at the Metropolitan Opera (Il Trovatore with Anna Netrebko on Friday, Anna Bolena and Turandot on Saturday), a Ray Charles tribute with Bryan Carter, and free exhibits featuring performance portraits. For eats, we recommend The Smith, which is literally smack dab in the center of the Center, and Center Bar, just a few blocks way at the Shops at Columbus Circle. Read more »

Man Admits Flushing Fake Poker Chips Down Atlantic City Casino Toilet

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From left: The Borgata, a toilet, Harrah’s Atlantic City

A North Carolina man will be sentenced to five years in prison for using counterfeit chips in an Atlantic City poker tournament. Christian Lusardi, who had already been sentenced earlier this year to five years for pirating DVDs, pleaded guilty and accepted the sentence as part of a deal.

Lusardi admitted to cheating in the 2014 Borgata Winter Open Big Stack no-limit hold ’em event. He won $6,814 in the tournament, but suspected he’d been caught with the counterfeit chips. So he did the only logical thing: He flushed the counterfeit chips down the toilet at his room at nearby Harrah’s. Read more »

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