Behind the Line: Michael Symon, the Borgata’s Newest Chef

Wearing his signature hat, Michael Symon works the slicer at Angeline at the Borgata. (Photo by Michael Persico)

Wearing his signature hat, Michael Symon works the slicer at Angeline at the Borgata. (Photo by Michael Persico)

On Saturday, restaurateur and The Chew co-host Michael Symon joins Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay, Wolfgang Puck, and Guy Fieri in Atlantic City’s roster of “celebrity chefs” when he debuts Angeline at the Borgata. Here, the Iron Chef and James Beard winner tells us why Philly is so great and why he really wishes we wouldn’t call him a celebrity chef. Read more »

MGM Buying Full Ownership of Borgata Casino

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Photo | Jeff Fusco

MGM will soon be the sole owner of the Borgata.

Boyd Gaming and MGM Resorts International, co-owners of Borgata parent company Marina District Development Holding Company, announced late yesterday they had entered into an agreement for Boyd to sell its 50 percent stake to MGM for $900 million. Boyd will also get a 50 percent share of any property tax rebates.

“The consistent success of Borgata is a tribute to the entire Borgata team, as they have continued to outperform an evolving and challenging Atlantic City market,” Boyd president and CEO Keith Smith said in a release. “We thank them for their tremendous contributions to Borgata and Boyd Gaming, and we wish them continued success as they join the MGM team.” Read more »

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

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

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.

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



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!


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