Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has been named “Property of the Year” at the 2018 Global Gaming Awards in Las Vegas.

The MGM Resorts International-owned casino property celebrated its 15th year in Atlantic City this summer with shows from Britney Spears, Cher, Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle in addition to exclusive dining events with some of the world’s most-renowned chefs.

Borgata was also the first Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting in June after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on the gaming activity in May.

“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,” said Marcus Glover, president and COO of Borgata. “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.”

The Global Gaming Awards are hosted by Gambling Insider and presented to the industry at the annual Global Gaming Expo, which is organized by the American Gaming Association. The global contest recognizes land-based and digital businesses for their achievements in the gaming industry over the previous year.

“Borgata is a stalwart of the Atlantic City market. To have Borgata and MGM here with us is an absolute honor and a sign of the stature of these awards,” said David Cook, editor of Gambling Insider. “It’s great to see Borgata and MGM victorious here today.”

MGM acquired full control of Borgata in 2016 after buying out Boyd Gaming’s 50 percent share in the property for $900 million. Borgata is the highest-grossing casino hotel in Atlantic City.

“This award is a testament to Borgata’s world-class offerings and showcases MGM Resorts’ leadership in markets throughout the United States and around the world,” said Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “We are committed to being the industry leader in every market in which we operate, and we look forward to creating new, innovative and groundbreaking opportunities in New Jersey and nationwide.”

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I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.

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