Borgata is a joint venture of two top Las Vegas gaming companies -- Boyd Gaming and MGM Resorts. It features 2,769 guest rooms and suites, 160,000 square feet of gaming, 163 gaming tables, 4,100 slot machines, 12 destination restaurants, several nightclubs, 11 retail boutiques, a 54,000 square foot spa, 88,000 square feet of event space, and parking for 8,200 cars.
The Borgata brings a Vegas style to Atlantic City with entertainment including concerts and the Mixx night club.
Since its opening in July 2003, the casino has helped Atlantic City by bringing a younger and more upscale crowd to the area.
The Borgata opened with a $1.1 billion investment in July 2003. Since then, Borgata completed a $200 million expansion in June 2006 which included several restaurants headed by celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck, a new poker room and upscale food court. In 2008, the Borgata opened a new hotel tower called The Water Club with 798 rooms and suites that cost $450 million to build.
The recent economic downturn has hurt the Borgata along with the rest of Atlantic City's casinos. The hotel laid off hundreds of workers over the past several years.
MGM Resorts has been looking to sell its stake in the Borgata.
Updated May 14, 2011