Contact: David Zuba, Publicist, Media Relations/Communications
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – (Thursday, May 28, 2015) – The City of Atlantic City and the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa have been nominated by USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice in its annual search for the best gambling destination in the world and the best casino resort in the country, respectively.
The Borgata, which opened in 2003 and features 2,800 hotel rooms, 161,000 square feet of gaming space, and is currently undergoing a $15 million nightclub and outdoor entertainment venue expansion, was nominated by a panel of experts as one of the 20 best casino resorts in the country out of nearly 1,500 casino properties throughout the United States. Click here to cast your vote for the Borgata http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-u-s-casino/.
Other casino resorts up for consideration are located in: Las Vegas, Mississippi, Connecticut, Indiana, California, Louisiana, and Florida.
Atlantic City, with its eight casino properties, historic Boardwalk, ocean front location and clean beaches, just to name a few, was nominated by a panel of travel agents that specialize in gambling travel as one of the 20 best gambling destinations in the world. Click here to cast your vote for Atlantic City http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-gambling-destination/.
“Atlantic City is the Triple Crown winner – a beach, a Boardwalk and casino gaming. Where else can you go in the world to get all three at once,” said City of Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. “Atlantic City is the place to be for fun in the sun while enjoying all of the casino gambling that you want!”
Other gambling destinations up for consideration include: Aruba; Connecticut; Las Vegas; London, England; Los Angeles; Macau; Melbourne, Australia; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Nassau, Bahamas; Niagara Falls, New York/Ontario; On a Cruise; Paris, France; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Reno, Nevada; San Jose, Costa Rica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Singapore; Sint Maarten; and Sydney, Australia.
Individuals are eligible to vote for their favorite selection once daily in each category until official voting ends at 12 pm on Monday, June 22.
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The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. The former ACCVA, now a division of CRDA, is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.
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