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Borgata Offers New Way To Gamble Today [AUDIO]

Starting today, something new has been added to the menu of choices for guests at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The casino will offer guests the option of casino wagering from their rooms, offering slots and four varieties of video poker.

Borgata Vice President Joe Lupo said, “It’s really about looking ahead and moving forward with this new technology that we’re really excited about.”

He said it’s being tested right now in guest rooms. If that works, the gambling can be expanded to anywhere on casino property, with state approval.

The system works using the TV remote control. The system can eventually be expanded to include internet gambling and even sports betting, if New Jersey clears a few regulatory and legal hurdles down the line. The technology is currently used on large cruise ships.

Lupo added, “Everyone is looking for it to be really successful, as a format and as a fundamental first step moving forward.”

Guests who room gamble will need their account with a pin number and password, and funds deposited downstairs to prevent underage gaming.

Borgata officials said they have no estimates of how much they expect to take in through the system, which is subject to a 90-day trial period by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

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