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Miss’d America 2016 Re-Cap: An Atlantic City Tradition

, December 12, 2016

rgk784There was definitely a sense that it wasn't your typical Saturday night at Borgata on September 24. At the top of The Event Center escalators was a man, wearing a feather boa, waving two giant light-up rainbow scepters, greeting guests as they arrived for the 2016 Miss'd America Pageant.

The annual event, which has honored all things gay at the South Jersey shore since 1991, has raised over $300,000 for LGBT charities in the Greater Atlantic City region, and you can easily see why: the night brought out hundreds of loyal audience members of all ages, sexes, orientations, and races. It was something people looked forward to all year long. As I entered The Event Center, a group of older women were in line ahead of me. One of them turned around and said, “This is better than seeing male strippers. I have more fun doing this!”

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Let’s Get It On: 8 Reasons to Make Borgata Your Valentine’s Day Gaycation

, December 9, 2016

valentines day at borgataIf you're sick and tired of giving (and receiving) the same old roses and boxes of chocolate for Valentine's Day, Borgata has plenty of unique alternatives to spice up your gift giving this February 14th. From special spa treatments to comfortable rooms to amazing eats, there's something for every love bird on your list. We hand-picked eight signature Borgata experiences that will surely “wow” your significant other, or, if you're single why not give yourself a little pampering?

Get a Room…Literally: No visit to Borgata would be complete without a stay in one of their clean, comfortable, and modern guest rooms. The entire hotel tower at Borgata was recently remodeled, and if you're looking for a more “zen” experience, check out one of the deluxe rooms at The Water Club, where you'll be able to relax and unwind with the one you love.

Work the Knots Out Of Your Relationship: Spa Toccare and Immersion Spa are offering a special “Forget Me KNOTS Massages for Two” exclusively during the month of February. Designed to get rid of the winter's blah, the side-by-side Swedish massages include free parking and a treat for your sweet tooth.

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Borgata Scores a Perfect 100 on HRC’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index

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bp_17-bwFor the second year in a row, Borgata has scored a perfect 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index (CEI), making the casino-resort one of HRC's “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”  This prestigious honor demonstrates Borgata's commitment to equality and their LGBT team members and guests.

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Borgata’s Celebrity Chefs Share Their Thanksgiving Tips

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spa-november-300x250Let's face it: Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to celebrate with family and friends, but that huge dinner can make the holiday somewhat overwhelming for the person stuck cooking the feast. However, fear not: With turkey day right around the corner, Borgata's signature chefs sat down with us to chat about some of their Thanksgiving tips and secrets to make your holiday preparation easy as (pumpkin) pie.

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PHOTOS: Staying Cool in Borgata’s Hot New Summer Additions

, December 8, 2016

There are several highly anticipated new openings at Borgata that should make even regular guests to the property excited to visit. Introducing Borgata Beer Garden & Outdoor Pool and The Marketplace Eatery!

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Bryan Buttler – OUT at Borgata’s New Blogger

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Brian ButtlerWelcome to the new OUT at Borgata blog! My name is Bryan and I’m excited to be curating the content of this area for our readers. We’ll be bringing you not only great behind-the-scenes previews of entertainment, dining, and experiences at Borgata, but also some wonderful stories of local LGBT organizations and leaders in the region who are making a real impact.

A bit about me: I grew up in New Jersey and currently live in Center City Philadelphia where I write on the arts for a number of local and national publications. I’ve also covered gay news for over two years and have become quite familiar with a number of people, places, and things that are noteworthy for LGBT folks. Additionally, I am a professor of communications in South Jersey, so I am quite plugged in to the region. In my spare time, you’ll find me enjoying the performing arts (opera is my guilty pleasure), practicing yoga, traveling, and enjoying good meals and mixology.

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REVIEW: Borgata’s “Ladies” Break Audience Drag Virginity

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“How many of you have never been to a drag show?”

A shocking number of the audience members at Borgata's Music Box raised their hands after one of the evening's queens asked this question at Saturday's America's Drag Stars performance. It was the second in a series of all-star drag shows that OUT at Borgata presented, lead and curated by New York's own Sherry Vine, featuring some of the hottest drag talent around. In short: if it was your first drag experience, you got a good taste of what to expect from a show.

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DO THIS: Become a Hollywood Star This Friday at Borgata

, December 7, 2016

Sophia Loren at BorgataIf you're sick and tired of the cold and are looking to thaw from the winter blues, this Friday, March 11, Borgata is offering an opportunity to heat up the start of your weekend with a living legend. Hollywood icon Sophia Loren will be coming to The Event Center, where she will share juicy inside stories about her decades' long movie making career.

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Borgata Pastry Chef Wins Medal at International Culinary Exhibition

, December 6, 2016

chef-davidco1Borgata Pastry Chef David Krzewinski's job changes from day-to-day.  One day, he can be meeting with a future bride helping her build a custom wedding cake, and the next, he can be designing desserts for a 1,200-seat event…

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Pop Goes the Party: Ruby Rose Opens Premier Nightclub

, December 4, 2016

Ruby Rose at Premier Grand OpeningRuby Rose, star of Orange is the New Black and outspoken genderfluid actor, performer, model, and DJ, tore down the doors to celebrate Borgata's Premier Nightclub during the venue's grand opening celebration on April 30. And open it did she ever: It was an all-night bender, featuring dancing go-go girls wearing light-up bikinis and horns inspired by Maleficent, an insanely packed dance floor, and plenty of booze.

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