To be honest, both venues sound equally depressing to us, but we understand there are folks who would actually be into the idea of in-room gambling, and Borgata is about to run a 90-day trial period of the e-casino program, now that it's been approved by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement.
Borgata's COO Tom Balance explained that the hotel is "moving forward with the future of gaming and this is the first step."
By that, he means electronic and internet gambling, which, though the laws are currently against it, will eventually be legalized, the article states.
The program will launch next Monday, February 18, and the way it works is: guests obtain a Borgata player's club card as well as a PIN number, which is provided and verified by the casino front desk. Then, guests simply open an electronic account with the casino cashier and bingo! you're ready to rock and roll. Currently, the system will offer a slot machine and four kinds of video poker.
A maximum of $2,500 can be transferred into the account per day, and winnings can be paid out back at the casino cashier box. For that part, unfortunately, you actually will have to get out of bed.