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In room gambling coming to Borgata

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One resort in Atlantic City is helping the city in its quest to bring more tourists to town by offering a new form of gambling.

Laying in bed, you will soon be able to play some of your favorite games... in private.

"You don't have to change. You don't have to wake up. You can gamble when ever you want," gambler Jason Thoman said about Borgata's new way of gaming.

It's easy and convenient. In your Borgata hotel room. You can spin the wheel right on your TV screen. Win or lose- Borgata thinks it's a good bet.

"I think its exciting for the guests because it shows that Atlantic City is Moving forward and adapting to the challenging times. We're listening to what people want to do," John Forelli said.

"Both ways I think it's pretty good. You want to relax, chill out in your room, you want to come down. The atmosphere you got both. Best of both worlds," Gambler John Gaffney said.

Of course here in New Jersey it is illegal for anyone under 21 to gamble. Borgata officials say with this new system they have a safety net to prevent that.

"You have to have a valid pin number we also issue you a unique password each time you check in," Forelli said.

Meaning that parents must keep that pin secret from their underage kids and of course anyone under 21. Any legal gambler can fill their account when they check in or anytime at the cashier cage.

Some gamblers say this new form of gaming will ease the pressure for beginners.

"With a system in the room you can feel a little more comfortable. If you are not familiar with the game. So it gives you a chance to get acclimated and once you get on the casino floor you feel a little more comfortable to spend your money," Gambler Pam Cora said.

Mobile gaming was approved for Atlantic City's casinos last year and Borgata is the first casino in the country with the system.

Every room at Borgata will have TV gambling available starting February 18th.

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