OUT at Borgata Blog – LGBT Events & Online Community
It’s crazy to think that 2017 is coming to a close, but, as the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. If you took a visit to Borgata this past year, you can testify to just how much fun you had! From the opening of a brand new signature restaurant to the introduction of an exciting new rewards program, Borgata guests were treated to plenty of amazing surprises in 2017. Here, in no particular order, are the top highlights of a superstar year at Atlantic City’s premiere resort destination!
Sure, you know that Borgata is the region’s premiere resort destination for LGBTQ individuals and their friends, but there’s a lot of thought and care that goes behind our OUT at Borgata program. It’s more than just a good time: Borgata and MGM Resorts strongly believes in Corporate Social Responsibility and doing the right thing for our LGBTQ guests and employees. Here’s 5 fun facts about how OUT at Borgata, which started in 2015, not only benefits our LGBTQ visitors, but LGBTQ communities as a whole.
Borgata is proud to announce that they are Cheers-level sponsors of the Independence Business Alliance’s Annual Holiday Party. As part of Borgata’s ongoing commitment to the LGBTQ community, OUT at Borgata has been partners with the IBA, Philadelphia’s LGBTQ chamber of commerce, for nearly three years.
Every gay man needs his diva, and there’s plenty to choose from on Borgata’s casino floor. Whether you’re a fan of The Golden Girls or are more of a Judy Garland lover, Borgata’s wide assortment of slot games will have you laughing out loud while you test your luck. Our picks for the best gay icon slot machines all include video elements, which make your favorite divas come to life right before your very eyes with special movie clips, interactive bonuses, and more. Check out which of your favorite leading ladies made the list!
This autumn, take a trip to Atlantic City’s premiere destination for LGBT guests and their friends! Borgata has a never-ending lineup of fabulous events and experiences throughout the fall months, and there’s something for just about everyone. From drag queen antics to a foodie’s dream come to true, check out our upcoming festivities that will make for a memorable trip to the resort.
The 2017 Miss’d America Pageant, hosted by Carson Kressley at Borgata’s Event Center, is offering the largest cash prize ever for it’s winning lady: $5,000! A not-to-be-missed entertainment event, the Pageant started in 1994 at a local Atlantic City club and was created as a spoof of the world-famous Miss America Pageant to raise funds for a local charity. This year’s festivities, which will take place on Saturday, October 7 at 8PM, will feature Miss’d America 2017 Mimi Imfurst, the Miss’d America Dancers, the Melanie Rice Orchestra, and special musical guest Frankie Z.
We think everyone deserves a little getaway at Borgata, and our OUT at Borgata guests are no different! Our OUT at Borgata Hotel Package was designed with our LGBT guests in mind, and it offers an unforgettable getaway to Atlantic City’s friendliest gay resort, recipient of a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 and 2017 Corporate Equality Index. Not to mention, you’ll be able to experience the non-stop fun of Borgata’s property, from the hot dining scene to the luxe tropical indoor and outdoor pools.
There’s no shortage of fabulous mixology at Borgata: from our signature fine restaurants to our hip and sexy bars and lounges, our bartenders are always preparing unique libations that make Borgata one of the best places for cocktail enthusiasts. With so many options, there’s truly something for everyone, but if you’re easily overwhelmed by choices, we rounded up some of our favorites. Trust us when we say that you can’t go wrong with any of our OUT at Borgata picks!
OUT at Borgata’s first Pride Bingo in June of this year was such a raging sold-out success that the queens are returning to the resort this August! Your favorite local drag legends will take to Borgata’s Central Conference Center on August 19 for an evening of naughty camp, plenty of performances, and a great night with friends.