Atlantic City, NJ (January 25, 2008) –A New York man won $779,532.41 on a two penny progressive slot machine at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa this morning at approximately 8:45 AM.
The 42-year old Astoria native, who prefers to go by his first name, Sammy, drove all the way to Borgata to purchase a pair of Seven jeans for his girlfriend at WHIM
, Borgata’s retail store, after he forgot to purchase them on his last visit to the casino-hotel. When he arrived at Borgata at 8AM this morning, WHIM
was not open for business yet, so Sammy decided to hit the Borgata slots.
He had been playing for about forty minutes when he struck it big.
“We visit Borgata often, because we enjoy coming here for the restaurants and entertainment, as well as the gaming,” said the New York native, “But, today was just a quick trip to make good on my word and purchase these (pants) for my girl – I really was not expecting to walk away with not only the jeans, but almost $800,000.00! It’s very exciting.”
As for what he plans to do with the winnings, Sammy wants to buy a new car for his long-time girlfriend…and of course, her jeans from WHIM.
Borgata is a joint venture of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) and MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM). Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, it features 2,000 guest rooms and suites, 161,000 square feet of gaming, 200 gaming tables, 4,100 slot machines, 14 destination restaurants, 11 retail boutiques, a 54,000 square foot spa, 70,000 square feet of event space, and parking for 7,100 cars.
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The upscale retail store features a range of innovative merchandise in a highly interactive environment and adds a new dimension to Borgata lifestyle. WHIM is a one-stop shopping experience and offers the latest in electronics, gadgets, fashion accessories, jewelry and spirits, as well as Borgata signature items. Merchandise includes iPods, mini-DVD players, and the Borgata bedding collection, among other items. Diverse brands such as Ed Hardy, Apple, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Burberry, DKNY, Movado, Sony, Adrienne Landau Furs, Vosges Chocolate and Badgley Mishka are available for customers to purchase at this exclusive store.