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Casinos support LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

For the 14th and 10th consecutive years, respectively, Caesars Entertainment Inc. and MGM Resorts International have received perfect scores on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

CEI is the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

In addition, Caesars Entertainment offers its EQUAL program, a group created for LGBTQ+ employees and ally team members. The first of its kind in the gaming and entertainment industry, EQUAL provides networking and volunteer opportunities for its members, as well as promoting equality within and outside the company.

In celebration of Pride Month, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is offering an “Out at Borgata” Pride Hotel Package that includes overnight accommodations, a $100 dining credit valid at Borgata’s casual and fine dining restaurants — including in-room dining, two specialty drinks at the hotel Lobby Bar, and overnight valet parking for up to two nights. Valid Sunday through Thursday, the Pride Hotel Package is available through Tuesday, Aug. 31, but must be booked by Wednesday, June 30. For nightly rates, visit TheBorgata.com.

And, recently, as part of the resort’s 12 Days of Giving Campaign, Borgata donated $5,000 to Garden State Equality (GSE), New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ+ advocacy and education organization. In addition, throughout the year, Borgata partners with LGBTQ+ organizations to support the gay community.

Also benefiting GSE is a $2,500 contribution from Ocean Casino Resort, matched by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, for a total of $5,000.

Ocean is featuring the vodka in a special Pride cocktail — a blend of Tito’s, iced tea, lemonade, and seasonal berries — available throughout the month for $14 at the SkyCafe, Topgolf, the Lobby Bar, and the William Hill Sportsbook.

Look! Up in the sky! Tropicana’s Free Summer Fireworks Series continues at 10 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 4, excluding July 3.

Turning the tablesResorts Casino Hotel has opened a new, state-of-the-art electronic table games area.

Guests have access to 19 Wiki betting terminals and simultaneously play Big Wheel, roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps and Sic Bo. The new electronic gaming area is adjacent to the 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar.

Trading placesA Philadelphia-based sports betting platform has launched Sporttrade.com. Established in 2019, Sporttrade utilizes exchange technology and processes, and then applies them to sports betting.

Sporttrade.com provides visitors an opportunity to receive launch notifications, access unique platform features such as “always on” in-play trading, the ability to trade in and out of bets at any time, and provide FAQs to help members join and educate themselves.

For more information visit GetSportTrade.com.

Recreational gambler Darryl D. McEwen, a former professional journalist, is president of his own consulting firm that manages several small national and international trade associations, and provides public relations and fundraising services for a number of charitable organizations. Have a comment on this or a question specifically related to an Atlantic City casino, players club or other promotion? Email Darryl at MrACCasino@gmail.com and he’ll try to respond to you personally. Your question — without your name — may appear in a future column. Visit his website, MrACCasino.com, and follow him on Twitter @MrACCasino. Your question — without your name — may appear in a future column.

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