Travis Lunn reveals renovation plans for Atlantic City’s Borgata casino


Nearly two months after becoming Borgata’s president, Travis Lunn has mentioned significant investment in the Atlantic City casino.

US.- Recently appointed president Travis Lunn has revealed plans for MGM Resorts International’s iconic Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. He says renovating rooms is a “clear priority” ten years on after the last renovation.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Lunn said: “I look at Borgata and say, ‘What do we need to do to stay relevant and stay competitive?’ Renovated hotel rooms, new slot machines and more table game tournaments are some of the ideas he has in mind. 

“I already have $10m that I intend on spending on the slot floor to update the product that we have available,” he said, adding that 300 to 400 new slot machines will replace some older models.

He added: “Our guests come in looking for a certain gaming experience, and we currently don’t offer some of the products that our competitors offer.”

The Hard Rock and the Ocean Casino Resort are Borgata’s main competitors. Lunn said he also plans to explore ways to better connect with students at Stockton University and educate and train them for careers in the casino or hospitality industries. 

Borgata recently hosted a blackjack tournament that Lunn said was well received, and he hopes to offer more in the future. 

The Borgata is one of Atlantic City’s top-performing casinos. Over the past 11 months, it has generated more than $1bn in total gambling revenue, including in-person table and slot winnings; internet gambling and sports betting.

Travis Lunn, a veteran casino executive with more than 20 years of experience, most recently served as the southeast group president and chief operating officer for MGM Resorts where he led Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi.

Lunn previously led MGM Grand Las Vegas as general manager and senior vice president of operations. Before joining MGM Resorts, he served as vice president of operations for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and general manager of hotel operations for The Venetian and The Palazzo resorts.

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