High Court rules against Borgata Babes

Jan 28, 2016 9:29 AM

Atlantic City’s Borgata has the right to weigh in on issues involving the weight of its cocktail waitresses.

New Jersey’s highest court says the resort can regulate how much its cocktail waitresses weigh. The Press of Atlantic City reports the state Supreme Court denied the Borgata Babes’ request to review the case.

An appeals court in September had upheld a 2013 ruling that the Borgata casino’s personal appearance standards are lawful. The court said that an element of performance and a public appearance component were part of the described Borgata Babe position.

This is not the first time casinos in Nevada, Atlantic City and probably elsewhere have come into conflict with employees when the issue is personal appearance standards.

The casino has fired two Borgata Babes over the years for violating the policy, which prohibits servers from gaining or losing more than 7 percent of their body weight.

Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: [email protected].