The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement's just-released finding of casino tycoon Pansy Ho to be an "unsuitable" business partner for MGM Mirage may shake things up in Atlantic City.
The DGE's 74-page report concluded that Ho cannot be part of any company doing business in Atlantic City because her 86-year-old father, Chinese gaming overlord Stanley Ho, has long been suspected of ties with the country's organized crime interests.
Why this matters to the DGE is because MGM Mirage is Boyd Gaming's (silent-but-equal) partner in Borgata, the almost-six-year-old pleasure dome that is what comes closest to being a successful casino-hotel operation in Atlantic City these days (meaning its profits, while on an extended decline, haven't plummeted like everyone else's).
The choice for MGM Mirage of course, is whether or not to sever ties with Ho or Borgata. It's a tricky decision that could have significant consequences for AyCee.