USA – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, a 2,767 hotel and casino resort with spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey has been potentially losing customers to Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area due to a blunder in a navigation smartphone app.
Waze, which is a Google owned navigation app, operates on mobile devices with GPS capabilities and provides navigational directions and travel times that are submitted by other users.
The ‘community-driven GPS navigation app’ has reportedly been sending motorists the wrong way when they are trying to visit the MGM Resorts International owned casino establishment.
Local police officers are reported as saying that the ad on the app was correct, but the pinned location was incorrect.
Instead of winding up at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, a 4,000 slot machine 161,000-square-foot casino, motorists were becoming stranded in the ‘protected area set aside for the conservation of wildlife’ in Ocean County, New Jersey.
The wildlife reserve is part of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, which has extensive wetlands and contains one of the largest forests on the East Coast of the United States.
A recent social media update from Borgata appeared shortly after the news was made public as the establishment become aware of the issue.