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By Steve Norton
CEO, Norton Management

Appellate Court Rules Long-Running Borgata Babes Case Can Go to Trial

My comment:

This issue of casinos and night clubs hiring attractive female cocktail servers has been around long before gaming at the Borgata, Atlantic City or even Nevada.

Places serving a predominantly male clientele will draw more customers with physically attractive servers. The same situation occurs where handsome males are preferred in establishments primarily serving female clients.

A possible compromise might be to hire these persons under limited term contracts, as is done with entertainers. A humane way to treat these contractors when their aging or weight gain affect their attractiveness would be to offer them other positions in the casino or night club. The contracts may be more expensive than those of other servers’ salaries but could avoid nasty lawsuits, like that of the Borgata.