Waze app instead sending Borgata casino visitors to New Jersey woods, police say - EpicNews

Customers of the Waze navigation app could wish to take further precaution in the event that they’re planning a visit to the Borgata Lodge On line casino & Spa in Atlantic Metropolis.

In a Facebook post Monday morning, the Jackson Police Division notified the general public of a weird pattern of would-be on line casino guests getting stranded within the Colliers Mills Wildlife Administration Space, about 45 miles north of Atlantic Metropolis.

Police are reporting a “great improve” in disabled motor autos within the wildlife space, a 12,000-acre zone positioned in Jackson and Plumstead Townships.

“It has come to our consideration that an advert was positioned, within the WAZE navigation app, for the Borgata Lodge On line casino and Spa,” police mentioned. “Though the handle on the advert lists 1 Borgata Method in Atlantic Metropolis NJ, which is right, the placement pinned with the advert is definitely in the midst of the Colliers Mills Wildlife Administration Space, close to Lake Success.”

A lot of the Waze customers affected by the wrong handle appear to be coming from New York and northern New Jersey, in keeping with authorities.

“At the moment, the app is sending motorists into the wildlife space, onto unpaved roads, which finally result in them turning into disabled,” police mentioned.

Waze has been contacted concerning the error, however authorities are reminding drivers to verify they’re heading to the best vacation spot when utilizing Waze.

“Please take further care when choosing areas listed with the orange ‘Advert’ brand within the nook or locations which have a number of names, with the identical handle, nevertheless are appreciable distances aside,” police mentioned.