Borgata Online Casino

Online Casino Review

Overall Rating: 4.4/5

Borgata Online was launched in 2003 in association with the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The site is part of the MGM online casino group but is different than their other New Jersey properties. Borgata Online is available to New Jersey users over the age of 21 via their web browser version for the Mac and PC and their mobile app for iOS and Android users.

Pros:
  • Great design and user-friendly interface
  • Great selection of slots and blackjack games
  • Virtual sports offered
Cons:
  • Extremely limited mobile app
  • Small number of table games offered on the website
  • No live chat

FAQs

How can I withdraw my winnings? And how long does the withdrawal process take?

To withdraw money, players have the option of choosing PayPal, Play+, Skrill, echeck, VIP preferred, cash cage at the Atlantic City Borgata, or a check in the mail. Cash will be immediate, and a check in the mail can take up to three weeks. The other options will take two to five business days.

Are my winnings taxable?

All New Jersey online casino winnings must be reported to the IRS when you complete your annual federal tax return. This is done on Form 1044. You will tally up your total winnings and report them under the “other income” section. The winnings must also be added to your state tax return and are taxed according to your tax bracket.

How do I get started?

The first step for new users will be to sign up for an account. To sign up for an account with Borgata Online, users will have to enter their name, email address, date of birth, user ID and password, last four digits of their Social Security number, mobile phone number, and address. After this information is entered, the site will run a geolocation search to ensure the user is in New Jersey. New users on Borgata Online are eligible for a $20 free play at sign up. This money can be used to place wagers but cannot be withdrawn.

How do I deposit and is there a minimum?

Users have a variety of methods to choose from for their deposits. All deposits can be done through Visa/Mastercard, online bank transfers, PayNearMe at a 7-Eleven, PayPal, Play+, Skrill, eCheck, VIP Preferred, or a cash cage at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. The minimum deposit is $10.

Is there a deposit bonus?

New users are given a 100% deposit bonus up to $600 on their first deposit.

Pros

The Borgata Online website and mobile app have a great design and very user-friendly interface. They even allow users to tailor the site to their own specific preferences which is a big bonus compared to some of the other sites on the market. Despite not having a ton of table games offered (talked about more below in the “cons” section), Borgata Online does a great job with their slot machines and blackjack games. Currently, the site offers over 400 different slots and multiple blackjack options. They have live games available for blackjack, roulette, and baccarat, and they have a decent selection of variety games. The website even has virtual sports including virtual horse, greyhound, motorcycle, and car races and a virtual soccer game. They are also one of just six online casinos in New Jersey to offer craps. Borgata Online offers good bonus and promotional options and even has weekly and daily promotions that users can look for on the site.

Cons

The worst thing about Borgata Online is their mobile app. It is one of the least comprehensive apps on the market with just 20 different games available. The app offers just 17 slots, blackjack, video poker, and roulette. This is very disappointing compared to some of the other New Jersey options, especially since Borgata Online drops from 400 slots on the website to just 17 on the app. On the website, Borgata Online has a disappointing lack of table games available. There is one version of live baccarat, but there is no online keno, and limited options for both roulette and video poker. The site also lacks a live chat feature which is a frustrating omission. This makes it difficult to actually get in touch with customer support without waiting on long phone calls with their support staff or sending an email which has a very slow response time.

Rewards

Once a user signs up for a Borgata Online account, they are automatically enrolled into the iRewards program. This program awards points for the amount of money that is wagered on the site. Players will earn one point for every $5 wagered on slots, $10 wagered on jackpot/progressive slots, $20 wagered on video poker, and $25 on table games. There are five levels of the rewards tier: sapphire, pearl, gold, platinum, and noir (invite only). As players progress through the tiers, they will be able to redeem their points for bonus dollars and cash, online store items, and comps at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. Borgata Online is also constantly running new promotions on their website. There are bonus contests every Friday for newly registered players, and an extra contest for avid players in which they can win between $25 and $100 in bonuses. The site hands out weekly prizes via their iRewards Points program, and there is a $5,000 Endless Summer Sweepstakes each year.

How To Sign Up and Deposit

The first step for new users will be to sign up for an account. To sign up for an account with Borgata Online, users will have to enter their name, email address, date of birth, user ID and password, last four digits of their Social Security number, mobile phone number, and address. After this information is entered, the site will run a geolocation search to ensure the user is in New Jersey. New users on Borgata Online are eligible for a $20 free play at sign up. This money can be used to place wagers but cannot be withdrawn.

After creating an account, users have a variety of methods to choose from for their deposits. All deposits can be done through Visa/Mastercard, online bank transfers, PayNearMe at a 7-Eleven, PayPal, Play+, Skrill, eCheck, VIP Preferred, or a cash cage at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. The minimum deposit is $10. New users are given a 100% deposit bonus up to $600 on their first deposit. To withdraw money, players have the option of choosing PayPal, Play+, Skrill, echeck, VIP preferred, cash cage at the Atlantic City Borgata, or a check in the mail. Cash will be immediate, and a check in the mail can take up to three weeks. The other options will take two to five business days.

Conclusion

The gaming experience on the Borgata Online site is great with a very user-friendly interface and a great selection of slots and blackjack games. However, their mobile app is severely lacking in a lot of ways and can take away from the overall experience for users who would like to play games on their phone instead of on their desktop or laptop. This is a decent option for New Jersey users, especially for ones interested in virtual sports and variety games, but there are better options currently on the market.

  • Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
  • Game Variety: 3.5/5
  • Game Quality: 4/5
  • Bonuses and Promotions: 4.5/5
  • Deposits and Withdrawals: 4/5
  • User Experience: 3.5/5
Overall Rating: 4.4/5