Borgata Online Poker
Online Poker Review
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa was one of the first New Jersey hotels to apply for an online casino operator’s license. Despite an initial hesitation to pursue online poker, officials at Borgata Poker have seen it become one of their most profitable online ventures. Borgata Poker partnered with Party Poker to share tables which increased site traffic in high numbers. The site is available to PC and Mac users on their desktop browser version, and it is available to iOs and Android users through its mobile app.
- Over $250,000 in guaranteed weekly prizes
- Extensive collection of games
- Shared tables with players at Party Poker
- Limiting rewards system
- Not many tournaments offered for games other than no-limit Texas Holdem
Despite not being a part of the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement, Borgata Poker boasts one of the largest pools of users in New Jersey. There is constantly solid traffic on the site with up to 275 cash players at a time during their daily peak hours. Borgata Poker offers great weekly tournaments with over $250,000 in guaranteed prizes each week. These prizes are handed out for tournaments at all different buy-in levels which encourages new users and pros to play on the site. Borgata Poker has a great layout for the site and mobile app with a crisp and easy to use design. Experienced players will find the Borgata Poker layout to be similar to most other online poker sites in New Jersey which creates a sense of familiarity and comfortability. It also is one of the smoothest running sites on the market with glitch-free performance. The site currently offers games in limit and no-limit Texas Holdem, pot-limit Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven Card Stud, and Stud 8 or Better. This is one of the most extensive collections of games in New Jersey.
One of the issues currently affecting Borgata Poker is a limiting rewards system. Their rewards system can be tough for most users to actually earn rewards, and a lot of the rewards pertain to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and not actually the online poker site. This is frustrating considering the other New Jersey site’s offers in terms of rewards. Borgata Poker also struggles from having tournaments primarily for no-limit Texas Holdem players. For fans of the other four poker games on the site, it can be hard to find a tournament with enough users to play.
How To Deposit
The first step for new users will be to sign up for an account. Account creation consists of entering in some basic information, creating a username and password, and running a geolocation search to ensure that the user is in New Jersey. Once this is completed, a $20 promotional bonus is added into the user’s account. The first $10 of this bonus is available for tournaments and cash games at earning 1 reward point, and the next $10 are available after earning 40 reward points.
The next step for new users will be to deposit money into their account. Players can choose a bank transfer, eCheck, bill pay, Borgata Online Prepaid Card, PayNearMe at a 7-Eleven, MasterCard/Visa, Neteller, Skrill, or a live deposit at a Borgata cash cage. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits. New users can receive a 100% deposit bonus up for $600 by entering promo code BONUS600 at first deposit. If depositing at a cash cage, be sure to tell the promo code to the cashier. To withdraw money from an account, users can choose a bank transfer, check in the mail, Skrill, Neteller, Borgata Online Prepaid Card, or a live withdrawal at a Borgata cash cage. All of these transfer methods process immediately except for the check in the mail which could take up to five business days. To withdraw through Skrill or Neteller, users will have had to deposit using that same method.
Borgata Poker is one of the best options on the New Jersey market. It has its drawbacks like a limiting rewards system and limited number of tournaments, but its shared tables with Party Poker players and large guaranteed prizes each week make up for that. Overall, this is a top option for all New Jersey players.
- Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
- Game Variety: 4.5/5
- Game Quality: 4.5/5
- Bonuses and Promotions: 3.5/5
- Deposits and Withdrawals: 4.5/5
- User Experience: 4.5/5