With ties to the Atlantic City area since 2003, the Borgata is throwing their hat in the ring in the New Jersey sports betting and casino landscape. Opening their online doors in late May 2019, the Borgata is bringing their A-game from their time in the casino business to compete with the likes of DraftKings and FanDuel. Here, we take a look at the online sportsbook/casino and how it compares in the ever-changing NJ market.
In addition to traditional style bets, Borgata also offers unique bets such as future bets, exact scores, the NBA Draft odds, and live betting.
The odds at Borgata are not at all that different from the competition, aside from promotional/different bet types offers such as Boosted Bets. This is an important part of the industry, especially competing with big-time competitors.
At first glance, the presentation of the site and mobile apps may make the user feel as though the casino is a bit gimmicky, but it actually makes it a more fun atmosphere to play in. It’s not cluttered and everything is well proportioned for their level of importance on each particular screen.
In clicking all of the app and desktop version to see how it would hold up, the only noticeable hiccup was loading pages on the desktop version, allowing for the artwork of the numerous games to populate.
The Borgata offers the true definition of a risk-free bet, as well as some extra cash to use for other Borgata products. The free extra cash comes in the form of $25 for the Borgata Casino upon registering for an account.
By risk-free we mean, after registering and placing your first deposit, if it is $250 or less, place the bet and if you lose, you will get a total and complete cash refund. This is truly a win-win situation for the players.
Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.