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When the brick-and-mortar Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa opened in Atlantic City back in 2003, it was – and remains – New Jersey’s largest hotel and arguably it’s most chichi.
Today, it’s owned and operated by MGM Resorts International and remains one of Atlantic City’s premier attractions. So it wasn’t much of a surprise when Borgata, through MGM, became the second NJ online sportsbook in the state’s history, launching on August 22, 2018, under the “PlayMGM” brand. But within months of the launch, things changed. MGM Resorts International rebranded PlayMGM as “BetMGM,” and it wasn’t until May of 2019 when a solo Borgata-branded sportsbook opened its virtual doors, becoming the 15th online operation in NJ.
How does the Borgata Sportsbook stack up against the competition? If you like the BetMGM platform, chances are you’re going to like Borgata’s, as they are just about exactly the same. Like, Spiderman-pointing-at-Spiderman meme levels of the same.
Borgata offers a $300 “risk-free” first best after you deposit at least $10. But, as with many other risk-free bets offered by sportsbook, it’s more like “kind of risk-free as long as you win your first or second – and in Borgata’s case – potentially third bet.”
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Borgata Sportsbooks risk-free bet offer is similar to what can be found with risk-free bet offers from other sportsbooks. Borgata Sportsbook will provide you with betting credits equal to the amount of your first wager, if that first wager loses, up to a maximum of $300.
To explain: Let’s say you deposit and wager $300 on the Giants (+6.5) against the Cowboys at -110 odds. Let’s further say that the Giants cover the spread. Congratulations! You just won $272.50 and your account will show a grand total of $572.50.
Now, let’s say the Cowboys dust the Giants and you lose your bet. You will not get your $300 back in cash; instead, you will get two $150 “free” bets to use (if you bet $100 instead of $300 and lost, you’d get back a pair of $50 bets, and so on).
With these risk-free bets, if you win, you only collect the winnings. In order to try and recoup your original $300, you would need to win both $150 free bets that you received from the promotion. Even if you do manage to do that at -110 odds, you’ll “win” the same $272.50, but finish slighting down from where you started at $27.50.
A common question is: Is there a way to make that first risk-free bet truly risk free? One way is to be on the lookout for other sportsbooks that are offering “boosts” on bets or odds for certain games or wagers and find an arbitrage situation. For instance, maybe another book is offering the Giants (-6.5) at +150 at as a special. You can bet the Giants there, putting $229 down, and then take the Cowboys with your $300 risk-free bet. Whichever side wins doesn’t matter, because you’re going to net a profit of $43.50.
Borgata Sportsbook is always offering a variety of promotions, depending on the season. Parlay insurance seems to be a standard. They also routinely offer relatively decent-sized odds boosts on select events. These are wonderful bets, as often you can “arbitrage” your way to guaranteed victory.
For instance, let’s say Borgata Sportsbook offers an odds boost on the number of touchdowns Daniel Jones is going to throw in a Giants game. Let’s say it’s +150 for over 1.5 touchdowns. Well, on most other sites, the under is priced at -110. So you can bet $100 on the over at +150 and $130.96 on the under at -110. No matter what happens, you’d net $19.04.
You can also expect a variety of “risk-free” betting promotions, free live bet promotions if you place pre-game bets, and more excellent opportunities to make some money.
Unfortunately, Borgata online sportsbook doesn’t currently offer a loyalty program. Cross over to the site’s virtual casino, however, and you can earn rewards through the iRewards program by playing real money games, like slots and blackjack.
In the program, players earn points which can be traded in for cash, bonuses, and even things like electronics and clothing. Hopefully, Borgata is working on incorporating the same system into the sportsbook for its sports bettors.
If you like the look of the BetMGM Sportsbook app and desktop site, then you’ll like Borgata’s design, as it’s exactly the same layout and fonts.
The layout on the desktop site goes something like this. Across the top are links to the casino, the poker room, sports markets, a search function, “my bets,” and promotions. Below that are the top markets for the day’s sports action. Over to the right is a fun feature: The media player, which every so often is featuring live feeds of whichever event MGM has secured rights to. You may find a tennis match or a soccer game, usually coming at you from foreign soil.
In the middle of the screen – and the only real estate on the page that has a little whiz-bang to it – is the promotions slider, featuring both sports and casino promotions. Below the slider is a list of upcoming events.
Down the right hand side is the betslip, which populates each time you click on a game. It does not wait for you to actually place the bet before it goes in the betslip, which is actually a handy time-saver.
Borgata mobile appAs for the mobile app, it looks and feels mostly the same compared to the desktop site. Items are more stacked than spread across the page, but it features the same “top games,” the same promo slider, the same everything else.
The chief difference is the bet slip is not visible on the home screen. There is a button for it at the bottom of the page – along with “home,” “menu,” “my bets,” and “promotions” tabs – but in order to see the entirety of your Australian Rules Football parlay, you’ll have to click the “bet slip” button.
Lastly – and always a good thing – we didn’t have any crashes or freezes when using the app or the desktop site.
Banking with Borgata Sportsbook couldn’t be easier and there are plenty of options. You can now fund your account using any of the following:
As far as withdrawal options, there are several options.
We have used Borgata Sportsbook frequently and made several withdrawals, all of which came very quickly — within 48 hours.
On the positive side, the standard -110 lines are mostly in effect in point spread betting. Like other sportsbooks, you’ll sometimes see things go to -105 and -115 in a game, or even +100 and -120. While Borgata hews to that formula, every so often you’ll see a -106 alongside a -121, for 27 “cents” total, or some elevated whacky number like it. Not a huge deal, but those margins will add up.
Moneylines, however, are a different story. While the underdogs are usually in line with other sportsbooks, it’s been our experience that the favorites are priced out of line, sometimes comically so, and not on the bettors’ side.
Player props, as well, are not a strong suit for Borgata Sportsbook, as the vast majority of over/unders on player props were priced -118 or higher on each side. Most other sites we’ve reviewed are around -110 or -115 per side on average on player props.
Having said all that, there are still times when Borgata’s lines beat other sites. There seemed to be little rhyme or reason, but it just highlights what should be the mantra for any sports bettor, especially one in New Jersey with so many options: Shop for lines.
Of course, with a business as large as MGM (the parent company of Borgata) it would not be a shock to see the lines get more competitive in time, as savvy bettors are going to be finding their action at sportsbooks with better odds.
Borgata Sportsbook does a good job falling in line with industry standards as it pertains to the betting markets that are offered. A vast swath of American and international sports are offered, markets listed from Borgata Sportsbook include the following.
Borgata also does a good job in offering plenty of options for most sports, especially the major ones. For instance, NBA offerings include the standard wagers such as point spreads, moneylines, and over/unders. But it goes much deeper with player props, quarter and halftime markets, race to points, winning margins, and more.
Borgata Sportsbook also offers live betting on all sports as well.
In short? The Borgata sportsbook does a fine job in what they offer.
Below is a list of the common types of wagers you can make at Borgata Sportsbook.
Borgata has a strong customer support game. Live chat is available, and in our experience, it’s relatively quick to get someone to talk to. Same with their toll-free number (1-877-448-5833).
Additionally, there is an email option for customer support located on the Borgata contact page. Do be aware that the email option will likely take the longest to receive assistance.
All in all, it’s a seamless customer service situation. Customer service is available 24/7.
Borgata online sportsbook is the virtual arm of Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino, which opened its physical book in June 2019.
Dubbed the Money Line Bar & Book, the venue boasts seating for 100 patrons, and features nearly a dozen betting windows and a large video wall plastered with flatscreen TVs.
The 8000 square-foot space is also comes equipped with several hightop tables, a luxurious bar and a special VIP lounge.
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa opened in Atlantic City in July 2003 and remains the city’s highest-grossing casino as well as New Jersey’s largest hotel, with more than 2,700 rooms. The land-based venue boasts more than 160,000 square feet of gaming space.
The Water Club is part of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. It opened in 2008 as the property’s boutique hotel venue.
Owned and operated by MGM Resorts International, the online version of the Borgata Sportsbook was launched in May 2019, and was the 15th online sportsbook to open in New Jersey.