The New Jersey sports betting landscape was already throwing elbows when it had to make room for Borgata Sportsbook which opened in May 2019.
It was No. 14 to open in Atlantic City and it is the second book offered under the umbrella of the Borgata license which it shares with the PlayMGM online sportsbook.
Borgata’s mobile app is available in both iOS and Android.
Coming in late, it is smart to offer a risk-free, first bet worth up to $250 as a bonus to signing up. This is how it work, the bettor places any wager up to $250 and if it goes belly up, Borgata will give you a 100 percent refund in the form of cash that the bettor can withdrawal right away. See, a true, risk free bet and the player gets his or her feet wet in the Borgata markets.
This promo is only available on the Borgata mobile site and is available to anyone, even those who already have Borgata poker or casino accounts.
After that success, bettors will be enticed to fund their account (see below) and commence with announcing their presence with betting authority.
The list of sports seems almost endless – almost --- and includes all the usual suspect from U.S. professional leagues, NCAA football and basketball (no New Jersey colleges like Rutgers, however), auto racing, boxing, tennis, cricket, golf, MMA and other combat sports and Aussie Rules Football.
When it comes to betting, the traditional bets are offer: moneyline, point spreads, parlays up to 15, totals and teasers. There are also many, many prop bets, with the higher-profile games garnering the most opportunities to wager.
Click “Live” in the top ribbon to gain access to the in-play wagers. After that click, a secondary ribbon will tell you how many live contests are available for bets and one more click on the specific game gets you the prop bet prompt.
The also offer boosted odds on a daily basis, so look for those opportunities.
The design of both the online and mobile sites seems cut from the same cloth, different color, of its sister site PlayMGM. Nothing flashy, downright pedestrian but still get the job done.
Risk free first bet for newbies
Unencumbered of bells and whistles
Limited in-play selections but room for growth
Lack of PayPal
Could make it easier to find withdrawal information
WHERE IT OPERATES
DEPOSIT & WITHDRAWAL METHODS
Borgata offers several ways to deposit funds into your account including VISA or Mastercard, ACH e-Check, Neteller, PayNearMe, Skrill, online banking transfer, VIP Preferred Program, Borgata Play+ Card or Cash at Borgata Cage if you happen to be in New Jersey.
Withdrawal options are fewer with through VIP Preferred, NetTeller, check by mail or the Borgata cashier.
MOBILE INTERFACE ****
Simple, uncomplicated interface makes it easy to bet but difficult to find how to withdrawal funds. Start with clicking help and go from there. Sports House Rules also is very helpful.
DEPOSIT METHODS *****
Borgata will take your money in many ways to feed your account: VISA or Mastercard, ACH e-Check, Neteller, PayNearMe, Skrill, online banking transfer, VIP Preferred Program, Borgata Play+ Card or Cash at Borgata Cage if you happen to be in New Jersey.
EASE OF DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS ***
It’s always easier to put money in than to take it out, right? The Help section of the Borgata site is very direct and helpful about deposits but sends players elsewhere when seeking info about withdrawals. It took some poking around but it was discovered. Withdrawals are available through VIP Preferred, NetTeller, check by mail or the Borgata cashier. With didn’t find a timetable for delivery of withdrawals but you can count on check by mail being the slowest. VIP preferred and NetTeller are the speediest.
SAFETY AND SECURITY ****
Borgata uses the latest in security measures and geolocation technology to ensure your money and identity and the site’s integrity are not compromised. The book is licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.
CUSTOMER SERVICE *****
Online assistance is offered 24/7 through submission forms, a live chat and by phone all available on Borgata’s contact page.
USER EXPERIENCE ***
There is little difference between the online and mobile experience which makes for an easy transition from one site to another.
The risk free first bet up to $250 alone is worth the registration. If you lose, you still win. Needs to come up with some promotions to separate itself from the stiff competition offered in the Garden State.
ACH / Echeck
Online Bill Pay