Borgata's sportsbook has been a pulsating hub since it began its operations in 2019. Join me as I unravel all there is to know about this premier bookmaker in this Borgata sportsbook review.

  • Mobile app available and easy to use
  • Livestreaming available for sports events
  • Multiple welcome offers
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Website  https://sports.borgataonline.com/
Year established  2003
Available in  New Jersey & Pennsylvania
Services  Sports, Casino & Poker
Payment optionsCredit or Debit Cards, Online Banking/Electronic Transfer, PayPal, Skrill, Play+ Prepaid Card, PayNearMe
Customer serviceLive chat, phone & email

Borgata’s Casino has been in operation since 2003 in Atlantic City, with its sportsbook launching in 2019. Borgata was first legalized in New Jersey and has been available in Pennsylvania since 2021.

While it does have ties to one of the nation's leading sports betting sites, BetMGM, there are some distinct differences between the two — from website design to the sports which make up their sportsbook.

Borgata’s sportsbook is pretty extensive in terms of variety, and there’s a clear emphasis upon local team (NJ/PA) when it comes to sportsbook promotions.

Is Borgata Sportsbook a Legit Platform?

Borgata is a sister site to BetMGM, so you should have no concerns regarding the bookmaker’s legitimacy. While it may not be available across the US, it’s nonetheless a licensed and secure bookmaker.

It is also worth noting that the site has the highest security standards with several firewalls, and 128-bit SSL encryption. Make sure to keep your account safe by activating additional security systems including auto-lock feature and authentication.

As of January 2024, Borgata is only legal in two states:

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    New Jersey

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    Pennsylvania

Can You Claim Real Money at Borgata?

Yes, players can win real money on this recognized sportsbook; plus, the bookmaker offers a litany of available payment methods with which you can deposit and withdraw funds.

In some instances, winnings (often with promotions) may be paid out via free bet credits, which you can then use on Borgata’s sportsbook/casino to win real money. A quick glance at the terms and conditions of any offer should be enough to gauge how your winnings are paid out.

How Does Borgata Work?

Although Borgata may not be accessible across the US, it still works like any other bookmaker. Users must create an account, deposit funds, place wagers, and, hopefully, withdraw some winnings! The processes involved are simple, and you should have no issues signing up or adding money to your sportsbook account.

While there is a lack of sportsbook promotions, you can still take advantage of Borgata’s generous poker and casino welcome offers, which should help you get the ball rolling.

As mentioned, Borgata's online sportsbook offer is broad and varied. Accessing each of the sports betting options is easy, and a promotions slider at the top denotes the various futures markets currently available for local sports teams.

How To Read Borgata Odds

Like other US betting sites, this bookie uses American sports betting odds, which are displayed as a plus or minus — e.g. +700 or -140.

The plus odds show the amount you’d win on a $100 bet. So, using the above example, $700 — not including the stake. Minus odds show the amount you’d wager to make $100 in profit. With competitive odds of -140, you’d have to stake $140.

Sports Leagues on Borgata

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Its comprehensive sportsbook covers a multitude of sports, which are listed down the left-hand side of the homepage.

While there’s a particular emphasis placed upon the major sports leagues such as the NFL, NBA, and NHL, those seeking more niche sports can also take advantage of badminton, hockey, and rugby markets. Moreover, the hugely popular college sports are also available to bet online.

Unfortunately, there is a disappointing lack of sportsbook promotions, with Borgata’s advertisements slider at the top consumed by futures markets as opposed to promotions.

Borgata does a fine job of tracking live events and ensuring their prominence on the homepage. For example, the 2024 Australian Open tab is located among popular links like the NFL. Specials are provided for this event, such as the stage of elimination for those tipped to win the tournament.

Borgata’s ‘Easy Parlay’ feature allows users to quickly create parlay bets on one page.

Pros:
  • Mobile app available and easy to use
  • Livestreaming available for sports events
  • Multiple welcome offers
  • Array of casino and poker promotions
  • User-friendly website/app interface
Cons:
  • Lack of sportsbook promotions
  • Only legal in two US states
  • Odds discrepancy between Borgata mobile app and website

Here are some of the best current promotions offered by Borgata, including their new customer offers:

Borgata Casino Welcome Offer

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While there are no sportsbook promotions currently available, new customers can take advantage of Borgata’s casino welcome offer — a 100% deposit bonus up to $1,000.

You must deposit at least $10 to qualify, and you will also receive a free $20 to use on any of the platform's casino games. However, any winnings from this free $20 is not eligible for withdrawal; it will only become eligible once you’ve met the wagering requirement after making your first deposit.

Deposit match bonus dollars are subject to a 15x wagering requirement, which is valid for 30 days after completing new account registration.

Borgata Poker Welcome Offer

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Borgata’s poker welcome offer is similar, only the bookmaker gives you up to $75 on the house in tournament tickets. Once again, you’ll receive a 100% first deposit match bonus up to $1,000.

The size of your deposit will depend on how many tournament tickets you’ll receive; for example, any deposit between $10 and $499 will garner $25 in tournament tickets. A $1,000 deposit, meanwhile, will reward new customers with the maximum $75 in tickets – credited as x3 $10 tickets, x2 $20 tickets, and x1 $5 ticket.

This promotion expires just seven days following your online account registration, while tournament tickets expire 14 days after they’ve been issued.

Borgata Arcade Power-Up

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This is a daily offer which gives you the chance to earn ‘power-up’ prizes worth up to $1,000.

Wager $20 or more on any Borgata Arcade game to qualify for a power-up prize. Every single player wins a daily prize, just make sure to opt in before playing. No Borgata promo code is required.

Any bonus dollars you receive are subject to a x10 wagering requirement, with a $1,000 bonus being the top prize.

4 Fantastic Fish Bet & Get

The platform offers ‘4 Fantastic Fish' as their exclusive slot game, and a $30 wager on it will reward users with a $10 Borgata bonus offer as long as you opt in to it. The $30 qualifying requirement doesn’t have to be spent in one go; it can be done in increments.

Once you’ve hit the $30 mark, $10 will automatically be credited to your account. This Borgata bonus can only be used on ‘4 Fantastic Fish', is subject to a x25 wagering requirement, and is only valid for one day.

Let's take a look at some of the most popular bet types offered, whether you choose mobile betting or Borgata desktop site.

Spread

Spread betting is arguably the most popular bet type among US bettors, particularly convenient for popular American sports given their high-scoring nature.

The point spread (what oddsmakers think the margin of victory will be) is the number of points that a team must win by for the bet to pay out. The favorite will have a minus next to their points spread, while the underdog will have a plus.

Moneyline

There’s not much to dive into here — it's as simple as it gets. If you make a money line bet, you’re betting on that team to win the selected match. They don’t have to win by a certain number of points, they simply have to win!

Totals

Also known as over/under, totals betting means you don’t have to bet on an event’s final outcome. With this bet type, you’re often betting on how many points will be scored in the game. Borgata sets the line, and you have to choose whether more or fewer points will be scored than that line.

Props

These are mini bets you can place within the event — often making up a Same Game Parlay.

Props bets can focus on many events that could occur in a sporting event, including the performance of a particular player or team. Player props are typically stat based, so you might bet on a quarterback to throw over a certain number of yards in a particular game.

Team props involve wagering on a team to hit a certain target within the game. For instance, you might back a particular team to score X number of touchdowns in one half.

Parlays

A parlay is one big bet made up of multiple bets, all of which have to win for your parlay to pay out. Parlay odds are calculated by multiplying each line’s odds sequentially. Thus, the more lines you add, the longer the odds and bigger the payout.

Live Betting

Live bettors will undoubtedly be satisfied with Borgata betting. This bookmaker’s live coverage is more than sufficient, and easy to access through the ‘Live’ icon sitting among the tabs towards the top of the sports homepage.

Livestreaming is available, accompanied by an array of sports boasting live betting markets. Take advantage of Borgata's in-play features, including statistics and match trackers, to enhance your soccer betting experience.

Futures

With these long-term bets, you’re wagering on the future outcome of a sporting event. While this bookie does offer futures markets, these are primarily focused on teams based in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

As there are only two states from where Borgata can operate, you don’t need to worry about particular payment options being available in certain states. Here’s a list Borgata’s payment methods for both depositing and withdrawing funds.

Deposits

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    Credit or Debit Cards — Using this common option for depositing funds, there are no fees, and the minimum deposit is $10. Do check with your bank to ensure you can use your card for gambling purposes.

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    Bank Transfer — To maximize efficiency, ensure you’ve set up an online banking account before depositing. There are no fees, and the minimum deposit is $10.

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    American Express — You can use your American Express-branded card to fund your Borgata account. Again, no fees, and you must deposit a minimum of $10.

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    PayPal — Borgata allows you to link your PayPal account during registration, which makes for a rapid depositing process. No fees, min $10.

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    Skrill — An alternative e-wallet option available at Borgata. No fees, min $10.

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    Play+ Prepaid Card — To use this prepaid card linked to Borgata, you must first enroll your card through the bookmaker. Play+ accounts with other bookies are not eligible. No fees apply, min $10

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    PayNearMe — This enables you to make a payment at your local CVS, 7-Eleven, or Family Dollar. To make sure you successfully deposit using this option, you must provide your email and phone number associated with your Borgata account. You will receive a slip that you can then take to the preferred store/location in NJ/PA. Once you make the payment, the funds will be added to your Borgata account.

Withdrawals

While I’d always recommend you use the same method for withdrawing as you did to deposit funds, not all depositing methods are available to withdraw with.

The options for withdrawal at Borgata include:

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    VIP Preferred e-check

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    Borgata’s in-house method

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    Skrill

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    Online Banking/Electronic Transfer

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    Play+

The minimum withdrawal for all methods is $10, while the maximum differs by the options. There are no fees associated with any withdrawals, which are typically processed between one to five banking days. An in-house withdrawal will obviously be processed instantly.

While some have complained about discrepancies in regard to sports betting odds between the Borgata sports betting app and website, the bookmaker’s app is nonetheless excellent.

The app supplies everything you could possibly need for sports betting. It’s compatible with all devices, with Android and Apple users able to download it via Google Play and the App Store respectively.

All the features that make up the Borgata site seamlessly translate over to the app, with an easy-to-navigate interface, and their Casino and Poker mobile products garnering plenty of plaudits.

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You should have no issues creating an account with Borgata. Here’s how you can sign up with this bookmaker:

  1. Visit the Borgata website from your desktop or mobile device.

  2. Click the ‘Register’ button to start the process.

  3. Register using a valid email, then create a password.

  4. Alternatively, you can use your PayPal account to register.

  5. Follow the simple registration steps in which only basic information is required.

  6. Choose a username and enter your SSN.

  7. Tick the T&Cs box if you agree to them.

  8. Your information should be verified without you needing to send any documents.

  9. Start betting with Borgata!

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The platform’s customer support is accessible via the ‘Help & Customer Care’ located in the top right-hand corner of the homepage.

Their help page consists of several ‘Popular Articles' which cover a range of queries. The bookmaker then lists an array of categories from ‘Responsible Gaming’ to ‘Geolocation’, including multiple FAQs within that topic.

However, if you need to contact Borgata, you can via their 24/7 Live Chat function as well as email. I wanted to check responsiveness of the support, so I reached out to agents via live chat. After providing my details, I was waiting 2 minutes before being connected. As for the quality of support, I was happy with their answers, detailed explanations, and helpfulness.

They can also be reached by phone (+1-877-448-5833) seven days a week between 11am and 8pm (ET).

With their rigorous FAQs section and multiple contact avenues available, I could find little fault with Borgata’s customer service.

Borgata’s relationship with MGM Resorts and BetMGM means that the bookie also has ties with several high-profile partners, including the NBA, NHL, and MLB. Their deal with the NBA was described by some as ‘historic’ back in 2018 given that it was struck in the aftermath of PASPA’s dissolution by the Supreme Court.

Borgata also lists Yahoo and Buffalo Wild Wings as partners on their website.

Bookmakers are expected to place a strong emphasis upon responsible gambling, and Borgata certainly hits the mark.

Their dedicated responsible gambling page covers an array of issues. It runs through problem gambling and some of the warning signs, as well as providing external resources for those that feel their gambling is spiralling.

Borgata provides links for player protection and prevention, with users able to impose several account restrictions — such as Time Outs and Self Exclusions — to their Borgata accounts.

For over two decades, Borgata online casino has been a revered icon in New Jersey, standing as an Atlantic City staple.

Given the impressive array of promotions and endless list of games available, this online casino certainly doesn’t disappoint. New customers can choose between a casino and poker welcome offer, while a multitude of daily and exclusive promos further enhance the experience.

With widespread live dealer events and the allure of monster jackpots, this is a true gambling haven for casino enthusiasts!

Borgata’s Casino is legal in the same two states as its sportsbook: New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Given BetMGM’s status as one of the US’ premier bookmakers, it’s no surprise that it’s little sister, Borgata, also excels in the sports betting scene. Primarily a casino product, I found little to fault in this regard, but their sportsbook certainly has the potential to be taken up a notch. More promotions would help massively.

Currently available in just two states, let’s hope Borgata’s accessibility increases over the coming years.

Borgata is a reputable online bookmaker which is certainly safe to use, and offers betting options for various sorts of players.

Borgata does have a sports betting license, although it’s only legal in two US states: New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The official regulator in these states are New Jersey Division of Gaming and Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Yes, you can withdraw funds from your account and claim real money whether through the Borgata app or desktop betting.

There are two sign-up bonuses to take advantage of at Borgata: a Casino and Poker new customer offer. You don’t need any bonus code to claim it.

It usually takes between 24 and 48 hours for Borgata to verify your account (if required).

You can, but the sportsbook is currently only legal in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

WRITTEN BY James Cormack View all posts by James Cormack

Big sports fan specialising in football. Experienced the lows of Vlad Chiriches and Tim Sherwood as a Spurs fan along with the more recent ‘success’ under Pochettino. My following of the New England Patriots since 2012 somewhat makes up for the lack of silverware produced by Spurs in my lifetime.

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