As you may already be aware, the Borgata is a hotel and casino resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It boasts the dual bragging points of being the largest hotel in the state AND the highest grossing casino in Atlantic City.
Popular? Absolutely, and now they are looking to capitalize by making the move online.
Borgata was launched in May 2019 to ensure the brand has an online presence, and it's certainly been good for the firm so far. This is the fourteenth online sportsbook to hit the market in New Jersey in the past year since PASPA was overturned, so how can the Borgata stand out in what is becoming an increasingly competitive market?
Well, they have partnered with GVC Holdings for this release, which is an excellent place to start. GVC is a gambling operator with a number of brands under its umbrella in sports (Ladbrokes, Coral, bwin) and casino gaming (Foxy Casino, partypoker), so they have plenty of experience in new product launches in this sector.
The Borgata brand has plenty of pedigree in sports wagering too. Theirs was the first property to accept a sports bet in Atlantic City back in June 2018, with the legendary Philadelphia 76er Julius 'Dr J' Erving placing the ceremonial wager. They have already broken new ground in sports betting in the US, and now they are looking to make their mark online too.
One of the main advantages of the Borgata online sportsbook, and it’s a benefit that is rare to find, is that you can use one single account and bankroll across the brand's products. So you can shift funds from the sportsbook to the casino and the poker rooms and back again, and that is a real plus point for any punter that enjoys wagering across Borgata's product range.
There are plenty of other things we love about this brand, but we simply have to make a note here about their odds. Borgata are among the best-priced firms for many of the leading sports, particularly the NFL and NBA. This means you get more bang for your buck when placing your straight bets, parlays and futures – a genuine help when betting long term. And Borgata’s daily boosted parlays, where their odds are elongated further, only helps to improve the situation further.
Like its sister site, PlayMGM, there is nothing particularly exciting or 'rock star' about Borgata's online sportsbook, but what they do accomplish is offering their desktop bettors an excellent – and simple – experience.
There are two key considerations when reviewing any sportsbook: how easy is it find your favorite sports and markets, and how easy is it to place a bet? On both fronts, Borgata have hit the nail on the head.
Only the key sports are listed in the main header – the rest are behind an A-Z dropdown menu, and so this ensures that if you are a fan of football, baseball, basketball, soccer or golf, you can find your preferred wagers with ease. As for other sports, well, there’s a bit more groundwork to do, but this is not exactly taxing. The transition from selecting a wager to it being added to your bet slip is seamless, and so you can place your bets in mere seconds – the least we demand (and should expect) from a sportsbook.
You can download the Borgata sportsbook app to your iOS and Android devices.
It’s a simple platform that takes its cues from the desktop site, and so the benefits we have outlined there – ease of finding bets and a smooth transition to placing them – are in place. Perhaps the best thing about the app is that it utilizes your single account function, so if you are an avid casino gamer or poker player you can use your bankroll across the range of app products.
The focus of Borgata is very much the US-centric sport you might expect: football, basketball, baseball and hockey get the most comprehensive treatment, with the elite-levels of each sport supported by markets available for the college game. Popular international sports are covered too, including tennis, golf, soccer and boxing/MMA.
Indeed, the only major absentee is horse racing, with no markets offered on any of the key US or international race meetings.
Special features, in the traditional sense of the word, are few and far between at Borgata, but one thing that certainly cannot be ignored is their welcome bonus.
This is subject to change, of course, but at the time of writing this offer equated to a risk-free opening bet of up to $250. If your wager wins then great: that’s a nice way to get started. If it doesn’t, at least your stake will be refunded. And to sweeten the deal a bit more, you’ll also be handed $25 in bonus chips to use in the brand’s casino.
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