A familiar name has crossed bridge from New Jersey and arrived in Pennsylvania.
Borgata online casino made its PA launch on Wednesday, Feb. 24 in partnership with Rivers Casino Philadelphia.
BetMGM, the online and retail sportsbook brand of the Borgata, came to PA in Dec. 2020 and partnered with Hollywood Casino Morgantown. However, in the Commonwealth, an iGaming and sportsbook app do not need to share the same land-based operator.
“There are few casino brands as well-respected as Borgata, evident by the success we’ve seen with the Borgata Casino app in New Jersey,” said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. “Pennsylvania marks an important milestone for us as we introduce the Borgata Casino brand to the first state outside of New Jersey. We’re confident that players in Pennsylvania will enjoy the digital betting experience of Atlantic City’s premier casino.”
A Borgata online sportsbook could potentially follow in PA. But it would need to find a new partner as Rivers already has its BetRivers online sports betting brand.
Borgata online deposit, withdraw, promos
Welcome offer: 100% deposit match up to $1,000 plus an extra $20
Available on: iOS and Android
Deposit methods: ACH/e-check, Play+, Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, online banking, PayNearMe, Skrill, cashier window, American Express, Discover.
Withdraw methods: Play+, PayPal, ACH/e-check, Check By Mail, Skrill, Online Banking
Pennsylvania Borgata online casino games
Borgata Casino in PA launched with more than 150 slots and table games. Among them are Premium Blackjack Pro and MGM Grand Millions, a progressive jackpot slot that starts with a jackpot of $300,000 and is linked to other MGM slot offerings.
Borgata PA also has access to over 50 exclusive titles developed in-house by Win Studios. The casino also includes titles from popular game providers like IGT, SG Digital, Spin Games, Konami, WMS, Big Time Gaming, and NetEnt.
Borgata also has access to the same Evolution live dealer studio as BetMGM.
MLife rewards program
Borgata online casino PA automatically enrolls you in its MLife Rewards loyalty program on account verification.
Every dollar you wagered at Borgata will earn reward points that you can convert into cash, online play and comps for hotel rooms, restaurants, retail stores, priority lines and special promotions at land-based partner casinos across the country, including Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.
Earn one reward point for every:
- $5 wagered on slots.
- $10 wagered on progressive jackpot slots.
- $20 wagered on video poker.
- $25 wagered on blackjack, roulette, baccarat and craps.
Every dollar wagered will also go toward tier credits. There are five levels in MLife Rewards’ VIP program.
- Sapphire (0 to 19,999 credits)
- Pearl (20,000 credits)
- Gold (60,000 credits)
- Platinum (160,000 credits)
- Noir (by invitation only)
Tier credits will reset to zero every Jan. 1 and set your tier status beginning on Feb. 1.
Record-breaking month for PA online casinos
Online casinos in Pennsylvania experienced a record-breaking January posting more than $80.4 million in total iGaming revenue. It broke the previous high set in December by 11%.
The more staggering increase comes from year-over-year comparisons. Total iGaming revenue in PA skyrocketed 476% from Jan. 2020 to Jan. 2021.
Borgata’s big online growth
A land-based leader in Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has shifted its quest for dominance to online. In NJ, Borgata and its internet partners reported a 168% year-over-year increase from NJ online casino revenue in 2020.
In addition, a $208.2 million online win accounted for 36% of Borgata’s total gaming revenue last year, according to data released by the Division of Gaming Enforcement.
A Borgata PA poker room is expected to follow casino into the Keystone State.
Timeline of online casino launches in PA
Borgata breaks into the PA iGaming late but comes with name recognition and the most generous welcome bonus to date.
|Online Casino||Date of launch|
|Hollywood Casino||July 2019|
|Parx Casino||July 2019|
|PlaySugarHouse Casino (Rivers Philadelphia)||July 2019|
|PokerStars (Mount Airy Casino)||November 2019|
|Unibet (Mohegan Sun)||November 2019|
|FanDuel (Valley Forge)||January 2020|
|Bet America (Presque Isle)||January 2020|
|BetRivers (Rivers Philadelphia)||January 2020|
|Caesars (Harrah's Philadelphia)||April 2020|
|DraftKings Casino (Hollywood Casino)||May 2020|
|Wind Creek Casino||July 2020|
|PlayLive! (Live! Casino Philadelphia)||August 2020|
|BetMGM (Hollywood Casino)||December 2020|
|Borgata (Rivers Casino Philadelphia)||Feb. 2021|
|Stardust Casino (Valley Forge Casino)||April 2021|
|Barstool (Hollywood Casino)||April 2021|
|Betway (Live! Casino Philadelphia)||July 2021|
|PointsBet (Hollywood Casino)||April 2022|
|Tropicana (Caesars)||April 2023|
|Bally Casino (QGE petition)||June 2023|
|Golden Nugget (QGE)||August 2023|
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke