A new, but familiar name is joining the Pennsylvania iGaming scene. Borgata online casino is planning to test launch its online casino in Pennsylvania sometime next week. Sources and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board confirmed the pending arrival.
Borgata online casino coming to PA
Borgata online casino is in partnership with Rivers Casino Philadelphia. While land-based casinos in PA can have up to three online casino skins, they can only have one online sportsbook per license. With Rivers’ taken by the BetRivers app, a Borgata online sports betting app would have to launch under another operator. It is unclear as of now when or if that will happen.
BetMGM, a sister brand of Borgata, came to PA in Dec. 2020 and partnered with Hollywood Casino Morgantown.
Borgata online casino details
No details are currently available for what Borgata’s online casino in Pennsylvania will offer. However, New Jersey provides a good idea of welcome offers and rewards. Similar to other online casinos in PA with New Jersey counterparts, the library of games will be smaller to start.
Welcome offer: 100% deposit match up to $600 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
NJ Borgata online casino library
- Live dealer: “Largest selection of live dealer games in New Jersey.”
- Table Games
- Jackpot slots
- Slot races
- Variety games
- Exclusive titles
Borgata rewards program
Borgata online casino PA, like the site in NJ, will automatically enroll 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 you wager 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.
Timeline of online casino launches in PA
When Borgata makes its PA entrance, it will be a latecomer to the iGaming scene.
|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|
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Wayne Parry