New Online Casino In PA Is Coming: Borgata Prepares For Launch

Written By Katie Kohler on February 19, 2021 - Last Updated on April 27, 2021

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
  • Slots
  • 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 CasinoDate of launch
Hollywood CasinoJuly 2019
Parx CasinoJuly 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 CasinoJuly 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 April 2021

Lead image credit: AP Photo/Wayne Parry

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist. She is the Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania and covers the Pennsylvania gambling industry with an emphasis on sports betting, online casino/poker and the lottery.

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