It’s a little bit of Atlantic City. Without the drive. Or the tolls. Or the crowds. So what’s not to love?
Before legalized gambling arrived in Pennsylvania, many of its citizens made the drive to New Jersey to try their luck there. They’d step into places like Caesars and Sands and the famed Borgata. They’d spin some slots and lay some chips down, hoping to return home a little richer.
And now, the circle has been completed, with some of those same New Jersey casinos traveling into Pennsylvania themselves. The latest one arrived yesterday with the launch of the Borgata online casino.
Borgata online casino arrives with big games and promotions
The Atlantic City staple is opening its virtual doors in Pennsylvania with over 150 casino games and a 100% deposit match up to $1,000, along with an extra $20 just for good measure.
The Borgata launched in partnership with Rivers Philadelphia.
Borgata’s entry into PA follows that of its sister brand, BetMGM. And while BetMGM online casino launched under Penn National’s Hollywood Casino Grantville license, BetMGM Sportsbook is partnered with Hollywood Casino Morgantown. In PA, iGaming license holders can have multiple online casino skins, but only one sports betting skin is allowed per property.
And so, the Borgata found a path to Pennsylvania too. BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said in a news release.
“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. 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.”
What games can you play at Borgata casino PA?
At launch, the Borgata online casino features more than 150 slots and table games. Those include exclusive games like Premium Blackjack Pro and MGM Grand Millions, a progressive jackpot slot that begins with a jackpot of $300,000 and is linked to other MGM slots as well.
Borgata also has access to more than 50 exclusive games created by Win Studios plus titles from leading game providers like as IGT, SG Digital, Spin Games, Konami, WMS, Big Time Gaming and NetEnt.
Progressive jackpot slots
In addition to the classic progressive online slots PA players have come to love – Divine Fortune and Mercy of the Gods – Borgata also offers these exclusive progressives:
- MGM Grand Millions
- Melon Madness Deluxe
- Loot En Khamun
- Loot En Khamun – The Dead Sea Scrolls
- Champagne Super Clover
- Book of Myths
In addition to the more common table games like blackjack and roulette and Game King video poker, the Borgata online casino also offers:
- Four card poker
- Casino war
Live dealer games at Borgata
The Borgata offerings also include live dealer games, just as BetMGM does through their partnership with Evolution Gaming.
- Blackjack Live
- Infinite Blackjack
- American Roulette
Note: You can find a full list of offerings on the app.
Borgata’s shift toward online gambling keeps gaining momentum
Perhaps fueled in part by the pandemic, online gambling continues its impressive upward trend. PA online casinos raked in more than $80.4 million in iGaming revenue in the month of January. That figure was 11% higher than the previous record (set in December) and an astronomical 476% higher than the total from January 2020.
Borgata officials have watched this trend closely and have made significant efforts to maximize their online presence. As noted in the launch article on Play Pennsylvania, New Jersey’s online casinos have reported year-over-year growth of 168% from 2020 totals.
Even with some healthy competition, conditions seem ripe for Borgata’s launch
So now, with life not yet back to normal, it seems like a perfect time for the Borgata brand to expand westward and establish some roots among Pennsylvania’s online casinos.
Users can download the Borgata app on Apple iOS or Android devices. After that, players can take advantage of a $20 no deposit bonus and the aforementioned 100% bonus match, up to $1,000.
A complete rundown of the casino, including deposit options and additional promotions, is available here.
A little typing and a few taps, and you’ll be right inside the Borgata’s online doors.
It’s a far cry from the older days, when you needed the car keys, some money for turnpike tolls and a few hours to get there.
The excitement is much easier now. Thanks to the Borgata, a little bit of Atlantic City is now always present in Pennsylvania.
And the doors are open, just waiting for the moment when you’re ready to try your luck.