Most of our reviews here at ATS.io center on the mobile sports betting options offered by the operators in the state of New Jersey. This one will, too, but it is impossible to talk about Borgata without mentioning the beautiful sportsbook in Atlantic City. The Moneyline Bar & Book and the Borgata Race & Sports Book offer two excellent betting areas at the resort in AC. If you get the chance, be sure to head over there and check it out.
Other operators and sportsbooks get all the fanfare in New Jersey, but you know which sportsbook was the first to take a legal wager? That’s right. Borgata.
Since then, a lot has happened in the Garden State with Borgata and the other operators. The physical, brick-and-mortar sports betting area at Borgata is truly one of the best, but so is the Borgata app. Like most of the licensees, Borgata was able to get a head start with an online casino and poker product, appropriately named Borgata Casino Online. Integrating legalized sports betting was a breeze, but this is one of the sharper apps for those that have an eye for design.
This was the first sportsbook to take a bet, but the 15th to join the online sports betting community in New Jersey. The Borgata app uses the same technology as the BETMGM app, which uses GVC and also has a product that is pleasing on the eyes. As much as that may matter to some, functionality is paramount when tries to get those bets in before the line moves and during in-game wagering. Borgata checks all of those boxes as well.
Borgata is also available for iOS and Android download, a luxury currently not afforded to all of the apps that are out there. Because Google Play is a little finicky about gambling apps, Android users will have to download the app from Borgata directly. Apple users can just open the App Store.
One of the inherent hardships for all of these New Jersey sports betting apps is how cluttered the menus can become. There are a lot of sports and a lot of betting odds out there. Borgata offers all of the major sports leagues, ranging from MLB and NFL to college football and college basketball and even auto racing, boxing, golf, NHL, MMA, rugby, soccer, tennis, and anything else you can dream up.
Fortunately, with its sleek and sophisticated design, the Borgata site is extremely easy to navigate. Time is valuable. Time is also money. Having a complicated interface doesn’t help the bettor or the operator. Borgata paid close attention to making sure that this is a user-friendly and convenient application.
Along with dozens of sports offerings, the Borgata app allows bets on sides, totals, money lines, parlays, teasers, futures, props, and all of the expected wager types.
Unfortunately, one drawback to the state of New Jersey is that college sports wagering is not permitted on events taking place within the state. That is not a Borgata problem, that is a statewide rule.
Live betting is all the rage, from Nevada to New Jersey and everywhere in between. The reliability of a sports betting app when it comes to wagering during the game is crucial for return customers. If the app doesn’t work when it needs to work the most, gamblers won’t come back. The live betting interface within the Borgata app is one of the industry leaders.
This is another time in which the orderly fashion of the menus and the windows comes in handy. If you do have issues, customer support is available 24/7 via live chat to assist. Around the clock help is also available on the phone through the contact us link on the app.
In order to bet, you have to have a bankroll. The safety and security of financial transactions in the post-PASPA world is one of the biggest selling points for legal wagering. Borgata offers a lot of ways to fund an account. E-checks or ACH payments are an option, along with online banking transfers, Visa or Mastercard, PayNearMe, and Neteller and Skrill. You can always check out that luxurious sportsbook and fund your account with cash as well.
Almost every operator in New Jersey has a prepaid card setup, where account holders can either use the card itself or an account that processes credit or debit card transactions. For Borgata, that is the Borgata Online Prepaid Play+ Account. That account can also be used for the Borgata Online Casino and also the Borgata Poker Online features.
One of the shortcomings for Borgata is a limited number of withdrawal options. Unfortunately, these are limited to the VIP Preferred Program, Neteller, check by mail, or cash at the cage. These options are ever-changing for most operators, however, so Borgata is likely to add more ways to get your winnings in the future.
Welcome bonuses are a big deal in the online sports betting world. With Borgata, new players will receive $20 for the Borgata Online Casino by signing up with an account for the sportsbook. They will also have a risk-free bet up to $300 on the first wager placed. Win and don’t worry about it. Lose and get your money back up to $300. That’s not a bad offer at all.
Also, for poker players, a 100% deposit match bonus up to $600(!!) is an option. That is a sweet deal to be sure.
Odds boosts are also available. Borgata sweetens the pot on props or parlays by “boosting” the value of a winning ticket.
The “Cash Out” option is all the rage at this point in time. If you are worried about getting backdoored, you can “cash out” your bet as a winner, but at reduced odds from where you placed it. In most cases, this is a bad bet for the bettor, but if you’re running bad or feeling unlucky, it’s there if you need it.
Another unique option is the “Edit Bet”, where you can add games to make a parlay, swap out games, or increase the size of your bet now that something favorable has happened in the news or with a trade. The odds will be altered for these as well, but options are important for account holders.
The bonuses across the board are solid for the Borgata Online Casino, Borgata Poker Online, and also the Borgata Sportsbook. This is an aesthetically pleasing app that is laid out in a really user-friendly fashion, so you’re going to find exactly what you’re looking for when you need to find it. The cashier options seem to be the only true shortcoming, but that is an easy fix.
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