Borgata is the most recognized casino in Atlantic City. It generates nearly double the revenue of its closest competitor. Its online poker site was initially no different, but lately, it’s trailed off a bit. However, it still remains highly competitive in the industry.
Borgata’s online poker site offers a $20, no deposit bonus when you use the Borgata Poker bonus code PLAYNJ. There is a separate offer for both poker and casino. Only one free play offer may be accepted.
Borgata shares its poker platform with PartyPoker. It is the third largest online poker network in New Jersey after PokerStars, and the combined 888/WSOP network.
New Borgata Poker players receive a free $20, no-deposit bonus. It is awarded as $10 in poker cash and $10 as a pending bonus.
The $10 in cash may be used immediately at any cash game table, Sit ‘n Go or tournament. It can be withdrawn after one reward point is earned. One reward point is the equivalent of just $0.50 in paid rake and/or tournament entry fees.
The bonus portion is released once 40 reward points ($20 in rake) are earned.
Players that claimed Borgata’s online casino bonus already do not qualify for the no deposit poker bonus.
Borgata Poker bonus code
|Borgata Bonus Code||PLAYNJ|
|Free play bonus (no deposit required)||$20 free|
|Bonus on first deposit||100% match of up to $600|
|Best games for clearing bonuses||No limit hold'em cash games|
|Land-based casino partner||Borgata AC|
|Last verified||September 2020|
Borgata no deposit bonus available regions
Borgata’s online poker no deposit bonus is available to new players within New Jersey at the time of play.
Borgata no deposit bonus terms
Players receive $10 in cash that can be withdrawn after earning just 1 player point, which is equal to paying $0.50 in rake or tournament fees.
The $10 bonus is released after $20 in rake is paid. There is no time limit to clear the no deposit offer.
Players must be at least 21 years of age and pass a verification process to receive the bonus.
New depositors can receive a 100%, up to $600, first-deposit bonus. It releases in 10 equal increments at a rate of 50% rakeback.
Players have 45 days to clear the bonus.
Mobile play on Borgata Poker
Borgata Poker has done an admirable job of shipping a mobile product that is both easy on the eyes and feature-rich. The app can be download for semi-modern to modern iOS and Android-enabled devices, either directly from the main site, or via iTunes (iOS users only).
From the app’s main lobby, players will notice that all the site’s major online poker formats are covered: cash games, multi-table tournaments, Sit ‘n Go (SNG) tournaments and fast forward.
Each of these formats boasts its own dedicated sub-lobby. From there, players can further fine-tune their preferences via several game filters. Below the filters will be listed all the games that fit the selected criteria. It all works rather nicely.
Game flow on mobile is smooth, and arguably less prone to bugs than on desktop. The interface controls are nothing fancy, but they’re functional enough.
Highlights of Borgata Poker
Borgata Poker and its partner Party Poker offer the only fast-fold poker game in the regulated US market. It is called fast forward.
Players can play about four times as many hands at these tables because folders are moved to a new table immediately.
Borgata Poker NJ traffic
Relative to other industry sites, Borgata’s cash game traffic tends toward the low side. The site averages somewhere in the vicinity of 60-70 ring game grinders during off-peak months, up to 80 or more during the winter months.
Most cash games hands are decided over No Limit Hold’em, although Omaha variants are known to make somewhat regular appearances.
As far as tournaments go, the only events that regularly attract 100 players or more are the site’s most prominent majors. However, the edition of reentries to most majors has helped to keep the prize pools healthy.
SNG traffic is generally low, and the games that do run are typically at the low-to-mid stakes.
Borgata Poker deposit options
There are a number of deposit options ($10 minimum) open for Borgata Poker players:
- Bank transfer
- Prepaid card
- Casino cage
Anything unique about Borgata Poker?
Borgata frequently offers players opportunities to win their way into live events at the Borgata AC. No other regulated NJ online poker site does this, not even network partner Party Poker NJ.
Even when special tie-in satellites or promotions aren’t running, Borgata Poker players can always exchange their loyalty points for comps for use at the Borgata’s land-based casino in Atlantic City.
At Borgata Poker, the exchange rate for comps is better than it is for either straight up cash or poker bonuses.
Borgata Poker updates — September 2020
The Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship 2019 is set for November 7 – 21 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. In preparation, Borgata Poker is offering satellites to help you gain entry to the tournament and $1 million Grand Prize. Qualifiers for the online satellites have a $5 buy-in and are daily at 2:30 pm. 5:30 pm., 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm. Two seats are guaranteed a satellite entry, with as many as 1 in 10 gaining an entry ticket. Satellites are held daily until November 7th at 7:30 pm. Complete information on satellites can be found here.
There is also an October Monster Stacks happening between October 11-18, with a $110,000 guarantee at the Borgata Poker Room. There will be one event each day, typically starting at 11 am, with the buy-in ranging from $100 to $260 and guarantees ranging from $10k to $40k (buy-ins and guarantee increase each day). Full schedule here.
What kinds of players will like Borgata Poker?
Players that frequent the land-based Borgata will relish the opportunity to satellite into the casino’s tournaments on the cheap.
Value hunters may also take to the site, as whenever it hosts special tournament events, there seem to be mass overlays. What this means is grinders will often find themselves playing at a discount, or even for free.
Lastly, there are times when the cash games, especially the Pot Limit Omaha games, get pretty wild.
Borgata Poker review
Borgata Poker is by far the more popular of the two skins on the Party/Borgata network. That’s in large part due to the site’s instantly recognizable and trusted brand affiliation. Unfortunately, Borgata’s association with Party Poker has held it back a tad, but the site still offers a strong selection of cash games, Sit ‘n Gos and daily/weekly tournaments. Frequent tie-in promotions provide Borgata Casino fans with opportunities to travel to the popular land-based venue of the same name on the cheap.