MGM Gets More Social In New Jersey With Free Borgata Online Casino

[toc]Big things are brewing online for MGM and its Borgata property in New Jersey.

A new playMGM real money online casino is just the start of Borgata’s online gambling expansion. The New Jersey casino recently launched a free social casino as well.

The name of the new site is BorgataFreeCasino. It is available to anyone worldwide, not just those within the confines of New Jersey or Atlantic City.

BorgataFreeCasino features over 100 free games

The free casino launched earlier this month. Borgata first announced it was working on a social casino back in 2015.

It features over 100 casino games, many of which might be familiar to players. GAN technology powers both the real money and social casinos.

With the same platform comes many of the same titles players can find on the NJ online casino operated by Borgata. The casino is available on desktop and as a mobile app.

BorgataFreeCasino offers online roulette, blackjack, slots, bingo and keno, but does not offer online poker. However, the real money BorgataPoker site already offers play-money stakes.

Steve Nathan, vice president of online gaming for Borgata, spoke about the new venture in the company press release:

“Borgata is thrilled to offer our customers an innovative simulated gaming service with the introduction of The ability to experience some of the exceptional slots and table games featured here on property from your computer, tablet, or phone for free with the future prospect of integrating with Borgata’s loyalty program is another extraordinary incentive for our players.”

Social casino players can earn real money rewards

Players on BorgataFreeCasino can earn points one of two ways. First, they can log hours playing games on the site. The other way to earn points is by purchasing credits to use on the social casino games.

These points are not just about unlocking achievements or ranking on the site’s leaderboard though. They also have real world value. Players can trade in points for a variety of Borgata rewards, including:

  • Discounted room rates
  • Free accommodations
  • Comp dollars

What the social casino will not have any ties to M life Rewards, the MGM Resorts rewards program is launching at Borgata on June 7. It appears the social casino offers are exclusive to Borgata and BorgataFreeCasino, and players cannot earn any sort of M life credit playing on the site.

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Not the only option for social gaming with MGM

Moreover, MGM Resorts actually has a separate official social app.

The company has a long-standing partnership with MyVegas. That app, as the name indicates, has a different focus, however.

The Borgata Online free casino comes after other recent additions to the regional social casino market like PlaySugarHouse in Pennsylvania and TEN social casino. (The latter exists even though there is no TEN real money casino, online or land-based).

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Jessica Welman

Jessica Welman is a longtime member of the poker media and online gambling world. She has worked as a tournament reporter for the World Poker Tour, co-hosted a podcast for Poker Road, and served as the managing editor for Welman has been involved for livestreams for the WSOP and WPT and worked as a consultant on many other poker productions. She can be found on Twitter @jesswelman.