Borgata $2,500 Daily Slot Tournament


Even if your luck on online slots has gone south lately, don’t rule out your chances to finish in the money in a daily slot tournament.

Slots have always been the one casino game that attracts the most players. There could be many reasons why, but a good part of the appeal is that on any given day a huge–maybe even life changing–jackpot could be just a spin away. Of course, even winning anything at slots is hit or miss. It all depends on Lady Luck, and sometimes it’s just not your day.

That’s why, if you’re a Borgata Online Casino slot player, I think you will love the special promotion the casino has going this week. Starting Sunday, December 9, is giving you a second chance for seven days in a row to be a big slot winner.

How the Daily Slot Tournament at Borgata Online Casino Works

The Borgata $2,500 Daily Slot Tournament starts Sunday, December 9 and continues with new chances to win daily through Saturday, December 15. Each day during the promotion, will award $2,500 in Bonus Dollars and Deposit Bonuses. Each day’s prizes will be distributed among the top 50 players on that day’s leaderboard. Only play on one or more of the following five slot games counts:

  • Berry Burst
  • Berry Burst MAX
  • Fruit Shop Christmas
  • Secrets of Christmas
  • Starburst

For every $1 won on any given day playing any of these slots, you receive one point on the Daily Slot Tournament Leaderboard. The more you win, the higher you rank and the bigger your prize if you are in the top 50.

How to Participate in Each Day’s Borgata Daily Slot Tournament

Each day of the promotion that you would like to be in the tournament, here is what you need to do.

  • Log into your account.
  • Go to My Promotions and opt into the $2,500 Daily Slot Tournament Leaderboard.
  • Start playing. Remember–only the five slot games listed above are eligible.

You can check your standing on the leaderboard by visiting the My Promotions tab any time during the promotion.. All prizes will be awarded within 24 hours of the end of the applicable daily tournament.

What You Can Win

Other than stating that the top 50 players each day will be in the money, the promotion page on the website does not indicate how the $2,500 in prizes for each Daily Slot Tournament will be distributed among those 50 players. This would be useful information to know.

Wagering Requirements for Borgata Daily Slot Tournament Winners

There are two types of prizes you can win: either Bonus Dollars (with no deposit required) or a Deposit Match Bonus. Both of these come with additional wagering requirements.

Bonus Dollar Prizes

Players whose prize is in the form of Bonus Dollars have 24 hours from the time the prize is awarded to claim the prize, then only until 11:59 p.m. the following day to complete the casino’s 15x bonus wagering requirement. Only slot play counts towards clearing the bonus. However, any slot in the casino is okay, not just the five allowed in the tournament.

While the bonus playthrough is still in progress, both the bonus and any additional winnings resulting from it will be temporarily locked into your account. You will be able to withdraw this money (or what’s left of it) as soon as the necessary wagering is completed, assuming the bonus has not yet expired.

Deposit Bonus Prizes

Winners of a Deposit Bonus prize must also claim their prize within 24 hours of receiving it. However, in this case, receiving the prize is also contingent on making a single deposit of $20 or more. As soon as this deposit is received, the corresponding deposit match bonus will be credited to the player’s account, following which the same wagering requirements mentioned above for Bonus Dollar prizes also apply here. That’s 15x the bonus on slots only. All wagering must be completed by 11:59 p.m. the following day.

However, since in this case, the bonus is tied to a deposit, until the bonus is fully cleared, not only the bonus and bonus related winnings, but also the deposit, are restricted from withdrawal.

For the purpose of clearing the bonus, the deposited money is wagered first, followed by the bonus money.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Any additional wagering you do to claim either of these bonus money prizes counts towards earning additional loyalty points, That includes wagers made with the bonus money as well as your own money.

Unfortunately, because of the very short window of time the casino is giving you to clear your bonus, you may have no choice, if you want to keep the bonus, but to step up your wagering beyond your comfort zone. Opting out, attempting to withdraw unavailable bonus-related funds prematurely, or failure to complete the wagering on time will result in forfeiture of both the bonus and any resulting winnings.

Another thing to keep in mind, since you will most likely be playing multiple days in succession, is that you could find yourself with more than one bonus in your account at the same time. This is okay, but you can only clear one bonus at a time.

Is the Borgata Daily Slot Tournament worth your time?

If you enjoy playing online slots and thrive on the added excitement of competing with other players, you might want to take a shot with these tournaments. However, if you don’t have much prior experience with slot tournaments, I suggest that after your first day of play, you compare your results with those of other contestants. That will give you a better idea whether you have a realistic chance to finish in the money.

Borgata Daily Tournament Great Features

Like most other NJ online casino promotions, this one has some features that are great and others that are not so great. Here are the two I consider the best.

Seven Chances to Win

As the old saying goes, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” It certainly applies here because Borgata Online Casino isn’t holding just one slot tournament this week, but seven. In the course of your play, maybe you can improve your game by looking back at how you could have managed your money better. Or maybe, for some reason, one slot game is luckier for you than another, so you can stick to those where you have the best results.

On the other hand, if you’re really lucky, you could be among the top 50 finishers on more than one day. As long as you have the time and the money to keep at it, these tournaments could prove very lucrative.

Opportunity to Play Some of the Best Slots in New Jersey

This is the one feature I consider a standout. Even if you don’t win any prizes in the tournaments, participating will introduce you to some outstanding online slots. All five are from NetEnt, one of the top manufacturers in the business. In addition to being highly entertaining, NetEnt slots are known for their exceptionally high return to player (RTP). Take a look below at the published RTP for each of the five slots included in the Daily Slot Tournament promotion.

  • Berry Burst: 96.56%
  • Berry Burst Max: 96.23%
  • Fruit Shop Christmas: 96.72%
  • Starburst: 96.10%

Of course, in any given playing session, anything can happen; the above figures show the likely long-term result over thousands of sessions. But even so, with payout percentages like this working for you, your chances of winning are excellent.

Also, with Christmas just two weeks away, if playing these high returning holiday themed slots  doesn’t get you in the spirit, nothing will!

Daily Slot Tournament Not So Great Features

On the other hand, I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention some other ways in which this promotion falls short.

High rollers could dominate the leaderboard

Undoubtedly, there will be some high rollers in the competition with the capability, if lucky, of placing very high on the leaderboard. That may make it much harder for other players, but at least you should be able to tell if that is the case and if your chances are slim to none fairly early. Under no circumstances should you overbet your bankroll just because you are in a tournament.

Sketchy information on the website

Unfortunately, the description of this promotion on the Borgata Online Casino website leaves a lot to be desired. As already mentioned, no information at all is provided about the range and distribution of prizes. Another thing that’s omitted is the percentage of the deposit match. Is it 25%, 50%, 100% or some other amount? What is the cap on the deposit match bonus or does it vary depending where you finish on the leaderboard?

Perhaps if you call Customer Support, you can get answers to these questions. However, all of this information should have been included on the website.

Very short window of time to clear the bonus

15x the bonus is a relatively high wagering requirement for slots and the fact that you have only 24 hours to get it done makes it even more of a challenge. I also see the potential for confusion if, on the one hand, you are trying to clear your bonus from the day before, but on the other hand, at the same time you are playing in the tournament, hoping to place high on the leaderboard again. It might be best to clear any bonuses received while the tournaments are still ongoing with slots that other than the five allowed in the tournaments.

The Bottom Line

In summary, there are a lot of ways this promotion could be better. But the week of Daily Tournaments should be a lot of fun, and with $2,500 being given away each day, the potential to win a lot of money is definitely there.

In any case, each day that you opt into the Daily Slot Tournament you will be playing some of the top slots Borgata Online Casino has to offer. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them become your personal favorites that you will keep on playing long after the tournaments are over.





Barbara Nathan
Barbara Nathan is both a professional writer and casino, poker, and sports betting expert. Originally from NYC, she relocated to Absecon, NJ in 2013 just prior to the official launch of New Jersey regulated online casino and poker gambling. Besides keeping tabs on important developments in the industry from day 1, Barbara is very familiar with what each NJ online casino has to offer. Her comprehensive, unbiased reviews and promotion descriptions provide a valuable service to NJ online casino players. Barbara also enjoys volunteering in the Atlantic City community. She is a certified literacy tutor at the Atlantic City Public Library.

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