Mercy of the Gods Can Make You a Big Winner!


If you’re a NJ online slot player, you have probably read about other players winning mega jackpots and dream of the day when you might do the same. But so far it hasn’t happened. Even if you don’t win megabucks, you’re always hoping that Lady Luck will be good to you and award your determination and love of the game with big winnings. But this month, at Borgata Online Casino, many players are also putting their slot fate in the hands of Mercy of the Gods.

Actually, this is a good thing because all month long, Borgata Online Casino is featuring the Mercy of the Gods slot game in two special promotions. One is for a free spin every day. The other is for entries into the Mercy of the Gods $20,000 Sweepstakes.

More about the Mercy of the Gods slot game and why you should play it

Mercy of the Gods is a new progressive jackpot slot by NetEnt with five reels, three rows, and 20 fixed paylines and a theme of ancient Egypt. The game was released in January, 2019, and is currently the only NJ gambling website offering it.

Symbols and special features

The setting for the reels is the entrance to an Egyptian pyramid. There are eight regular symbols, of which the highest paying is the female explorer. Five of them across the reels pay 80x your bet.  The other higher paying regular symbols include Tutankhamen, scarabs, and Horus falcons. The playing cards Jack through Ace round out the lower paying regular symbols.

Mercy of the Gods also includes a wild symbol, scatter symbol (the Eye of Horus), and a bonus symbol (golden heart). The wild symbol can appear on any reel and substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter and bonus symbol to help form winning combinations.  In addition, whenever one or more wild symbols land on the reels, it triggers the Gift of Life Respins feature. The wild symbol also becomes a walking wild, moving down at least one position vertically.

Whenever a wild symbol lands behind an existing wild, including on a respin, that triggers the Gift of Double Wilds, where an entire reel becomes wild, thereby activating multiple Gift of Life Respins.

If 3, 4, or 5 Eye of Horus scatter symbols simultaneously land anywhere on the reels, that triggers, 5, 8, or 12 free spins, respectively. This feature cannot be retriggered, but if any wild symbols show up on the free spins, they will activate the Gift of Life Respins.

Gift of Wealth bonus game

Lastly, if you collect three or more golden heart bonus symbols on the same spin or sequential spins, you trigger the potentially most lucrative feature of all–the Gift of Wealth bonus game. The regular symbols disappear from the reels and are replaced by bonus symbols in random positions.

You then get three free spins. If one or more bonus symbols land, you immediately win 10x to 200x your stake and the bonus symbols stay in place for another three spins. (Or maybe more because as long as at least one new bonus symbol lands on any of the three spins, you’re still in the game.)

The object is to completely fill one, two, or all three rows with bonus symbols. If you fill one row with bonus symbols, you win the Minor Jackpot (120x your bet).  But if you fill up two row, you win the Major Jackpot (100x your bet). Or, if you fill up all three rows, you win the mega-size progressive jackpot!

Outstanding RTP makes Mercy of the Gods a slot player’s Best Bet

If you have ever played the jackpot slot Divine Fortune, you will have a good idea what to expect from Mercy of the Gods, since this game is similar. On both games, the minimum bet per spin is only 20 cents and the maximum is $100. This makes either one a suitable choice for for slot players at any betting level.

Furthermore, unlike most progressive jackpot games, where the price you pay for chasing what you hope will be a huge payout is a lower than average return to player (RTP), this game has an RTP of 96.64%.

In other words,  even if you don’t win a jackpot, the smaller payouts are frequent enough to keep you in the game. If you want to keep playing for an extended period of time, you can without fear of depleting your bankroll. At the same time, just as you would expect from a game like this, the ride can get a bit bumpy at times due to the medium high volatility level.

Two things are for certain, though. The Gods of Mercy are capable of bestowing very generous gifts. And with special features like walking wilds, the Gift of Life Respins, and the Gift of Wealth bonus game capable of popping up anytime, the level of suspense and entertainment is over the roof.  When you add to that the chance to win a huge progressive jackpot, you will want to start playing this super exciting slot game now, even without any additional incentive from Borgata Online Casino. The two ongoing special promotions described below are merely icing on the cake.

Free Spins to Win

Every day in April, Borgata Online Casino is offering you a free spin on Mercy of the Gods. Any day that you would like to take advantage, here’s what you need to do:

  • Log into your account.
  • Go to the Promotions tab and opt into the Free Spins to Win on Mercy of the Gods
  • Go to Account – Free Spins to activate and claim your free spins.
  • You then have 24 hours to take your free spin.

The free spins you receive in this promotion can only be used on the game Mercy of the Gods. Any free spin winnings will be immediately credited to your account as bonus dollars and come with an additional wagering requirement.

Wagering requirements for the bonus money

If your free spin on any given day results in a win, you have 24 hours only to wager your bonus 1x. You can make this wager with any game you wish and it will count 100%. As soon as you complete this wager, as long as you do so before the deadline, you will be free to withdraw all of your winnings as cash. You won’t earn any loyalty points for your free spin, but you will on your wagers to clear the bonus.

Don’t worry if you want to take another free spin the next day but haven’t cleared your bonus from the previous day’s spin yet. You still can, and the same applies to any other bonuses you might wish to claim that day. Borgata Online Casino allows you to have more than one active bonus in your account simultaneously. However, you can only clear one bonus at a time.

Mercy of the Gods $20,000 Sweepstakes

As if getting a free spin every day isn’t enough reason to see what Mercy of the Gods can do for you this month, here’s another: a $20,000 Sweepstakes!

How to participate in the Mercy of the Gods $20,000 Sweepstakes

Each day during the April 1-30 promotion period that you wish to participate, you will need to do the following:

  • Log into your account.
  • If you haven’t yet opted into the Mercy of Gods $20,000 Sweepstakes, go to the Promotions tab to do so. You will receive your first entry free.
  • Improve your chances of winning a prize by earning additional entries. Each day you play Mercy of the Gods, you will receive one additional entry for every 5 iRPs you earn, up to a maximum of 10 additional entries per day on any day you earn 50 iRPs or more.

The maximum number of individual entries possible is 301. Of course, to get that many, on top of your one free entry, you would have to play every day in April and earn 10 entries per day. However, if you miss some days and/or this much play is more than you can manage, don’t worry about it. 1,000 prizes are up for grabs. So just as Mercy of the Gods can work in your favor simply playing the game, so can the luck of the draw. In other words, one of the prize winners in this $20,000 sweepstakes can be you, even if you don’t have a lot of entries.

Other than indicating that the total prize pool in the sweepstakes is $20,000 and that 1,000 players will split the money, is not forthcoming as to how the prizes will be distributed. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that a few of the prizes will be large, but many will be small. All prizes will be in the form of bonus dollars, which means you face additional wagering requirements before the money becomes withdrawable.

Awarding of prizes

On Wednesday, May 1, Borgata Online Casino will hold a random drawing among all of the eligible entries to determine the 1,000 winners. All winners will be promptly notified by email and have their bonus money credited to their account by 5 p.m. that day. They then have up to seven days to opt in and claim their prize.

Wagering requirements for the bonus money

Like the bonus dollars won in the Free Spins promotion, any bonus dollars you win in the sweepstakes also come with a 1x bonus wagering requirement. Prior to completing this wagering, you will be temporarily unable to withdraw either the bonus money itself or any additional winnings therefrom. You can clear the bonus with any game you wish and earn loyalty points for all of your wagers. The first place winner will have up to two days to complete the wagering, while everyone else will only have one day.

Opting out, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the necessary wagering within the specified time frame will result in forfeiture of both the bonus money and any additional resulting winnings.

Summary and conclusion

NetEnt makes some of the best online slots on the planet. Besides being highly entertaining and loaded with special features that give you extra ways to win, all NET slots have an RTP of 96% or better. This makes them a top choice for players watching their bankroll. It is also why I often feature NetEnt slots as Barb’s Best Bets on NJ Gambling Websites.

Now NetEnt offers you the opportunity to win more money than ever, on progressive slots like Divine Fortune and Mercy of the Gods. Furthermore, with the help of the two fantastic month-long promotions described here, when you play Mercy of the Gods at Borgata Online Casino this month you have three  easy ways to win a lot of money:

  • Free Spin every day
  • $20,000 Sweepstakes with 1,000 prizes up for grabs
  • Simply playing the game often at whatever stakes you can afford and watching this exceptionally high returning slot do wonders for your bankroll.




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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