The Race for Big Money is On in the Borgata Live Dealer Card Rush

Written By Barbara Nathan on February 22, 2019

Are you a Borgata Online Casino player who loves Live Dealer games? Or maybe you’re a player at this casino who hasn’t yet discovered this exciting alternative way to play online, but is tired of playing the same old games week after week and itching to try something new. Either way, you’ll be delighted to know that this weekend Borgata Online Casino has an exciting new promotion called Live Dealer  Card Rush, with your name on it.

Week after week I check out the different special promotions NJ online casinos are offering so I can pinpoint and tell you about the best of the bunch. However, I rarely find any special offers specifically for Live Dealer games.

Maybe it’s because the casinos feel that these games are already so popular, a special promotion isn’t necessary. If so, that’s a mistake. Any game can use an influx of new players, and a good promotion is a sure way to attract them. It also lets existing players know their action is appreciated.

This week, players are in luck. Keep reading to see what your special offer is. As soon as you know, I think you will want to log into your account immediately to take advantage of it.

Why Live Dealer Games Are So Popular

Borgata Online Casino is one of the growing number of NJ gambling websites to offer a Live Dealer platform. In fact, on June 6, 2018, we had a whole article devoted to Borgata’s Live Dealer games.

Live Dealer games continue to be immensely popular with NJ online casino players, and for good reasons. More than any other online casino game, they help bridge the gap between online play and play in a real casino. Many online players miss the social interaction that heretofore they could only experience in a brick and mortar casino. However, Live Dealer games at Borgata and other NJ online casinos provide an easy way to engage in conversation with the dealer and other players,. The experience is a lot like in a real casino, but without having to travel anywhere.

Another great feature of Live Dealer games is how it easy it is to find the precise game you’re looking for. You can find an open table at whatever stakes you want to play, both at busy times and off hours. For example, if you’re a small player looking for a $10 blackjack table on a Saturday night, forget about trying to find it at any Atlantic City casino. But you definitely have that option with Live Dealer Blackjack.

Now, thanks to this weekend’s special promotion called Live Dealer Card Rush, playing Live Dealer Games at Borgata Online Casino can be even more fun and rewarding. Are you ready to get started?

How the Borgata Online Casino Live Dealer Card Rush Promotion Works

The Live Dealer Card Rush promotion is in effect from Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24. All you have to do is log into your account during the promotion and play your favorite Live Dealer games as usual. For every five iRPs you earn, you will receive a scratch card. Check each of your cards to see how many leaderboard points you have earned. At the end of the promotion, a total prize pool of $5,000 will be up for grabs, with prizes based on leaderboard point totals. The player with the most leaderboard points win win the top prize of $2,500 cash!

How to Participate in the Live Dealer Card Rush Promotion

Here are the steps you need to follow to get started:

  • Log into your account during the 2/22-2/24 promotion period.
  • Play your favorite Live Dealer games.
  • As soon as you finish your playing session on any given day, visit the Promotions Tab. Then click on “reveal all” to redeem your scratch cards and see where you currently stand on the leaderboard.

The more you play, the better your chances of moving up the leaderboard and qualifying for a prize. Every five iRPs you earn entitles you to a scratch card and additional leaderboard points, up to a maximum of 10 scratch cards per day if you earn 50 iRPs or more.

Remember to redeem all of your scratch cards promptly. Any scratch cards that remain not redeemed when the promotion ends will expire 24 hours thereafter.

Awarding of Prizes

All prizewinners will have their prize credited to their account with 24-48 hours following the end of the promotion.

Only the top prize of $2,500 is in the form of cash. This cash prize is reportable for tax purposes.

All other prizes are in the form of bonus money and as such are subject to the following additional wagering requirements.

Wagering Requirements for the Bonus

All bonus money prizes come with an additional wagering requirement of 15x the bonus. If you wish, you can clear the bonus with Live Dealer games, but if you prefer to play something else, that’s fine, too. All games count 100%.

You will also earn loyalty points on all of your wagers to clear the bonus, including those made with the bonus money as well as your own money. This is on top of the iRPs you already earned to qualify for the bonus.

However, as with all other bonuses, the casino is only giving you 24 hours from the time you claim the bonus to complete the wagering. The bonus will expire at 11:59 p.m. the following day.

Until the bonus is fully cleared, you will be temporarily unable to withdraw either the bonus money itself or any additional resulting winnings. However, as soon as you complete the required wagering, provided it is within the one day time limit, all of this money (or whatever is left of it) will become available to you. Opting out, attempting to withdraw unable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the wagering in time will result in forfeiture of both the bonus and any winnings that result from it.

Is the Live Dealer Card Rush worth your time?

This is a very hard question to answer because the description of the promotion on the casino website is very sketchy and fails to provide some important details that participants have a right to know. For example, other than stating that the top prize is $2,500, the website gives no information about the number and range of the other prizes.

I would like this promotion better if there were at least some token bonus guaranteed for all participants.

On the plus side, no deposit is required, and there is a reasonable cap of 10 scratch cards per day (30 for the whole promotion) per player. Therefore, players who earn more than 150 iRPs over the course of the three days of the promotion wouldn’t have the opportunity to climb even further up the leaderboard and hurt other players’ chances.

Another nice feature is that you can clear the bonus with any game you of your choosing and it will count 100%. You also continue to rack up more loyalty points.

Of course, if you don’t rank high enough on the leaderboard to win a prize, it will be disappointing. Therefore, if you’re a very small player and don’t think you stand a chance, my advice is to pass on this promotion, but play Live Dealer games anyway if you enjoy them or think you would. However, if you think you might be up to the challenge of a leaderboard race, go for it. The Live Dealer Card Rush is almost certain to be fun and it could be very rewarding, too, if you finish in the money.


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Barbara Nathan is a professional writer with a Master’s degree in psychology and expert knowledge of casino, poker, and sports betting. In 2012, just prior to the official launch of New Jersey regulated online casino and poker gambling, she relocated from NYC to Absecon, NJ in order to keep tabs on important developments in the industry from day 1. Barbara is very familiar with each NJ online casino and what it has to offer, making her comprehensive, unbiased reviews and game analyses must reading for any online player interested in maximizing his or her bankroll. Barbara is also a certified literacy tutor and enjoys volunteering in the Atlantic City community.

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