How to Use Your Credit Card for MGM M life Rewards Slot Play at Borgata
Borgata Casino Resort and Spa is a favorite of many AC casino enthusiasts because of it’s classic appeal, celebrity chef restaurants and wide gaming variety. But Borgata is a favorite of credit card reward enthusiasts for a very different reason: the ability to redeem Borgata gift cards for MGM M life Rewards Slot Play.
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Buy Borgata Gift Cards with a Credit Card
The kicker here is that those gift cards can be purchased with credit cards. This is a nice way to increase your credit card spending, especially if you’re planning on playing slots during your trip. Slot players may as well get a few credit card rewards out of the deal as opposed to using cash.
Buying MGM M life Rewards Borgata Gift Cards
I was recently speaking to Bethany Walsh at Miles to Memories and she confirmed that in the past, gift cards purchased at the front desk have triggered MGM Amex Offers when paying with an eligible American Express card. (Craig at Due for a Win also mentioned this recently.) There is a small fee to added to gift cards purchased at the front desk.
Amex Offers Borgata
Currently, there’s a targeted Amex Offer for a $60 or 6k points credit on a minimum eligible purchase of $300 at MGM Resorts including the Borgata. Eligible charges include room rate and room charges.
You can also buy Borgata gift cards at the Bell Desk and save the fee, however purchases made at the bell desk do not seem to trigger the credit from Amex but will still earn credit card rewards. The most likely reason for this is that the offer is limited to “room rate and room charges” which are generally processed by the front desk.
What if the Bell Desk is Closed?
Pro Tip: When the Bell Desk (Concierge Desk) is closed, you can purchase at the front desk for NO FEE.
Playing Anyway? Nice “Trick”
Slots are like anything in a casino not a guarantee, but if you’re planning on playing anyway this little trick is a nice way to rack up the rewards. (Also, do not forget, Borgata Casino Atlantic City has full pay video poker at the 25cent level.) Keep in mind you’ll also earn the same amount of comp and slot dollars as you would if you used cash. Be careful to purchase the gift card at the front desk if you’re hoping to trigger the Amex offer, otherwise it’s better to buy them elsewhere for no fee.