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Geo Location

Geo Location

How do you identify my location?

We use several technical solutions to verify your location including IP address and Wi-Fi signal triangulation.

What is Geolocation?

Geolocation is a positioning system used by Borgata to guarantee that anyone playing our games is located within the state of New Jersey in accordance with regulatory standards.

Can I play while I am not in the state of New Jersey?

While you are unable to wager real money outside New Jersey, many account features are still available, including depositing and withdrawing funds.

Can I deposit when I am not in the state of New Jersey?

Yes, you can deposit funds into your account when you are outside New Jersey.

Can I withdraw my funds when I am not in the state of New Jersey?

Yes, you can withdraw the available balance either partially or fully even if you are not located in New Jersey, as long as you are not in a jurisdiction that explicitly does not allow you to do so.

What happens when I move outside New Jersey while I am playing?

At any point of time during your game play, if we identify that you are not physically located in New Jersey, all your games will be terminated. Your active hands in poker cash games will be folded. If you are in a poker tournament, your active hand will be folded, and you will be ranked immediately as if you have lost all your chips in the very same hand. Any of your unfinished Casino games are saved and will be available for you to finish them when you come back to the state of New Jersey.

What can I do if I am incorrectly identified as being outside New Jersey from a desktop or laptop computer?

If you believe that you are within the New Jersey state borders and you are being restricted from playing for real money on a desktop or laptop computer, there may be an issue with locating you via WiFi. Check to make sure that you have your computer’s WiFi signal/capability is turned on. If your computer is not equipped with WiFi, it likely you will not be able to access real money games.

How do I turn on my computer's WiFi signal/adapter?

If you are on a Mac, our systems will automatically turn on your WiFi and this will not need to be done manually.

If you are on a PC, this process may vary slightly depending on the version of Windows you are using.

For Windows 7 or Vista, go the Start Menu > Control Panel > In the top right of the Control Panel open the View dropdown menu > select Category > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > select Change adapter settings from the left column > right click on your WiFi adapter (will be called something like WiFi or Wireless Network Connection) and select enable.

For Windows 8, from the Apps screen, swipe/scroll to the right and find the Windows System category > Control Panel > In the top right of the Control Panel open the View dropdown menu > select Category > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > select Change adapter settings from the left column > right click on your WiFi adapter (will be called something like WiFi or Wireless Network Connection) and select enable.

For Windows XP, go the Start Menu > Control Panel > In the top right of the Control Panel open the View dropdown menu > select Category > Network and Internet > Network Connections > Wireless Network Connection > select enable.

If I'm physically located within New Jersey but my laptop or desktop IP address places me in another state, what can I do so that I'll be accurately geolocated within the state?

The IP address assigned by your Internet Service Provider may be associated with a neighboring state instead of New Jersey, which will cause you to fail the geolocation check. If you have a static IP address (this may be a premium service you pay for) you cannot update your IP address on your own - please contact your Internet Service Provider to request this change. Most users will have a dynamic IP address that will automatically change periodically, however you can also try unplugging your modem and/or router for 5-10 seconds to reset the IP address.

What if I use an Internet Service Provider such as AOL and can't be accurately located?

Some Internet Service Providers such as AOL may reroute your internet connection to another location, and causing your IP address to originate from somewhere outside New Jersey. Please contact your Internet Service Provider to seek assistance on correcting the location associated with your IP address. You may also want to try accessing the internet from another location/connection source.

If I'm located within New Jersey, but near the New Jersey state borders, will I be accurately located within the state of New Jersey?

In most cases, yes, however if you are very close to the border, you may be blocked from play and will need to move further away from the border and try again. Your IP address may also be incorrectly placing you in a neighboring state and you will need to correct your IP address.

Why am I being asked to install a plugin?

The plugin is a small piece of software that verifies your location as required by New Jersey regulations. You must install this plugin to login, deposit and play real money in your web browser successfully. More information on how we use this location is explained in our privacy policy.

I am within New Jersey, and have no issues with IP and WiFi, is there any other reason why I am unable to play or not being located properly?

Yes, there can be more reasons.

Any VPN or VNC software can interfere with the geolocation process. These kinds of software cannot be running during gameplay. Some examples include: Witopia, OpenVPN, or HMA.

Remote desktop software can also interfere with this process. Software such as LogMeIn or GoToMyPC cannot be running during gameplay.

To check if these programs are still running and force these programs to quit on a PC, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to access your computer's Task Manager. From the Task Manager you can force individual programs to quit; make sure you see them disappear from the list to verify they're shut down.

To do this on a Mac, use the Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder of your Applications. From the Activity Monitor you can force individual programs to quit; make sure you see them disappear from the list to verify they're shut down.

If this does not resolve the issue, you may need to remove them from your computer completely. To do this on a PC, go to the Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall > and select/remove the program from the list.

To do this on a Mac, locate the program in your Applications folder and drag to the trash.

I have registered for a tournament, but I am not going to be in New Jersey. What can I do?

You have the ability to deregister from the tournament, as long as the deregistration is not closed. We suggest that you deregister to save your buy-in and entry fee.