Since launching in November 2013, online gambling has been a true success in New Jersey. There are others making hay, but the state itself is clearly one of NJ online gambling’s biggest beneficiaries.
In fact, in May 2017, the state pushed past the $100 million mark in terms of tax revenue received from New Jersey online gambling websites since NJ online gambling first launched. Plus, the next $100 million in tax revenue for the state should come in even quicker.
Collectively, New Jersey online gambling websites are now averaging a record $20 million a month in revenues. Of course, that means the burgeoning industry is generating tax revenue for the state at a faster rate than ever before.
New Jersey’s tax rate for online gambling providers is set at 15 percent. That’s almost double the 8 percent the state charges legal land-based casinos in Atlantic City. It means that online casinos are expected to generate an estimated $36 million in tax revenue for the state this year alone.
The next $100 million in tax revenue from NJ online gambling
It took approximately 42 months, from November 2013 to May 2017, for the state to earn its first $101.3 million in tax revenue from NJ online gambling sites. That’s an average of just over $2.4 million a month. With online gambling site revenues on the rise, the state is now pulling in an average of $3 million a month in tax revenues from online gambling.
At that rate, it should take just 34 months to get from $100 million to $200 million in total tax revenue paid since online gambling launched. That’s eight months faster than it took to get to the first $100 million.
Plus, seven of those months are already in the books as 2017 came to a close. If things keep going at this rate, the state should push past the $200 million mark in terms of tax revenue received from New Jersey online gambling websites by the first quarter of 2020.
Atlantic City casino industry reaping big benefits
Of course, the once-struggling Atlantic City casino industry is reaping big benefits from NJ online gambling as well.
State law dictates Atlantic City casinos are the only entities that can be licensed to run online gambling sites. According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, five Atlantic City casinos, or the online gambling companies affiliated with these casinos, hold New Jersey internet gambling licenses.
- Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
- Golden Nugget Atlantic City
- Resorts Casino Hotel
- Tropicana Casino and Resort
- Caesars Interactive Entertainment
There are currently 23 different online gambling sites operating under these five licenses. Of course, a number of the sites are owned and operated by the licensees under their own brands. However, the licensees have also partnered with online gambling operators from out of state to operate alternatively-branded NJ online gambling sites.
Either way, the revenues the sites generate is added to the Atlantic City casino internet gambling licensees totals.
Atlantic City land-based casino revenues reached $2.406 billion in 2016. This was down slightly from the $2.414 billion Atlantic City casinos posted in 2015. However, internet gambling revenues rose 32 percent to $196.7 million in 2016. As a result, total gambling revenues actually reached $2.603 billion. This represented a year-over-year increase of 1.5 percent over 2015.[i15-table tableid=4289]
Turning around a decade of declines
The Atlantic City casino industry had not posted a year-over-year revenue increase since 2006. That means NJ internet gambling revenue directly helped turn around a decade of declines for Atlantic City casinos. Plus, things just keep getting better.
New Jersey online gambling websites surpassed $200 million in revenue generated in October of this year. That broke revenue records set in 2016 with two months still to come before the end of the year. With NJ online gambling sites set to post an estimated $240 million in revenues in 2017, the Atlantic City casino industry is poised to set revenue gains for the second year in a row.
After a decade in the tank, the Atlantic City casino industry is growing again, and online gambling is more than just partly responsible for the turnaround.
In May 2017, the Betfair jumped aboard the NJ online casino list, offering it’s players the same live dealer games. The two sites immediately began sharing live dealer game liquidity with one exception. There is still a single live dealer blackjack game offered exclusively on Golden Nugget.
The games are broadcast live from a studio inside the Golden Nugget Atlantic City land-based casino. They run everyday from 3 p.m to 3 a.m. local time.
Live dealer games at NJ online casinos
Online live dealer games essentially create an immersive experience allowing gamblers to play live table games from home. Plus, they can also play them from wherever they are inside New Jersey on their smartphones. The games bring the live casino experience online.
Ezugi NJ is the company that provides the technology for the games. Its live dealers run the games in real time from the studio inside the Golden Nugget using traditional casino equipment such as cards and roulette wheels.
This is real human beings dealing real cards and spinning real roulette wheels, not a random number generator and graphic interface like other online casino games employ.
The only thing missing is the chips. Instead, players can place real-money bets on the games online using an electronic wagering interface. The betting is really the only part of these games that resembles online gambling.
The bonus for players is that payouts are a much faster and more accurate process than they would ever be in a traditional live casino setting.
How live-streamed casino action works
It’s something akin to watching a live stream of the action inside a casino. However, players can place bets on the action instead of just watching it. Plus, players can interact with the dealers in real time online, the same way they would in a traditional live casino setting.
The games look and feel the same as they do inside a brick and mortar casino. In fact, they are the same games. The only real difference is how you place bets online. However, an element of trust is added to the online experience because it’s a real person determining the outcome of the games, not a computer.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement also provides oversight and tests the games for fairness, the same way it does for all online and live casino games in the state. Plus, the fact you can watch it all play out in real-time with real dealers through your computer or smartphone ensures a certain level of game integrity.[i15-table tableid=4289]
A traditional NJ casino experience online
The live dealer game experience more closely resembles what you’ll find in a traditional casino than any other online table games. In fact, it truly bridges the gap between online and land-based casinos.
For players who don’t have the time or inclination to leave home to visit the casino, but still want a casino experience, online live dealer games are the answer.
The live dealer blackjack games are dealt from a traditional eight-deck shoe. Rules include:
- Blackjack pays 3:2
- Dealers hit on soft 17
- Double down on any two cards
- Double after split
- No re-splits
- No late surrender
The minimum wager is $10 and the maximum is $1,000.
Two side bets are also available. This includes Perfect Pairs and 21+3. Perfect Pairs pays out when your first two cards dealt pair up. Payouts on 21+3 are for a variety of card combinations including three-of-a-kind and flushes.
The live dealer roulette games are played on an American Roulette wheel that features a 0 and 00.
The live dealer baccarat games are a version of Dragon Bonus Baccarat. This includes a standard 5 percent commission rule. It also features a Dragon Bonus player side bet that pays out on natural and non-natural wins where the player wins by at least 4 points.
You may have heard there’s no such thing as a free lunch. However, gamblers have been eating out for years on the many no deposit bonuses offered by NJ gambling websites.
That’s right, New Jersey online gambling sites continue to give away free bonus cash to anyone willing to sign up for an account with them. In fact, every single one of the state’s online casinos offer no deposit bonuses.
That means free bonus cash with very little in the way of obligation and no reason to shell out any of your own hard-earned cash to get it.
How to get the bonus cash at NJ online casinos
If there is a catch, its that most come with a wagering requirement. That just means you’re going to have to gamble with the bonus money. But hey, isn’t that what you came to an NJ gambling website to do anyway?
None of the wagering requirements are too difficult to complete, and you should be able to get your hands on the free bonus cash in no time.
Below is a list of the biggest NJ online casino no deposit bonus offers in the market. It also includes all the NJ online casino promo codes you’ll need to use to get it, and information regarding the specific wagering requirements for each. All you need to do now is get it while the getting is good.
Golden Nugget offers twice the industry standard no deposit bonus. New players on Golden Nugget can claim the $20 no deposit bonus using the online promo code PLAY20 when they register for an account with them.
There is a wagering requirement of one time on slots. Other games on the site count only 20 percent toward meeting it.
Virgin and Tropicana
New players at Tropicana are entitled to the $20 no deposit bonus when they sign up for an account using the online promo code PLAY20.
Plus, new players Virgin will receive a similar $20 no deposit bonus when they sign up using the online promo code 20BUCKS.
Both come with a one-time wagering requirement for all games.[i15-table tableid=4306]
The single largest no deposit bonus in the New Jersey online gambling website market can be found at Betfair. New Jersey players will only find this exclusive offer at our site.
New players on Betfair will receive a $30 no deposit bonus when they sign up for an account with the site using the online promo code PLAY30.
However, there are a few stipulations. The wagering requirement asks that you play through the $30 one time. Plus, Betfair requires you make a minimum $10 deposit before you can make a withdrawal.[i15-table tableid=4279]
Pala Casino has a solid welcome bonus with something to use across all its NJ online gambling platforms.
The $50 welcome package comes with $20 in casino bonuses that could grow to even more in a flash.
This includes $15 in casino bonus dollars and a free spin on the PalaCasino.com $1,000,000 slot machine. Each spin is guaranteed to win at least $5 and the chance to win up to $1 million.
The package also includes $15 in poker bonuses and $15 in Bingo Bucks.
The casino bonus dollars come with a 20-times wagering requirement on slots or 100 times for all other games. Craps play doesn’t count.[i15-table tableid=4296]
playMGM isn’t just one of the newest NJ online gambling websites. It’s one that includes the second largest no deposit bonus in the state. Since its August 2017 launch, playMGM has been offering a generous welcome package to new players that includes $25 in free play.
No promo code is required to claim the bonus, but the wagering requirement is a tough 20 times for all playMGM Casino games.
Borgata offers twice the industry-standard $10 no deposit bonus to players who sign up with the site using the online promo code FREECASH.
However, the $20 no deposit bonus must be wagered at least one time on a slot, classic slot, or progressive slot within 14 days or the offer will expire.
SugarHouse Casino also offers a variable no deposit bonus. New players who sign up with the site get the chance to spin the SugarHouse Prize Wheel. Each spin is guaranteed to win a $10 bonus. Plus, there’s the chance to win as much as $20.
There is a one-time wagering requirement.
You’re feeling lucky. You’re ready to play at any one of the many NJ online gambling sites out there. Your favorite online casino games await. The real question is: How do you get your money onto a NJ gaming website?
Making a deposit at every single New Jersey online casino is a fast, easy, and secure process no matter what method you choose. Plus. most sites have half a dozen or more deposit methods available to choose from.
Making deposits at legal, real-money NJ casinos online
Here’s a list of the most popular deposit methods accepted by most NJ online casinos:
- Credit cards
- Debit cards
- ACH (eCheck)
- Prepaid card
- 7-Eleven PayNearMe
- Cash at the casino cage
- Bank transfer
Credit and debit cards
Almost all NJ online casino sites claim to accept major credit cards like Visa and MasterCard. They also say you can always use your debit card to fund your account.
Unfortunately, it’s not always up to them. The bank that issues the card to you has some say in how you use it. Despite the fact online gambling is a legal and regulated market in New Jersey, many credit and debit cards transactions are still subject to high rejection rates from issuing banks. That should hopefully change over time, but is still a reality today.
The good thing is there are so many other ways to get money on a New Jersey online gambling site. So even if your card doesn’t do it, there’s always an alternative that will work for you.
PayPal is one of the most safe and secure online payments systems in the world. Plus, while it isn’t accepted at all online casino sites in the state of New Jersey, it is at all of Caesars Entertainment sites. These sites include:
If the online casino site where you want to play isn’t on that list, fret not. Most other online casinos in New Jersey accept funds from other payment processors. This includes operations like Neteller and Skrill, which may not be as well known as PayPal, but offer the same type of service.
These payment processors will almost certainly take your credit or debit card, so there’s always at least one working alternative to using those cards directly with the sites available to you.
If you think its hard to turn cash into credits at an online casino in New Jersey, think again. In fact, you can take your hard earned greenbacks straight to an affiliated casino cage to fund your online account.
You’ll need to bring your account information with you to make sure the money gets put in the right place, but even if you forget that, there are options.
Most affiliated casinos offer prepaid cards you can buy with cash. You just take the information on the card back home, log into your NJ online casino account and enter it. The deposit will show up in no time and you’ll be ready to start gambling.
There are even options if you can’t make it into the casino. Several New Jersey online casino sites now accept 7-Eleven PayNearMe cards. These generic cards work much like the ones you can buy at the casino and they can be bought with cash at any one of hundreds of 7-Eleven locations across the state.
Perhaps the best part is that you can use the 7-Eleven PayNearMe card at a number of different NJ online casinos, not just one.[i15-table tableid=4289]
There are several ways to fund your NJ online gambling site account directly from your bank account. These include:
- ACH (eCheck)
- Bank transfer
ACH (eCheck) is by far the fastest and easiest. However, some ACH transfers can bounce back with no explanation.
The straight bank transfer is a little more complicated and time consuming, but it will get the job done.
Finally, if all else fails, almost all NJ online casinos will accept a wire. This takes time and it’s more costly than most deposit methods, but if you’re willing to wait, the money will get there eventually.
Most roulette players don’t realize just how different some forms of roulette are from others.
There are many factors to take into consideration before deciding what roulette games to play, and it isn’t just a matter of a zero or two.
Luckily, we have taken the time to look into several house rules that can have a huge effect on the long-term success of your play.
What are the best online roulette games in the NJ online casino market?
It uses the “half-back” rule (la partage) that allows players to only lose half their bet when a zero is called. In other variations when a zero is called, players lose their entire wager.
What are the different variations of NJ online roulette?
There are three different variations of roulette offered at New Jersey online casinos:
- Roulette Royale
- Three Wheel Roulette
- Bonus Spin Roulette
Roulette Royale is pretty close to standard roulette, but it has a few more side bets available to players. It has a single zero, and the la partage rule is in effect. This makes Roulette Royale one of the better games to play.
Three Wheel Roulette offered at Betfair.com is exactly what it sounds like and is a ton of fun to play.
In this game, players bet on three individual wheels. There are different winners on each, but a player can have the same number win on all three. There is only one zero on each wheel, but when a zero is called, players will lose their entire wager as the la partage rule is not in effect.
Three Wheel Roulette allows for some interesting side bets that the casino calls “Color Up.”
Color Up payouts are the following:
- Color Up (all three numbers are same color): Push
- Pair (two of three numbers are same): 5-1
- Straight (three numbers are connected): 25-1
- Pair zeros: 50-1
- Triplet: 100-1
- Triplet zeros: 1,000-1
The last variation of roulette we want to mention is Bonus Spin Roulette. It is available on GoldenNuggetCasino.com and Betfair.com.
In this variation on the classic game, there are two zeros and a yellow well that is 50 percent larger than the rest of the numbers. You can bet the yellow well as a number, but it only pays one-third of a standard wager.
If the ball is called yellow, two blue lights appear. The lights land on two other numbers and all bets are paid. With a house edge of only 1.97 percent, Double Bonus Spin Roulette is well worth trying.
Once you figure out what type of roulette you want to play, the differences between the games are minimal, mostly the minimum and maximum bets that can be wagered.
What are the recommended roulette games to play online in New Jersey?
Here is a list of our favorite roulette games, their payback percentages, and their minimum and maximum bets on each table.
|Casino||Game Name||Payback %||Min. Bet||Max. Bet|
|Virgin Casino||American Roulette||94.74 – 97.36||$0.10||$1,000|
|Virgin Casino||Single Zero Roulette||97.3||$0.10||$1,000|
|Virgin Casino||High Stakes Single Zero Roulette||97.3||$10.00||$4,000|
|Tropicana Casino||American Roulette||94.74 – 97.36||$0.10||$1,000|
|Tropicana Casino||Single Zero Roulette||97.3||$0.10||$1,000|
|Tropicana Casino||High Stakes Single Zero Roulette||97.3||$10.00||$4,000|
|Golden Nugget||Roulette Master||97.3||$0.01||$1,000|
|Golden Nugget||Double Bonus Spin Roulette||98.06||$1.00||$1,000|
|Golden Nugget||Roulette European||97.3||$1.00||$500|
|Golden Nugget||American Roulette||94.74||$1.00||$500|
|Betfair Casino||3 Wheel Roulette||97.3||$0.10||$1,000|
|Betfair Casino||Double Bonus Spin Roulette||98.06||$0.10||$5,000|
|Betfair Casino||Roulette Royal||97.3||$1.00||$5,000|
If you’ve ever played live roulette, you know it can be a slow game. Players are frantically placing wagers between spins and confusion is rampant. Add dealer errors to the mix and the pace of action can slow to a crawl.
When you play online however, all of these negative factors are eliminated. Roulette played at any of the New Jersey online gambling websites will have all the same action you love in a fraction of the time!
At the time of this writing there are five online poker sites that are regulated and legal in the state of New Jersey.
Three of the sites offer no deposit bonuses for players who want to try out their software, and the other two offer great welcome packages to get you started.
What are the different no deposit bonuses available at NJ poker sites?
The biggest no deposit bonus offered by a New Jersey online poker site is from Party Poker (NJ.PartyPoker.com).
When you sign up as a new player, the site will give you a free $25; but like all no deposit bonuses, the money comes with some strings attached.
The free $25 Party Poker offers is actually broken up into three separate chunks:
- $10 in poker money
- $10 in casino chips
- $5 in poker tournament tickets
Fortunately, the playthrough requirements for this promotion are very lax.
To cash out the $10 in poker money, all you must do is play a single hand at a real money table. To cash out the casino chips, you must play through the funds only once.
BorgataPoker.com will give you a free $20 in bonus cash to try out its software. After you successfully sign up for an account, you will receive $10 in cash and $10 in poker bonus.
As you begin to play real money poker on its site and contribute to rake and/or tournament fees, you will earn iRewards Points (iRP). To withdraw the $10 in cash, you must first earn one iRP. Once you have earned 40 iRPs, your $10 poker bonus will be credited to your account.
888 Poker NJ
The last no deposit bonus available is at 888Poker.com. 888 offers new players a total of $10 in free money that is broken down into $4 in cash and six $1 tournament tickets.
The $4 in cash is not considered a pending bonus and can be withdrawn immediately upon successful creation of an account.
Welcome packages available from real money online casinos in NJ
PokerStars New Jersey
Unfortunately, our two favorite places to play online poker in New Jersey do not currently offer no deposit bonuses to new players. But they do have great welcome packages and the largest player pools of any New Jersey online poker sites.
PokerStarsNJ.com will give you a free $30 to play on its site and a ticket to the $5,000 Depositor Freeroll played on the last Sunday of every month. All you have to do to claim your $30 in free play is deposit $20 in your PokerStarsNJ.com account and enter bonus code FREE30.
The first $15 of your bonus will be credited to your account within 36 hours of your deposit, along with the $5000 Depositor Freeroll ticket. The final $15 of your free money will be credited to your account seven days after your first deposit.
You can also take advantage of PokerStarsNJ.com’s $600 first deposit bonus. When you enter bonus code STARS600 and deposit on its site, you will receive a 100 percent bonus up to $600.
The first deposit bonus will be released in $10 increments every time you earn 100 VPPs (PokerStarsNJ.com’s frequent player points).
WSOP.com will match your first deposit 100 percent up to $400, and if you make a deposit of as little as $10, you will receive seven $100 freeroll tickets exclusive to new players.
These $100 freerolls take place nightly at 7 p.m. and are a great way for new players to build a bankroll.
The $400 match bonus is released in much the same way as PokerStarsNJ.com’s first deposit bonus. The first $10 in bonus money is released in $1 increments; the next $40 is released in $5 increments; and the remaining $350 is released $10 at a time.
There are so many different kinds of promotions run by New Jersey online casinos that it is sometimes hard to wrap your head around which ones are best. Promotions great for one individual might not be worth anything to someone else.
For example, no deposit bonuses may be the best option for someone who has limited funds, whereas a match bonus is a much more ideal promotion for someone with a comfortable bankroll.
Typical promotions available at legal NJ casinos online
The most common types of promotions offered by New Jersey online gambling websites are:
- No deposit bonuses
- Free games
- Deposit bonuses
- Cash back deposit bonuses
- Player rewards
- Random drawings
What are NJ online casino no deposit bonuses?
No deposit bonuses are pretty much self-explanatory. They are a predetermined amount of money that New Jersey online casinos will give you to try out their software.
For example, when you sign up for a new account on TropicanaCasino.com or VirginCasino.com, and you use their respective promotional codes (PLAY20 for TropicanaCasino.com and 20BUCKS for VirginCasino.com), the sites will deposit $20 in your account.
Once you meet or exceed the playthrough requirements, you then have the option of cashing out the funds.
How do free NJ online casino games work?
Free games function much the same way as no deposit bonuses.
Instead of a dollar amount, you will receive a number of free spins on the casino’s slots. One advantage of free games is that once they are played, any funds you acquire can be cashed out immediately.
If you would like to try a free game promotion, HarrahsCasino.com will give you 20 free spins on selected slots. We tend to like no deposit bonuses better however, due to the fact that you have more options available when it comes to game selection.
What is the difference between NJ casino deposit bonuses and cash back deposit bonuses?
Deposit bonuses and cash back deposit bonuses are other common online casino promotions.
If you go to a popular online New Jersey casino, such as Betfair.com, and make a first-time deposit, it will match your funds 100 percent up to $1500.
There are usually pretty stringent playthrough requirements for these bonuses, but it’s a huge mistake not to take advantage of this free money if you’re considering a deposit into a New Jersey casino site.
TropicanaCasino.com and VirginCasino.com take a bit of a different approach to rewarding first-time customers. Rather than offering a large match bonus, these sites guarantee that you won’t lose your first $100.
If you deposit $100 in your account and lose, these sites will refund the $100 (or whatever percentage you lost up to $100) in full. This promotion is a great way to try out the Tropicana and Virgin casino software with no financial risk.
Do all NJ gambling sites offer player rewards?
Player rewards are offered at all online casinos. Some rewards programs are better than others, but for the most part, they function the same way.
Based on what games you play and the amount of money you wager, you will earn frequent player points. These points can later be traded for cash or a multitude of other prizes.
GoldenNuggetCasino.com, for example, gives you Golden Points. Golden Points have a value of $1 per 100 points and can be earned in a variety of different ways.
- $100 wagered on slots will earn five Golden Points
- $100 wagered on table games, blackjack, roulette, or video poker will earn one Golden Point
- Every day a real money wager is played: 10 points
- Every day the patron deposits between $50 and $99: 20 points
- Every day the patron deposits $100 or more: 40 points
As you play, the points pile up. Another great thing specific to GoldenNuggetCasino.com’s player rewards program is that once your Golden Points have been converted to cash, they can be withdrawn from your account immediately with no further restrictions.
How do random drawings work at real money casinos online in NJ?
The last ubiquitous promotion found at New Jersey online casinos are random drawings. Play at any number of New Jersey online casinos and you will have your name entered into raffles for a variety of prize packages.
For instance, last fall at VirginCasino.com, a trip to the Rocky Mountains in Aspen, Colorado (valued at $4,000) was up for grabs. For every $50 you wagered, you earned a ticket into the drawing.
There are other promotions, but these are by far the most common. With all the different online casinos competing for your business, no matter what your gambling style, you should be able to find the perfect promotion for you.
For more than 100 years, the only way to play table games was to travel great distances to casinos. Not only would you have to put up with drunken buffoonery, you would have to deal with parking, cigarette smoke, and dealer mistakes.
That is all behind us now that New Jersey online casinos are offering a wide variety of table games you can play from the comfort of your own home.
What are the advantages of playing real money NJ online table games?
Going to a brick and mortar casino is definitely still an option while you are in Atlantic City, and it comes with some benefits, such as socializing, free drinks, and proximity to other casino games you may be interested in playing. But truth be told, you don’t always want to leave the house.
The convenience and relaxation of playing from your living room couch after putting the kids to bed is an unmistakable advantage.
There are not a lot of things better than being able to open up an online craps table on your computer or mobile devices, put on your favorite music, and watch piles of chips slide toward you across a virtual table.
What are the minimum table bets at online casinos in New Jersey?
Another great advantage to playing online table games is that the minimum bets are much smaller than they are at their land-based counterparts.
BetfairCasino.com allows you to bet as little as a dollar on most of its table games. This gives you many more hours of entertainment for your money, and that’s just what recreational players are looking for.
What types of table games can I play at NJ gambling websites?
There is also a wide variety of table games to choose from, and it only takes a couple clicks to move from one game to another. At the time of this writing, BetfairCasino.com offers an unrivaled 17 different table games.
Some of our favorites to play on BetfairCasino.com include Double Bonus Spin Roulette, No Commission Baccarat, and craps. With so many games to choose from, it’s difficult to go wrong.
Do online casino sites in NJ offer player rewards programs?
In addition to BetfairCasino.com’s game selection, the convenience of at-home play, and the ability to place smaller wagers, Betfair.com has a great VIP rewards program and a huge 100 percent first-time deposit bonus of up to $1,500.
Keep in mind that when you are clearing your New Jersey online casino bonus, table game play will only count 10 percent toward your playthrough requirements.
BetfairCasino.com’s standard requirement to clear bonuses is 20 times the deposit bonus, which mean that when you play table games it is going to end up being 200 times the bonus amount.
This may seem like a steep requirement, but the house edge on most table games, as compared to slots online in NJ, is much much lower, and you’ll end up clearing your bonus much more quickly than you would expect.
Other online New Jersey casinos offering a wide selection of fun and exciting table games include GoldenNuggetCasino.com, which is currently also the only site offering live dealer games, VirginCasino.com, and TropicanaCasino.com.
You will be happy with any of these casinos, but before signing up, be sure to check out the buy-in bonuses and no deposit bonuses they are currently offering.
We are certain that once you get started with online table games you will think back to the days when you had to physically go to the casino to play and wonder why you ever bothered. Your neighbors may even begin to wonder why they keep hearing you yell “Yo!” at all hours of the night.
Are you stuck in a line? Are you waiting for your wife to find the perfect shoes or is your husband busy discussing the latest football game you care nothing about?
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a fun and exciting way to pass the time?
Well, that’s the niche casino mobile apps are trying to fill and almost all New Jersey online casinos offer mobile play for their customers.
What is the best NJ mobile casino app?
There are a few games that inherently work better for mobile play than others. With complex table games, it is sometimes difficult to fit all the information on such a tiny screen.
In recent years, however, mobile screens have continued to increase in size and thus the mobile gaming experience offered by casinos has improved dramatically.
As stated before, you can find mobile apps for all New Jersey online gambling websites, but unfortunately, at the time of this writing, most apps are somewhat lacking. The game selection on mobile apps is limited as compared to their desktop or browser-based software and there tends to be less user functionality in regards to player accounts.
Some casinos, such as 888casino.com, don’t even offer a mobile app for Android devices, which is, in our opinion, completely unacceptable.
If you are going to give mobile gaming a shot, try out a few different apps and see which ones you like best. VirginCasino.com offers our favorite, but the apps offered by TropicanaCasino.com, BetfairCasino.com, and GoldenNuggetCasino.com are well worth trying.
These casinos have apps that function smoothly on iOS devices as well as Android devices and if they have the games you are looking for, there is no reason why you shouldn’t give them a shot.
With that in mind, be sure to take advantage of casino promotions on any site you end up playing on your mobile device.
How many games are available on VirginCasino.com’s NJ app?
After a quick download of the iOS 6.0 app, we were able to determine that there were 48 games available for play. As is the case with all New Jersey online casino apps (excluding poker), the vast majority of games are variations of popular slot machines.
If you’d like to try out the mobile app, VirginCasino.com offers a no deposit bonus of $30 when you sign up for a new account and use promo code 30BUCKS.
You will find that the smoothness of gameplay and presentation make VirginCasino.com’s mobile app one of the best in the industry.
What is the best mobile online poker app in New Jersey?
If you are in the mood for something a little different, poker on mobile apps works very well.
The PokerStarsNJ.com mobile app in particular is a great way to pass the time and allows you to play both cash games and tournaments with convenience.
The PokerStars app, like VirginCasino.com’s app, works best with iOS 6.0 or Android operating systems 2.3 and higher. You can download the app from the App Store on your Apple device or directly from PokerStarsNJ.com for your Android.
PokerStars also has a couple of other poker apps for your phone including PokerStars TV, where you can watch all the latest videos from the world of poker and a handy PokerStars Clock that will help you manage a home tournament.
As incentive to play on PokerStarsNJ.com, the NJ site offers new players a welcome package that includes a 100% match bonus up to $600 when you sign up for a new account and use bonus code STARS600.
Sometimes it is confusing with the number of illegal online casinos still operating in the United States to know which casinos are safe and legal.
Many online poker players, in particular, have terrible memories of poker sites being shut down overnight and losing their hard-earned funds. It is no wonder why so many players are reticent to play online in New Jersey.
Playing legal makes a difference
Fortunately, there are now safe NJ online gambling sites licensed and operated within the state. These sites function under strict regulations, so New Jersey players can be sure that their funds are safe and the games are fair.
In January 2011, the New Jersey Legislature passed a bill sponsored by Raymond Lesniak to allow online gambling by New Jersey residents over the age of 21, and in November 2013, the state issued the first gambling licenses to New Jersey online casinos.
Some of these sites, like BetfairCasino.com, proudly display the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement emblem on its homepage to give customers some peace of mind. Other sites tuck their licensure away in difficult-to-find locations. This makes it all but impossible to know whether you are playing on a legal New Jersey site or at a casino that may very well be a fly-by-night operation if you’re simply browsing the web.
A quick search online will find hundreds of casinos willing to take your money, but despite what some people would have you believe, there are only five authorized sites in New Jersey. What is confusing to a lot of customers is that each of these sites operates a minimum of two casinos.
So which New Jersey online casinos are safe and legal?
We only list online casinos and poker sites licensed by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement.
The good news is that this list contains all of the internet gambling you could ever desire, including huge selection of slots, table games, and live poker.
The largest of NJ’s legal online casinos
In September 2016, the Golden Nugget Atlantic City overtook Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for the largest market share in the state. It offers a unique gaming environment, as well as the largest first-time deposit bonus in the industry.
GoldenNuggetCasino.com has changed the face of online gambling with its live dealer games. When playing on its online casino, you can actually sit at a virtual table being streamed live to your desktop or mobile app and communicate with the dealer and other players while playing blackjack, roulette, or baccarat. It’s the closest you will come to a real casino experience while in the comfort of your own home.
GoldenNuggetCasino.com also has a great welcoming package in which it will match your first deposit up to $1000.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City also operates another one of our favorite casinos. BetfairCasino.com boasts the largest first-time deposit bonus of any New Jersey online casino. On this site you will receive a staggering $1500 match play when you sign up for a new account.
Regardless of what casino you choose, you can rest assured that your money is safe and legal at any site listed here. All of these casinos are under strict regulations by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.