Years before those upstarts out in the Nevada desert, New Jersey established itself as the mid-Atlantic party spot.
The Garden State chose the motto for its state quarter: “Crossroads of the Revolution,” but east coast locals know it as the crossroads of fun. Here is a handy gambler’s guide to New Jersey fun.
Established Chain Resorts
Many of the biggest casinos in New Jersey will be familiar names to first-class world travelers, including:
– Hard Rock Casino – Full of the celebrity glitz and glamour their brand is famous for.
– Golden Nugget Casino – Just as glitzy as its western twin.
– Caesars Atlantic City – Authentic Roman décor and all.
– Harrah’s Atlantic – Old school showboat entertainment with a Mississippi flair.
– Bally’s Atlantic City Casino – Interesting note, the Bally name is the same for both the pinball/video game company and the slot machine company.
The top-rated casinos in New Jersey by travel blog popular poll are:
– Golden Nugget
– 888 Casino
– Virgin Casino
Online gambling has taken off in the 21st century, and each of the major casinos, rather than swim against the tide, have taken on their own Internet offerings on the side.
This is excellent news for gamers who want the convenience of online gambling, but also want to stick with established brand names they trust which are registered with NJ casino regulations commissions. Online casinos in NJ have every gaming amenity you could ask for in a virtual interface.
You can play games at online casinos for free. Most of their websites offer free versions of their games, so you can test out betting methods and strategies beforehand, and decide which games are fun enough to play for real stakes.
Opening an account with an online NJ casino includes creating a cashier’s account, which can be linked to any number of paying options. This includes the online portals for credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard, PayPal, wire transfers, and many other payment forms.
You can also register an account in-person at a hotel and deposit or withdraw money from your online account right at the casino cage. This is handy for short vacations.
You can withdraw funds from your account when you get there, sparing you the need to travel with cash on hand, and you can deposit winnings with the casino to play with remotely.
NJ Online Casino Games
Naturally, any online casino interface will host the typical offering of slot machines. In addition, they also host an online version of table games. These include:
– Blackjack – Playing online lets you use an odds calculator on the side.
– Roulette – Look for wheels with just the “0” and no “00” for better odds.
– Baccarat – Has a house edge of only 1% as long as you avoid the “tie” bet.
Online casinos now offer live dealer games as well, using a mobile app or live streaming. You can watch an on-camera dealer handle table games for you, with the same rules as the casino floor.
Talk about living the James Bond fantasy, even that franchise never showed a virtual dealer available from any computer screen. There are also online poker rooms moderated by a real-time video dealer.
Live dealer games also let you play with real cards and casino equipment, which helps those of us who don’t quite trust a robot to be handling our fortunes.
NJ Online Slots
Online slots are the familiar virtual offerings one typically finds anywhere. Computerized slots have multiple windows in layouts like 5×3, with contorted paylines and bet options ranging from a few dimes to more than a hundred dollars per spin.
Online slot themes include variations on mechanical classics, plus stylish fun games like “Cleopatra” and “Ghostbusters.”
A typical online casino portal will offer hundreds of customized slots, in comparison to a few dozen table and live-dealer games. All said, your average trip to the casino floor will reveal just about the same ratio.
Amenities and Features
Online casinos offer many of the same amenities you’d get from in-house membership. This includes bonuses like a rewards program, deposit bonuses, and sign-up bonuses.
There may also be “download bonuses,” since casinos are now hosting their own in-house apps. Most of these run on both iPhone and Android, so your phone or tablet can be your virtual betting table anywhere you go.
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Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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